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In-depth: 'Now we are refugees once again - and only God knows what we will be tomorrow.'

Interview: The author and journalist spoke to Andy Heintz about how Syria came to be the intractable conflict it now appears to be.

Sinjar: The eternal flashpoint?

Paul Iddon

Sinjar: The eternal flashpoint?

Analysis: Sinjar remains disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region, writes Paul Iddon.

Future of northern Syria hinges on US-Turkey Manbij deal

Paul Iddon

Future of northern Syria hinges on US-Turkey Manbij deal

Analysis: A deal between Turkey and the US could circumvent further bloodshed in the country, as Turkish forces push forward their offensive ...

Covering the ground in Iraq and Syria

James Snell

Covering the ground in Iraq and Syria

Book Review: Jonathan Spyer's book is a necessary assessment, and a testament to the author's willingness to risk capture, or worse, while ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey formally requests extradition of Syrian Kurdish leader

Saleh Muslim, a key figure of the Syrian Kurdish movement, was detained on Saturday night at an upmarket Prague hotel, Czech and Turkish officials said.

The New Arab

Interpol 'arrests Syrian Kurdish leader' wanted by Turkey

The former chairman of the Syrian Kurdish PYD party has been arrested in Prague, according to Turkish reports

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 ...

Sam Hamad

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Comment: Israel's attack on Syrian regime targets demonstrates what could have been achieved if the US or NATO had imposed a no-fly zone, writes ...

Syrian rebel support for Turkey's Afrin operation

Sam Hamad

Syrian rebel support for Turkey's Afrin operation

Comment: Why are as many as 20,000 Turkish-trained and armed Syrian rebels currently doing the bidding of Turkey against the PYD in Afrin? asks ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Kurdish autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Comment: The Syrian opposition needs Turkey's support, and has had it, but it should not back Ankara's occupation of Afrin, writes Robin ...

Erdogan 'open to working with Assad' against Syrian-Kurds

Paul Iddon

Erdogan 'open to working with Assad' against Syrian-Kurds

Analysis: Continued US support for Kurds on the other side of the Turkish border will likely push Ankara to deal with Damascus, writes Paul ...

Mattis says US ready to end Syrian-Kurdish military support

The New Arab

Mattis says US ready to end Syrian-Kurdish military support

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has said arms supplies to Kurdish militias in Syria will end, now that the war against IS comes to an end.

An endgame in Syria?

James Snell

An endgame in Syria?

Comment: Syrians' suffering will continue whether or not Assad is declared the victor, writes James Snell.

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Sam Hamad

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Comment: Bashar al-Assad may have emerged from Syria's war 'victorious', but the country he controls is not the one it once was, writes Sam ...

Omar Sabbour

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Comment: As Raqqa gets destroyed, the Stop the War Coalition is nowhere to be heard, leaving Syria solidarity protesters to demonstrate in front of US embassies alone, writes Omar Sabbour.

Paul Iddon

Turkey's positioning against Syrian and Iraqi Kurds could backfire

Analysis: Having fought a Kurdish insurgency for 40 years, Erdogan's threats are understandable, but they conflate two different situations for ...

The New Arab

Iraqi referendum could bolster Syrian Kurds, leaders say

The Iraqi-Kurdish referendum on independence could benefit Kurds in Syria if leaders push the Syrian government to negotiate over autonomy in ...

The New Arab

Assad regime says Syrian Kurdish autonomy negotiable

The Assad regime is open to negotiations with Kurds over giving them some form of self-rule in Syria once Islamic State is defeated, according ...

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Loubna Mrie

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Comment: Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria deteriorated as a result of foreign interests and the regime's war tactics, writes Loubna Mrie.

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Comment: Turkey has been accused in UAE media of abandoning Syria's rebels, but it is Saudi Arabia and the Emirates who have pursued cynical ...

Syrian regime minister dismisses Kurdish elections as 'a joke'

The New Arab

Syrian regime minister dismisses Kurdish elections as 'a joke'

A senior Syrian regime minister has belittled scheduled elections in Kurdish-controlled regions of the country later this year, dismissing the ...

What is attracting anarchists to Syria?

Dan Arel

What is attracting anarchists to Syria?

Comment: Kurdish attempts to carve out a self-governing territory in northern Syria are attracting western leftists - and the ire of Turkey and ...

Kurds in northern Syria set local election dates

The New Arab

Kurds in northern Syria set local election dates

The Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria has set dates for local council and regional assembly elections, a move viewed as consolidating ...

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