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In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

Sweden - traditionally homogenous and now with a high-skilled labour market - can be challenging for refugees arriving from war-torn countries.

Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

Fighting in Libya's nearly decade-long conflict has, since April 2019, killed hundreds and displaced some 200,000.

Three killed in Israeli strikes on Syria –regime media

The New Arab & agencies

Three killed in Israeli strikes on Syria –regime media

Syrian regime media says that three civilians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes near Damascus, and that four others, including a ...

UN calls for Syria ceasefire, prisoner release

The New Arab

UN calls for Syria ceasefire, prisoner release

Syria has recorded its first case of the potentially deadly coronavirus.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Activists allege a coronavirus cover-up by regime

Regime areas of Syria look set to be hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.

The New Arab & agencies

Damascus-Aleppo highway reopened for first time in 8 years

Syria's M5 highway has reopened for the first time in nearly eight years following a brutal regime advance into northern towns previously held ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime captures ghost town Maarat Al-Numan

Bashar Al-Assad's forces moved into Maarat Al-Numan this week, after a two-month siege of the once-bustling Idlib city but found it almost ...

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands flee as Syrian regime enters key rebel-held town

Syrian regime forces have entered a key rebel-held town in Syria's northwest under the cover of airstrikes.

HBO announces drama on CIA-Mossad assassination of Hezbollah commander

The New Arab

HBO announces drama on CIA-Mossad assassination of Hezbollah commander

Imad Mughniyeh was one of Hezbollah's most well-known commanders.

Dani Qappani

'Humanity is dying': Syrians feel abandoned by the world

Syrians have been abandoned for almost nine years by the international community, who they accuse of being blind, deaf and mute to the endless, ...

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

Syrians caught in Lebanon's uprising face difficult a choice

Adèle Surprenant

Syrians caught in Lebanon's uprising face difficult a choice

Comment: Syrians in Lebanon are often subject to discrimination and prejudice. While some are supportive of the protests, others are steering ...

Chemical weapons organisation to publish report on Syria attacks

The New Arab

Chemical weapons organisation to publish report on Syria attacks

The OPCW will prepare a report on chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Report documents 72 torture methods used by Syrian regime

The New Arab

Report documents 72 torture methods used by Syrian regime

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented 72 torture methods the Syrian regime uses in prisons, along with harrowing testimonies from ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hassan Nasrallah threatens Israel after Beirut 'drone attack'

Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel after a "drone attack" on the Lebanese Shia movement's Beirut stronghold, vowing to "do everything" to thwart future attacks.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon says Israeli aggression a 'threat to regional stability'

The early morning incident in south Beirut came hours after Israel said it had conducted airstrikes in neighbouring Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Civilians among '15 killed' in Israeli airstrikes on Syria

Israeli airstrikes targeting Iranian sites in Homs and Damascus have killed six civilians - including three children - and nine ...

The New Arab

Ammunition depot explosion rocks Syrian capital

An ammunition depot located in a military zone in Mashrou Dummar, a western suburb of the Syrian capital exploded on Saturday.

In maps: How Syria changed over eight years

Paul McLoughlin

In maps: How Syria changed over eight years

Eight years on, the revolution in Syria continues despite eight years of hardship and bloodshed.

The New Arab

Syria regime repays ally Iran with huge construction project

Iran signed an agreement with the Syrian regime to build 200,000 housing units in Damascus, an Iranian official announced on Sunday.

Syria: A wrecked school system, a country in ruins

Elisabeth Longuenesse

Syria: A wrecked school system, a country in ruins

Comment: Syria's education system was decimated by the brutal civil war, and the outlook under Assad is equally bleak, writes Elisabeth ...

Syrian passport applicants face exorbitant prices and persecution

The New Arab

Syrian passport applicants face exorbitant prices and persecution

Syrians attempting to obtain a passport from regime authorities are facing exorbitant prices and risk of arrest.

Arrests and assassinations: Consolidating power in Assad's Syria

Mona Alami

Arrests and assassinations: Consolidating power in Assad's Syria

Comment: As the Syrian civil war begins to come to its conclusion, Assad is clearing out any competition by conducting a large purge of ...

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