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Exclusive pictures as Free Syria Army fighters support Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish militias in Syria's Afrin. All photos by Aaref Watad.

The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the besieged rebel-held enclave, with a death toll exceeding 400 in five days.

The US and Turkey's long-term plans for northern Syria

Paul Iddon

The US and Turkey's long-term plans for northern Syria

Agendas in northern Syria appear to be converging into a single policy: Maintaining long-term foreign presences on the ground, writes Paul Iddon.

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Paul Iddon

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Analysis: The Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is coming under fire from all sides, writes Paul Iddon.

UN condemns 'senseless suffering' as 100 killed in Ghouta

The New Arab & agencies

UN condemns 'senseless suffering' as 100 killed in Ghouta

Assad's regime shows no sign of relenting its brutal campaign against its own civilians, as airstrikes kill hundreds in Eastern Ghouta and it ...

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Turkey FM, Arab League chief clash over Afrin offensive

Turkey's top diplomat and the Egyptian head of the Arab League have got into a war or words over a controversial Turkish military operation in Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey 'never used' chemical weapons in Syria: Diplomat

Turkish diplomatic source blasts allegations that Ankara has used chemical weapons against Kurds in Syria as 'baseless'.

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Washington official: 'extremely unlikely' Turkey used chemical weapons

Washington has leapt to Ankara's defence after allegations Turkey launched a gas attack against Kurds in Syria's Afrin.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey denies it used chemical weapons in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said shelling from either Turkey or allied factions hit al-Sheikh Hadid west of Afrin and left six ...

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

Comment: Saudi Arabia and Iran are extending their bitter rivalry beyond the Middle East, into the Caucasus, writes James Dorsey.

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Turkey's moves dependent on US support for YPG: Erdogan

Turkey's president has warned the US ahead of a visit by its Secretary of State that any future moves depend on whether it will continue funding ...

US urges allies to remain focused on IS threat US urges allies to remain focused on IS threat

The New Arab

US urges allies to remain focused on IS threat

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged countries to focus their efforts on fighting the Islamic State group, saying that Turkey's offensive ...

Meeting the militias: 'Kurdish Volunteers' assemble to oust PMF

Rojbin Muslim

Meeting the militias: 'Kurdish Volunteers' assemble to oust PMF

In-depth: Iraqi Kurdistan is a fractured landscape of rival armed groups drawn together in the loosest of alliances, writes Rojbin ...

Iraqi Kurdistan's first professional horse race with betting

Claire Thomas

Iraqi Kurdistan's first professional horse race with betting

Photoblog: Horses, jockeys, gamblers and racing fans from across Iraq travel to Erbil for the region’s first professional horse race to offer ...

Kurdish forces say 'no problem' if Damascus fights Turkey

The New Arab & agencies

Kurdish forces say 'no problem' if Damascus fights Turkey

Kurdish militias in Syria said they would not have a problem with the Syrian regime attacking Turkey.

Paul Iddon

The war in Syria is entering a new phase

Analysis: With the Islamic State group and domestic opposition largely crushed, foreign powers continue to jostle for power and influence in what remains of Syria, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey warns 'make or break' for strained US ties

Ties between the NATO allies have strained badly over the Turkish military assault in Syria's Afrin region.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party to replace jailed chief

Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party will elect two new leaders on Sunday, one of whom will replace jailed co-chief Selahattin Demirtas, ahead of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Deaths mount for Turkish troops in Kurdish offensive

Eleven Turkish troops have died in the deadliest day for Ankara in its three week-long offensive against Kurdish militia in Syria's Afrin region.

Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed by Kurdish forces Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed by Kurdish forces

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish troops killed as helicopter downed by Kurdish forces

A spokesman for the Kurdish YPG militia said his fighters downed the chopper in Raju, north-west Afrin as Ankara confirmed two Turkish military ...

The New Arab

Turkey resumes strikes over Syria's Kurdish Afrin

After a brief lull, Ankara has resumed its aerial bombardment of the Syrian-Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Operation Olive Branch.

The Iraq Report: IS 'caliph' excluded from 'most-wanted' list

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: IS 'caliph' excluded from 'most-wanted' list

This week in Iraq: The government releases a list of its most-wanted fugitives, while Iraq’s southern city of Basra becomes a hub for organised ...

Regional alliance punishing Iraq's Kurds for referendum cannot last

Bashdar Ismaeel

Regional alliance punishing Iraq's Kurds for referendum cannot last

Analysis: Determination to derail Kurdish statehood aspirations led to the emergence of a newfound Ankara-Baghdad-Tehran alliance, but this ...

US and Turkey must mend ties, says Ankara official

The New Arab

US and Turkey must mend ties, says Ankara official

Relations between the NATO allies have been strained, mostly over US support for a Kurdish militia on Syria's border with Turkey.

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