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Idlib province has seen a rivalry between rival jihadist factions.

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Suweidah activists cancel protest to negotiate over detainees

The New Arab Staff

Suweidah activists cancel protest to negotiate over detainees

Syrian regime authorities hope to turn the tide of protests against Assad's rule, redirecting anger towards incoming US sanctions.

Syrian security forces detain protesters in southern city

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Syrian security forces detain protesters in southern city

Anti-regime protests erupted in the southern city of Suweidah last week amid a crash in the local currency.

Syrians chant deceased rebel Sarout's name in Suweidah protest

The New Arab Staff

Syrians chant deceased rebel Sarout's name in Suweidah protest

Syrians in Suweidah have held new anti-regime protests.

The New Arab Staff

Protests erupt in Syria's Suweidah, as lira plunges

Syria's economic woes have continued, with protests erupting in regime areas.

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

The New Arab Staff

HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and ...

Alicia Medina

Lawyers in Lebanon fight back against torture and impunity

Torture in Lebanese detention centres remains a widespread practice carried out with impunity. One group of lawyers, however, is fighting ...

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

Amr Salahi

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

The town of Kafranbel in Idlib province, which rose to global fame with its satirical protest slogans and revolutionary art, has now been ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel releases Druze man convicted of spying for Syria

The releases are a 'gesture of goodwill' after the repatriation to Israel last year of the remains of Zachary Baumel, an Israeli soldier missing ...

Hundreds of Turkish-backed Syrian fighters arrive in Idlib

The New Arab

Hundreds of Turkish-backed Syrian fighters arrive in Idlib

A spokesman for the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army, which has previously fought Kurdish forces, has said that hundreds of fighters have ...

Water used as weapon in Middle East conflicts

The New Arab

Water used as weapon in Middle East conflicts

Conflict actors in Yemen, Syria and Iraq have targeted civilian water supplies.

Gunmen assassinate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham official in Syria’s Idlib

The New Arab

Gunmen assassinate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham official in Syria’s Idlib

Syria’s HTS militants blame the execution of a judge on the Islamic State group, despite the fact that widespread popular unrest has been ...

Syria Weekly: Idlib civilians demand no Assad, no Jolani

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib civilians demand no Assad, no Jolani

Syrian civilians are making a brave stand against the authoritarian control of the HTS militant group in Idlib.

The New Arab

Al-Qaeda linked Syria-based cleric praises Baghdadi’s killing

Abdullah Al-Muhaysini, a Saudi jihadi cleric based in Syria who the US has designated as a terrorist, praised the death of al-Baghdadi as a “glorious” event in Muslim history.

The New Arab

Trump says Islamic State leader 'died like a dog'

Baghdadi killed himself and three of his children with a suicide vest as US special operations forces approached his position, the US president ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey, Syrian Kurds claim credit in Baghdadi death operation

Ankara and the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have rushed to claim credit for their efforts in the operation that killed IS leader Abu ...

The New Arab

Islamic State leader 'killed himself' during US raid

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi reportedly committed suicide during a US military raid in Syria's Idlib region, US media reported.

Syria Weekly: Trump U-turn could see US troops remain

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Trump U-turn could see US troops remain

US troops could be deployed to guard oil and gas fields in eastern Syria, amid fears of an IS resurgence.

The New Arab

US offers $5 million reward for Syria Al-Qaeda operatives

The US offered rewards for information leading to the capture or location of three leading Al-Qaeda militants.

Syria Weekly: Regime advance in Idlib threatens civilian genocide

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Regime advance in Idlib threatens civilian genocide

Around three million Syrian civilians await their fate, as a regime advance in Idlib continues.

Syria Weekly: Foreign powers enter the battle for Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Foreign powers enter the battle for Idlib

Despite capturing a series of villages in the Idlib and Hama provinces, regime victory over opposition forces appears no less certain.

Syria Weekly: Is Al-Qaeda 2.0 emerging in Idlib?

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Is Al-Qaeda 2.0 emerging in Idlib?

A rare US airstrike on a shadowy militant group in Aleppo province this week could be the resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria, experts have warned.

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