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A decade after the January 25 uprising, thousands of protesters are estimated to have fled to escape the President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi government, which is now considered even more oppressive.

The new sanctions target Syria's central bank, Bashar Assad's in-laws, and others.

Assad awards duty-free contract to Rami Makhlouf’s brother

The New Arab Staff

Assad awards duty-free contract to Rami Makhlouf’s brother

Bashar al-Assad has awarded a contract to operate Syria’s duty-free shops to the brother of Rami Makhlouf, Assad’s billionaire businessman relative who has fallen from grace with the regime.

US imposes sanctions on teenage son of Syria's Assad

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US imposes sanctions on teenage son of Syria's Assad

The US imposed sanctions on the son of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad under the Caesar Act.

Sudan force says 160 Libya bound 'mercenaries' arrested

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Sudan force says 160 Libya bound 'mercenaries' arrested

"Sending Sudanese to fight in Libya as mercenaries is unacceptable," an RSF commander said.

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Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

The vote is the third to take place in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011.

The New Arab Staff

Syria's Asma al-Assad 'led' campaign against Rami Makhlouf

Syria's first lady has been implicated as leading a campaign to strip formerly powerful tycoon Rami Makhlouf of his assets.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Damascus blasts Syria donor conference

"Syria denounces such conferences, which are considered a blatant interference in Syria's internal affairs."

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Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The move comes as part of an ongoing dispute between Assad and his cousin, Rami Makhlouf.

Sudan detains 122 alleged fighters heading for Libya

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Sudan detains 122 alleged fighters heading for Libya

Sudan said Sunday it has arrested 122 of its nationals as they headed to neighbouring Libya to fight as "mercenaries", state media reported.

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Pompeo eyes resolution on Sudan terror listing

Sudanese and American officials are hopeful that the two will soon reach a settlement that could see damaging sanctions lifted.

Sudan nearing settlement with US for 1998 embassy bombings

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Sudan nearing settlement with US for 1998 embassy bombings

Sudan's FM said a compensation deal with victims of twin embassy bomings in Kenya and Tanzania was being finalised, as the country nears being ...

Syria refuses to 'bow' to US sanctions

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Syria refuses to 'bow' to US sanctions

The Syrian regime's foreign minister has said that the US Caesar Act sanctions are intended to weaken support for Assad ahead of presidential ...

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian ...

Damascus hits out at new US sanctions on Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Damascus hits out at new US sanctions on Syria

The measures are the first to take effect under the Caesar Act, which punishes any companies that work with the Assad regime.

The New Arab Staff

Caesar Act slaps sanctions on Syria's ruling elite, businesses

The US Department of State and Treasury hit Syria's elite, henchmen and investors with brand new sanctions on Wednesday, pressuring the regime to hold peace talks.

The New Arab Staff

Caesar Act: Unprecedented sanctions on Syria's Asma Al-Assad

The US State Department unveiled its harshest sanctions on Syria to date, naming First Lady Asma al-Assad for the first time under the ...

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

Mariam Khan

It's time to talk about Ramadan and eating disorders

Muslim women with eating disorders often suffer in silence during Ramadan.

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria regime exploits virus to defeat protesters: analysts

Analysts have accused the Algerian government of exploiting the novel coronavirus pandemic to suppress the protest movement in the country.

Syria Weekly: Rami Makhlouf's fall from grace confirmed

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Rami Makhlouf's fall from grace confirmed

The rise and fall of Rami Makhlouf will be one of the great turning points in recent Syrian history.

Billionaire cousin of Syria's Assad publicly complains about regime

The New Arab

Billionaire cousin of Syria's Assad publicly complains about regime

Businessman Rami Makhlouf, the wealthy cousin of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, took to Facebook to plead with his cousin to show mercy on ...

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