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The former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Ramadan Shallah, has died at the age of 62 after spending over three years in a coma

A Turkish soldier was killed and two others injured after an attack on an armoured ambulance in Syria's Idlib region, Turkey's defence ministry said.

Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The New Arab Staff

Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The Syrian regime has been positioning forces near rebel-held territory as Russian planes carry out airstrikes, as Idlib residents and Turkish troops prepare for a possible resumption of conflict.

HTS leader tries to present ‘moderate’ face to Syrians

The New Arab Staff

HTS leader tries to present ‘moderate’ face to Syrians

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and ...

Charting the dramatic collapse of Syria's national currency

Hugo Goodridge

Charting the dramatic collapse of Syria's national currency

Covid-19, Lebanon's dollar crisis and the Rami Makhlouf saga have triggered the collapse of Syria's currency.

Gaia Caramazza

Why art still matters in the Middle East

Despite a global pandemic, artists in the Middle East are finding new ways to express themselves.

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Putin promotes ambassador to Syria to 'special presidential envoy'

President Putin has promoted an ambassador to Syria in the run up to the Syrian elections in 2021.

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

Iran has spent $20-30 billion in aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the money must be paid back, an Iranian lawmaker has claimed.

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

The New Arab

Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

Khalifa Haftar lost control of a key Libyan airbase this week.

Lebanese security chief in 'secret meeting' with Assad regime

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Lebanese security chief in 'secret meeting' with Assad regime

Lebanon’s director of general security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, crossed into Syria for a meeting with Assad regime officials.

Syria central banks warns against currency 'manipulation'

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Syria central banks warns against currency 'manipulation'

War-torn Syria's central bank warned on Tuesday it would clamp down on currency "manipulators" as the value of the Syrian pound hit record lows ...

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Syrian regime seizes assets of tycoon Rami Makhlouf

The New Arab

Syrian regime seizes assets of tycoon Rami Makhlouf

Syrian tycoon and cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad, Rami Makhlouf, has made three videos challenging the regime, prompting a response from ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian rebel and regime forces fight in Libya

A recent rapprochement between Assad and Haftar shows the increasing overlap between the two conflicts.

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Syrian on trial in Germany denies torturing prison inmates

Anwar Raslan claimed he had "helped to free" detainees, rather than torturing them.

The New Arab

'Israeli settler' stabs Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem

A Palestinian teenager was left with neck injuries after a knife attack in East Jerusalem, as tensions continue to flare ahead of Israel's ...

The New Arab & agencies

Makhlouf lashes out at Syria regime in fresh accusations

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf accused the regime of threatening to arrest him and close his telecommunications empire if he does not hand over ...

Khamenei: US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Khamenei: US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

Iran's supreme leader said that the United States will be expelled from Iraq and Syria and alleged that even Washington's allies "abhor" it now.

The New Arab & agencies

9.3 million people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

More than 9 million people are now classed as food insecure in war-torn Syria, the WFP has said.

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

MSF flies coronavirus supplies to Syria amid country-wide lockdown

The New Arab

MSF flies coronavirus supplies to Syria amid country-wide lockdown

Two planes filled with coronavirus supplies landed in Iraq and will make their way to northeast Syria despite cuts in funding from the United ...

Aid deliveries to northeastern Syria dealt another heavy blow

The New Arab

Aid deliveries to northeastern Syria dealt another heavy blow

UN relief agencies have been instructed to stop funding the work of private charities transporting instrumental medical equipment from Iraq into ...

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