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

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.

Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

"The Islamic republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution."

Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold <em>talks</em> on Syria

The New Arab Staff

Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold talks on Syria

Turkey, Russia and Iran have been holding talks on Syria via the Astana process.

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

The New Arab Staff

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

Adding to rising tensions, sources told The New Arab that Syrian regime forces had sent reinforcements to areas under Kurdish control.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rival Kurdish groups in Syria reach breakthrough agreement

On Tuesday, representatives of the KNC and a PYD-led coalition of Kurdish parties "concluded the first stage of Kurdish unity negotiations and reached a binding and unified political vision."

The New Arab

Russia, Turkey and Iran hold virtual summit over Syria

Allies Russia, Turkey and Iran continued Syria negotiations during the seventh Astana summit, which was held virtually.

The New Arab

Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold virtual Syria talks

The trilateral talks will take place via video conference on Wednesday.

The New Arab

Iran's Zarif meets Assad in Syria for 'Idlib talks'

Zarif and Assad both wore face masks as they held talks in the Syrian capital.

Erdogan and Putin will remain forever 'frenemies'

Zeidon Alkinani

Erdogan and Putin will remain forever 'frenemies'

Comment: The Syrian conflict showcases the cyclical nature of Moscow and Ankara's volatile and complex relationship, writes Zeidon AlKinani.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey urges Russia to stop pro-Assad attacks in Syria

Turkey has urged Russia to stop aiding the brutal Assad regime in attacking Idlib.

Syria: How Russia uses 'de-escalation agreements' to destroy cities

Amr Salahi

Syria: How Russia uses 'de-escalation agreements' to destroy cities

The city of Maaret al-Numan has been destroyed by Russia, a few days after negotiations over Syria in Astana concluded. There appears ...

Uncertainty regarding Idlib ceasefire as Syria negotiations begin

The New Arab

Uncertainty regarding Idlib ceasefire as Syria negotiations begin

A new round of negotiations has begun in the Kazakh capital Astana between officials from Turkey, Russia, and Iran as well as ...

Syria Weekly: Turkey offensive leads to land scramble

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey offensive leads to land scramble

Turkey has agreed to halt military operations against the Kurdish YPG, having captured a new stretch of Syrian territory.

Turkey three years on after the failed coup attempt

Ömer Özkizilcik

Turkey three years on after the failed coup attempt

Analysis: Three years after the failed coup attempt in Turkey, Ankara is pursuing its national interest with fewer distractions, writes Ömer ...

The New Arab

Turkey, Iran and Russia to meet for Syria talks

Turkey, Russia and Iran will meet in August to discuss the situation in Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian negotiations fail to reach agreement on constitutional committee

Negotiations in the Kazakh capital, attended by the regime and the opposition, as well as Turkey, Iran and Russia have ended without agreement ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russian airstrikes in Syria's Idlib kill ten civilians

Russian airstrikes on Idlib province have killed at least ten Syrians.

The New Arab

Syria constitutional committee 'unclear': Russian negotiator

Several unclear issues were slowing the formation of a constitutional committee which the United Nations hopes will drive a political settlement ...

Regime army shelling kills seven in Syria's Idlib: monitor

The New Arab & agencies

Regime army shelling kills seven in Syria's Idlib: monitor

Regime shelling killed seven civilians in Syria's rebel-controlled Idlib region on Thursday, in the latest violence to threaten a ...

The New Arab

Turkey criticises US for designating Iran's Guards as terrorists

Turkey has criticised the US decision to designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC] as a terrorist organisation.

Kazakhstan to host Syria <em>talks</em> with Iran, Turkey, Russia

The New Arab

Kazakhstan to host Syria talks with Iran, Turkey, Russia

Kazakhstan will host new talks on Syria, backed by Iran, Russia and Turkey in effort to reach a political settlement for the eight-year ...

Iran Foreign Minister Zarif visits Syria for Assad <em>talks</em>

The New Arab

Iran Foreign Minister Zarif visits Syria for Assad talks

Iran's foreign minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif, arrived in Damascus for meetings with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Assad's unwillingness to compromise will further prolong Syria's war

Paul Iddon

Assad's unwillingness to compromise will further prolong Syria's war

Analysis: With Syria's regime reiterating its intention to use military force to retake all of the country, war is likely to continue, Paul ...

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