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The United States imposed new sanctions targeting Syria's oil sector, lawmakers and intelligence officers, vowing no let-up in pressure on President Bashar al-Assad despite his gains on the ground.

Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad has blamed Syria’s deepening economic crisis on capital controls imposed by Lebanese banks, saying that billions of dollars in deposits have been lost.

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.

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

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 ...

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'.

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.

Assad press officer among six sanctioned by US

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.

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 ...

US imposes sanctions on teenage son of Syria's Assad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US imposes sanctions on teenage son of Syria's Assad

The US imposed sanctions on the son of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad under the Caesar Act.

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

The New Arab Staff

Syrian tycoon says targeted companies were evading US sanctions

Rami Makhlouf said that overseas companies being targeted by the Syrian regime were set up to evade US sanctions.

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

The vote is the third to take place in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011.

The New Arab Staff

Assad's uncle hired Israeli lawyers on graft case

Rifaat al-Assad hired Israeli lawyers before being sentenced to prison for embezzlement.

War-torn Syria goes to the polls amid economic crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

War-torn Syria goes to the polls amid economic crisis

Several lists were allowed to run across the country but any real opposition is absent from the poll, no surprises are expected and the ruling ...

Gasia Ohanes

Syrians 'must exchange $100 to local currency' upon return

'Like a visa to your own country': Syrians say the forced transaction through regime channels will cost nationals returning over $50 upon entry.

'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

Anguished relatives are poring over photos of torture victims from Syrian prisons, posted online by activists after the US imposed new sanctions ...

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

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