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For some the constitutional talks were a last hope in ending the Syrian war peacefully. For others, it was another attempt by the regime to stall for time.

Tens of thousands of displaced Syrians are facing a 'catastrophic situation', a UN official said.

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to effectively "confiscate" fertile land and punish opponents.

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

Turkey withdraws more troops from northwest Syria bases

The New Arab Staff

Turkey withdraws more troops from northwest Syria bases

Turkey has pulled out of more bases in Syria's Aleppo province, with locals fearing the regime might be planning a new assault.

Amr Salahi

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will embolden Iran in its support for Assad.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

Turkey started withdrawing from the Morek outpost in Hama, a province which is under regime control.

Paul McLoughlin

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

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.

Paul McLoughlin

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

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

Russia marks brutal five-year intervention anniversary in Syria war

The New Arab Staff

Russia marks brutal five-year intervention anniversary in Syria war

Russia's intervention in the Syria war has cost thousands of lives.

The New Arab Staff

New Syrian militant group claims attacks on Turkish patrol

A new jihadi group has emerged in Syria's Idlib province.

12 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria clashes: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

12 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria clashes: monitor

Another 17 pro-regime fighters were wounded while on the jihadist-led side six fighters died in clashes on Monday.

Syrian regime bombs Idlib amid fears of major <em>offensive</em>

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime bombs Idlib amid fears of major offensive

The Syrian regime has bombed villages in rebel-held Idlib province, injuring two people, as humanitarian workers said that they feared a new ...

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

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 ...

Russia and China veto aid to rebel-held Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia and China veto aid to rebel-held Syria

Reducing aid deliveries to just one crossing point would cut essential supplies to one million people, the head of International Rescue ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria fighting could lead to coronavirus outbreak in Idlib

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

The New Arab Staff

Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The Syrian regime has been positioning forces near rebel-held territory as Russian planes carry out airstrikes, as Idlib residents and Turkish ...

The New Arab & agencies

First Russian strikes in 3 months hit NW Syria

Russian air strikes hit an area of northwest Syria in the first strikes since a March ceasefire came into force.

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Syria regime resumes aerial bombing campaign in Idlib

The New Arab

Syria regime resumes aerial bombing campaign in Idlib

The Syrian regime army, supported by Iran-backed fighters, has begun to loot homes in areas recaptured from the opposition in Idlib, local ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria records lowest monthly death toll in 9 years

Half of this month's deaths were caused by Syrian regime air strikes.

Idlib village 'burned to ashes' in Syria regime bombing

The New Arab

Idlib village 'burned to ashes' in Syria regime bombing

Syrian civilian defence reported 40 separate rocket attacks in villages across Idlib, which caused severe damage to farmland and civilian ...

Russia and Turkey restrict Idlib patrols over security threats

The New Arab

Russia and Turkey restrict Idlib patrols over security threats

Turkish and Russian troops have been patrolling the M4 area of Idlib, following a ceasefire agreement.

Germany to try suspected Assad aides on torture charges

The New Arab

Germany to try suspected Assad aides on torture charges

The Higher Regional Court in Germany will hold the world's first global cirminal trial against Bashar al-Assad's aides.

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