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The Tragic Legacy of Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently

David Remnick talks with a member of the group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, whose underground citizen journalists have documented life under ISIS rule.
Syrian children flee after kindergarten is bombed in besieged Ghouta

Syrian children flee after kindergarten is bombed in besieged Ghouta

Authenticated video footage shows panicked scenes in region near Damascus under siege for years by Assad forcesDozens of Syrian children were forced to flee a kindergarten on Sunday after it was
Syrian opposition rejects Russia talks as west frets over influence

Syrian opposition rejects Russia talks as west frets over influence

Western diplomats hope reconstruction costs could prevent Russia or even Iran taking control of Syria’s futureRussia’s efforts to broker a Syrian peace deal outside the UN’s Geneva process stumbled on
World View: Saad Hariri Shocks Lebanon by Resigning as PM While in Saudi Arabia

World View: Saad Hariri Shocks Lebanon by Resigning as PM While in Saudi Arabia

Contents: Saad Hariri shocks Lebanon by resigning as PM while in Saudi Arabia; Lebanon enters the Sunni/Shia front line between Iran and Saudi Arabia
Russia Rejects ‘Mythical’ Report Blaming Syria for Chemical Weapons Attack

Russia Rejects ‘Mythical’ Report Blaming Syria for Chemical Weapons Attack

Clashing with Western nations on the U.N. Security Council
The Guardian view on Lebanon: great power rivalry in a tiny state | Editorial

The Guardian view on Lebanon: great power rivalry in a tiny state | Editorial

The regional contest for influence between Iran and Saudi Arabia is pushing Lebanon into a new phase of instability, with Israel unlikely to remain a spectatorLebanon, “the house of many mansions”,
Assad regime's starve or surrender strategy 'a crime against humanity'

Assad regime's starve or surrender strategy 'a crime against humanity'

Amnesty report examining sieges and evacuation deals published weeks after images of starving baby in Ghouta brought plight of trapped Syrians into focusForces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in Syria have
Syria: at least 14 civilians killed in air strikes by government forces

Syria: at least 14 civilians killed in air strikes by government forces

The deaths, which so far include one young girl, came after bombardment of the rebel-held eastern Ghouta region near DamascusAt least 14 civilians, including one young girl, were killed by Syrian
Critical week for Syria as parallel talks get under way

Critical week for Syria as parallel talks get under way

Leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran to meet in Sochi to push ceasefire and constitution plan as Assad’s opponents convene in RiyadhWith a flurry of diplomatic activity, two separate summits on Syria
Vladimir Putin briefs Donald Trump on plan to end Syrian civil war

Vladimir Putin briefs Donald Trump on plan to end Syrian civil war

After meeting with Bashar al-Assad, Russian president plans summit with leaders of Turkey and Iran, bypassing UNVladimir Putin has sought Donald Trump’s broad endorsement for his plan to bring the
The Guardian view on war crimes trials: justice for Srebrenica’s victims | Editorial

The Guardian view on war crimes trials: justice for Srebrenica’s victims | Editorial

It took years to bring Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladić to trial. His conviction should give renewed impetus to the pursuit of other perpetratorsThe arc of the moral universe is long and, in the
Early steps to trace and block the trolls who spread fake news | Open door | Paul Chadwick

Early steps to trace and block the trolls who spread fake news | Open door | Paul Chadwick

For those journalists who seek truth and take seriously their role to facilitate democracy, it is imperative to expose deception and masquerading voicesFakery has long infected public debate in
Syrian government to join UN peace talks in Geneva

Syrian government to join UN peace talks in Geneva

Russia brokers deal to keep future of Bashar al-Assad off initial agenda and postpones rival meeting in SochiA Syrian government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday for the first
The Guardian view on Syria: Putin tests the west | Editorial

The Guardian view on Syria: Putin tests the west | Editorial

As a new round of talks gets under way in Geneva, Russia seeks to cement its military gains in favour of the Assad dictatorship by securing UN validationOne lesson of history is that peace plans are
Putin Orders Russian Troops to Begin Withdrawing from Syria

Putin Orders Russian Troops to Begin Withdrawing from Syria

Kremlin President Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered his Ministry of Defense to begin pulling out Russian troops from Syria, declaring that the end of “large-scale combat actions” against jihadists
Syrian opposition urges Russia to rescue UN peace talks

Syrian opposition urges Russia to rescue UN peace talks

Vladimir Putin needs to apply decisive pressure on Bashar al-Assad at Geneva, says leading member of Syrian oppositionRussia has been urged by the Syrian opposition to salvage the UN’s peace talks in
The best books on Syria: start your reading here

The best books on Syria: start your reading here

A literary tour of Syria illuminates the dark side of religion and politics that lurks behind the current crisis, as well as the fearlessness of ordinary people Continue reading...

Written in Blood and Rust from a Syrian Prison: “Don’t Forget Us”

Robin Wright writes about a new exhibit at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, which tells a survivor’s story of horror and humanity inside a Syrian prison.
Senseless plight of Syrian children with curable cancer | David Nott and Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

Senseless plight of Syrian children with curable cancer | David Nott and Hamish de Bretton-Gordon

Seven young lives will be lost in Ghouta unless Putin and Assad find the will to interveneAs the world is consumed by North Korea, tax issues and Brexit, seven children with curable cancer are dying
Rebel groups reject talks on Syrian conflict hosted by Russia

Rebel groups reject talks on Syrian conflict hosted by Russia

Rebels refuse to head to Sochi conference, claiming that Moscow has not contributed ‘one step’ to ease the suffering of Syrian civiliansSyrian rebel groups on Monday rejected Russia’s planned Sochi