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  • Turkey Stops Registering Syrian Asylum Seekers

    Turkey Stops Registering Syrian Asylum Seekers

    Expand Two Syrians walk along a fence near the Turkish-Syrian border in Gaziantep province, Turkey, November 30, 2016. Syrians who arrived in Turkey since late 2017 have been unable…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Turkey: Mass Deportations of Syrians

    Turkey: Mass Deportations of Syrians

    Expand A Turkish soldier surveys the border line between Turkey and Syria near the city of Kilis, March 2, 2017. © 2017 Reuters/Murad Sezer (Brussel…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Lebanon: Deaths, Alleged Torture of Syrians in Army Custody

    Lebanon: Deaths, Alleged Torture of Syrians in Army Custody

    (Beirut) – Lebanese authorities should conduct an independent, thorough, and transparent investigation into the deaths of Syrians in military custody and allegations of torture and ill-treatment in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. On July…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Syria: Cluster Munition Attack on School

    Syria: Cluster Munition Attack on School

    Expand An unexploded 9N24 fragmentation submunition is marked by deminers in Sarmin, Idlib governorate. © 2020 Syria Civil Defense (Beirut) – A…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Russia’s Bid to Block UN Financing for Syria Probe Defeated

    Russia’s Bid to Block UN Financing for Syria Probe Defeated

    Expand People walk past destruction from government airstrikes in the town of Ariha, in Idlib province, Syria, January 15, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Ghaith Alsaye…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Civilian Casualties: A Case for US Condolence Payments in Syria
    The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that President Donald Trump signed into law in late December didn’t seem to make big news in the Middle East at the time. But it should have. Among its disappointments was that the final version dr…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
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    Events in Syria of 2019 reinforced the conclusion that the atrocities and rights violations that have characterized the conflict continued to be the rule, not the exception.The Syrian-Russian military alliance in April re-launched military operation…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Russia Should Be Held Accountable for Any War Crimes in Syria

    Russia Should Be Held Accountable for Any War Crimes in Syria

    Expand Residents rescue injured child after strike on the displacement center in Hass on August 16, 2019. © MacroMedia Center 2019 A December 1 New…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Syria: Civilians Abused in ‘Safe Zones’

    Syria: Civilians Abused in ‘Safe Zones’

    Expand Fighters of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (also called the Syrian National Army) enter the town of Tal Abyad. © 2019 AP Images (Bei…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Standing Firm against Incendiary Weapons

    Standing Firm against Incendiary Weapons

    Expand Use of an incendiary weapon in Bdama, Idlib in July 2018. © 2018 Syria Civil Defense Ten years ago, images of white phosphorus munitions rai…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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  • Russian-led airstrikes kill 18 in Syria as tens of thousands flee attacks
    Family of eight including six children in rural village west of Aleppo among the dead Russian-led air strikes killed at least 18 people – including an entire family – in north-west Syria, where a major government offensive to clear out rebels has…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 2:33pm -
  • Why 'stronger borders' don't work
    Thousands of people die annually trying to cross borders. It’s often argued stronger borders and more checks would deter people from making dangerous crossings. But how accurate is this? Maya Goodfellow explores what the current border regime means…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jan 20, 9:46am -
  • The Observer view on the EU’s weakness on the world stage | Observer editorial
    Its new commission is failing to enact its grand ambitions, as destructive global power games are played out by othersIt has been a difficult start to 2020 for the EU and the new European commission, which took office last month. Ursula von der Leyen…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Jan 20, 1:00am -
  • Australian mother of five stripped of citizenship, leaving two children potentially stateless
    Woman in northern Syrian camp received letter this week confirming decision had been backdated three years An Australian mother of five held in the deteriorating al-Hawl camp of northern Syria has been stripped of her citizenship – retroactive by t…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Jan 20, 6:32pm -
  • Syrian airstrikes in Idlib leave at least 21 dead despite ceasefire
    Children and rescue workers among those killed after market and industrial zone hitAt least 21 civilians have been killed in airstrikes in Idlib amid a continuing offensive by Bashar al-Assad’s forces, despite a supposed ceasefire in Syria’s last…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 12:03pm -
  • The Syrian Revolution by Yasser Munif review – an early phase of a third world war?
    The murderous conflict in Syria is simplified by both right and left. This account deals with the short period of hope, when the people threw off their chainsIt is happening again. Over the last year protest movements – some of them deep and broad…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jan 20, 3:58am -
  • Exclusive: 2,000 Syrian fighters deployed to Libya to support government
    Anti-Turkish sentiment could grow after Ankara agrees to help fight against insurgencyTwo thousand Syrian fighters have travelled from Turkey or will arrive imminently to fight on the battlefields of Libya, Syrian sources in all three countries have…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Jan 20, 12:00am -
  • Turbulence for Turkey as breakaway parties make gains on Erdoğan
    President, in charge for past 17 years, faces domestic political threats as troops sent to LibyaTurkey is gearing up for another turbulent year in both domestic politics and on the world stage as its president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, deploys troops t…
    - 14 days ago, 13 Jan 20, 2:00am -
  • Why instinct and ideology tell Trump to get out of the Middle East
    The Suleimani crisis is unlikely to deflect the president from his long-term goal. What would be the consequences for the region of an American exit?The crisis triggered by Donald Trump’s assassination of General Qassem Suleimani has crystallised I…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Jan 20, 12:05pm -
  • Yemen heads list of countries facing worst humanitarian disasters in 2020
    Venezuela also in top five as IRC’s David Miliband warns of devastating impact from war, floods, droughts and diseaseYemen has topped an annual watchlist of countries most likely to face humanitarian catastrophe in 2020, for the second year running…
    - 20 days ago, 7 Jan 20, 9:28am -
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