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An attack on a gas pipeline near Damascus has been blamed for a nationwide blackout, state news agency reported on Monday.

A Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank is set to receive a large donation, after British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million on Tuesday.

Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian regime.

Refugees face a 'pandemic of poverty’, UN warns

The New Arab Staff

Refugees face a 'pandemic of poverty’, UN warns

Refugees are facing Covid-19 challenges that have triggered poverty, UN's Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on World Refugee Day.

Syrian refugees urge UN to solve crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian refugees urge UN to solve crisis

On World Refugee Day, Syrians have urged the United Nations to resolve their country's crisis and facilitate a safe return home.

The New Arab Staff

Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

Russia reportedly hired hundreds of Syrian mercenaries to fight in Libya during an escalation of violence last month.

The New Arab

IS launches new deadly attack in eastern Syria

Islamic State militants have killed three people in an ambush in central Syria.

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

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran sees new spike in coronavirus cases, Lebanese troops at a military court have caught Covid-19, while economies have been battered from the ...

'Starving is worse': Lebanon's Syrian refugees face bleak lockdown

Nicholas Frakes

'Starving is worse': Lebanon's Syrian refugees face bleak lockdown

Syrian refugees are struggling to survive under Lebanon's lockdown as an economic crisis deepens poverty in the country.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli raids hit Hezbollah arms depot in Syria: monitor

Israeli missiles hit a Hezbollah weapons depot in central Syria on Friday.

Syrians tricked to fight in Libya for warlord Haftar

The New Arab

Syrians tricked to fight in Libya for warlord Haftar

Syrian men are being tricked into fighting for Khalifa Haftar's self-described Libyan National Army.

Don't let Islamic State exploit coronavirus

Paul Iddon

Don't let Islamic State exploit coronavirus

Comment: IS will exploit any instability, including a potential humanitarian crisis caused by coronavirus, writes Paul Iddon.

Russia sends Syrian mercenaries to Libyan warlord Haftar

The New Arab

Russia sends Syrian mercenaries to Libyan warlord Haftar

Hundreds of former Syrian rebels from Quneitra have been recruited and trained by Russia to fight for rogue General Khalifa Haftar.

Pilot who launched Syrian chemical attack promoted to commander

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Pilot who launched Syrian chemical attack promoted to commander

The military pilot who launched a deadly sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib has been promoted by the Syrian regime.

Nur Turkmani

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

This February marks the 45th death anniversary of renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress Umm Kulthum, known as the star of the east.

The New Arab & agencies

Suspected Israeli strike kills three Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Both Iranian forces and Russian military advisers were stationed at the base, which has been hit by Israeli forces in the past.

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Syrians celebrate death of Qasem Soleimani

In much of Syria – where millions have suffered under the Iran-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad – the general's death was welcome news.

Amr Salahi

Syria: How Russia uses 'de-escalation agreements' to destroy cities

The city of Maaret al-Numan has been destroyed by Russia, a few days after negotiations over Syria in Astana concluded. There appears to be a ...

Suspected jihadists attack Syria oil refinery, gas plants

The New Arab & agencies

Suspected jihadists attack Syria oil refinery, gas plants

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the triple attack but Britain-based war monitor the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ...

The New Arab

Twelve Iranian fighters killed in mine explosion in Syria

Twelve pro-regime fighters were killed when an Iranian convoy drove into a minefield in central Syria, thought to have been laid by retreating ...

Syria After the Uprisings: How Assad stopped his fall

Kareem Chehayeb

Syria After the Uprisings: How Assad stopped his fall

Book Club: Joseph Daher analyses the resilience of the Syrian regime and the failings of the uprising in his latest book Syria After the ...

Syrian regime rejects right of Syrians to return home

The New Arab

Syrian regime rejects right of Syrians to return home

Almost 120 Syrians have been barred from returning to their homes in Taldou, Homs, after they were forced out of the area by regime and ...

The failed reconstruction of Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared Palestinian camp

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

The failed reconstruction of Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared Palestinian camp

Feature: Twelve years after complete destruction, only half of the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian camp in Lebanon has been rebuilt by the UN. So what ...

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