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More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the northeast of the war-torn country Monday, Kurdish officials said.

The US campaign fighting IS in Syria said it has checked up on its servicemen after a 'false' report by SANA claiming four US soldiers were killed in an explosion.

Russia vetoes crucial extension of cross-border aid in Syria

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Russia vetoes crucial extension of cross-border aid in Syria

A crucial UN Security Council resolution that would have extended authorisation for cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria for a year has been vetoed by Russia.

UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

The New Arab Staff

UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

Aid groups are urging Russia to rethink its position, as Syria cracks under the pressure of its civil war.

Kurdish authorities pursue 'starvation policies' in eastern Syria

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Kurdish authorities pursue 'starvation policies' in eastern Syria

The official statement is a sign of increasing ethnic tensions between Arab tribesmen and Kurdish-dominated ruling authorities in eastern Syria.

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US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

The New Arab & agencies

Three IS militants escape jail in Syria

The escape from a jail near the Al-Hol camp follows a prison riot earlier this month.

The New Arab

MSF flies coronavirus supplies to Syria amid country-wide lockdown

Two planes filled with coronavirus supplies landed in Iraq and will make their way to northeast Syria despite cuts in funding from the United ...

IS Syria prison riot over 'coronavirus fears' ends

The New Arab

IS Syria prison riot over 'coronavirus fears' ends

A brief riot has erupted in a prison in Hassakeh, housing IS detainees.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Jordan sends aid to the US while easing a lockdown, as Iran's foreign minister meets Assad for mask diplomacy.

Syria coronavirus death traced to Kurdish-run northeast region

The New Arab & agencies

Syria coronavirus death traced to Kurdish-run northeast region

The World Health Organization has admitted a reporting "slip up" after it came to light the first man to die of coronavirus in Syria came from a ...

Riots break-out at Syria jail holding suspected IS members

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Riots break-out at Syria jail holding suspected IS members

Prisoners at a Syrian jail run by Kurdish forces holding suspected Islamic State members rioted and some escaped.

Water cuts in northeast Syria intensify coronavirus risk: UNICEF

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Water cuts in northeast Syria intensify coronavirus risk: UNICEF

Syrians are at risk of contracting coronavirus after water after northeastern Syria experienced water cuts.

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Syrian Kurds predict cooperation with Assad on aid deliveries

Kurdish officials who spoke with The New Arab say they fear they'll have no choice but to again turn to the regime for help.

The New Arab

10 Kurdish fighters killed in Turkish shelling in Syria

10 fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been killed in a Turkish artillery bombardment near Azaz in northern Syria.

The New Arab

Major road connecting Aleppo to eastern Syria to reopen

The road is a major artery for the transport of oil.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish patrol kills Syrian protester amid shaky truce

Syrian Kurdish activists named the killed protester as 25-year-old Serxwebun Ali.

Kurdish fighters leave besieged Syria town following ceasefire deal

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Kurdish fighters leave besieged Syria town following ceasefire deal

Turkey's defence ministry confirmed Kurdish fighters were leaving the besieged border town of Ras al-Ain in Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey assault in Syria has seen 300,000 displaced

Previous figures showed at least 160,000 civilians displaced since the offensive began, but the numbers given by the Syrian Observatory for ...

Anti-Assad protests in eastern Syria following SDF-regime agreement

The New Arab

Anti-Assad protests in eastern Syria following SDF-regime agreement

Protesters in several towns in eastern Syria took to the streets to express anger at an agreement allowing Assad regime troops to enter areas ...

Turkey says Erdogan will meet Vice-President Pence after all

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey says Erdogan will meet Vice-President Pence after all

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reversed his decision not to meet with US President Donald Trump's deputy Mike Pence.

Kurdish party leader 'killed in ambush' in Syria

The New Arab

Kurdish party leader 'killed in ambush' in Syria

The secretary-general of the Future Syria Party, Hevrin Khalaf was killed on the road to the city of Qamishli, reports said on Saturday.

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