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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 to change.

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will embolden Iran in its support for Assad.

Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The Assad regime likened the US to a 'terrorist group' after Trump said he had suggested assassinating the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

The OPCW for the first time attributed blame for Syria chemical attacks, but activists are sceptical about its significance.

Israel accused of firing on Syria air base

The New Arab & agencies

Israel accused of firing on Syria air base

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria during the conflict but rarely claims responsibility for the attacks.

The New Arab

Syrian regime soldiers killed, injured in Israeli strike

Israeli strikes on a regime military airport in central Syria and a position near the occupied Golan Heights have killed one soldier and wounded four others.

The New Arab

Pilot who launched Syrian chemical attack promoted to commander

The military pilot who launched a deadly sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib has been promoted by the Syrian regime.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime forces enter key town amid fierce clashes

Syrian regime forces entered Khan Sheikhoun amid intense fighting with rebels which has left dozens of combatants dead, a war monitor said.

The New Arab & agencies

'Dozens killed' in heavy fighting in Syria's Idlib

The latest fighting broke out overnight Saturday to Sunday and has already killed at least 45 opposition fighters as well as 17 members of ...

Blast kills dozens of regime fighters at Syria airbase

The New Arab & agencies

Blast kills dozens of regime fighters at Syria airbase

A blast of unclear origin killed at least 31 regime and allied fighters at a military airport in central Syria on Saturday, a war monitor said.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Russia rebuilds Syria's military from scratch

Russia is helping the Syrian regime rebuild its military after eight years of war showed the dire state of the armed forces.

'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

The New Arab

'US and Russia close to war over Syria': Assad

World War III nearly erupted in Syria between the US and Russia, regime head Bashar al-Assad has claimed.

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Paul Iddon

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ...

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

James Snell

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

Comment: Not only did Trump's much vaunted strikes fail to threaten Assad; they have actually bolstered him, writes James Snell.

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Paul Iddon

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria shoots down missiles over Homs, state TV reports

Two missiles were shot down by Syrian air defences over the central Homs region, state-run TV said, days after Western strikes were launched against Assad's regime.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria missile attack 'false alarm', state media says

State media reports that Syrian regime air defences shot down missiles over the central Homs region have been retracted.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump gathers war cabinet, vows Syria decision 'fairly soon'

Despite the US, France and UK becoming resolute that the Syrian regime perpetrated Saturday's chemical attack in Douma, leaders are yet to issue ...

Sam Heller

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Comment: Crisis Group's Sam Heller lays out the Douma attack's impact and the repercussions of a possible new US-led intervention.

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Paul Iddon

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Analysis: A lack of willingness among major powers to make substantial compromises will likely result in the Syrian war dragging on for years to ...

CJ Werleman

Trump's phoney war against Assad

Comment: US strikes will not advance US interests in Syria, nor will they alleviate the suffering of Assad's victims, writes CJ Werleman.

The problem is Assad, not his weapons

Sam Hamad

The problem is Assad, not his weapons

Comment: Assad's genocide, in all its forms, isn't even conceived as being the real problem, writes Sam Hamad.

Russia claims Syria rebels plan to 'stage chemical attack'

The New Arab & agencies

Russia claims Syria rebels plan to 'stage chemical attack'

Assad and his supporters have consistently claimed that chemical attacks were staged and that an army of actors including children had been ...

Russia warns will retaliate if US strikes in Syria

The New Arab

Russia warns will retaliate if US strikes in Syria

Moscow will retaliate against any attack by the United States in Syria that threatens the lives of Russian servicemen, Russia's head of general ...

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