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85-year-old Syrian potter of Armenian origin, Misak Antranik Petros uses an ancient pottery wheel to throw different shapes from clay.

Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to IS

Syrian regime soldiers killed in rare coalition airstrike

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Syrian regime soldiers killed in rare coalition airstrike

Two Syrian regime soldiers were killed in a coalition airstrike on their checkpoint in Qamishli in northeastern Syria, after they refused to allow a coalition patrol to pass through.

Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

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Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of the civil war.

Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The New Arab Staff

Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The northeastern region has recorded a total of six cases, while medical supplies run scarce.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran to start testing coronavirus vaccine on humans, strained Iraqi doctors pushed over the edge battling virus and world donors raise funds for Syrians.

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Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

Tribes in Syria have slammed Russia's Wagner military group for its efforts in luring young members to fight alongside General Khalifa Haftar ...

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 ...

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

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Syria coronavirus death traced to Kurdish-run northeast region

The World Health Organization has admitted a reporting "slip up" after it came to light the first man to die of coronavirus in Syria came from a ...

US troops confront Assad loyalists in Syria's <em>Qamishli</em>

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US troops confront Assad loyalists in Syria's Qamishli

US troops have clashed with pro-Assad forces in Qamishli, northeastern Syria.

Russia repatriates dozens of IS-linked orphans from Syria camp

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Russia repatriates dozens of IS-linked orphans from Syria camp

Syria's Kurds on Thursday handed over 35 Russian orphans linked to the Islamic State group to their home country in the latest such repatriation ...

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.

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime troops deploy along Turkish border

Syrian regime troops have deployed along the Syrian-Turkish border following an agreement between Turkey and Russia, as Russian warplanes killed two children in rebel-held Idlib province.

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Russia takes over northeastern Syrian airport following US withdrawal

Russia has begun moving helicopters and military equipment to an airport near the Kurdish-controlled city of Qamishli in northern Syria ...

The New Arab

Triple bombing kills scores in Syria's Qamishli

An Armenian priest and his father were also killed on Monday in an assassination claimed by the Islamic State group.

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Turkish patrol kills Syrian protester amid shaky truce

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

Russia, Turkey carry out third joint Syria patrol

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Russia, Turkey carry out third joint Syria patrol

Russia and Turkey began their third joint patrol on Friday amid sustained anger from local Kurdish residents in northern Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

US military calls on Kurdish forces in northeast Syria

Washington’s abrupt pullout left its Kurdish allies exposed, and allowed Turkey to conduct an incursion into Syria against the SDF.

Russia and Turkey begin joint Syria patrols

The New Arab & agencies

Russia and Turkey begin joint Syria patrols

Turkey's defence ministry has announced that joint patrols with Russia in Syria began on Friday, starting in the al-Darbasiyah region.

US patrols Syria border for first time since pull-back

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US patrols Syria border for first time since pull-back

The patrol follows the arrival of US reinforcements in Syria from neighbouring Iraq in recent days, in what has been seen as a reversal of ...

Syrian regime soldiers captured by Turkey could be released

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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” ...

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