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In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

A rare US airstrike on a shadowy militant group in Aleppo province this week could be the resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria, experts have warned.

Standoff at Rissan Hill: Resisting a new Israeli outpost

Gary Libot

Standoff at Rissan Hill: Resisting a new Israeli outpost

Comment: Strategically located villages near Ramallah are suffering land grabs that fragment their territory and aim to drive people from their homes, writes Gary Libot.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas 'to visit Assad soon'

Karim Traboulsi

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas 'to visit Assad soon'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will join the queue of Arab authoritarian leaders rushing to rehabilitate Syrian President Bashar ...

Syrian rebels agree to surrender Daraa towns to regime

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebels agree to surrender Daraa towns to regime

Syrian rebels have agreed to handover the town of Ibta to Bashar al-Assad's regime, with other areas expected to surrender as part of a Russian ...

Sam Hamad

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Comment: In Idlib, the Assad regime will play on the presence of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, to justify their use of massive force to target civilians, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab

Wave of assassinations hit Syria's opposition Idlib province

Syrian rebel commanders, clerics and activists have been killed in a wave of killings in the opposition province of Idlib.

The New Arab

Syria regime capture key Idlib airbase

Syria's regime has said troops and militia fighters have won back Abu Duhur airbase in Idlib, which sees Damascus in control of a key military ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian rebels 'set up joint operations room' in Idlib

Syria's biggest rebel groups have agreed to unite as the Assad regime advances into the opposition heartland of Idlib.

Explosion at Syrian rebel base in Idlib kills 23

The New Arab & agencies

Explosion at Syrian rebel base in Idlib kills 23

A large explosion at a Syrian rebel base dominated by foreign fighters has killed at least 23 people, a monitor has said.

Paul McLoughlin

Clashes erupt in Idlib province threatening Syrian rebel truce

A fragile truce between two of Syria's biggest rebel groups is on the verge of breaking, as fresh clashes erupted between the two sides in Idlib ...

Major Syrian rebel group quits al-Qaeda-linked coalition

Paul McLoughlin

Major Syrian rebel group quits al-Qaeda-linked coalition

Syrian rebel group Nour al-Din al-Zinki has walked away from the radical umbrella group as tensions between two rival opposition camps threaten ...

Syrian rebel groups clash in troubled Idlib province

The New Arab

Syrian rebel groups clash in troubled Idlib province

Syrian rebel groups Ahrar al-Sham and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have clashed in Idlib province, following weeks of tensions between two of the ...

Claims Turkish army will enter Idlib untrue: Hatay governor

The New Arab

Claims Turkish army will enter Idlib untrue: Hatay governor

The rebuke follows reports circulated by some Arab media outlets on Saturday claiming that Turkish armoured vehicles and infantry would cross ...

Coalition airstrikes kill 22 civilians in Syria’s Raqqa

The New Arab

Coalition airstrikes kill 22 civilians in Syria’s Raqqa

At least 22 civilians were killed and scores injured in US-led coalition airstrikes on the Islamic State group’s Syrian stronghold of Raqqa, ...

The New Arab

Syrian rebels clash with former al-Qaeda group

Heavy clashes have erupted between Fatah al-Sham militants and Syrian rebels again, following an earlier inter-opposition confrontation in Idlib earlier this week.

The New Arab

Syria peace talks end with pledge to safeguard truce

Russia, Iran and Turkey, the sponsors of peace talks between Syrian rebels and the regime, have agreed to establish a joint "mechanism" to ...

Robin Jones

Vanishing Illusions: Trump and Syria

Analysis: Donald Trump won't be much worse for Syrians than Obama was, but he'll be more forthright about it, writes Robin Jones.

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens killed in Syrian rebel-held town truck bomb

Syria's troubled border town of Azaz has been targeted by suspected IS militants in a huge truck bomb, which has killed at least 43 people.

Damascus water wars expose Assadist rifts, threaten humanitarian disaster

Martin Armstrong

Damascus water wars expose Assadist rifts, threaten humanitarian disaster

Millions in Damascus face restricted access to water with humanitarian concerns also growing for civilians trapped in Wadi Barada, with ...

Umar Lateef Misgar

Syria's ceasefire susceptible to sabotage

Comment: Ending military hostilities is always a welcome step, but when the terms are dictated by regional and international interests, the lull ...

Syrian rebels 'signed different ceasefire agreement' to regime copy

Martin Armstrong

Syrian rebels 'signed different ceasefire agreement' to regime copy

More than ten Syrian rebel groups claim the ceasefire agreement being pursued by the regime is different to what they signed up for, pointing to ...

Video: Anti-regime protests break out across Syria Video: Anti-regime protests break out across Syria

The New Arab

Video: Anti-regime protests break out across Syria

Pro-Syrian opposition protests re-ignited on Friday across rebel-held parts of the country, as people took to the street to reject a new ...

Syria ceasefire holds despite regime bombing

The New Arab

Syria ceasefire holds despite regime bombing

A Russian-Turkish brokered deal, which came into place on Thursday night is largely holding despite some bombing and skirmishes.

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