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It follows clashes between Turkish-backed Syrian fighters and Kurdish militias in northern Syria.

Analysis: Conflict dynamics in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh are part of a broad field of confrontation between Moscow and Ankara, stretching from North Africa to the Caucasus.

Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Cautious hope for change with constitution talks

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

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

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

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."

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.

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN warns that ‘tragedy beckons’ in Syria from virus

With millions of people displaced in crowded conditions and without adequate sanitation, the UN humanitarian chief said Syria cannot cope with a ...

Russia, Turkey and Iran hold virtual summit over Syria

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.

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

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.

Turkey urges Russia to stop pro-Assad attacks in Syria

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.

More airlines avoiding flying through Iran and Iraq airspace

The New Arab & agencies

More airlines avoiding flying through Iran and Iraq airspace

Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United ...

The New Arab & agencies

Airlines reroute flights amid escalating US-Iran tensions

Several commercial airlines have said they are re-routing flights over the Middle East amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.

The New Arab

Regime bombardment of Syrian school kills children and teacher

Four children, their teacher, and three other adults have been killed after a regime surface-to-surface missile hit a school in the town of ...

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 ...

Rami G. Khouri

In 2020, citizens and states will continue epic battle

Comment: In 2019, the contours of an epic struggle became clear, without hinting at who will prevail in the next decade, writes Rami Khouri.

Russia bombing Idlib is response to ‘opposition rejecting land-grab’

The New Arab

Russia bombing Idlib is response to ‘opposition rejecting land-grab’

Sources close to the opposition negotiating team say that Russia’s current deadly bombardment of Idlib is a response to the opposition’s ...

The New Arab

Syria airstrikes pound Idlib as regime attempts to advance

Two children and one woman were killed in Russian airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib province as opposition sources said that the regime was ...

Syrian rebels 'kill 20 regime troops in ambush'

The New Arab

Syrian rebels 'kill 20 regime troops in ambush'

Syrian rebels have killed 20 regime troops in an ambush in southeastern Idlib province, amid ambiguous negotiations over Syria in the Kazakh ...

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.

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