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Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter of life or death.

Two children killed, three injured in Syria mine explosions

The New Arab Staff

Two children killed, three injured in Syria mine explosions

Two children have been killed and three others injured when two mines exploded in Syria’s Raqqa and Idlib provinces as violence continued across the country.

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Regime soldiers killed, injured in rebel attack near Damascus

The New Arab Staff

Regime soldiers killed, injured in rebel attack near Damascus

Several Syrian regime soldiers have been killed and injured in an attack which a rebel group says it carried out in revenge for detainees killed ...

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of football.

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime releases three activists detained over Suweida protests

Three activists have returned to Suweida after being detained by the regime.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nine regime fighters killed in blast in south Syria

A roadside bomb has killed nine pro-regime fighters in the restive province of Daraa in southern Syria, which has seen a number of ...

Protect and punish: Can sanctions avoid harming Syrians, too?

Sam Hamad

Protect and punish: Can sanctions avoid harming Syrians, too?

Comment: The Caesar Act's purpose is noble, but with the economy in ruins and Russia waiting in the wings, more sanctions risk entrenching ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian security forces detain protesters in southern city

Anti-regime protests erupted in the southern city of Suweidah last week amid a crash in the local currency.

Syrians chant deceased rebel Sarout's name in Suweidah protest

The New Arab Staff

Syrians chant deceased rebel Sarout's name in Suweidah protest

Syrians in Suweidah have held new anti-regime protests.

Protests erupt in Syria's Suweidah, as lira plunges

The New Arab Staff

Protests erupt in Syria's Suweidah, as lira plunges

Syria's economic woes have continued, with protests erupting in regime areas.

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

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.

The New Arab

Three former Syrian rebels killed in Daraa province

Three former rebels have been killed by unknown assailants in the past 24 hours in Syria’s restive Daraa province.

The New Arab & agencies

Nine policemen abducted and killed in south Syria: monitor

The killings, for which there were no immediate claim of responsibility, occurred in a town called Muzayrib in Daraa province, the ...

The New Arab

Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold virtual Syria talks

The trilateral talks will take place via video conference on Wednesday.

Senior Syrian regime officers killed in <em>Daraa</em> attack

The New Arab

Senior Syrian regime officers killed in Daraa attack

Two regime officers have been killed in the restive southern Syrian province of Daraa a couple of days after another deadly incident.

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.

Syrian regime kills 8 civilians in <em>Daraa</em>

The New Arab

Syrian regime kills 8 civilians in Daraa

The latest flare up, in which three children were killed, comes after a relative lull in violence between the regime and opposition elements in ...

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

The New Arab collates key points from Chatham House's series of panel discussion entitled 'The Struggle for State' , marking nine years since ...

Syria's brutal war enters 10th year

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's brutal war enters 10th year

At least 384,000 people have since died, including more than 116,000 civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor said on ...

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