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US president Donald Trump speaks on Friday in the Rose Garden of the White House, where he lamented that he will probably never be given the Nobel Peace Peace Prize, in spite of deserving it. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/New York Times

US president Donald Trump made the case on Friday that he deserves to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea and Syria, but comp(...)

Iran’s  Hassan Rouhani,  Russia’s Vladimir Putin  and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan  at a trilateral meeting about Syria in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on February 14th. Photograph: Sergei Chirikov

Russia, Iran and Turkey have welcomed the US’s decision to withdraw its troops from northern Syria, but have failed to agree on a plan to deal with th(...)

Ghaythaa Abdualdahab  in Mosney Provision Centre in Co Louth: “What I want now is for my children to learn the language and integrate into Irish society.” Photograph: James Forde

Ghaythaa Abdualdahab first began feeling physically unwell when she heard her daughter’s husband had been killed. Even before his death she was desper(...)

A busy street in the northern city of Idlib, Syria’s mostly rebel-held province. Photograph:   Muhammad Haj Kadour / AFP

Al-Qaeda’s offshoot in Syria has consolidated its hold over the northwestern Idlib province, opening the door for a postponed Syrian army offensive ag(...)

Syrian civilians cross from rebel-held areas in Idlib province into regime-held territories on December 27th, 2018. Photograph:  George Ourfalian/ AFP/Getty

Battles between rival insurgent factions in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province have killed dozens of fighters over the past week and left al-Qaeda af(...)

A convoy of US army troops and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) Kurdish militia patrol near al-Ghanamya village  at the Syrian-Turkish border, in April 2017. Photograph: Youssef Rabie Youssef/EPA

US president Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw 2,200 troops from Syria is a destabilising game-changer. He declared victory over Islamic State in Sy(...)

Syrians in Beirut, Lebanon, preparing to return to their homeland. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

The UN agency responsible for refugees has predicted that 250,000 Syrians could return to their homeland next year, making a modest but significant re(...)

Medical staff treat a boy after a suspected chemical attack on his town of al-Khalidiya, in Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: SANA/AP.

Russia on Sunday accused insurgents in Syria of bombarding the city of Aleppo with shells filled with chlorine gas. It claims the gas poisoned 46 peo(...)

Mourners attend the funerals of Raed al-Fares and Hammoud al-Juneid in Kafranbel in the northwestern province of Idlib. Photograph: Muhammad Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Armed men in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province assassinated on Friday an activist who ran a radio station that provided independent news and satirised(...)

Syrian refugees on Istiklal avenue in Istanbul: more than 3.7 million Syrians are registered in Turkey.  Photograph: Bulent kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey is home to more displaced Syrians than any other country, but growing intercommunal violence between refugees and their hosts is straining rela(...)

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