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A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded humanitarian supplies.

The US State Treasury has issued new guidance for NGOs working in Syria to avoid sanctions.

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 questionable credentials, links to corruption and hidden manoeuvres with the Assad regime.

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

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 ...

Qatar, Russia, and Turkey announce new Syria peace initiative

The New Arab Staff

Qatar, Russia, and Turkey announce new Syria peace initiative

Sergey Lavrov is engaged in a tour of the Gulf, visiting key regional leaders.

The New Arab Staff

Russia's Lavrov begins Middle East tour with UAE meeting

Russia's foreign minister is embarking on a tour of the Gulf meeting key figures.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US sanctions complicate Syria's return to Arab League: UAE

US sanctions are preventing the return of Syria to the Arab League according to the UAE foreign minister.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

First verdict expected in Syria torture trial: Germany

If convicted of aiding and abetting torture as a crime against humanity, Eyad Al-Gharib, a former member of the Syrian secret police, faces more ...

The New Arab Staff

More evidence of crimes against Assad than Nazis: prosecutor

Stephen Rapp has said that there is mountains of evidence fo war crimes linked to Bashar Al-Assad.

Syrian regime introduces 5,000 lira note, exacerbating spiralling inflation

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime introduces 5,000 lira note, exacerbating spiralling inflation

The Syrian regime’s Central Bank has introduced a new 5,000 lira banknote amid an economic crisis and spiralling inflation.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US deepens sanctions on Syria, targets Assad's in-laws

The new sanctions target Syria's central bank, Bashar Assad's in-laws, and others.

US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US targets Syria oil, intelligence in new sanctions

The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on ...

Assad blames Lebanese banking controls for Syria’s economic crisis

The New Arab Staff

Assad blames Lebanese banking controls for Syria’s economic crisis

Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad has blamed Syria’s deepening economic crisis on capital controls imposed by Lebanese banks, saying that billions ...

Exclusive: Reactions to US elections inside the Middle East

Diana Alghoul

Exclusive: Reactions to US elections inside the Middle East

The Middle East is keeping a watchful eye on the outcome of the volatile elections taking place in the US.

Biden will remain tough on Syria's Assad, adviser says

The New Arab Staff

Biden will remain tough on Syria's Assad, adviser says

Syria reconstruction will be conditional on the regime making considerable political reforms, Biden has said.

Amr Salahi

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will embolden Iran in its support for Assad.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US slap sanctions on Syrian central bank chief, businessman

The US slapped sanctions on Syria's central bank chief, as well as other 16 other people and institutions.

Sam Hamad

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the ...

The New Arab Staff

Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

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.

The New Arab Staff

Assad press officer among six sanctioned by US

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the sanctions were imposed in memory of the victims of the chemical attacks in Ghouta seven years ago.

New round of Syria sanctions 'may impact UAE, Lebanon'

The New Arab Staff

New round of Syria sanctions 'may impact UAE, Lebanon'

Supporters and associates of the Syrian regime in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates will be the targets of additional sanctions, a report ...

Syria regime says Kurdish-US firm deal is 'theft'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria regime says Kurdish-US firm deal is 'theft'

The Syrian regime condemned an agreement between Kurdish-led forces in the country's northeast and a US oil company, describing it as "theft" ...

Coronavirus cases in Syria increase amid doubts over figures

The New Arab Staff

Coronavirus cases in Syria increase amid doubts over figures

The number of coronavirus cases has increased across Syria as doubts emerge over figures reported by the regime's health ministry and the ...

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