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Russia vetoed down a UN Security Council motion authorising cross-border aid to millions of Syrians in the northwest of the country.

After a Russian veto, hope that aid reaches rebel-held areas in Syria dwindles.

First coronavirus case confirmed in Syria's Idlib

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

First coronavirus case confirmed in Syria's Idlib

Idlib has its first case of Covid-19, a doctor at a hospital near the Turkish border.

Moscow push to reduce cross-border aid to Syria fails

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moscow push to reduce cross-border aid to Syria fails

The UN Security Council voted down a Russian bid to abolish one of two vital aid crossing points between Turkey and Syria, and keep the second ...

UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

Moscow, an ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, vetoed an earlier resolution to see continued aid deliveries through two crossing points to ...

The New Arab Staff

UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

Aid groups are urging Russia to rethink its position, as Syria cracks under the pressure of its civil war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Guterres supports UN cross-border aid in Syria

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he supports the extension of a cross-border program to deliver humanitarian aid to Syria.

The New Arab Staff

Al-Aqsa 'under threat' by Israel, Jerusalem's grand mufti warns

Jerusalem's Grand Mufti Ekrima Sa'id Sabri said Israel is becoming increasingly violent towards Muslim worshippers at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Draft UN resolution calls for three Syria aid crossings

It remains to be seen whether Russia, a staunch ally of the Syrian regime, will allow the Iraqi Al Yarubiyah crossing to reopen for ...

Palestinian-Israelis protest bulldozing of Muslim cemetery in Jaffa

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Palestinian-Israelis protest bulldozing of Muslim cemetery in Jaffa

Dozens of Palestinian-Israelis protested as Israeli authorities levelled a Muslim cemetery in the historic city of Jaffa to make way for a new ...

The New Arab

Israel, Saudis 'hold talks' on Turkish influence in Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan are working together in a bid to repel Turkey's growing influence in Jerusalem, an Israeli newspaper revealed.

Israeli soldiers attack Palestinians praying near Jerusalem's <em>Al</em>-Aqsa mosque

The New Arab

Israeli soldiers attack Palestinians praying near Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

Muslim worshippers in Jerusalem were attacked by Israeli forces while performing nightly prayers, a report said.

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Ramona Wadi

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Literature has always been a critical tool in communicating the Palestinian experience of exile and loss.

Top Ramadan TV soaps to watch under coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab

Top Ramadan TV soaps to watch under coronavirus lockdown

Not sure which Ramadan soaps to watch? Here are The New Arab's pick of this year's top 10 best Ramadan soaps.

Syria's HTS execute teenager over 'blasphemy' claims

The New Arab

Syria's HTS execute teenager over 'blasphemy' claims

Mohammed Tano, 19, was executed by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for alleged 'blasphemy', but activists say he had criticised the militant ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Two reported deaths from coronavirus in Syria point to a much higher outbreak than is being acknowledged by authorities.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

The New Arab collates key points from Chatham House's series of panel discussion entitled 'The Struggle for State' , marking nine years since ...

James Snell

Idlib: A Syrian tragedy foretold

Comment: Syrian and Russian forces are rounding on Idlib, and it's clear they will settle for nothing less than complete destruction, writes ...

The New Arab

UAE allocates $2 bn for investment in Mauritania

Mauritania will receive $2 billion in investments from the United Arab Emirates, state media said on Sunday.

UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire in Idlib

The New Arab

UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire in Idlib

The UN Secretary-General has called for an immediate ceasefire in northwestern Syria, as Al-Qaeda affiliated Hayat Tahrir ...

The New Arab

Car bomb attacks target Syrian regime forces in Aleppo

A source within Hayat Tahrir al-Sham said the group had targeted Iran-backed militias west of Aleppo.

Japan to send naval troops, planes to Middle East

The New Arab & agencies

Japan to send naval troops, planes to Middle East

Japan will send naval troops and planes to help protect waterways in the Middle East but will not join a US-led coalition there, a top ...

10 Kurdish fighters killed in Turkish shelling in Syria

The New Arab

10 Kurdish fighters killed in Turkish shelling in Syria

10 fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been killed in a Turkish artillery bombardment near Azaz in northern Syria.

Algeria: An unpopular election

Zaouia Meriem-Benziane

Algeria: An unpopular election

Comment: The outcome of Thursday's election will be devoid of legitimacy, as long as Hirak leaders and journalists remain in prison, and ...

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