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The exchange process took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Abu Al-Zendin crossing, according to local sources.

Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif offered to help with the upcoming elections, which are expected to be highly fraudulent.

Syrian opposition activists express solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians

The New Arab Staff

Syrian opposition activists express solidarity with Sheikh Jarrah Palestinians

The message expressed support for their struggle and highlighted the similarities in the fights for freedom.

Lebanese public prosecutor given new information on Syria detainees

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese public prosecutor given new information on Syria detainees

Two Lebanese public figures have handed over a file containing new information about Lebanese citizens held in Syria to the public prosecutors.

Zarif in Damascus after new Iran ambassador appointed

The New Arab Staff

Zarif in Damascus after new Iran ambassador appointed

Mehdi Sobhani was reportedly appointed based on the suggestion of Tehran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who headed a delegation which ...

Thomas O. Falk

How the ‘Zarifgate tapes' exposed Iran’s bitter power struggle

In-depth: Leaked tapes of Foreign Minister Javad Zarif touched on the Revolutionary Guard and Qasem Soleimani, revealing deep political rifts.

Davide Abbatescianni

Film Review: Our Memory Belongs To Us

Film Review: Rami Farah and Signe Byrge Sørensen’s new documentary, premiered at CPH:DOX, documents the emotionally intense reunion of three ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN disarmament chief discovers new Syrian chemical warfare agent

The UN's disarmament chief declared the discovery to the United Nations Security Council, as the US and Russia clashed over international ...

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime welcomes rekindling ties with 'sisterly' Saudi Arabia

It follows a meeting between Saudi officials and Assad in Damascus earlier this week.

Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

The southern Syrian province of Quneitra has been hit by Israel airstrikes, the second in two days.

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime recruiting tribal fighters after huge IS losses

The Syrian regime has racked up big losses to IS as the militants launch an insurgency campaign in eastern Syria.

One dead after Israel bombs '<em>Assad</em> home region'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

An Israeli air raid has reportedly targeted the Mediterranean port town of Latakia, ancestral home of President Bashar ...

Saudi officials 'met <em>Assad</em> in Syria' for diplomacy talks

The New Arab

Saudi officials 'met Assad in Syria' for diplomacy talks

Saudi Arabia could be on track to restore diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime.

Syrian regime 'approves' <em>Assad</em> and loyalists in 'sham' elections

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime 'approves' Assad and loyalists in 'sham' elections

The Syrian regime has approved two candidates to run against dictator Bashar Al-Assad in the upcoming elections.

Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

The New Arab Staff

Syrian troops sent to Daraa as presidential elections loom

Syrian regime forces have sent reinforcements to Daraa province after an officer was assassinated by insurgents.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian president declares amnesty as election approaches

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree authorising the release of some prisoners ahead of elections, in a move unlikely to bring hope to the families of political detainees.

The New Arab Staff

Syria at risk of health crisis amid Covid shortages

The suspension of Covid tests means health officials would no longer able to track the spread of the disease.

The New Arab Staff

Child deaths by suicide skyrocket in northwest Syria: NGO

Suicide numbers have increased as humanitarian workers point to factors including overcrowded conditions and child marriage.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Assad begins his re-election campaign

Syrians will go to the polls in presidential elections next month, although the process of choosing a leader has already been decided.

US, European countries reject Syria election results in advance

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, European countries reject Syria election results in advance

Western nations have expressed their rejection of the upcoming Syrian presidential election, which is widely thought will be fraudulent.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian parliament finalizes list of candidates for presidential election

The Syrian regime’s parliament is expected to approve candidates for an upcoming presidential election which is unlikely to be fair and almost ...

Syria brawl between Russian troops and Kurdish security forces

The New Arab Staff

Syria brawl between Russian troops and Kurdish security forces

A fist fight has broken out between members of Kurdish internal security forces and Russian military police in a northern Syrian town.

Michel Kilo's death is a microcosm of Syria's tragedy

Nizar Mohamad

Michel Kilo's death is a microcosm of Syria's tragedy

In-depth: Michel Kilo's passing marks the loss of another important voice that relentlessly advocated for a free, united, and democratic Syria.

‘First ever flight' from Israel to regime-controlled Syria recorded

Kamal Afzali

‘First ever flight' from Israel to regime-controlled Syria recorded

The Russian flight appears to be the first of its kind connecting Israel's Ben Gurion airport with Syria's Latakia governate, a regime ...

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