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How Gulf states hatched plan with Israel to rehabilitate Assad

How Gulf states hatched plan with Israel to rehabilitate Assad

By David Hearst Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt have hatched a plan with Israel to welcome Syrian President Bashar al-Assad back into the Arab League to marginalise the regional influence of Turkey and Iran, Middle East Eye can exclusively reveal. The...

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What next for Syria's last major rebel bastion?

What next for Syria's last major rebel bastion?

For nearly four months, a Russian-Turkish ceasefire deal has protected three million people in Syria's last major rebel bastion of Idlib from a major regime offensive. But could a recent jihadist advance inside the northwestern stronghold, or even an expected US troop pullout from the...

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What next for Syria's Kurds?

What next for Syria's Kurds?

Syria's Kurds have established an autonomous region during seven years of civil war, but the abrupt decision by their US ally to withdraw has thrown their political future into doubt. Kurdish-led forces control a large swathe of the country's north and northeast, some of it seized from...

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Syria Faces Brittle Future, Dominated by Russia and Iran

Syria Faces Brittle Future, Dominated by Russia and Iran

Turkey is threatening to invade Syria to eradicate Kurdish fighters. Syrian forces are rolling toward territory the Americans will soon abandon. Israel is bombing Iran-backed militias deep inside Syria. And Russia could soon move to crush the last vestige of the Syrian anti-government...

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