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2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

03 January, 2021

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

22 December, 2020

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

18 December, 2020

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin American states?

Syria Insight: Idlib comes under focus after Turkish movements

03 December, 2020

Syria's Idlib remains a hive of military activity despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire meant to reduce violence in the densely populated province.

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

22 November, 2020

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 2)

30 October, 2020

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

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.

Paul McLoughlin
Paul McLoughlin

McLoughlin is an editor with The New Arab.

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