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"The purpose of the line is to de-conflict and enable counter-Da'esh operations by all parties," Pahon said in a statement. (AFP)
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The purpose of the line is to allow counter IS operations by all parties in the country.
The difficulty of drawing a matching second eye. (Twitter / art_dose)
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Who said Arab art was dying? These beautiful pieces by some fantastic, unknown Arab artists will make your morning.

August 20, 2017

Smoke billows in the Jurud Al Qaa mountainous border area in the western Qalamoun, on Saturday during an offensive by Syrian pro-government forces against Daesh group fighters (AFP photo)
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Syria's army and its allies have encircled a Daesh terror group pocket in central Syria after a series of advances in the desert region, state media, a Hizbollah military media unit and a war monitor said on Friday.

August 19, 2017

The Lebanese army announced on Saturday the start of an offensive against Daesh close to the Syrian border. (AFP)
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The Syrian army and Hizballah are also preparing for a simultaneous attack on IS on the Syrian side of the border.

August 18, 2017

Donald Trump is the current commander-in-chief of the U.S. Military
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U.S. forces have no plans to leave Northern Syria following the defeat of ISIS and instead plans to stay in the region for decades to come, it has emerged.
Actress Fadwa Suleiman. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Fadwa Suleiman was an accomplished actress. But she was also a very brave woman who said no to injustice.

August 17, 2017

An inspiration, always.
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Actor. Athlete. Artist. Photographer. Ala’a al-Din Al-Zibaq took names, and he did it with Down syndrome.

August 16, 2017

Detail from Ayham Jabr's "Damascus Under Siege," which will be on display. (ReconnectingArts.com)
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"Transition: Contemporary Art from the Middle East" will showcase the work of 38 modern Arab artists, and will include workshops
Syria has become a political playground for big players in the region like Saudi Arabia. (AFP)
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There’s something much bigger at stake than the fate of mere Syrians in the mind of these actors: an attempt to curtail and ideologically condition the trajectory of the Arab spring.

August 15, 2017

Bronze medallist Syria's Majd Eddin Ghazal poses on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's high jump athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 13, 2017.
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Bronze medallist Syria's Majd Eddin Ghazal poses on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's high jump athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 13, 2017. Ben STANSALL / AFP
Syria's Assad: Anti-imperialist hero and alt-right idol. (AFP/File)
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He's an alt-right idol, but also an anti-imperialist hero.
While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern. (AFP)
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While the groups are united against IS, the potential for sectarian tension remains a concern.

August 14, 2017

Syrian refugees working in the agricultural camps in Adana, Turkey, on July 16, 2017 | Diego Cupolo/NurPhoto
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The founder of the consultancy behind the annual Arab Youth Survey explains why they did their first-ever poll of Syrian refugees and what the young refugees surveyed in Lebanon and Jordan said about the conflict and their attitudes toward going home.

August 13, 2017

From "The Other Side of Hope." (B Plan)
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"The Other Side of Hope," directed by Aki Kaurismaki, opened the 2017 Sarajevo Film Festival.
Seven of the rescue workers were massacred in an attack which has yet to be claimed by any group. (AFP/File)
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The attackers also stole two ambulances.

August 12, 2017

From May 2017, a car bombing in Syria's Azaria (file photo)
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A suicide bombing in southern Syria near Jordan's border killed more than 23 rebel fighters and injured dozens more on Friday, a monitoring group said.

August 9, 2017

since the start of the war, the capital's 33 cemeteries are at capacity, and prices have soared. (AFP)
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In Syria's war economy, there's money to be made wherever there is death and destruction.

August 8, 2017

A Syrian oud band from 1915, in Aleppo. (Wikimedia Commons)
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A forgotten aspect of Syria's destruction is the disappearance of its oud-making tradition—and the master artisans who crafted those ouds.

August 7, 2017

The Saudi-backed HNC has long insisted political transition means the departure of Assad. (AFP)
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After being accused of being soft on Assad, Saudi Arabia reaffirm their stance that he should have no role in any transition to end the conflict.