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The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense leader Maysoun Al-Misry as recipients.

There are fears of an escalation in fighting in Idlib province, potentially leading to a new humanitarian crisis.

Saudi Arabia replacing US defences at oil installation

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia replacing US defences at oil installation

The US announced last week that it was withdrawing air defences from Saudi Arabia, after a reported dispute between the two countries.

I lost my unborn child to a hospital airstrike

Dr Ikram Haboosh

I lost my unborn child to a hospital airstrike

Comment: For Dr Ikram Haboosh, Syria's brutal civil war forced her to make a life and death choice no woman should ever be faced with.

Syria Weekly: Idlib homes and marketplaces targeted by regime

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib homes and marketplaces targeted by regime

Schools, homes and hospitals in Idlib have been targeted again by the Syrian regime this week.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Missiles strike Idlib on World Children's Day

The Syrian regime fired ballistic missiles at a refugee camp and a maternity hospital on World Children's Day killing and injuring scores of people, including children.

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Remaining hospitals in Syria's Idlib overwhelmed with patients

Following months of airstrikes and shelling on rebel-held parts of northwest Syria, medical workers have been forced to operate underground at ...

The New Arab

Tens of thousands of Syrians suffering tropical disease outbreak

Humanitarian organisations are blaming the UN's 'weak response' for poor sanitary and housing conditions among hundreds of thousands of ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Foreign powers enter the battle for Idlib

Despite capturing a series of villages in the Idlib and Hama provinces, regime victory over opposition forces appears no less certain.

Syria Weekly: Regime onslaught on Idlib continues

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Regime onslaught on Idlib continues

The bloodbath in Idlib continued this week, with pressure on regional player Turkey to accept more refugees and do more to protect civilians ...

Nicholas Frakes

Syrian refugees struggle for healthcare in Lebanon

Feature: The SAMS mission in Lebanon is helping Syrian parents cope with the hardships of affording the right healthcare for their ...

Syrian suffering continues in Idlib

Zouhir al-Shimale

Syrian suffering continues in Idlib

Surrounded on all sites, under artillery bombardment and airstrikes, displaced in some cases twice or three times already, those trapped in ...

Chemical weapons inspectors visit second Syria 'gas attack' site

The New Arab & agencies

Chemical weapons inspectors visit second Syria 'gas attack' site

Experts from the global chemical weapons watchdog have visited a second site in the Syrian town of Douma as they probe an alleged poison gas ...

Regime airstrikes pound Eastern Ghouta hours after chemical attack

The New Arab & agencies

Regime airstrikes pound Eastern Ghouta hours after chemical attack

More than 70 people have been killed by regime airstrikes on Friday and Saturday, with new strikes beginning Sunday hours after a deadly ...

Syria activists urge UK to end Eastern Ghouta massacres

Paul McLoughlin

Syria activists urge UK to end Eastern Ghouta massacres

A group of Syria activists in the UK have delivered a letter to Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, demanding action to end the crisis in Eastern ...

The New Arab

Eastern Ghouta: Aid groups make desperate pleas for action

NGOs and human rights groups are demanding action as the Syrian regime's relentless bombardment of Eastern Ghouta leaves hundreds dead and hospitals overflowing with blood and injured.

The New Arab & agencies

Six hospitals bombed in Eastern Ghouta in two days

More than 250 civilians have been killed in Eastern Ghouta, including dozens of children, since the Syrian regime escalation began on Sunday.

The New Arab

Hopes for Syria's Eastern Ghouta evacuation to continue

Following long negotiations with the Assad regime, medical charities say the evacuation of priority medical patients from the rebel-held enclave ...

The New Arab

Syria: Eastern Ghouta medical evacuations begin after 'long negotiations'

Medical charities say the evacuation of priority medical patients from the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta has begun, following long ...

Hundreds of doctors 'tortured and executed' by Syrian regime

The New Arab

Hundreds of doctors 'tortured and executed' by Syrian regime

A new report, released for the sixth anniversary of the Syrian conflict, showcases the horrific impact of regime atrocities against healthcare ...

Stasa Salacanin

Weapons sales: The key to Russia's Middle East agenda

Analysis: Moscow is seeking to expand its influence in the region, but it will have to play the long-game given the current geopolitical ...

Syrian doctor coins new term for children's extreme war-trauma

The New Arab

Syrian doctor coins new term for children's extreme war-trauma

Syrian children who survived the devastating ongoing crisis are suffering from post-traumatic stress. But their experience is more than the ...

Syria's Dr Bashar al-Assad has turned medicine into warfare

Adham Sahloul

Syria's Dr Bashar al-Assad has turned medicine into warfare

Comment: Last Friday, the Aleppo Health Directorate announced that all of Aleppo's hospitals have been partially or fully damaged, and that they ...

Circles of Hell in Aleppo

Adham Sahloul

Circles of Hell in Aleppo

Comment: Adham Sahloul, an advocacy officer at the Syrian American Medical Society in Turkey, is in daily contact with doctors in besieged ...

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