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Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

09 October, 2020

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

Three humanitarian workers injured in Syria's Al-Bab blast

07 October, 2020

Three humanitarian workers were injured in Tuesday's Al-Bab bombing, which left at least 18 people dead.

Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

18 September, 2020

A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad could point to fundamental changes in the war.

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

05 September, 2020

Northeast and northwest Syria are witnessing alarming rises in Covid-19 cases, with fears that the situation could get worse this winter.

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

04 August, 2020

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

22 July, 2020

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the state of the economy.

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

20 July, 2020

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter of life or death.

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

06 July, 2020

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

22 June, 2020

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Syria fighting could lead to coronavirus outbreak in Idlib

17 June, 2020

There are fears of an escalation in fighting in Idlib province, potentially leading to a new humanitarian crisis.

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

07 June, 2020

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

29 May, 2020

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

Paul McLoughlin
Paul McLoughlin

McLoughlin is an editor with The New Arab.

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