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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.

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

IS used Syrian gorge as 'dumping ground' for victims

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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 detained.

Syrian Kurds set up first coronavirus hospital

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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

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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.

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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 were approved and released on January 5.

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Iranian militias blamed for horrific massacre in eastern Syria

Over 20 shepherds have been killed in a massacre in the Maadan area of eastern Syria.

Sarah Khalil

A decade in photos: Images that moved the world

The New Arab puts together some of the most iconic photographs emerging from the region between 2010 and 2019. Some images may be distressing.

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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.

Russia and China clash with UN over Syria aid

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Russia and China clash with UN over Syria aid

Russia and China, Assad's allies, opposed a draft submitted to the UN Security Council, calling for a fifth border crossing and a year long ...

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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.

Around 200 displaced Syrians leave overcrowded al-Hol refugee camp

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Around 200 displaced Syrians leave overcrowded al-Hol refugee camp

A Kurdish official said around 200 people were leaving the camp on Sunday, to head back to their villages in the eastern province of Deir ...

Baghdadi may have ordered execution of US hostage

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Baghdadi may have ordered execution of US hostage

In this new account of the last days of her life, 26-year-old Kayla Mueller was executed by IS operatives because she knew Baghdadi's identity.

Syrian democratic forces detain conscripts in <em>Raqqa</em>

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Syrian democratic forces detain conscripts in Raqqa

The SDF detained thirty young men in Raqqa province, northeast Syria, in order to recruit them into the ranks of their forces, ...

Assad wants to obliterate Idlib. Can Turkey stop him?

Imogen Lambert

Assad wants to obliterate Idlib. Can Turkey stop him?

Analysis: As battle fronts are redrawn in Syria's north, will Idlib, the country's last remaining rebel stronghold, be spared a major regime ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: IS poses new threat after Baghdadi death

A US special forces raid in Idlib province last week saw IS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi taken out, yet the group poses an even deadlier threat to civilians in Syria.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Trump U-turn could see US troops remain

US troops could be deployed to guard oil and gas fields in eastern Syria, amid fears of an IS resurgence.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey offensive leads to land scramble

Turkey has agreed to halt military operations against the Kurdish YPG, having captured a new stretch of Syrian territory.

Ömer Özkizilcik

The future of the Syrian Democratic Forces

Why are former Centcom officials propagating the betrayal of Syrian Kurds when they have argued that the SDF are a multi-ethnic group for years, ...

US betrayal pushes Syria's Kurds into clutches of regime

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.

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Turkey to 'completely end' Syria offensive upon Kurdish withdrawal

The US and Turkey agreed a five-day ceasefire in northeastern Syria to allow Kurdish forces to withdraw, upon which Turkey will halt its ...

IS says it 'freed' women held by Syrian Kurds

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IS says it 'freed' women held by Syrian Kurds

The prospect that thousands of the world's most fanatic militants could break out in the chaos caused by Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria ...

Syria regime takes over Kobane as Turkey offensive halts

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Syria regime takes over Kobane as Turkey offensive halts

Syrian regime troops entered Kobane, also known as Ain Al-Arab, on Wednesday night

Kurdish YPG detains 16 SDF fighters for fleeing

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Kurdish YPG detains 16 SDF fighters for fleeing

A Kurdish militia arrested 16 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces in northeast Syria for refusing to fight against Turkish troops.

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