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

For the first time since the Syria conflict erupted in 2011, the global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed President Bashar al-Assad's air force for chemical attacks.

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

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 already been done, writes Sam Hamad.

Embattled Syrian areas uninhabitable for years: report

The New Arab & agencies

Embattled Syrian areas uninhabitable for years: report

Intense fighting in northwest Syria has rendered swaths of the region uninhabitable as conditions deteriorate.

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

James Snell

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

Comment: From inaction over regime use of chemical weapons, to a callous abandonment of the Kurds, US policy in Syria is a riot of indifference, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's Idlib clashes kill at least 60 fighters: monitor

Clashes between anti-government fighters and regime forces killed more than 50 combattants on both sides in northwestern Syria on Tuesday.

The New Arab & agencies

Air strikes kill 12 civilians in northwest Syria: monitor

Regime and Russian air strikes on Monday killed 12 civilians in northwest Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime forces take full control of key town

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the key northwestern town of Khan Sheikhoun has fallen to the brutal Assad regime, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Regime advance cuts off Turkish convoy in northwest Syria

A Turkish military convoy crossed into rebel-run northwest Syria, its path blocked by advancing regime troops as tensions soared between ...

Syria regime forces enter key town amid fierce clashes

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime forces enter key town amid fierce clashes

Syrian regime forces entered Khan Sheikhoun amid intense fighting with rebels which has left dozens of combatants dead, a war monitor ...

The New Arab

Turkey-backed rebels pledge reinforcements against Syrian regime advance

Syrian regime forces are enclosing on Khan Sheikhoun, a key opposition-held village in Idlib that was targeted by a deadly chemical ...

Rebels down regime plane, detain pilot in northwestern Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Rebels down regime plane, detain pilot in northwestern Syria

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham downed a Syrian government plane and captured its pilot, in the first such incident in months.

Regime resumes Idlib air strikes after scrapping ceasefire

The New Arab & agencies

Regime resumes Idlib air strikes after scrapping ceasefire

Damascus and Russia resumed air strikes on Idlib in northwest Syria, scrapping a ceasefire for the rebel-run bastion and accusing the regime's ...

Blast kills dozens of regime fighters at Syria airbase

The New Arab & agencies

Blast kills dozens of regime fighters at Syria airbase

A blast of unclear origin killed at least 31 regime and allied fighters at a military airport in central Syria on Saturday, a war monitor said.

Air strikes stop in Syria's Idlib after truce announced

The New Arab & agencies

Air strikes stop in Syria's Idlib after truce announced

As the ceasefire takes effect, battered Idlib province enjoys respite from the continuous regime and Russian airstrikes that have wreaked havoc ...

The New Arab

Children killed in regime airstrikes on Syria's Idlib: monitor

Syrian regime bombardment has killed 14 civilians including seven children in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said Saturday, in the latest deadly raids on the embattled opposition bastion.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime strikes kill four civilians, hit hospitals

Syrian regime air strikes on an anti-government bastion in northwest Syria killed four civilians, two of them children, and hit three hospitals ...

The New Arab & agencies

France says Syria chemical weapons allegations must be probed

France's foreign ministry has said that fresh allegations that Syria's regime is using chemical weapons must be looked into.

The New Arab & agencies

US suspects Assad regime in new chemical attack

The United States has warned the Assad regime of reprisals amid suspicions of another chemical attack.

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Stanley Heller

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally flawed ...

The New Arab

US-led strikes 'failed to deter' Assad from chemical warfare

US-led missile strikes against the Syrian regime have failed to destroy its chemical stockpiles and have not deterred their use in future, ...

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

James Snell

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

Comment: Not only did Trump's much vaunted strikes fail to threaten Assad; they have actually bolstered him, writes James Snell.

Chemical attack probe stalls, claims Russia tampered with evidence

The New Arab

Chemical attack probe stalls, claims Russia tampered with evidence

Despite Syria and Russia denying involvement in an alleged chemical attack in Douma, OPCW inspectors have 'not yet' been allowed in to ...

Chemical weapons inspectors launch probe into Douma attack

The New Arab & agencies

Chemical weapons inspectors launch probe into Douma attack

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is set to meet on Monday, as inspectors in Syria begin their probe into the Douma ...

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