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A conference to raise money for humanitarian aid for Syria has secure just over half what it hoped to secure.

The legitimacy of Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad's presidency will not be recognised by the US unless voting is supervised by the UN.

Syria's opposition a 'disappointment' a decade after war

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Syria's opposition a 'disappointment' a decade after war

After 10 years of brutal conflict the opposition forces are facing the reality of a failed movement that was unable to unseat Bashar Al-Assad.

Russia, Turkey, Iran meet to discuss Syria

The New Arab Staff

Russia, Turkey, Iran meet to discuss Syria

Delegations from Russia, Turkey, and Iran are meeting in Sochi to discuss the Syria Constitutional Committee and the ceasefire in rebel-held ...

Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

The New Arab Staff

Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

The World Food Programme on Saturday warned a record 12.4 million people are food insecure in Syria, where fresh efforts to revive a peace ...

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UN Security Council fails to agree on Syria declaration

Th United Nations Security Council continues to struggle in Syria negotiations.

The New Arab Staff

Fifth round of Syrian constitutional talks end without progress

The fifth round of Syrian Constitutional Committee meetings ends on Friday, as complaints about the regime's attitude persist.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New round of talks on Syria's constitution begins

A new round of UN-sponsored talks to write a constitution for war-torn Syria has begun in Geneva, amid accusations that the Assad regime is ...

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

Geir Pedersen has announced that the Constitutional Committee will resume talks in an effort to find a political solution to ...

Syria constitution talks to resume on January 25: UN

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Syria constitution talks to resume on January 25: UN

Syrian delegates have agreed to resume talks on constitutional revisions starting January 25.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy urges progress in Syrian political process

Geir Pedersen told reporters he wanted "to see progress" when Syria's so-called constitutional committee meets for the fourth ...

UN envoy sees delay in Syria political process

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UN envoy sees delay in Syria political process

Geir Pedersen, the UN special envoy for Syria, says there has been no accord on the agenda for a meeting in October in Geneva ...

Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia strikes kill 78 Turkey-backed rebels in Syria: monitor

Russian airstrikes on Monday killed dozens of Turkey-backed rebels in Syria's northwest in the bloodiest surge in violence reported since more ...

Syria talks end on positive note after Covid-19 scare

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria talks end on positive note after Covid-19 scare

Syria's government and opposition delegations have found commonalities despite disagreements, sources involved in the negotiations said.

Syrian talks to resume despite virus cases: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian talks to resume despite virus cases: UN

The discussions, aimed at rewriting the Syria's constitution, were put on hold almost as soon as they started on Monday when the test results ...

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UN suspends Syria constitution talks over coronavirus cases

Three delegates attending Syria constitutional talks at the United Nations tested positive for Covid-19.

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime, opposition representatives meet for constitution talks

Delegations from the Syrian regime and opposition began much-delayed talks in Geneva to draft a new constitution for the conflict-torn country

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria constitution talks in Geneva an 'important step'

In the upcoming meeting, amending the country's constitution is high on the list of topics up for discussion.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

Syrian opposition welcomes Caesar sanctions against regime

The New Arab Staff

Syrian opposition welcomes Caesar sanctions against regime

The economy minister of the Syrian opposition ‘interim government’ says new US sanctions against the regime target key economic sectors and will ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN warns that ‘tragedy beckons’ in Syria from virus

With millions of people displaced in crowded conditions and without adequate sanitation, the UN humanitarian chief said Syria cannot cope with a ...

Jordan blocks UN aid to Syria's Rukban refugee camp

The New Arab

Jordan blocks UN aid to Syria's Rukban refugee camp

Citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Amman refused to allow the United Nations to pass through Jordanian territory to deliver ...

UN Mideast envoys urge warring parties to end fighting

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UN Mideast envoys urge warring parties to end fighting

In the wake of the pandemic, UN envoys urged warring parties to sustain existing cease-fires, and work to achieve longer-term resolutions to the ...

Prisoners in brutal Assad jails at risk of coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Prisoners in brutal Assad jails at risk of coronavirus

Prisoners in Assad jails are at risk of coronavirus in an already violent environment.

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