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A file image showing US  Special Forces at a front line outpost outside Manbij in Syria. Senator  Lindsey Graham, suggested  the US troop pullout had been slowed and that he felt ‘a lot better’ about the plan after meeting with Mr Trump. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of US forces in Syria, Republican senator Lindsey Graham has said. “I think we’re in (...)

Syrian rebel fighters prepare in anticipation of an attack by the regime on Idlib province, in Kafr Zeta. Photograph: Zein Al Rifai/AFP/Getty Images

The UN envoy for Syria has proposed that civilians in the rebel-held region of Idlib could be evacuated to government areas. Staffan de Mistura expre(...)

Missile fire  over Daraa, Syria, on Thursday. Photograph: Alaa al Faqir/Reuters

Israel claims to have destroyed dozens of Iranian military targets across Syria in one of its biggest air operations in recent decades. Thursday morn(...)

Syrian air strike: missiles streak across Damascus early on Saturday. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

When Syria shipped what it claimed was the last of its chemical weapons out of the country, in 2014, John Kerry, the US secretary of state at the time(...)

A Syrian man carries a bag at a camp for displaced people in al-Bal, east of the rebel-held town of Azaz in northern Syria. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol has warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch o(...)

 A wounded man is treated  in a hospital in the besieged town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters

Syrian opposition activists have reported a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus, leaving three people dead (...)

Members of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The militia is dominated by the Kurdish group known as  YPG, which the United States regards as its most reliable partner in the area. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/the New York Times

They seek to sweep away borders and establish a stateless society. Their female fighters struggle and die beside male comrades. Their leftist, anti-Is(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin: “If the terrorists again raise their heads, we will deal such blows to them they have never seen,” he said in remarks carried by Russian news agencies.  Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, made a surprise visit to Syria on Monday and ordered the Russian military to begin a partial withdrawal from the w(...)

Tunisians take part in a protest in Tunis on Thursday against US president Donald  Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photograph: Mohamed Messara/ EPA

For decades, the idea of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital served as a rare and powerful rallying cry that united the Arab world. King(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks about Iran and the nuclear deal in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, US. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal but stopped short of ripping up the agree(...)

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