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Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to shape a future elite and establish lasting influence.

Two Syrian regime soldiers were killed in an attack in the southern province of Daraa, while opposition forces ambushed a regime vehicle in Idlib province, reportedly killing all inside.

UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

The New Arab Staff

UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education official, three children, and two women.

Syrian regime 'stealing' opponents' land, HRW warns

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime 'stealing' opponents' land, HRW warns

HRW interviewed people who reported having had their land seized by the Syrian regime in Idlib or Hama provinces without notice or ...

Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

The New Arab Staff

Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

Protesters in Idlib gathered to remember the victims of the 2018 chemical weapons attack on Douma that killed 39, and to demand ...

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

The New Arab Staff

HTS terror designation 'unfair', Jolani claims in first interview

The interview is widely seen as the HTS leader's latest attempt to rehabilitate his image among Western states.

The New Arab Staff

Syrian Islamist militant group 'stones three women to death'

Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) have stoned to death three women and one man in Idlib after accusing them of adultery and attempted murder.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pleas for more Syria aid at EU-UN donor conference

The UN and other aid groups are seeking more than $4 billion for aid within Syria and $5.8 billion for the refugees at this year's donor ...

US to finally push for Syria aid at UN

Brooke Anderson

US to finally push for Syria aid at UN

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will reinforce the need for aid in Syria to the UN.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey denies reports of deal to open Syria crossings

Turkish officials have denied reports in Russian media that an agreement was reached with Ankara to open crossings between regime and rebel held ...

Syria opposition groups reject opening crossings with regime

The New Arab Staff

Syria opposition groups reject opening crossings with regime

Turkish backed groups have rejected a Russia proposal to open crossing points between Aleppo and Idlib.

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

After ten years of war, Syrians across the country are facing unprecedented hunger and poverty.

War takes its toll on Syria's displaced women

Gaia Caramazza

War takes its toll on Syria's displaced women

In-depth: Women displaced by Syria's war face heightened social, economic and healthcare risks, with many left to raise their families alone in ...

Russia asks Turkey to open three Syrian crossing points

The New Arab Staff

Russia asks Turkey to open three Syrian crossing points

Russia has asked Turkey to reopen three crossing points between regime-held and rebel-held areas in Syria, citing ‘humanitarian’ concerns.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US condemns Assad, Russia attacks in Syria

The United States on condemned fresh attacks by the Assad regime and Russians in Syria that left a number of civilians dead, including in a hospital in Aleppo province.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russian strikes hit aid trucks in northwestern Syria: activists

Airstrikes in northwest Syria have killed at least one person and damaged aid equipment, according to opposition activists and a paramedic group.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russian jets target factory, energy supplies in northwestern Syria

Syrian rebel forces say Russia is attempting to destabilise economic activity in their last stronghold.

The New Arab Staff

Rockets fired from Syria land in Turkey: ministry

A border region of southern Turkey was struck with rockets fired from Syria on Thursday, though no casualties were reported.

Russia's history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Syria

Thomas O. Falk

Russia's history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Syria

In-depth: While attempting to settle a dispute with Armenia over the effectiveness of its weapons, Russia inadvertently confirmed longstanding ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rally in Syria's Idlib to mark 10 years uprising

In the last major rebel city of Idlib, thousands of protestors marked the 10 years since the uprising started in Syria

How Syria's war defined a decade

Sam Hamad

How Syria's war defined a decade

Comment: A decade of war and displacement has left the root causes of Syria's revolution remain firmly in place, and its people no closer to ...

Syrian 'father of martyrs' raises orphaned grandchildren

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian 'father of martyrs' raises orphaned grandchildren

Abderrazaq Khatoun is 83 years old and raising 11 orphaned grandchildren whose parents were lost during the conflict

Decade of war in Syria killed over 388,000: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Decade of war in Syria killed over 388,000: monitor

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the figures includes almost 117,388 civilians, among them more than 22,000 children.

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