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Tunisia navy rescues 487 migrants from overloaded boat

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The Tunisian navy rescued 487 migrants on Friday from an overloaded boat that ran into difficulty in rough seas in the Mediterranean as they...

More than 600 migrants reach Italy by sea from north Africa

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More than 600 migrants, many of them Egyptians, arrived in southern Italy over the past 24 hours, officials said on Sunday, defying stormy winter...

Turkey plans military action against Syrian Kurdish YPG if diplomacy fails

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Turkey is preparing for possible further military action against a US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria if talks on the issue with the United...

UN issues new Syria war death toll, says 350 000 is...

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At least 350 209 people have been killed in the decade-old war in Syria, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday in...

Syrian army enters birthplace of uprising under peace deal

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Syrian army troops entered Deraa al Balaad, the birthplace of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's rule, for the first time since it lost...

Amnesty International says Syrian refugees tortured on return

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Amnesty International said on Tuesday Syrian refugees who returned home were subjected to torture, detention and disappearance by security forces, urging governments to protect...

Syrian army resumes shelling of rebel enclave after collapse of deal

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Syrian army units backed by Iranian-backed militias resumed the shelling of a rebel enclave in southern Syria on Sunday after the collapse of Russia-brokered...

Syrian army steps up offensive on rebel redoubt in southwestern city

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Syrian elite forces aided by pro-Iranian militias stepped up an offensive on Tuesday against a rebel enclave in a southwestern pocket bordering Jordan and...

Syrian army and pro-Iranian militias attack rebel enclave in southern city

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Syrian army units aided by pro-Iranian militias have staged a major assault on an opposition enclave in the southern border city of Deraa in...

Syrian army steps up offensive in restive southern city

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Syrian troops stepped up shelling of an opposition enclave in the southern city of Deraa in a bid to assert control over an area...

Syrian rebels attack army outposts in southern Syria

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Syrian rebels waged a spate of mortar attacks on Syrian army checkpoints in the southern province of Deraa in the biggest flare-up of violence...

Series of attacks target US personnel in Iraq and Syria

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US diplomats and troops in Iraq and Syria were targeted in three rocket and drone attacks in the past 24 hours, US and Iraq...

Fire extinguished on oil tanker off Syria after suspected drone attack

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Syria's oil ministry said firefighters on Saturday put out a fire on an oil tanker off the Baniyas refinery after a suspected attack by...

Israel intensifying air war in Syria against Iranian encroachment

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Israel has dramatically expanded air strikes on suspected Iranian missile and weapons production centres in Syria to repel what it sees as a stealthy...

Syrian youth still paying high price for decade of war: Red...

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Young Syrians have suffered heavy personal losses in a decade of war and still have to face rebuilding their shattered homeland, the International Committee...

Syria says four dead in first Israeli strike since Biden took...

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Syrian air defences confronted “an Israeli aggression” in the region of Hama on Friday that killed four people from the same family, state media...

Syria says Israel strikes again, several missiles downed by air defences:...

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Israel struck targets in southern Syria on Wednesday in the third such attack in nearly ten days, state TV reported as military defectors said...

US blacklists Iranian envoy, possibly to pressure Yemen’s Houthis

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The United States imposed terrorism sanctions on Iran’s envoy to the Houthis on Tuesday, a step possibly aimed at pressuring the group to reach...

Air strike kills IRGC commander at Iraq-Syria border – Iraqi officials

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An air strike killed a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border sometime between Saturday and Sunday, Iraqi security and local militia...

Iran vows to crush any Israeli attempt to hit its ‘advisory’...

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Iran on Sunday vowed to defeat any Israeli attempt to harm its role in Syria, saying the era of “hit and run” attacks by...

Israeli warplanes strike Syrian army, Iranian Quds force in Syria, Israeli...

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Israel launched air strikes against the Syrian army and Iran’s Quds Force in Syria on Wednesday after explosive devices were planted in the Israeli-held...

Syria’s Assad says US pressure, sanctions obstructing return of refugees

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Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Wednesday blamed US sanctions and pressure on the United Nations and Syria’s neighbours for the reticence of more...

Air strikes on Syrian rebel camp kill at least 35 people...

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Air strikes on a camp in northwest Syria run by rebel fighters backed by Turkey killed at least 35 people and wounded scores on...

Idlib airstrikes could be crimes against humanity

Bombing civilians by Syrian and Russian armed forces during a campaign against the last rebel bastion in north-west Syria may amount to crimes against...

Syria’s Assad says Russian bases in his country keep balance of...

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Syrian President Bashar al Assad said the continued presence of Russia’s major naval and air bases in his country help counter the influence of...

US to provide $720 million Syria aid and funds for Sahel,...

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The United States said on Thursday it would provide more than $720 million in humanitarian assistance in response to the crisis in Syria, plus...

Turkey urged to rein in Syrian rebels

Turkey must rein in Syrian rebels it supports in northern Syria who may have carried out kidnappings, torture and looting of civilian property, UN...

Attack on Aleppo prevented

Syrian air defences thwarted an Israeli attack on Aleppo, Syrian state television said. The broadcaster later said the army downed several Israeli missiles before they...

Syria says pipeline blast was terrorist attack, US suspects IS

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The Syrian government said an explosion on a main gas pipeline traversing the Middle East on Monday was the result of a terrorist attack,...

‘They killed us twice’: finding loved ones at last among Syria’s...

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Some families say it is better to know and mourn. Others say finally learning what happened is worse than dying themselves. Hundreds of victims of...

US slaps sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end...

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The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions aimed at cutting off funds for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and warned that anyone doing...

Syria goes to the polls as new sanctions hit war-ravaged economy

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Syria held a parliamentary election on Sunday, gripped by a collapsing economy and new US sanctions after President Bashar al-Assad clawed back control of...

Deadly Syrian, Russian air strikes in Idlib amount to war crimes,...

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Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province that amount to war crimes, UN...

US to impose sanctions aimed at blocking Syria military victory

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The United States will impose sanctions on Wednesday aimed at cutting off revenue for Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s government in a bid to...

Russia sends second batch of fighter jets to Syria: embassy

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Russia flew a batch of advanced MiG-29 fighter jets to Syria, Moscow’s embassy in Damascus said, with Syrian pilots already using the planes to...

Russian, Syrian co-operating moving militia to Libya – claim

The US does not support the offensive byLibya’s eastern-based military leader Khalifa Haftar against Tripoli and believes Russia is working with Syrian President Bashar...

Bomb explodes in Syrian town

At least 40 civilians, including 11 children, died when a bomb detonated in northern Syrian town Afrin, the Turkish Defence Ministry said blaming the...

Syria ceasefire critical to combating coronavirus

An immediate nationwide ceasefire is needed in Syria to enable an “all-out-effort” to stamp out the coronavirus and prevent it ravaging a beleaguered population,...

Joint Russo/Turkish patrol blocked in Syria

Russia and Turkey cut short a first joint patrol in Syria’s Idlib  after rebels and civilians opposed to a ceasefire agreement cut off a...

Turkish backed Syrian rebels seize Idlib town

Syrian rebels backed by the Turkish military have seized Nairab town in northwest Syria’s Idlib province, Turkish and rebel officials said, the first area...

Most of Aleppo now under Syrian control

Syrian government forces made significant advances in north-western Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media said, a day before new talks...

Displacement in Syria reaches record numbers

More people fled fighting in Syria over the past 10 weeks than at any other time in the nine-year-old conflict and Idlib, where many...

SA media man home after kidnapping

A South African photojournalist kidnapped in Syria by Islamic State three years ago returned home on Thursday with the help of Turkey’s intelligence agency,...

US completes Syria pullback

The US completed its military pullback in north-eastern Syria, settling into a stable posture of 600 troops in the rest of the country after...

Syria constitutional talks halt on day one

Damascus government delegates to a Syrian Constitutional Committee left the second UN-sponsored round before it began on Monday, in what opposition members said was...

US presence in Syria is illegal – Russia

Russia’s defence ministry attacked US plans to maintain and boost the American military presence in eastern Syria as “international state banditry” motivated by a...

Russian military police move into Syria

Around 300 more Russian military police arrived in Syria, the defence ministry said, under an accord between Ankara and Moscow which halted Turkey’s military...

Turkey ceasefire permanent – Trump

US President Donald Trump said a ceasefire in northern Syria is permanent and lifted sanctions on Turkey as a result, rejecting criticism of his...

Deal to remove YPG from border reached

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in north-east Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and weapons from the Turkish border under a deal which...

Syria offensive will resume if truce deal fails

President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would press on with its offensive into Syria and “crush the heads of terrorists” if a deal with Washington...