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Armed men in uniform identified by Syrian Democratic Forces as US special operations personnel ride in a pickup truck in the village of Fatisah in the northern Syrian province of Raqa on May 25, 2016 (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
April 28, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
Around 1,000 US soldiers are currently deployed in Syria, but their commander has flexible powers that allow him to ask for additional forces, a US official at the US Central Command (CENTCOM) told Asharq Al-Awsat on Thursday.
Flames rise into the night sky from a Damascus airport believed to have been hit by an Israeli airstrike, April 27 2017. (AFP/Sameer Al-Doumy)
April 27, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Israel's intelligence minister appeared to confirm that an airstrike that hit a Damascus airport had been carried out by Israel.
A woman pushes her elderly husband in a wheelchair in opposition-held Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on April 26, 2017. (AFP/Abdulmonam Eassa)
April 27, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
A temporary lull in Russian airstrikes has ended, says the monitoring group Air Wars.
A medical helicopter from the US-led coalition flies near the Syrian Kurdish town of Derik, April 25 2017. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
April 27, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
The fighting, between two American allies, puts the US in an awkward position.
Airstrike Destroys Hospital in Syria's Idlib (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Over eight medical centers, including Civil Defense positions, have been bombarded by Syrian regime and Russian fighter jets in Syria’s Idlib in April as they intensified their military campaign in the northern region.
Dozens of chemical attacks have been carried out in Syria since the 2013 Ghouta attack former US President Barack Obama called a 'red line' (AFP)
April 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The French government has proof indicating the Syrian air force dropped bombs containing the nerve gas Sarin on a civilian population, it said Wednesday.
Russia's deputy UN ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, covers his ears during a Security Council debate on Syria, April 5 2017. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
April 26, 2017 - 15:17 GMT
Al Bawaba talks to international justice scholars to figure out why the council is failing in its responsibility to international peace and security.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir enter a hall for a meeting in the Russian capital, Moscow, on August 11, 2015. (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stressed during a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that head of the Syrian regime Bashar Assad has no place in Syria’s future.
The site of the April 3 blast on the St Ptersburg metro. (AFP/file)
April 26, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
The attack on the Russian city's metro on April 3 killed at least 14 people.

Continued ground and air strikes by Turkey and Ankara-backed rebel forces has angered Washington and led to calls for a united front against Daesh. (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
More than two dozen fighters died in the attacks, which appear to have hit Kurdish units fighting Daesh.
A Syrian boy stands against a bullet-riddled wall in the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus, on April 24, 2017. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
April 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The population transfers between rebel-held and regime-held towns has forcibly displaced thousands of civilians.
A protester holds a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading “Putin, killer!” during a demonstration in Istanbul, on November 27, 2015. (AFP/ Cagdas Erdogan)
April 25, 2017 - 16:28 GMT
Growing Russian engagement in the Middle East have led many to speculate over the Russian agenda.
Syrian women who fled from Daesh-controlled parts of Syria at the al-Mabrouka camp on the Turkish border, April 23 2017. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
April 25, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The bomb hit a car the family were trying to escape the fighting in, killing five children and three adults.
Moroccan Prime Minister Saad-Eddine El Othmani at a meeting in parliament, Rabat, April 19 2017. (AFP/Fadel Senna)
April 24, 2017 - 13:00 GMT
The two countries are trading accusations that each has been trying to foist refugees on the other.
A displaced Syrian girls looks on during a sand storm at the al-Mabrouka camp in the village of Ras al-Ain on the Syria-Turkey border, where many Syrians who fled from territory held by the Islamic State (IS) group in Deir Ezzor and Raqa are taking shelter on April 23, 2017. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
April 24, 2017 - 10:31 GMT
Efforts to end the conflict and rebuild Syria should harness the skills and visions that Syrians have for their future.
Syrian prisoners arrive in rebel-held Rashidin after their release from government jails, April 21 2017. (AFP/Omar Haj Kadour)
April 24, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The hunting party had been held for 16 months by militias related to Iran.