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The decree changes those in charge of 12 cabinet portfolios, including the ministries of finance, energy and public health.

Hussein Arnous was appointed caretaker prime minister in June and has now been tasked with forming a new cabinet.

Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrians alarmed at Russia push to limit cross-border aid

Russia vetoed down a UN Security Council motion authorising cross-border aid to millions of Syrians in the northwest of the country.

Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The New Arab Staff

Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The Syrian regime has been positioning forces near rebel-held territory as Russian planes carry out airstrikes, as Idlib residents and Turkish ...

Iran-backed militants 'exhume' grave of Caliph Umar II

The New Arab

Iran-backed militants 'exhume' grave of Caliph Umar II

In February, pro-regime forces in Idlib reportedly set fire to the tomb after capturing the town of Maaret al-Numan ...

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 New Arab & agencies

Scores of Syrian regime soldiers killed in Turkish strikes

Turkish drone strikes in Syria's Idlib province killed 19 regime soldiers on Sunday, a war monitor reported, as tensions soared between Damascus ...

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 ...

The New Arab

Turkey opens new military base in Idlib

Turkey opened a military base overlooking a village captured by the Syrian army, according to The New Arab, while the regime continued to make ...

Syria army overruns key Idlib crossroads town: state TV

The New Arab & agencies

Syria army overruns key Idlib crossroads town: state TV

Syrian state television is reporting that regime forces have taken full control over the key crossroads town of Saraqeb in Idlib.

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Idlib city prepares for mass exodus of civilians

With an estimated 150,000 people displaced in the past two weeks, aid agencies are warning of a potential humanitarian catastrophe unlike ...

Turkey retaliates against Syrian regime attack in Idlib

The New Arab

Turkey retaliates against Syrian regime attack in Idlib

Turkey hit over 54 targets in retaliatory strikes after Syrian regime shelling killed Turkish soldiers and civilian contractors.

Turkish soldiers killed in deadly Idlib confrontation

The New Arab

Turkish soldiers killed in deadly Idlib confrontation

Turkey and Syria have traded fire in Idlib, in one of the deadliest confrontations between the two sides since Turkish troops entered the ...

Seven family members among scores killed in Syria airstrikes

The New Arab & agencies

Seven family members among scores killed in Syria airstrikes

Air strikes by the Syrian regime and its Russian ally on Sunday killed 14 civilians in the last major opposition bastion of Idlib in the ...

UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire in Idlib

The New Arab

UN chief calls for immediate ceasefire in Idlib

The UN Secretary-General has called for an immediate ceasefire in northwestern Syria, as Al-Qaeda affiliated Hayat Tahrir ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia accused of killing 10 civilians in Syria airstrike

Moscow has denied reports that Russian aircraft carried out deadly airstrikes on a bakery and medical clinic in Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime captures key Idlib rebel-held town

Syrian regime forces have taken control of the key rebel-held town of Maarat Al-Numan after a punishing campaign of airstrikes ...

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.

The New Arab

White Helmet volunteer among civilians killed in Idlib airstrikes

A civilian defence force volunteer was killed and two others injured, as Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies edge closer to their ...

Soleimani's militia still follow instructions of dead commander

The New Arab

Soleimani's militia still follow instructions of dead commander

The late general's forces continue to carry out instructions Soleimani gave as part of a five-year plan before he was killed in a US airstrike.

The New Arab

Thousands flee as Syrian regime cuts off Maarat Al-Numan

Thousands of people have fled villages around the deserted rebel-held city of Maaret al-Numan in Syria’s Idlib ...

Syria regime forces on edge of key rebel-held town

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime forces on edge of key rebel-held town

The regime of President Bashar Al-Assad has repeatedly vowed to reassert control over the whole of Syria, despite several ceasefire ...

Syria regime forces gain ground in Idlib: monitor

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime forces gain ground in Idlib: monitor

Syrian regime forces have inched closer to one of the largest urban centres in rebel-held northwestern Syria, a war monitor has said.

Scores of Syrian fighters, civilians killed as ceasefire ‘buried’

The New Arab & agencies

Scores of Syrian fighters, civilians killed as ceasefire ‘buried’

56 regime and rebel fighters were killed in Idlib today amid heavy fighting around the deserted city of Maarat al-Numan, while ...

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