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The detainees at al-Hol consist of the wives of IS fighters and their children, who were captured or surrendered to Kurdish forces.

Conditions in the region controlled by Syrian regime are now "as bad or worse" than they were leading up to the rise of IS, the general warned.

First Covid-19 cases reported in Syria's notorious Al-<em>Hol</em> <em>camp</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

First Covid-19 cases reported in Syria's notorious Al-Hol camp

Fears are growing over an impending health crisis after three health workers were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Syria's Al-Hol camp, where conditions have been described as 'apocalyptic'

Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The New Arab Staff

Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The northeastern region has recorded a total of six cases, while medical supplies run scarce.

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Canadians suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and their families are languishing in displacement camps in northeast Syria.

The New Arab Staff

Shamima Begum allowed UK return for citizenship battle

The ruling in her favour means Begum could appear before a court in London, despite UK authorities continuously declaring they would not help her return from Syria.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

Tunisians have constituted one of the largest groups of foreign jihadists in Syria, Iraq and Libya since 2011.

The New Arab Staff

Shamima Begum to challenge ban from UK for appeal

Bride of former IS fighter Shamima Begum is set to appeal a decision barring her return to the UK to challenge the removal of her British ...

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 ...

IS launches new deadly attack in eastern Syria

The New Arab

IS launches new deadly attack in eastern Syria

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

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.

MSF flies coronavirus supplies to Syria amid country-wide lockdown

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 ...

Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after IS captivity

The New Arab & agencies

Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after IS captivity

A Yazidi girl abducted by the Islamic State group returned to Iraq to be reunited with her family after the coronavirus lockdown in Syria ...

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Adam Lucente

Iraq's religious minorities fear plans to resettle IS families

Yazidi and Iraqi Christian communities who suffered atrocities at the hands of the extremist group fear the return of IS-affiliated families ...

Syrian Kurds set up first coronavirus hospital

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian Kurds set up first coronavirus hospital

Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria have set up their first hospital specializing in treating coronavirus patients, following the death of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus could spread faster in camps than on ships

The International Rescue Committee is particularly concerned about three camps where the population density is higher per square kilometre than on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The New Arab & agencies

Aid-deprived and under-equipped, NE Syria faces virus threat

War-torn northeast Syria is already running low on medical supplies and aid as coronavirus threatens to hit the region.

The New Arab

Water cuts in northeast Syria intensify coronavirus risk: UNICEF

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

The New Arab

Shamima Begum loses appeal against removal of British citizenship

Shamima Begum's appeal against the Home Office's decision to strip her of British citizenship has failed.

Russia repatriates dozens of IS-linked orphans from Syria <em>camp</em>

The New Arab

Russia repatriates dozens of IS-linked orphans from Syria camp

Syria's Kurds on Thursday handed over 35 Russian orphans linked to the Islamic State group to their home country in the latest such repatriation ...

The New Arab & agencies

Kurdish authorities move 21 orphans out of Syria camp

The children, including some from France, Egypt and Dagestan, were only a fraction of the 224 orphans living in Al-Hol camp, ...

Syrian Kurds predict cooperation with Assad on aid deliveries

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.

Norway populist party to leave government over 'IS repatriation'

The New Arab & agencies

Norway populist party to leave government over 'IS repatriation'

Norway will bring a national linked to the Islamic State group and her two children

Hundreds of children died in Syria's Al-<em>Hol</em> <em>camp</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of children died in Syria's Al-Hol camp

More than 500 people, mostly children, died in 2019 at the Syrian refugee camp, with malnutrition, poor healthcare for newborns, and ...

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