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Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to shape a future elite and establish lasting influence.

As the number of cases across northeastern Syria rise, Kurdish authorities have imposed a curfew to stop the spread.

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents are doing their best to reconstruct a stable life.

Syria Kurds say IS jihadists captured in displacement camp

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria Kurds say IS jihadists captured in displacement camp

SDF forces were searching for IS sleeper cell suspects amid a series of assassinations at the camp.

Kurds say 53 IS members arrested in Syria's Al-Hol

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurds say 53 IS members arrested in Syria's Al-Hol

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the launch on Sunday of the sweep in Al-Hol camp, which has been rocked by ...

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Syria Kurds launch security sweep in IS families camp

Kurdish forces arrested Islamic State group's militants' family members in an operation in Al-Hol camp in Syria.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

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Kurdish fighters, pro-Turkey rebels clash in north Syria

Violent clashes have erupted near the Kurdish-held town of Ain Issa in northern Syria between Kurdish-led and pro-Ankara fighters.

First Turkish strikes on Syria's Kurdish zone in months

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

First Turkish strikes on Syria's Kurdish zone in months

Strikes hit a zone in north Syria held by Kurdish militia on Saturday night, a monitor said.

The New Arab Staff

US-led coalition to expand IS prison in Syria

The International Coalition is to double the size of a prison in Syria which holds thousands of Islamic State fighters.

Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

Al-Hol camp in northeastern Syria is being plagued by assassinations, as calls for the repatriation of foreigners increase.

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

Syria Kurds hand Baghdad 100 alleged IS fighters: source

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria Kurds hand Baghdad 100 alleged IS fighters: source

More than 1,000 Iraqis are detained by Syrian Kurdish forces.

Syrian regime and Kurdish forces clash after deadly protests

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian regime and Kurdish forces clash after deadly protests

Tensions are rising between Syrian regime and Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.

The New Arab Staff

Five pro-Assad Palestinian fighters killed in clashes with IS

Five members of the pro-Assad Liwaa al-Quds Palestinian militia have been killed in clashes with the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian desert near the town of Sukhna.

Sam Hamad

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a resurgence seems ...

The New Arab Staff

Six Syrian rebels killed in explosion as clashes continue

Six members of the Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sham Syrian rebel group have been killed in an explosion in north-western Syria, as Turkey said it ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 11 killed

The Monday night clashes near the town of Ein Issa were triggered by an attack by Turkey-backed gunmen on SDF positions, according to a ...

Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hundreds of Syrians leave Kurdish-held Al-Hol camp

More than 500 Syrians, some related to alleged Islamic State group members, quit the overcrowded Kurdish-run camp of Al-Hol in the northeast of ...

The New Arab Staff

US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

Four Americans captured in Syria have been repatriated to the US where they will face trial.

Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

Despite a reduction in violence, Syrians remain subject to 'gross' human rights violations, a UN commission has said.

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

The New Arab Staff

Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the conflict ...

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