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Jordan's King Abdullah II agreed to enter mediation to heal a rift within the royal family, the palace said, after his half-brother Prince Hamzah was accused of a "wicked" plot.

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

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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 assassinations and breakout attempts.

<em>Syrian</em> opposition conference in Damascus shut down by regime

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Syrian opposition conference in Damascus shut down by regime

An opposition conference scheduled to take place in Damascus over the weekend was stopped by the regime, who claimed the organisers lacked the ...

Syria Kurds launch security sweep in IS families camp

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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.

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 to change.

Gaia Caramazza

War takes its toll on Syria's displaced women

In-depth: Women displaced by Syria's war face heightened social, economic and healthcare risks, with many left to raise their families alone in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

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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.

<em>Syrian</em> opposition head makes rare visit to Iraqi Kurdistan

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Syrian opposition head makes rare visit to Iraqi Kurdistan

The leader of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Nasr Hariri, has visited the Kurdistan region of Iraq, bringing into focus ...

The New Arab Staff

Denmark withdraws residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees

Denmark has withdrawn residency permits from 94 Syrian refugees, saying that conditions in the war-ravaged area around Damascus are ...

Arbitrary detentions in Syria may be war crimes: UN

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Arbitrary detentions in Syria may be war crimes: UN

Tens of thousands of civilians were detained, some subjected to torture and sexual offence, according to the report of the UN commission on Syria

US-led coalition to expand IS prison in Syria

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?

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pentagon: US forces not protecting Syrian oil fields

US forces in Syria are focused on fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group and are not guarding oil fields as ordered by Trump, ...

The New Arab Staff

French mother on hunger strike to repatriate detained daughter

Pascale Descamps has been on hunger strike since February 1 to get her daughter repatriated from detention camp in Syria with her four children.

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian regime and Kurdish forces clash after deadly protests

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

Five pro-Assad Palestinian fighters killed in clashes with IS

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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 ...

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 ...

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Six <em>Syrian</em> rebels killed in explosion as clashes continue

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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 ...

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of ...

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