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Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more widespread than is being reported.

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

Syrian regime bombs Idlib as Turkey 'neutralizes' Kurdish fighters

The New Arab

Syrian regime bombs Idlib as Turkey 'neutralizes' Kurdish fighters

The Syrian regime has bombed several areas of Idlib province in violation of a ceasefire as Turkey announced that it had 'neutralized' 20 ...

The New Arab

Syrian NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

41 Syrian NGOs and human rights groups have called on the UN to secure the release of Syrian detainees captured by Turkish-aligned militias during Operation Peace Spring last year.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey arrests rights defender Kavala hours after acquittal

Hope quickly turned to despair on Tuesday after a new arrest warrant was issued for leading rights defender Osman Kavala just hours after a ...

The New Arab

More Libyans dying than ever due to 'foreign interference'

A new report has found that thousands of people have died in 2019 across Syria, Iraq and Libya due to interference from foreign powers.

The New Arab

Russia's bombardment of Syria's Idlib kills eight civilians

Eight people were confirmed killed in Russian air raids on civilian homes in northwest Syria, as fears grow a land assault on the region is ...

Syrian Kurds predict cooperation with Assad on aid deliveries

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Syrian Kurds predict cooperation with Assad on aid deliveries

Kurdish officials who spoke with The New Arab say they fear they'll have no choice but to again turn to the regime for help.

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 ...

What is next after <em>Operation</em> <em>Peace</em> <em>Spring</em>?

Stasa Salacanin

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

Although Turkey announced the end of their operations in northern Syria late last year, many unknowns still remain, as it is unclear what comes ...

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.

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 ...

Five killed in car bomb near Turkish-Syrian border

The New Arab

Five killed in car bomb near Turkish-Syrian border

Five people were killed in a car bomb explosion in Saluk, as suspected Israeli strikes hit regime positions in Deir az-Zour.

Sylvain Mercadier

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

The New Arab

Car bomb explosion kills 15 in northern Syrian city

At least 15 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in a car bomb explosion in Al-Bab in northern Syria, which is under the control of ...

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish patrol kills Syrian protester amid shaky truce

Syrian Kurdish activists named the killed protester as 25-year-old Serxwebun Ali.

Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers

The New Arab & agencies

Twitter accounts push propaganda photos of Turkish soldiers

A misinformation monitor has said pro-Turkish accounts, largely based in Pakistan, launched a propaganda campaign to bolster support for ...

The New Arab

Assad threatens new war against Idlib province

In a television interview, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has threatened to launch a new offensive against rebel-held Idlib province, which ...

Syrian regime soldiers captured by Turkey could be released

The New Arab

Syrian regime soldiers captured by Turkey could be released

The Russian news network RT says that 18 regime soldiers captured by Turkish-backed fighters in northern Syria could have their “status settled” ...

Turkish and Syrian ambassadors clash at UN Security Council

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish and Syrian ambassadors clash at UN Security Council

The Turkish and Syrian ambassadors clashed at their first UN Security Council encounter since Ankara's military operation.

Turkey says 'no need' to restart Syria offensive

The New Arab

Turkey says 'no need' to restart Syria offensive

A US announcement confirming the withdrawal of Kurdish forces in Syria prompted Ankara to suggest there was no longer a need to restart its ...

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