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After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will embolden Iran in its support for Assad.

Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Mohamad Karkas

Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Destruction, displacement, a financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have posed intractable challenges to Idlib's education system. But its children still dream of a bright future.

Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

The New Arab Staff

Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany calling for the investigation of two deadly regime chemical weapons attacks in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The Assad regime likened the US to a 'terrorist group' after Trump said he had suggested assassinating the Syrian dictator in 2017.

The New Arab Staff

Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria chemical attack

Trump had earlier denied reports that he planned to assassinate the Syrian leader.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

The OPCW for the first time attributed blame for Syria chemical attacks, but activists are sceptical about its significance.

Sam Hamad

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Comment: For the victims of Assad's chemical warfare, the damage inflicted by these attacks, and by the Russian propaganda surrounding them, has ...

OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

The New Arab

OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

An investigation by the OPCW's new unit is likely to trigger counter accusations and denials from Syria and its allies, Iran and Russia.

The New Arab

Syrian regime soldiers killed, injured in Israeli strike

Israeli strikes on a regime military airport in central Syria and a position near the occupied Golan Heights have killed one soldier and wounded ...

The eleventh hour for Idlib, Syria's last rebel bastion

International Crisis Group

The eleventh hour for Idlib, Syria's last rebel bastion

Comment: The Syrian regime's campaign to retake Idlib threatens devastating levels of death and displacement. Syria and Russia must conclude an ...

Pilot who launched Syrian chemical attack promoted to commander

The New Arab

Pilot who launched Syrian chemical attack promoted to commander

The military pilot who launched a deadly sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib has been promoted by the Syrian regime.

Thousands flee as Syrian regime enters key rebel-held town

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands flee as Syrian regime enters key rebel-held town

Syrian regime forces have entered a key rebel-held town in Syria's northwest under the cover of airstrikes.

Syria: How Russia uses 'de-escalation agreements' to destroy cities

Amr Salahi

Syria: How Russia uses 'de-escalation agreements' to destroy cities

The city of Maaret al-Numan has been destroyed by Russia, a few days after negotiations over Syria in Astana concluded. There appears to be a ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Syrians organise evacuation of besieged Maarat Al-Numan

Syrians have shared #IdlibIsUnderFire to help save the town of Maarat Al-Numan.

The New Arab

Russia bombing Idlib is response to ‘opposition rejecting land-grab’

Sources close to the opposition negotiating team say that Russia’s current deadly bombardment of Idlib is a response to the opposition’s ...

The New Arab

Chemical weapons organisation to publish report on Syria attacks

The OPCW will prepare a report on chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Russia downed 'almost 60 drones' in Syria this year

General Igor Konachenkov told journalists on Friday that 58 drones and 27 missiles were intercepted by Russian forces at the base in the coastal ...

US confirms Syria's Assad used chemical weapons in May

The New Arab & agencies

US confirms Syria's Assad used chemical weapons in May

The Assad regime used chlorine in a chemical attack near the Idlib village of Kabana in May, Secretary of State Pompeo said.

The New Arab & agencies

Russia reveals vast rebel tunnel network in northwest Syria

A vast network of rebel tunnels in Syria was opened to reporters earlier this week, providing a closer look into what regime forces say was a ...

Russia, Assad accused of 'Grozny-style' destruction in <em>Khan</em> <em>Sheikhoun</em>

The New Arab

Russia, Assad accused of 'Grozny-style' destruction in Khan Sheikhoun

A Syrian rights group has released a report saying 75 percent of the buildings in Khan Sheikhoun have been wholly or partially ...

Syrians flee Idlib for miserable displacement camps

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Syrians flee Idlib for miserable displacement camps

With nowhere to go, Idlib's displaced civilians are looking for a way out.

Syrian regime forces murder elderly woman amid looting spree

The New Arab

Syrian regime forces murder elderly woman amid looting spree

Syrian regime forces executed an elderly woman in the recently captured town of Khan Sheikhoun after she refused to leave her ...

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