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

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

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.

Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

The New Arab

Syrian Kurdish authorities ban journalist who 'offended martyrs'

Rudaw reporter Vivian Fatah has been banned from reporting for two months after she said Syrian Kurdish fighters were 'killed' rather than ...

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

Jaclynn Ashly

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish language schools has forced students and educators to take their courses underground.

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.

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.

Amr Salahi

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

The start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Syria brings with it fears of demographic change. Both Turkey and its Syrian Kurdish opponents ...

James Snell

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

Comment: From inaction over regime use of chemical weapons, to a callous abandonment of the Kurds, US policy in Syria is a riot of indifference, ...

Aid workers and journalists flee Syria as regime advances

The New Arab & agencies

Aid workers and journalists flee Syria as regime advances

Aid workers and Syrian Kurdish civilians desperately made their way to a border crossing with Iraq as regime troops, invited by Kurdish forces, ...

The New Arab & agencies

All US troops ordered out of northern Syria

Around 1,000 American troops are operating in northern Syria.

Syria carved up, as regime forces enter Kurdish-held areas

The New Arab

Syria carved up, as regime forces enter Kurdish-held areas

Syrian regime forces have entered several Kurdish-held border towns in northern Syria as part of a groundbreaking deal with the Kurds to ward ...

Kurds call up civilians to defend frontlines against Turkey

The New Arab

Kurds call up civilians to defend frontlines against Turkey

The Syrian Kurdish leadership has urged all civilians to 'head to the border with Turkey... to resist during this delicate historical moment', ...

Once again, US turns Syria into theatre of betrayal

Sam Hamad

Once again, US turns Syria into theatre of betrayal

Comment: The US was all that stood between the Kurds and Turkish aggression, now that buffer has gone, writes Sam Hamad.

British volunteer who fought with Syrian Kurds commits suicide

The New Arab

British volunteer who fought with Syrian Kurds commits suicide

Jamie Janson, 42, travelled to Syria to fight IS alongside Kurdish forces, before moving into battle against Turkish troops who launched an ...

The New Arab

British volunteers with Syrian-Kurds to ignore UK government ban

UK citizens volunteering with the Kurdish forces say a new law that criminalises their presence in northern Syria can't make them leave.

The New Arab

Syria regime release American captive after Lebanese mediation

The released American captive is not journalist Timothy Tice who went missing in Syria in 2012.

Sibel Duz and Omer Ozkizilcik

'Communist militants' among US partners in Syria

Analysis: The Marxist-Leninist Communist Party, an underground faction classified as a terrorist organisation in Turkey, is an ally of the ...

The New Arab

Syrian Kurds may 'quit anti-IS battle' if Turkey attacks

Trump's shock decision to pull out of Syria has left the Kurds, a group that helped rout IS from most of the country, vulnerable to attack from ...

Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

Thomas Essel

Is this the end of Syrian-Kurdish aspirations?

Comment: Facing geopolitical chaos in Syria, the US will likely quietly withdraw its support for Kurdish militants in the country's north, ...

The New Arab

Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Paul Iddon

Are Kurds of Iraq and Syria about to reconcile?

Analysis: A visit to Iraq by Syria's Kurds could signify thawing relations, writes Paul Iddon.

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

Sylvain Mercadier

Turkey's Afrin operation stokes Yazidi fears and fuels displacement

In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Andy Heintz

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Interview: The author and journalist spoke to Andy Heintz about how Syria came to be the intractable conflict it now appears to be.

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