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Destruction, displacement, a financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have posed intractable challenges to Idlib's education system. But its children still dream of a bright future.

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 between the regime and the opposition had ‘ended’.

Egypt sends troops to Syria to 'fight for Assad'

The New Arab Staff

Egypt sends troops to Syria to 'fight for Assad'

Turkish and Syrian news agencies have reported that Egypt sent 150 soldiers to the frontlines in northwestern Syria to assist the Assad regime ...

Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The New Arab Staff

Syrians, Turkey prepare for new conflict in Idlib

The Syrian regime has been positioning forces near rebel-held territory as Russian planes carry out airstrikes, as Idlib residents and Turkish ...

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Turkish troops clash with Syria militants after protesters killed

Turkish troops have shot dead five protesters who were blocking the strategic M4 highway in Syria’s Idlib province, provoking a clash with militants from the HTS Islamist group

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Syria regime resumes aerial bombing campaign in Idlib

The Syrian regime army, supported by Iran-backed fighters, has begun to loot homes in areas recaptured from the opposition in Idlib, local ...

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Syrian regime kills 8 civilians in Daraa

The latest flare up, in which three children were killed, comes after a relative lull in violence between the regime and opposition elements in ...

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Turkey, Russia agree Syria ceasefire from midnight: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday and agreed a ceasefire in the ...

Turkey's Erdogan demands EU support in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan demands EU support in Syria

Erdogan said Europe must support Turkey's 'political and humanitarian solutions in Syria' if it wants to resolve the influx of refugees, which ...

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Syrian regime kills two Turkish soldiers amid Idlib airstrikes

The Syrian regime has killed two Turkish soldiers and dozens of civilians in shelling and airstrikes in Idlib province as Turkey continued drone ...

The stakes rise in Syria, refugees pay the price

James Snell

The stakes rise in Syria, refugees pay the price

Comment: Unless something fundamental changes in Turkey's and the world's approach, a renewed refugee crisis will reach Europe's shores, writes ...

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

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.

Russia accuses Turkey of violating Syria deal

The New Arab & agencies

Russia accuses Turkey of violating Syria deal

Fighting in Idlib has been pushed to the limit as 34 Turkish troops were killed in Syrian regime strikes.

Syrian rebel forces retake Idlib's <em>Saraqeb</em> after heavy fighting

The New Arab

Syrian rebel forces retake Idlib's Saraqeb after heavy fighting

Syrian rebel forces retook the strategic town of Saraqeb, which lies on the M5 highway and was captured by the Assad regime three weeks ...

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Idlib schools and nurseries bombed by Syrian regime

A wave of bombing in Idlib has targeted schools and nurseries.

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Syrian rebels hold-off regime offensive in key Idlib town

The town, a gateway to the strategic government-held town of Saraqeb, lies on the M4 highway, connecting the port city of Latakia to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish shelling kills 9 regime fighters in Idlib

Turkish shelling Monday killed nine regime fighters in northwest Syria, where Ankara-backed rebels are fighting off advancing regime forces, a ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Few options to end catastrophe in Idlib

Turkey and Russia are facing off over Idlib, with a last-ditch attempt to save Idlib from disaster at French-brokered crisis talks.

Turkish and Syrian soldiers killed as Idlib fighting intensifies

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

Turkey launches 'limited' operation to retake Idlib towns

A Turkish-led operation recaptured a key town in Syria’s Idlib, reports say, following days of Turkish threats of an operation to curb the ...

Turkey slams 'unsatisfactory' Russia proposals on Idlib

The New Arab

Turkey slams 'unsatisfactory' Russia proposals on Idlib

Turkey and Russia are locked in talks in Moscow, but Ankara has slammed what it called 'unsatisfactory' proposals by the Russians.

Turkey tells Russia it will start Idlib operation

The New Arab

Turkey tells Russia it will start Idlib operation

Turkey has massed troops on the Syria border, ready for an operation in Idlib province.

The eleventh hour for Idlib, Syria's last rebel bastion

International Crisis Group

The eleventh hour for Idlib, Syria's last rebel bastion

Comment: The Syrian regime's campaign to retake Idlib threatens devastating levels of death and displacement. Syria and Russia must conclude an ...

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