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Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn country.

27 <em>Russian</em> children evacuated from Syria's Al-Hol camp

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27 Russian children evacuated from Syria's Al-Hol camp

Russia has resumed evacuations of Russian children from the Al-Hol displacement camp after operations were halted due to Covid-19.

EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

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EU sanctions senior Putin aides over Navalny, Libya

The EU sanctioned Putin's inner circle over the poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny and Kremlin meddling in Libya's civil war.

<em>Russian</em> <em>plane</em> flies Syrian fighters into Libya despite ceasefire

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Russian plane flies Syrian fighters into Libya despite ceasefire

Haftar's key backer Russia has been flying in Syrian fighters to Libya's Sirte, sparking fears that he may launch an offensive on the port city ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The UAE has been sending weapons to aid Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar in his failing campaign to take Tripoli.

The New Arab Staff

Russian warplanes strike Idlib in heaviest bombardment since ceasefire

Russian warplanes on Sunday launched approximately 30 strikes on the rebel-held Syrian city of Idlib, following increasing ...

Sam Hamad

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Comment: Sisi's heavy-handed persecution of Hassan instils fear and paranoia that will ultimately cause Egyptians at home and abroad to think ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Seven killed in South Sudan cargo plane crash

At least seven people died after a plane crashed near South Sudan's capital Juba, authorities confirmed.

MMA fighter Khabib's father passes away from coronavirus complications

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MMA fighter Khabib's father passes away from coronavirus complications

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's father has died from coronavirus complications.

The New Arab & agencies

Chechen leader Kadyrov hospitalised with suspected coronavirus

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has overseen a heavy-handed reponse to the Covid-19 outbreak - is the latest Russian official ...

Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

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Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

Egypt is using medical aid as a form of soft power during the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant crisis

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Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant crisis

As hundreds of migrants knock on Europe's door, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the leaders of Germany and France will hold talks to deal ...

Unsung heroes: Syria's female White Helmets in the spotlight

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Unsung heroes: Syria's female White Helmets in the spotlight

Comment: The women working for Syria's White Helmets are among the most courageous in the world. It's time they received credit where it's due, ...

Turkish fighter jet downs Syrian warplane over Idlib

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish fighter jet downs Syrian warplane over Idlib

Turkey has downed a third Syrian regime aircraft since announcing the launch of Operation Spring Shield in Syria on Sunday.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey editor-in-chief of Russia's Sputnik agency detained in Istanbul

Mahir Boztepe, the editor-in-chief of Russia's Sputnik news agency, is the latest journalist to be detained by Turkish authorities.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Turkish strikes on Syrian military positions has halted the momentum of the regime's offensive in Idlib.

The New Arab

Turkish and Syrian soldiers killed as Idlib fighting intensifies

Two Turkish soldiers were killed by an air strike attributed to the Syrian regime, while Turkey claims its forces killed 'up to 50' regime ...

The New Arab

Syrian pilot of downed helicopter 'took selfies with Soleimani'

Anti-regime activists have identified the Facebook account of the pilot who died when a Syrian military helicopter was downed on Tuesday.

Russia says passenger <em>plane</em> nearly 'shot down' over Syria

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Russia says passenger plane nearly 'shot down' over Syria

A passenger plane nearly become the centre of a tragedy after it was almost shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire targeting Israeli ...

The New Arab

US 'fully' backs Turkey's response to deadly Syrian fire

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said officials in Washington 'fully support' Turkey's justified self-defence actions in Syria.

Erdogan 'will not allow' Syrian regime advance in Idlib

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan 'will not allow' Syrian regime advance in Idlib

Turkish President Erdogan has said that he will not allow the Assad regime to make further advances in Idlib province, following deadly clashes ...

EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Watch's director warns of Idlib bloodbath

Ibtisam Azem

EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Watch's director warns of Idlib bloodbath

The New Arab spoke to the executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, about the bloodbath in Idlib.

EU states launch process disputing Iran's nuclear compliance

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EU states launch process disputing Iran's nuclear compliance

Britain, France and Germany insisted they remained committed to the agreement, which has already been severely tested by the US exit from the ...

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