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Comment: The Koblenz trial is of national interest to Germany. Denying that, is to also deny Syrians a valuable, formal archive of Assad's crimes against humanity, writes Mansour Omari.

The UN children's agency called Sunday for all minors held in displacement camps or jails in northeast Syria to be allowed home.

Children among dead in blaze at Syria's Al-Hol camp

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Children among dead in blaze at Syria's Al-Hol camp

A blaze at Syria's Al-Hol refugee camp left at least three people dead, including two children.

Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

The New Arab Staff

Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's <em>Rukban</em> camp

William Christou

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and facing ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese hostage negotiator vows to return Americans from Syria

Several Americans are missing and believed to be held as hostages in Syria.

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime demands 'US troop withdrawal for captives' release'

The Syrian regime is believed to be holding four American captives.

The New Arab Staff

Syrian refugees in Jordan transferred to desert camp

Amnesty International is calling on Jordan to stop transferring Syrian refugees to a desert region of Syria.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Conditions worsen in Syria's forgotten refugee camp

Syrians in Rukban camp remain in grave danger with no aid deliveries to residents and medical services almost non-existent.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: As Lebanon reports no new coronaviruses cases for 24 hours, one bizarre study has claimed that Middle Eastern genes make ...

The New Arab

Jordan blocks UN aid to Syria's Rukban refugee camp

Citing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, Amman refused to allow the United Nations to pass through Jordanian territory to deliver ...

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Two reported deaths from coronavirus in Syria point to a much higher outbreak than is being acknowledged by authorities.

Syrians appeal to Jordan to save five pregnant women

The New Arab

Syrians appeal to Jordan to save five pregnant women

Five pregnant women are stranded on the Jordan border and in urgent need for C-section operations.

Coronavirus pandemic sparks fears in Syria's besieged <em>Rukban</em> camp

The New Arab

Coronavirus pandemic sparks fears in Syria's besieged Rukban camp

The Rukban refugee camp has been under siege for more than a year, with residents starved of necessary medicine and food.

Russian embassy ridiculed for fake Syrian 'humanitarian crossing' photo

The New Arab

Russian embassy ridiculed for fake Syrian 'humanitarian crossing' photo

The Russian Embassy in Syria has been ridiculed after tweeting a 2018 picture of people crossing the Turkish-Syrian border, claiming that they ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to 'buy more S-400 defence systems from Russia'

Turkey and Russia have strengthened military ties recently, working together to establish and monitor a safe zone in northeastern Syria, making them the most influential foreign actors in the region.

The New Arab

EXCLUSIVE: Syrian refugees fear execution in regime 'reception centres'

Hundreds of refugees who left the Rukban camp in the Syrian desert are being held in regime reception centres where they are being ...

The New Arab

Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syrian Rukban refugee camp

Some 150 people have been evacuated from the besieged Rukban refugee camp in the Syrian desert, as residents criticised the United ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN to help evacuate ‘abysmal’ regime-besieged Syrian refugee camp

The United Nations has said that it will help evacuate civilians from the 'abysmal' Rukban refugee camp in the Syrian desert, which is ...

Population of remote refugee camp shrinks under Russian blockade

The New Arab

Population of remote refugee camp shrinks under Russian blockade

Just a quarter of the population of the Rukban refugee camp remains. Thousands have fled due to a Russian blockade on aid.

The New Arab

Syrian regime rejects right of Syrians to return home

Almost 120 Syrians have been barred from returning to their homes in Taldou, Homs, after they were forced out of the area by regime and Russian ...

Syrian regime detaining activists in retaken areas: HRW

The New Arab

Syrian regime detaining activists in retaken areas: HRW

Human Rights Watch calls on the Syrian government to "immediately release all arbitrarily held detainees" and for host countries not to forcibly ...

Thousands of stranded Syrian refugees move into regime territory

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands of stranded Syrian refugees move into regime territory

7,000 refugees have left the Al-Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border, fleeing desperate conditions resulting from a regime and ...

Hundreds of displaced Syrians leave besieged <em>Rukban</em> camp

The New Arab

Hundreds of displaced Syrians leave besieged Rukban camp

Around 50,000 civilians live in the remote camp, most of them internally displaced people (IDPs) from Homs, Deir az-Zour, and Deraa - 80 percent ...

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