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

A symbolic town that was among the first to rebel against Damascus has been recaptured by regime forces, a monitor said on Tuesday.

Syria Weekly: Idlib homes and marketplaces targeted by regime

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib homes and marketplaces targeted by regime

Schools, homes and hospitals in Idlib have been targeted again by the Syrian regime this week.

Middle East still most dangerous region for journalists

The New Arab

Middle East still most dangerous region for journalists

Despite promising improvements in press freedom in Tunisia, conflict and authoritarianism make the Middle East and North Africa the worst region ...

HTS takeover of Idlib risks new Syrian humanitarian crisis

Paul McLoughlin

HTS takeover of Idlib risks new Syrian humanitarian crisis

Syria's Idlib faces collapse following the capture of the opposition province from the hard-line HTS faction, risking huge civilian suffering.

The New Arab & agencies

After Raed Fares killing, defiant Syria town protests on

Defiant Syrians in Kafranbel are determined to keep protesting after the murder of the town's most charismatic activist.

Sam Hamad

Raed Fares: A beacon of Syrian freedom

Comment: To Fares, there was no point fighting for some vague ideal of liberty if you didn't also practice it, even if it meant ...

The New Arab

EXCLUSIVE: Details of Syria activist's murder revealed by witness

A witness to the murder of prominent Syrian activists Raed al-Fares and Hamoud al-Junaid last Friday in rebel-held Idlib ...

The New Arab

France's Macron praises courage of slain Syrian radio activist

French President Emmanuel Macron slammed the killing of the Syrian pro-democracy activist who ran a radio station in Idlib as “cowardly”, in a ...

US, Britain mourn deaths of prominent Syria activists

The New Arab & agencies

US, Britain mourn deaths of prominent Syria activists

US and British officials mourned the loss of Raed Fares and Hammoud al-Juneid who were seen as a "symbol" of the uprising in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Renowned Syria activist Raed Fares assassinated in Idlib

Raed Fares, famous for often humorous anti-Assad banners in Kafranbel, was killed by unknown assailants Friday along with ...

Lebanese security forces crackdown on Syrian refugees

Michal Kranz

Lebanese security forces crackdown on Syrian refugees

Lebanon's General Security Directorate is actively and explicitly enforcing restrictive employment laws against Syrian refugees in southern ...

The death of Khaled al-Essa: Another hopeful voice, stifled

Christina Abraham

The death of Khaled al-Essa: Another hopeful voice, stifled

Blog: Khaled al-Essa was a dear friend who fought against the ugliest and most hypocritical parts of humanity. His comrades will continue the ...

Syrian journalists in critical condition after bombing

The New Arab

Syrian journalists in critical condition after bombing

Prominent Syrian journalists, Hadi al-Abdullah and Khaled al-Iessa are in a critical condition after being targeted by an IED in Aleppo late on ...

Syrian activists freed after al-Qaeda 'arrest'

The New Arab

Syrian activists freed after al-Qaeda 'arrest'

Anti-regime Syrian activists and journalists Raed Fares and Hadi Abdullah have been freed 12 hours after being detained by ...

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