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IS targeted the regime-controlled Taim oil field in Deir az-Zour with suicide bombings, shelling and machine gun fire, killing at least 17 Syrian regime forces.

Hamburg-born Omaima A. was also found guilty of failing to take care of her children, weapons violations and involvement in the enslavement of a Yazidi girl.

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's <em>Raqqa</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

Riot breaks out at Syria prison holding IS militants

The New Arab Staff

Riot breaks out at Syria prison holding IS militants

The riot comes ten days after a similar incident, sparked when prison officials discovered an escape tunnel dug into the prison walls.

Islamic State bride 'forced' to sell AK47 wedding gift

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Islamic State bride 'forced' to sell AK47 wedding gift

Prosecutors said the woman requested a Kalashnikov rifle as a wedding present from her second husband, but sold it after several weeks "due to a ...

The New Arab Staff

Coronavirus cases in Syria increase amid doubts over figures

The number of coronavirus cases has increased across Syria as doubts emerge over figures reported by the regime's health ministry and the ability of authorities to contain the crisis.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany arrests woman accused of joining IS in Syria

Prosecutors said Fadia S. traveled to Syria in 2015 to join her husband, who had left Germany to join IS., taking her children with her, then ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

Two children killed, three injured in Syria mine explosions

The New Arab Staff

Two children killed, three injured in Syria mine explosions

Two children have been killed and three others injured when two mines exploded in Syria’s Raqqa and Idlib provinces as violence ...

The New Arab Staff

Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish SDF leader

The SDF has been at loggerheads with Turkey over control of northern Syria.

Russia vetoes crucial extension of cross-border aid in Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia vetoes crucial extension of cross-border aid in Syria

A crucial UN Security Council resolution that would have extended authorisation for cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria for a year has been ...

UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

The New Arab Staff

UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

Aid groups are urging Russia to rethink its position, as Syria cracks under the pressure of its civil war.

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the Kurds

Paul Iddon

Bolton's book and why Trump betrayed the Kurds

Comment: Bolton's book shines a light on President Trump's crass dismissal of Kurdish sacrifices, writes Paul Iddon.

'Huge' mass grave found in former IS capital <em>Raqqa</em>

The New Arab Staff

'Huge' mass grave found in former IS capital Raqqa

The total number of civilians killed by the Islamic State group is not known, but regional authorities have found a number of mass graves since ...

Noor Ghazal Aswad

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, writes Noor Ghazal Aswad.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

Adding to rising tensions, sources told The New Arab that Syrian regime forces had sent reinforcements to areas under Kurdish control.

The New Arab Staff

Kurdish authorities pursue 'starvation policies' in eastern Syria

The official statement is a sign of increasing ethnic tensions between Arab tribesmen and Kurdish-dominated ruling authorities in eastern Syria.

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 ...

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

The New Arab & agencies

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

The New Arab

IS used Syrian gorge as 'dumping ground' for victims

Human Rights Watch's investigation unearths evidence on how IS used northeastern Syria's al-Hota gorge as a mass grave for those it abducted or ...

Syrian Kurds set up first coronavirus hospital

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian Kurds set up first coronavirus hospital

Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria have set up their first hospital specializing in treating coronavirus patients, following the death of ...

Shamima Begum loses appeal against removal of British citizenship

The New Arab

Shamima Begum loses appeal against removal of British citizenship

Shamima Begum's appeal against the Home Office's decision to strip her of British citizenship has failed.

Syria's Kurds free dozens of IS-linked Syrians

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's Kurds free dozens of IS-linked Syrians

A spokesman for the Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria said tribal leaders had requested that 300 Syrian detainees be freed, and that 30 ...

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