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Syria used sarin gas in Khan Sheikhoun - France

France's foreign minister says samples obtained by French intelligence show that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "undoubtedly" used sarin nerve gas in the attack in northern Syria on

France's foreign minister says samples obtained by French intelligence show that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "undoubtedly" used sarin nerve gas in the attack in northern Syria on

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Freed journalist returns to Italy

Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.

Gabriele del Grande was detained in Turkey two weeks ago while doing research for a book He has been released and has flown straight back to Italy.

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Israeli attack kills pro-Government militia

Syria's National Defence Forces said the attack struck its military camp in the countryside of Quneitra, which sits near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Syria's National Defence Forces said the attack struck its military camp in the countryside of Quneitra, which sits near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

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UN - Sarin was used in Syria attack

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said most of the victims in the attack were killed with conventional and not chemical weapons during an airstrike on a hospital.

Paulo Sergio Pinheiro said most of the victims in the attack were killed with conventional and not chemical weapons during an airstrike on a hospital.

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'Syria retained chemical weapons' - US Defense Secretary Mattis

US Defense Secretary James Mattis claims Syria has retained chemical weapons, despite a 2013 agreement to hand them over to the international community.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis claims Syria has retained chemical weapons, despite a 2013 agreement to hand them over to the international community.

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Zabadani: the last rebels leave

The last rebels in the town of Zabadani near Damascus in Syria have either departed for insurgent-held regions or accepted government rule.

The last rebels in the town of Zabadani near Damascus in Syria have either departed for insurgent-held regions or accepted government rule.

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Bus bomb attack on Aleppo civilians "likely a war crime", UN says

A bomb attack on a bus convoy crowded with civilians fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo in Syria “likely amounts to a war crime”, according to the UN.

A bomb attack on a bus convoy crowded with civilians fleeing the embattled city of Aleppo in Syria “likely amounts to a war crime”, according to the UN.

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EU should not blackmail Syria over aid

By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute On April

By Fabrice Balanche, associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, visiting fellow at The Washington Institute On April

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More than 60 children among 126 killed in Syria bus bombing

The death toll from Saturday’s bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached 126 – at least 68 of them children – according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human…

The death toll from Saturday’s bomb attack on a crowded bus convoy outside Aleppo has reached 126 – at least 68 of them children – according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human…

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Syria evacuees arrive in shelter near Aleppo

An operation to move Syrian civilians out of two Shi’ite villages besieged by rebels and into government territory resumed overnight.

An operation to move Syrian civilians out of two Shi’ite villages besieged by rebels and into government territory resumed overnight.

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Syrian evacuation bomb blast death toll climbs

The death toll continues to climb after a bomb blast hit a convoy of evacuees waiting to enter Aleppo in Syria.

The death toll continues to climb after a bomb blast hit a convoy of evacuees waiting to enter Aleppo in Syria.

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Explosion hits evacuation convoy in Syria

An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter Aleppo has killed or wounded dozens of people, according to pro-government media and pro-opposition activists.

An explosion near a bus convoy waiting to enter Aleppo has killed or wounded dozens of people, according to pro-government media and pro-opposition activists.

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Thousands flee homes in Syria 'population swap'

By day and by night, thousands of civilians and fighters continue to be evacuated from four besieged towns in Syria under a deal struck between the Assad regime and…

By day and by night, thousands of civilians and fighters continue to be evacuated from four besieged towns in Syria under a deal struck between the Assad regime and…

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Russia, Iran, Syria denounce US 'act of aggression'

The three foreign ministers meeting in Moscow slammed the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in response to an reported use of chemical weapons as 'unacceptable'.

The three foreign ministers meeting in Moscow slammed the US missile strike on a Syrian airbase in response to an reported use of chemical weapons as 'unacceptable'.

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Syria's president says claim his forces used chemical weapons is "100% fabricated"

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has come out fighting over claims his armed forces used chemical weapons against his own people. The claims are "100% fabricated" he says.

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has come out fighting over claims his armed forces used chemical weapons against his own people. The claims are "100% fabricated" he says.

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Trump spokesman Sean Spicer apologises over Hitler gaffe

The White House spokesman said even Hitler 'didn't use chemical weapons', unlike Syria's Assad, apparently overlooking the Holocaust.

The White House spokesman said even Hitler 'didn't use chemical weapons', unlike Syria's Assad, apparently overlooking the Holocaust.

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Russia 'increases naval presence off Syrian coast'

Russia has reportedly sent a warship armed with Kalibr cruise missiles to join a pre-existing battle group off the coast of Syria.

Russia has reportedly sent a warship armed with Kalibr cruise missiles to join a pre-existing battle group off the coast of Syria.

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Syrian Americans divided over Trump after US missile strikes

Syrians living in the United States have reacted in different ways to the American missile strikes on a military airbase in their home country.

Syrians living in the United States have reacted in different ways to the American missile strikes on a military airbase in their home country.

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UN urges restraint as Washington and Moscow clash over Syria

Immediate action is needed to protect the Syrian people but it should be “rooted in the principles of the United Nations and international law,” U.

Immediate action is needed to protect the Syrian people but it should be “rooted in the principles of the United Nations and international law,” U.

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Investors, edgy after US strikes in Syria, turn to oil and gold

Investors in Europe were edgy on Friday following the US air strikes in Syria, but stocks erased most of their initial losses after US officials called the attack a one-off event that would not lead t

Investors in Europe were edgy on Friday following the US air strikes in Syria, but stocks erased most of their initial losses after US officials called the attack a one-off event that would not lead t

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Syria: US strikes slammed as 'irresponsible'

A Russian official has slammed American air strikes in Syria, describing them as “another repetition of irresponsible behaviour.

A Russian official has slammed American air strikes in Syria, describing them as “another repetition of irresponsible behaviour.

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Syrian refugees support US airstrikes against Assad

In northern Syria, the reaction among refugees living near the Turkish border has been one of joy following President Trump’s move to hit a Syrian airbase.

In northern Syria, the reaction among refugees living near the Turkish border has been one of joy following President Trump’s move to hit a Syrian airbase.

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US Syrian airstrikes hurt market, sparks rush to safe havens

Stockmarkets dipped on news of the US airstrikes in Syria, but generally recovered after Washington officials said there would be "no escalation".

Stockmarkets dipped on news of the US airstrikes in Syria, but generally recovered after Washington officials said there would be "no escalation".

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Russia denounces US "aggression" in Syria

The Kremlin has slammed the US missile strike as an “aggression against a sovereign nation”.

The Kremlin has slammed the US missile strike as an “aggression against a sovereign nation”.