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

Comment: Turkey has demonstrated that Assad's regime could be defeated in Syria, were it not for the curse of global indifference, writes Sam Hamad.

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

David Isenberg

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

Comment: Foreign interference by states, their proxies, and military companies is enabling the conflict in Libya to continue, writes David Isenberg.

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

Sylvain Mercadier

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

Syrian regime and Turkey-backed rebels clash following Kurdish pull-back

The New Arab

Syrian regime and Turkey-backed rebels clash following Kurdish pull-back

Clashes between Turkey-backed rebels and Syria regime forces saw six killed, as Kurdish fighters complete their withdrawal from border zones as ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey says Europe should take back Kurdish-held IS prisoners

The Turkish assault on Kurdish forces in northern Syria has raised fears about what will happen to thousands of Islamic State group fighters currently being held by the Kurds.

Sam Hamad

Once again, US turns Syria into theatre of betrayal

Comment: The US was all that stood between the Kurds and Turkish aggression, now that buffer has gone, writes Sam Hamad.

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 ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Deal or no deal between Turkey-US?

Turkey and the US announced a 'safe zone' agreement for Syria this week, adding further uncertainty for millions of Syrians.

US-Turkey deal over Syrian safe-zone complicated by S-400 crisis

Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel

US-Turkey deal over Syrian safe-zone complicated by S-400 crisis

Comment: A spat between the United States and Turkey over Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 missile has spilled into Syria, writes Bashdar ...

Imogen Lambert

Daraa: Life under regime rule in the revolution's birthplace

In-depth: As arrests, assassinations and protests continue in Daraa, is the Syrian regime able to reclaim full control of the provinces which ...

Syrians mourn the death of Morsi, remembering his support

The New Arab

Syrians mourn the death of Morsi, remembering his support

Following the death of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, Syrians expressed their sadness on social media and ...

Syrian regime digs up graves to find Israeli bodies

The New Arab

Syrian regime digs up graves to find Israeli bodies

The Syrian regime has dug up a cemetery in a Palestinian refugee camp outside Damascus, looking for the remains of Israeli soldiers killed in ...

'Goalkeeper of the revolution' killed by Syrian regime forces

The New Arab & agencies

'Goalkeeper of the revolution' killed by Syrian regime forces

Abdelbaset al-Sarout rose to fame as a goalkeeper in his hometown Homs. He died as a Free Syrian Army commander, known as the 'guardian of the ...

Syria Weekly: A war on civilians in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: A war on civilians in Idlib

The death toll continues to rise in Idlib, as Russia's targeting of hospitals and other civilian infrastructure is put under the spotlight.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Regime onslaught on Idlib continues

The bloodbath in Idlib continued this week, with pressure on regional player Turkey to accept more refugees and do more to protect civilians trapped in Syria.

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

Russia threatens to starve Syrian refugee camp of aid

Russia has threatened residents of Syrian camp al-Rukban with forced conscription and the withdrawal of aid after they failed to leave through ...

Paul McLoughlin

White Helmets warn Syria aid cuts 'will cost lives'

The White Helmets stress aid cuts will hit civilians, after donors cut funding to certain areas in Syria following takeover by extremist groups

No militants 'exiting Syria buffer' on eve of deadline

The New Arab & agencies

No militants 'exiting Syria buffer' on eve of deadline

Regime ally Russia and rebel-backer Turkey agreed last month to set up a demilitarized zone around the northwestern region of Idlib to prevent a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey says Idlib demilitarised zone 'established' following rebel withdrawal

Syrian rebel fighters have pulled out of a buffer zone in Idlib province, as part of a Turkish-Russian sponsored deal.

The armed Syrian opposition reacts to Idlib 'demilitarised zones'

Ömer Özkizilcik

The armed Syrian opposition reacts to Idlib 'demilitarised zones'

Analysis: The Turkish-backed rebels are understandably praising Turkey's efforts to avoid a bloodbath in Idlib, but confusion remains over ...

38,500 flee in two weeks due to Idlib violence

The New Arab

38,500 flee in two weeks due to Idlib violence

Violence in northwest Syria has displaced more than 38,500 people in less than two weeks, the UN said on Thursday.

Turkey ships arms to rebels, ahead of Idlib offensive

The New Arab

Turkey ships arms to rebels, ahead of Idlib offensive

Turkey has reportedly boosted weapons shipments to Syrian rebels in Idlib, as reports that the regime's planned offensive on the opposition ...

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