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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.

The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense leader Maysoun Al-Misry as recipients.

Russia violates Syria ceasefire with new Idlib airstrikes

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Russia violates Syria ceasefire with new Idlib airstrikes

Russia became a new member of the 47-seat UN human rights council on Tuesday.

UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

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UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

Relief, dismay and anger have surrounded the latest additions to the UN's Human Rights Council

Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

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Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

Hopes that a Russian-brokered ceasefire might hold were further dashed on Sunday with both sides accusing the other of intense shelling.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

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Nineteen killed in car bomb attack in northern Syria

A car bomb attack in the northern Syrian city of Al-Bab, which is controlled by Turkish-allied forces, has killed 19 people, most of ...

The New Arab Staff

Russia marks brutal five-year intervention anniversary in Syria war

Russia's intervention in the Syria war has cost thousands of lives.

The New Arab Staff

White Helmets offer assistance in fighting Syria wild fires

Despite being vilified by the brutal Assad regime, the White Helmets have offered to assist in extinguishing ...

A month on, signal in Beirut rubble raises hope

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A month on, signal in Beirut rubble raises hope

The search for a potential survivor in Beirut's rubble is taking place exactly a month since the massive blast that killed and ...

The New Arab Staff

Floods kill displaced Syrians in Idlib refugee camp

Three Syrian refugees were killed in floods after torrential rain struck their camp in the northwestern province of Idlib.

Arabs send Americans advice on how to protest safely

Narjas Zatat

Arabs send Americans advice on how to protest safely

Across the world Arabs are sending messages of support to American protesters coming out to demonstrate police brutality and racism ...

<em>The</em> Trump effect on global press freedom

Mellissa Fung

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, ...

Syria: Afrin bomb blast death toll rises above 40

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Syria: Afrin bomb blast death toll rises above 40

The blast came as people went shopping to prepare to break the Ramadan fast.

Putin 'pressing Assad for political solution with opposition': Bloomberg

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Putin 'pressing Assad for political solution with opposition': Bloomberg

With oil prices collapsing and a coronavirus pandemic at hand, Russia is hoping to reach a political solution for Syria to end the war, ...

Tesbih Habbal

War-exhausted Syrians struggle to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Amid regime secrecy about the spread of Covid-19, war-weary Syrians face skyrocketing prices and food shortages as bomb-damaged health systems are unable to cope with the pandemic.

Sam Hamad

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Comment: For the victims of Assad's chemical warfare, the damage inflicted by these attacks, and by the Russian ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Two reported deaths from coronavirus in Syria point to a much higher outbreak than is being acknowledged by authorities.

The New Arab

Idlib village 'burned to ashes' in Syria regime bombing

Syrian civilian defence reported 40 separate rocket attacks in villages across Idlib, which caused severe damage to farmland and civilian ...

Coronavirus pandemic sparks fears in Syria's besieged Rukban camp

The New Arab

Coronavirus pandemic sparks fears in Syria's besieged Rukban camp

The Rukban refugee camp has been under siege for more than a year, with residents starved of necessary medicine and food.

The New Arab

War-torn Syria announces first case of novel coronavirus

The first confirmed case of the novel COVID-19 was announced in Syria on Monday.

Syria's <em>White</em> <em>Helmets</em> join <em>the</em> fight against coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's White Helmets join the fight against coronavirus

Syria's White Helmets are sterilising schools, mosques and camps in the country's northwest.

Former Syrian army chief Ali Habib dies aged 81

The New Arab

Former Syrian army chief Ali Habib dies aged 81

Former defence minister Ali Habib Mahmud was once rumoured to have defected to the opposition and touted as a leader for a post-Assad ...

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