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Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout
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Rebels fire shells from Syria buffer despite heavy arms pullout

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 27, 2018 shows Syrian men riding a motorcycle past heavily-damaged buildings in the rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan, in the north of Idlib province. (Photo by OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP) Rebels have fired mortar shells from a planned buffer zone in […]

Key facts about world’s chemical watchdog
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Key facts about world’s chemical watchdog

This handout document released on October 4, 2018 by the Dutch Defence Ministry shows alleged Russian agents on a parking lot near the OPCW in The Hague in April during the intervention of Dutch officers as Dutch security services said on October 4 they had thwarted a Russian cyber attack […]

Three years of Russia strikes on Syria kill 18,000
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Three years of Russia strikes on Syria kill 18,000

Founder of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, poses for photographs ahead of an interview with AFP in central London on October 17, 2013. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images) More than 18,000 people, nearly half of them civilians, have been […]

Putin: plane downed in Syria after ‘chain of tragic accidental circumstances’
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Putin: plane downed in Syria after ‘chain of tragic accidental circumstances’

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a joint press conference with Turkish President following the talks at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi on September 17, 2018. The leaders of the two countries that are on opposite sides of the seven-year conflict in Syria, but key global allies, will discuss […]

Moscow accuses US of using white phosphorous in Syria
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Moscow accuses US of using white phosphorous in Syria

This picture taken in Kafr Ain on September 7, 2018, shows smoke rising as government forces target the city, 4 kilometers east of Khan Shaykhun in the southern countryside of Idlib province. Anas AL-DYAB / AFP Russia on Sunday accused the United States of carrying out bombing using white phosphorous […]

Russia, Iran, Turkey meet on Syria’s Idlib province
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Russia, Iran, Turkey meet on Syria’s Idlib province

A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C)shows him chairing the trilateral summit Iran-Russia-Syria with his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif (L), his chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi (R)and other Iranian officials sitting next to him in Tehran on September 7, 2018. Iran is hosting […]

Trump denies he discussed assassination of Syria’s Assad
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Trump denies he discussed assassination of Syria’s Assad

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM US President Donald Trump denied Wednesday having discussed wanting to kill Syria’s President […]

Pope warns of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Syrian rebel bastion
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Pope warns of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Syrian rebel bastion

Pope Francis / AFP PHOTO / Andreas SOLARO Pope Francis on Sunday warned of a “human catastrophe” in the Syria’s Idlib province, the last major rebel bastion which is being shelled by government forces. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have been amassing along Idlib’s borders for weeks and shelling rebel-held territory […]

Top Trump aide says US does not seek regime change in Iran
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Top Trump aide says US does not seek regime change in Iran

US National Security Advisor John Bolton arrives for a press conference in Jerusalem, on August 22, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / ABIR SULTAN US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser said on Wednesday that the United States is not seeking to oust Iran’s leadership but wants “massive change” […]

Syria regime backers hail return to abandoned Golan town
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Syria regime backers hail return to abandoned Golan town

An Israeli military intelligence base (background) is pictured as Syrians return to the town of Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights on July 27, 2018.<br />The town was almost completely destroyed by departing Israeli soldiers in 1974 after seven years of occupation. / AFP PHOTO / Youssef KARWASHAN Dozens of […]

Israel evacuates hundreds of White Helmets to Jordan in face of Syria advance
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Israel evacuates hundreds of White Helmets to Jordan in face of Syria advance

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 5, 2016, Syrian civil defence volunteers, known as the White Helmets, work around destroyed buildings following reported air strikes on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus. Jordan said on July 22, 2018 that it has […]

In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics
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In Damascus, war amputees walk again on Syrian-made prosthetics

A Syrian amputee practices walking in artificial limbs at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent facility, in the capital Damascus on July 15, 2018.<br />At the Syrian Arab Red Crescent facility, patients of all ages try on their new prosthetics for size, as staff members carry in brand new artificial legs […]

France, Russia to jointly deliver humanitarian aid to Syria
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France, Russia to jointly deliver humanitarian aid to Syria

A picture taken on July 20, 2018 from the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights shows Syrians packing their belongings and loading them on vehicles as they prepare to leave the village of Qahtaniyah, near the border in southwestern Syria.<br />The transfers come under a surrender deal agreed this week between Russia and […]

Iraq force accuses US of killing 22 of its fighters in Syria
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Iraq force accuses US of killing 22 of its fighters in Syria

Iraqi forces / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE An Iraqi paramilitary force Monday accused the United States of killing 22 of its fighters in an overnight air raid just inside Syria’s border with Iraq that a monitor said left dozens dead. “US planes fired two guided missiles at a fixed […]