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Syrian opposition fighters and members of their families from the Yarmouk camp, on the outskirts of Damascus, arrive at the al-Eis checkpoint in Aleppo province on Tuesday. Photograph: George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images

Intervention by external powers against Syrian government forces is likely to increase as the campaign against the Islamic State terror group winds do(...)

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad (right) in discussions with Alaeddin Boroujerdi,  head of Iran’s parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, in Damascus on Monday. Photograph: Sana via AP

The Syrian army unleashed a massive bombardment against one rebel enclave on Monday and prepared for the withdrawal of insurgents from another as Pre(...)

Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan April 30th, 2018. Photograph: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 26 people on Monday, including nine journalists who had arrived to report on an initial blast (...)

A Yazidi boy from the village of Kocho, near Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq, Jano was kidnapped, indoctrinated and trained to be a boy soldier.

Jano is 14, but yearns to feel like a child again. He wants to hug his mother, whom he hasn’t seen since he was 10 years old, the day Islamic State ca(...)

Kurdish people living in Greece  protesting at    EU offices in Athens on April 11th,  They were calling for international intervention for Kurds in the Syrian city of Afrin.  Photograph: Getty Images

Turkey has castigated the Arab League for demanding the withdrawal of the Turkish army and allied Syrian militias from the Kurdish Afrin district in S(...)

Syrian army soldiers advancing in an area on the eastern outskirts of Douma. Photograph: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

The alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime against civilians in Douma last weekend has now brought about a US-led military response. Don(...)

US president Donald Trump: ‘Sometimes it’s time to come back home, and we’re thinking about that very seriously.’ Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The White House on Wednesday said the US fight against Islamic State in Syria is “coming to a rapid end” as Donald Trump reportedly agreed to keep tro(...)

A woman searches for a  relative at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

A suicide bomber blew himself up near a shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, as the Afghan capital celebrate(...)

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters carry  a wounded colleague in Afrin, Syria. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Turkey’s six-week old invasion of the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin has put it on a collision course with both Russia and the United States. Ankar(...)

Syrian children and adults receive treatment for a suspected chemical attack at a makeshift clinic on the rebel-held village of al-Shifuniyah in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus on Sunday. Photograph: Hamza Al-Ajweh/AFP/Getty Images

Russia said on Monday that it would establish a humanitarian corridor to allow civilians to leave rebel-held suburbs of Damascus during a five-hour da(...)

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