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Only Russia, China and Iran voted against the decision to take action on an OPCW investigation that found the Syrian air force attacked civilians with sarin gas and chlorine

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) executive council is pushing to take action against Damascus for breaching the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Hugo Goodridge

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Idlib is no stranger to death, but the war-torn Syrian region is desperately underprepared for the threat of coronavirus.

Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

The New Arab & agencies

Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

For the first time since the Syria conflict erupted in 2011, the global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed President Bashar al-Assad's ...

Assad's greatest asset? EU-NATO appeasement

Sam Hamad

Assad's greatest asset? EU-NATO appeasement

Comment: Turkey has demonstrated that Assad's regime could be defeated in Syria, were it not for the curse of global indifference, writes Sam ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the plight of refugees back into international spotlight.

The New Arab & agencies

Russian strikes kill dozens amid brutal Idlib onslaught

As many as 28 people have been killed by Russian and Syrian regime bombardment over the past 24 hours.

The New Arab

Daleks in Aleppo? Dr Who to visit medieval Syria

The next episode of the popular BBC science fiction show Dr Who will be set in the Syrian city of Aleppo in the year 1380.

The New Arab

White Helmet volunteer among civilians killed in Idlib airstrikes

A civilian defence force volunteer was killed and two others injured, as Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies edge closer to their ...

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Amr Salahi

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s nine-year conflict, but different organisations have provided different numbers, ...

The New Arab

Russia's bombardment of Syria's Idlib kills eight civilians

Eight people were confirmed killed in Russian air raids on civilian homes in northwest Syria, as fears grow a land assault on the region is ...

Russian airstrikes kill 27 civilians in Idlib and Aleppo

The New Arab

Russian airstrikes kill 27 civilians in Idlib and Aleppo

Women and babies were among the dead, as Syrian regime forces and their Russian allies resumed their campaign seize decisive control of the ...

'Humanity is dying': Syrians feel abandoned by the world

Dani Qappani

'Humanity is dying': Syrians feel abandoned by the world

Syrians have been abandoned for almost nine years by the international community, who they accuse of being blind, deaf and mute to the endless, ...

Two killed as Russia and Syrian regime resume strikes

The New Arab

Two killed as Russia and Syrian regime resume strikes

A baby and a Civil Defence worker were killed as the Syrian regime and Russia resumed airstrikes after a five-day lull, which was attributed to ...

Syria Weekly: Maarat Al-Numan evacuation brings new dangers

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Maarat Al-Numan evacuation brings new dangers

Aid workers braved Russian air strikes and regime fire to race down the highway to southern Idlib for one of the biggest evacuations since the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria pro-regime strike on Idlib school kills 8

Opposition activists have blamed Russia, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's main ally, for an attack on an Idlib school for displaced children on Tuesday.

The New Arab

Airstrikes pound Syria's Idlib as death toll mounts

16 people have been killed in airstrikes in Syria’s Idlib province as the regime trapped civilians in the besieged city of Maaret al-Numan, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russian and Syrian regime airstrikes continue to hit Idlib

Three children were injured in the eastern Idlib countryside as Russian and regime bombing continues to wreak havoc in Syria's northwest.

The New Arab

Syria airstrikes pound Idlib as regime attempts to advance

Two children and one woman were killed in Russian airstrikes on Binnish in Idlib province as opposition sources said that the regime was ...

Syria Weekly: Idlib homes and marketplaces targeted by regime

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib homes and marketplaces targeted by regime

Schools, homes and hospitals in Idlib have been targeted again by the Syrian regime this week.

The New Arab & agencies

Regime airstrikes kill at least 19 civilians in Idlib

The Syrian regime launched a blistering military campaign against the region in April, killing around 1,000 civilians and displacing more than ...

Scores killed, injured in bloody day of Syria airstrikes

The New Arab

Scores killed, injured in bloody day of Syria airstrikes

At least 19 people have been killed and 50 injured in dozens of airstrikes by the Assad regime and Russia in Idlib province, following a stalled ...

Syrian regime pilots killed as <em>barrel</em> bomb accidentally explodes

The New Arab

Syrian regime pilots killed as barrel bomb accidentally explodes

Three Syrian regime pilots were killed at Hama airbase on Sunday when barrel bombs being loaded onto the chopper exploded.

Outrage as Hamza Yusuf releases video mocking Syrian refugees

The New Arab

Outrage as Hamza Yusuf releases video mocking Syrian refugees

American Muslim cleric Hamza Yusuf has sparked an online backlash after posting a video mocking Syrian refugees and saying they should have ...

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