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Palestinians replanted hundreds of trees in the occupied West Bank, a day after Israel's army uprooted thousands of trees in the area

The Turkish soldier was killed during a skirmish with Kurdish militia forces.

Syrian <em>olive</em> trees put down roots in Kurdish Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian olive trees put down roots in Kurdish Iraq

"On this farm I have 42,000 olive trees, all of which I brought from Afrin when they were three years old"

Syria Weekly: 'Idlib will fall,' Assad regime tells Turkey

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: 'Idlib will fall,' Assad regime tells Turkey

The Assad regime is determined to capture the Idlib province, Ali Mamlouk told his Turkish counterpart, an event that will have huge ...

Syrian activist Idlib town has 'more cats than people'

The New Arab

Syrian activist Idlib town has 'more cats than people'

A town in Syria called Kafrnabl has sustained such heavy bombing that it is now home to more cats than people.

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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 arrived in Idlib to help fight a regime assault.

The New Arab

10 Kurdish fighters killed in Turkish shelling in Syria

10 fighters from the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have been killed in a Turkish artillery bombardment near Azaz in northern Syria.

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Turkey removes more Kurdish mayors over alleged terror links

Politicians from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) have faced removals from their posts and detentions since April this year.

Sam Hamad

US betrayal pushes Syria's Kurds into clutches of regime

Comment: The deal the Kurds were forced to cut with the Syrian regime is likely to only have one winner: Assad and his regime, writes Sam Hamad.

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

Amr Salahi

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

The start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Syria brings with it fears of demographic change. Both Turkey and its Syrian Kurdish ...

The New Arab

What happens next? Turkey launches a new Syria offensive

The situation in northern Syria went from relative calm to a full-blown operation in a number of days.

Revealed: Turkey's plan to capture northern Syria from Kurds

Adi Smajić & Paul McLoughlin

Revealed: Turkey's plan to capture northern Syria from Kurds

In-depth: Syrian fighters are poised to launched a third Turkish-backed offensive in northern Syria.

Syria Weekly: Deal or no deal between Turkey-US?

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Deal or no deal between Turkey-US?

Turkey and the US announced a 'safe zone' agreement for Syria this week, adding further uncertainty for millions of Syrians.

US, Turkey to establish 'safe zone' in northeastern Syria

The New Arab

US, Turkey to establish 'safe zone' in northeastern Syria

The US and Turkey have agreed to jointly establish a 'safe zone' in northeastern Syria, following Turkish threats to attack the Kurdish YPG ...

US-Turkey deal over Syrian safe-zone complicated by S-400 crisis

Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel

US-Turkey deal over Syrian safe-zone complicated by S-400 crisis

Comment: A spat between the United States and Turkey over Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 missile has spilled into Syria, writes Bashdar ...

Ömer Özkizilcik

Turkey three years on after the failed coup attempt

Analysis: Three years after the failed coup attempt in Turkey, Ankara is pursuing its national interest with fewer distractions, writes Ömer Özkizilcik

The New Arab

UK presses Russia to answer for Idlib hospital attacks

British Ambassador Karen Pierce requested assurances from Russia and Syria during a UN Security Council meeting in Washington on Friday.

The New Arab

Syria ex Al-Qaeda group seeks rivals' assistance in Idlib

Syria's former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) controls most of Idlib province as well as parts of neighbouring Aleppo, Hama and ...

Sibel Duz and Omer Ozkizilcik

'Communist militants' among US partners in Syria

Analysis: The Marxist-Leninist Communist Party, an underground faction classified as a terrorist organisation in Turkey, is an ally of the ...

Turkey bans Kurdish Newroz celebrations in Afrin

The New Arab

Turkey bans Kurdish Newroz celebrations in Afrin

Turkey is attempting to prevent Syrians in Afrin from celebrating Newroz, the Kurdish new year, local sources said.

The New Arab

Syrian Kurdish leader requests 'international protection from Turkey'

Syrian Kurdish political leader Ilham Ahmed has urged the UN and Western states to provide an international observer force and air support for ...

Ankara-backed Syrian opposition denies Turkey 'stole' Afrin's <em>olive</em> oil

The New Arab & agencies

Ankara-backed Syrian opposition denies Turkey 'stole' Afrin's olive oil

An Afrin trade official has rejected accusations that Turkey 'stole' olive crops from the northern Syrian region and sold their oil as ...

Syrian opposition denies accusations Turkey 'stole' Afrin's <em>olive</em> oil

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian opposition denies accusations Turkey 'stole' Afrin's olive oil

An Afrin trade official has rejected accusations that Turkey 'stole' olive crops from the northern Syrian region and sold their oil as ...

Ankara's military build-up heralds tough choices for Washington

Bashdar Ismaeel

Ankara's military build-up heralds tough choices for Washington

Comment: The US has tried to sit on the fence between local allies in the SDF and regional allies in Ankara, but the situation is increasingly ...

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