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The new Syrian Constitution is good but requires courage

The Russian-proposed constitution for Syria is raising eyebrows,…
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Failed Islamic State?

Until a few years ago, Idlib was nothing but a sleepy and forgotten…
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Astana talks change the rules on Syria negotiations

Russian-sponsored Syrian peace talks in the Kazakh­stan capital…
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Counter-defection: Nawaf al-Bashir sells out to the Russians

Having provincial leaders back in fold could provide critical…
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In parched Damascus, selling water becomes mafia-run business

Plain clothed agents of Syria’s mukhabarat, or intelligence…
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Damascus goes dry as Syria’s grim water wars intensify

Days before Christmas, Damascus went dry due to an aerial attack…
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Details of Syria truce agreement revealed

Four documents were signed in Ankara last week by Russian and…
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Putin seeks to be peacemaker in Syria — on his terms in Kazakhstan

A new round of Syria talks called by Russian Presi­dent Vladimir…
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Guterres faces Herculean task of rescuing UN

When the United Nations’ first sec­retary-general, Trygve…
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Syrian passport trade becomes unlikely cash cow

A couple of years ago it would be hard to imagine that a Syrian…