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Bashar Al-Assad's air force used chemical weapons in a 2018 attack on Saraqib, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.

The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education official, three children, and two women.

Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

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Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

Protesters in Idlib gathered to remember the victims of the 2018 chemical weapons attack on Douma that killed 39, and to demand accountability.

Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

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Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

A disagreement has erupted over a vote to strip Syria of its voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog.

Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

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Syria to close schools and universities over virus surge

Syria's primary schools will close their doors from Monday, where cases are said to have risen dramatically last week. Universities will be ...

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Jordan denies reports it plans to expel Syrian activist

The Jordanian government has denied reports that it plans to deport three Syrian refugees, including the prominent activist Hasna al-Hariri, following public outrage and a social media campaign.

Paul McLoughlin

Russian rights groups slam Moscow's role in Syria

The first-ever report issued by Russian NGOs on the Syrian conflict gives a rare insight into abuses committed by Russian forces.

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Syrian regime allows Russian oil exploration in 'Lebanese waters'

Lebanese officials are yet to comment on the agreement, which could see the country lose hundreds of square kilometres of its maritime territory ...

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EU ministers vow Syria 'war criminals' won't go unpunished

EU foreign ministers vowed they would demand "accountability" from the "war criminals and torturers" of Syria's civil war.

Donors pledge more than $6 billion to Syria crisis

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Donors pledge more than $6 billion to Syria crisis

A conference to raise money for humanitarian aid for Syria has secure just over half what it hoped to secure.

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Donors face $10bn aid appeal at Syria conference

Germany led the way at a two-day video conference by vowing to contribute 1.74 billion euros ($2 billion), ahead of $600 million from the United ...

Syria says <em>Assad</em>, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

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Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

Assad, 55, and his wife, Asma, who is 10 years younger and had announced her recovery from breast cancer in 2019, had isolated ...

Impassioned Blinken demands more crossings for Syria aid

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Impassioned Blinken demands more crossings for Syria aid

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged the UN Security Council to reopen border crossings into Syria blocked by Russia, saying world powers ...

Syrian opposition conference in Damascus shut down by regime

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Syrian opposition conference in Damascus shut down by regime

An opposition conference scheduled to take place in Damascus over the weekend was stopped by the regime, who claimed the organisers lacked the ...

How Russia swooped Syria's hydrocarbon share in Eastern Mediterranean

Moustafa al-Saied, Ali Eid and Mohamed Abo El-Gheit

How Russia swooped Syria's hydrocarbon share in Eastern Mediterranean

An investigation by The New Arab’s sister site Al-Araby Al-Jadeed delves into Soyuzneftegaz's operations in Syria, its ...

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Turkey denies reports of deal to open Syria crossings

Turkish officials have denied reports in Russian media that an agreement was reached with Ankara to open crossings between regime and rebel held areas in Syria

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

The New Arab Staff

Aid groups slam Syrian regime attack on medical centre

The International Rescue Committee has urged the United Nations to strengthen accountability for violations of international law.

Syrian foreign minister visits Oman as countries bolster relations

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Syrian foreign minister visits Oman as countries bolster relations

The Syrian regime and Omani have further strengthened relations.

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Syrians fight displacement, poverty after a decade of war

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Russian jets target factory, energy supplies in northwestern Syria

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Russian jets target factory, energy supplies in northwestern Syria

Syrian rebel forces say Russia is attempting to destabilise economic activity in their last stronghold.

US won't recognise Syria presidency vote unless UN involved

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US won't recognise Syria presidency vote unless UN involved

The legitimacy of Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad's presidency will not be recognised by the US unless voting is supervised by ...

Rockets fired from Syria land in Turkey: ministry

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Rockets fired from Syria land in Turkey: ministry

A border region of southern Turkey was struck with rockets fired from Syria on Thursday, though no casualties were reported.

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