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People pray in Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in protest against the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump. Photograph: Laura Buckman/Reuters

When Mari Khoury* waved goodbye to her husband Fadi in August last year she thought they would soon be reunited on US soil. She departed Istanbul, the(...)

Power for the people: Classic Marvel Comics titles from the 1960s and 1970s. Screengrab via Pinterest

One day, Stan Lee looked out of his window and had an idea. “I want ensure that the nephews of the future are a bit violent, particularly Patrick’s n(...)

  People wait with their vehicles to cross Jaber-Nassib border crossing to Syria from Jordan on October 29th. A total of 344 refugees were said to have returned to Syria early this week Photograph:  Andre Pain/EPA

The reopening of Syria’s border with Jordan and the national museum in Damascus are seen by Syrians as signs of normality after seven years of civil c(...)

A Syrian rebel fighter from the National Liberation Front. Photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP/Getty Images

The agreement reached by Russia and Turkey for the creation of a demilitarised buffer zone surrounding the Syrian province of Idlib appeared to falter(...)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani is shown on a large screen as he addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, this week. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Tehran is the Trump administration’s choice for primary external target rather than North Korea, the 2017 favourite. During his address to the UN Gene(...)

A Turkish military vehicle drives southwards along the main Damascus-Aleppo highway  in Syria’s mostly rebel-held northern Idlib province. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Turkish troop reinforcements on Tuesday streamed into Syria’s Idlib province as the countdown began on the creation of a U-shaped demilitarised buffer(...)

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses  supporters on a screen in Beirut, Lebanon. Hizbullah will maintain a presence in Syria “until further notice”. Photograph: Aziz Taher/Reuters

The leader of the Iranian-backed militant group, Hizbullah, has declared the movement’s fighters will remain in Syria as long as Damascus requires mil(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin following their talks in Sochi on Monday.  Turkish-US relations have soured, encouraging Moscow to establish a bilateral regional strategic alliance.  Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool via Reuters

The decision by Russia and Turkey to establish a demilitarised zone around Syrian’s Idlib province to avert a Syrian army offensive to recapture the j(...)

Smoke billows following Syrian  bombardment of Al Habit on the edges of rebel-held Idlib province,  September 9th, 2018. Photograph:  Omar Haj Kadour/Getty

Russian and Syrian jets resumed intensive strikes in Idlib and Hama on Sunday, residents and rescuers said, as Damascus stepped up its assault on the (...)

Syrian children at a camp for displaced civilians fleeing from advancing Syrian government forces in Idlib province. Photograph: Amer Alhamwe/AFP/Getty Images

As the battle for Syria’s jihadi-dominated Idlib province looms, the UN is scrambling to avert a humanitarian disaster and calling for a negotiated so(...)

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