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A woman holds a Syrian flag in Deraa, where the uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s regime began in 2011. Photograph: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters

The fall to the Syrian army of rebel-held quarters of Deraa city is a famous victory for Damascus. While not equivalent to the army’s capture of insur(...)

Displaced Syrians at a Jordanian military medical outpost, near Nasib border crossing between Jordan and Syria. Photograph: Ahmad Abdo/EPA

Jordan is no longer willing to be a dumping ground for refugees fleeing the region’s many conflicts. In 2012 the kingdom began to restrict the entry o(...)

A Syrian child rides his bike after Syrian government forces recently recaptured the village of Ghariyah ash Sharqiyah from the rebels, in the province of Deraa. Photograph:  AFP/ Youssef Karwashan/ Getty Images

Syrian official media on Monday reported that the country’s air defences had destroyed several Israeli missiles and hit a warplane attacking an airbas(...)

Internally displaced people from Deraa province arrive near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Quneitra, Syria, on June 29th. Photograph:  Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters

Fears are mounting about the safety of more than 270,000 civilians who have fled recent fighting in southern Syria, with aid groups and local doctors (...)

Internally displaced people from Deraa province arrive near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Quneitra, Syria. Photograph: Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters

The Jordanian and Israeli armies are delivering food, tents and medical supplies to some of the 270,000 Syrians who have fled fighting between Syrian (...)

Displaced Syrians from the Daraa province fleeing shelling by pro-government forces wait in a makeshift camp to cross the Jordanian border, near the town of Nasib, southern Syria. Photograph: Mohamad Abazeed/AFP/Getty Images

Jordan’s foreign minister said he would hold talks with his Russian counterpart over the conflict in Syria, where the latest government offensive in t(...)

Internally displaced people from Deraa province arrive near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in Quneitra, Syria, on Friday. Photograph: Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters

More than 120,000 civilians have been uprooted by a Syrian government offensive in the southwest, a war monitor said on Friday, and a senior UN offici(...)

Saoirse Ronan and Beanie Feldstein at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Photograph:Jason Merritt/Getty Images

In media interviews, some rising stars tend to resort to weary ennui, or can barely suppress their wariness or nerves. It’s not every day you come acr(...)

US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (centre). Photograph: Reuters

The UN agency that helps the 5.4 million Palestinians classified as refugees could start running out of money next month because of a $250 million (€2(...)

Donald Trump speaks as King Abdullah II looks on in the Oval Office,  June 25th. Photograph: Getty

US president Donald Trump doubled-down on his zero-tolerance approach to immigration, calling for illegal immigrants who enter the United States to be(...)

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