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Businessmen with ties to Assad linked to Beirut port blast cargo
Revelations about London company reinforce suspicions that Beirut, and not Mozambique, was intended destination of ammonium nitrate

Martin Chulov in Beirut

15, Jan, 2021 @3:00 AM

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Daniel review – terrifying tale of an Isis captive
The family of a photojournalist held in Syria must raise a multimillion-dollar ransom after the Danish government refuses to negotiate

Leslie Felperin

12, Jan, 2021 @2:00 PM

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'We stayed to help others': a Syrian doctor on losing her husband to Covid
Adnan al-Jassim suvived Isis, bombing and wanted to stay in Syria to help others ... then the pandemic hit

Bethan McKernan and Ahmad Haj Hamdo

05, Jan, 2021 @4:06 PM

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Syrian detainees' families forced to pay huge bribes to corrupt officials - report
Report says arrest and extortion of Syrian population is major source of funding for Assad regime

Joshua Surtees

04, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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World leaders urged to make Covid vaccine available to millions of refugees
Global humanitarian figures and NGOs call for rollout to take in all people for the global public good

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

01, Jan, 2021 @11:39 AM

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Syria: dozens killed in Isis bus attack
Assault reportedly targeted Syrian regime soldiers returning to their posts in Deir ez-Zor, near Iraq border

Bethan McKernan Middle East correspondent

31, Dec, 2020 @1:48 PM

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'Please help us': child refugees running out of time to reach UK before Brexit
Desperate relatives in Britain plead with Home Office for flexibility as paperwork holdups delay family reunions while deadline looms

Harriet Grant

24, Dec, 2020 @4:09 AM

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The best of the long read in 2020
Our 20 favourite pieces of the year

22, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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10 years on, the Arab spring's explosive rage and dashed dreams
The extraordinary shock of people power gave way to a bitter backlash. So where to now?

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

14, Dec, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Arab spring autocrats: the dead, the ousted and those who remain
What became of the strongmen whose rule sparked protest across the region

Oliver Holmes

14, Dec, 2020 @5:00 AM

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‘My goal is justice for all Syrians’: one man’s journey from jail to witness for the prosecution
Anwar al-Bunni devoted his life to human rights in Syria. Now in exile in Germany, he is part of a landmark first prosecution for war crimes against Bashar al-Assad’s regime

Emma Graham-Harrison

12, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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'Are they just gonna dump us here?' Refugees given a number for a name on Nauru
They felt like prisoners. Then Ali Kharsa and his father became the first to leave Australian offshore detention for a new life in a western country

Hannah Ryan

09, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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