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In Idlib and adjacent parts of Aleppo province, opposition officials have recorded almost 15,766 novel coronavirus infections in total, including 166 deaths.

A former chief of Syrian intelligence accused of human rights violations was granted asylum in Austria with the help of Israeli intelligence,

For wounded <em>Syrian</em> photographer, Paris protest reawakens Aleppo trauma

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For wounded Syrian photographer, Paris protest reawakens Aleppo trauma

Ameer al-Halbi, a freelance photographer who has covered the Syrian civil war from his home city of Aleppo, needed treatment for face wounds that caused heavy bleeding.

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

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Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Sam Hamad

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. ...

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Hundreds of Syrians exit Lebanese town over tensions: UN

At least 270 Syrian families have left the Lebanese town of Bsharre, as hostility towards them mounted over a murder allegedly committed by a Syrian national

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Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Airstrike likely carried out by Israel killed nearly two dozen Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Daniel Larison

Tony Blinken: the good, the bad, and potentially ugly

Comment: Blinken will repair the damage done to international treaties and relationships, but when it comes to questions of military ...

Stasa Salacanin

A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

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Israeli strikes in Syria kill eight pro-Iran fighters -report

Overnight Israeli strikes near the Syrian capital Damascus have killed eight fighters from pro-Iran militias, according to the ...

Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

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Locals riot in Lebanese town demanding eviction of Syrians

The announcement in the Christian mountain resort town of Bcharre came after a night of riots against Syrians in the town.

<em>Syrian</em> documentary film For Sama wins Emmy International Award

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Syrian documentary film For Sama wins Emmy International Award

Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab has won an Emmy International Award for her critically acclaimed film For Sama, which tells the ...

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

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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 monitor.

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Displaced Syria teen recreates lost family home

Syria's war forced the Diab family to flee their village, but when 19-year-old Wissam moved into a tent in northwestern Syria he decided to recreate his childhood home.

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense ...

The New Arab Staff

Syria president names Faisal Mekdad new FM

Faisal Mekdad will be replaced as deputy foreign minister by Syria's ambassador to the United Nations, Bashar Jaafari.

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France says Turkey's 'soothing declarations' not good enough

France's Foreign Minister said the EU needs action from Turkey, not Erdogan's declarations.

14 pro-Iran fighters in Syria killed in airstrikes: monitor

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14 pro-Iran fighters in Syria killed in airstrikes: monitor

The strikes in the Deir Ezzor province killed at least 14 pro-Iran militia fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

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