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The death of writer, intellectual and activist Lokman Slim shocked Lebanon.

A Syrian film director working on a movie detailing the Assad regime's prison abuse "planned and faked" his own assassination attempt to help promote his work.

Russia kills ‘180 IS fighters’ in Syria airstrikes

The New Arab & agencies

Russia kills ‘180 IS fighters’ in Syria airstrikes

Russia says it has killed 180 Islamic State fighters in Syria during airstrikes carried out in June, including two field commanders.

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Karim Traboulsi

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Moscow says its jets may have killed leader of world's most notorious terror organisation in a May airstrike. If true it would be a major ...

IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead, says Syria monitor

The New Arab

IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead, says Syria monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

The New Arab

Hama's political detainees urge 'no violence' for their cause

Syrian political detainees who took over Hama prison on Monday have requested rebel groups carry out no violent acts in their names, as conditions worsen in the jail.

The New Arab

Palmyra 'not entirely ruined'

Video: Syria's Palmyra has not been completely ruined by the year-long IS hold over the ancient city, despite significant damage, according to ...

Joseph Willits

Syria's human losses and London's replica of Palmyra's arch

Comment: Unveiling the replica of Palmyra's Arch was an opportunity to raise awareness of the devastation in the region, instead it served as a ...

The New Arab

Syrian forces advance on IS territories near Palmyra

Islamic State militants have lost yet another key city to Syrian forces just a week after they captured Tadmur.

At least 40 bodies found in Palmyra mass grave

The New Arab & agencies

At least 40 bodies found in Palmyra mass grave

Syrian forces have discovered a mass grave in the ancient city just days after driving out the Islamic State group.

The New Arab

Notorious Palmyra prison forgotten amid celebrations of regime 'victory'

Activists criticise one-sided "celebrations" of regime victory, eliciting memories of Tadmur prison, while Syrian regime forces ...

Palmyra recaptured in major symbolic victory against IS

The New Arab

Palmyra recaptured in major symbolic victory against IS

Islamic State militants were forced out of the ancient Palmyra city after days of intense fighting with the Syrian army.

Syrian regime forces 'enter IS-held Palmyra'

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime forces 'enter IS-held Palmyra'

Pro-government forces, backed by Russian aerial support, have advanced into Tadmur, the ancient city of Palmyra, as Daesh loses grip on ...

Regime forces make gains against IS in Palmyra

The New Arab

Regime forces make gains against IS in Palmyra

Regime troops, backed by Russian air support, have made strategic gains against militants in Palmyra as civilians are forced to flee devastating ...

Russia plans second air base in Syria's Homs

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Russia plans second air base in Syria's Homs

Moscow's military presence in Syria is likely to grow opening of a second Russian air base, reinforced by 1,000 Russian ground troops, a Gulf ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Russian warplanes strike IS positions in Syria's Palmyra

Russian warplanes have struck the area around the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra that is under Islamic State group control, the Russian ministry of defence said on Monday.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Islamic State militants behead archaeologist in Syria's Palmyra

IS militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on a column in a main square, Syrian media ...

AAAJ and agencies

IS video shows murder of 2 Syrian activists

So called Islamic State group has posted online a new disturbing video, showing the murder of two Syrian activists after they 'confess' to ...

Diana Darke

Palmyra: when the world stopped and noticed

Comment: It took a media frenzy about an 'archaeological apocalypse' for the world to notice the damage inflicted on Syria during three years of ...

The Syrian army: Assad's paper tiger

Fatima Yasseen

The Syrian army: Assad's paper tiger

Comment: The Syrian regime has for decades proclaimed the invincibility of its army. A string of defeats has betrayed it as a spineless mess, ...

AAAJ and agencies

Islamic State tightens grip on Iraq-Syria border

IS consolidated its control of the Iraq-Syria border Friday after capturing another Iraqi town, days after taking Ramadi and a hours after ...

The darker side of  Syria's Palmyra

AAAJ and agencies

The darker side of Syria's Palmyra

Islamic State extremists are reported to be in full control of Palmyra famed for its archaeological treasures, but the Syrian desert city has ...

IS in full control of Syrian city of Palmyra

AAAJ and agencies

IS in full control of Syrian city of Palmyra

IS fighters sought to consolidate their control of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra Friday a day after it fell to the extremists.

Syria: IS sets sights on Deir al-Zur

Rami Sweid

Syria: IS sets sights on Deir al-Zur

Islamic State group focuses on defeating regime forces in eastern Syria, before moving towards Damascus.

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