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President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in extricating the US from its foreign entanglements.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is set to meet on Monday, as inspectors in Syria begin their probe into the Douma attack.

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Paul Iddon

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Analysis: A lack of willingness among major powers to make substantial compromises will likely result in the Syrian war dragging on for years to come, writes Paul Iddon.

Syria air base struck by missiles, US denies involvement

The New Arab & agencies

Syria air base struck by missiles, US denies involvement

Syrian state news agencies have said that a government air base was struck by missiles on Monday.

Will Iraq fight Islamic State in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Will Iraq fight Islamic State in Syria?

Analysis: It would be in Baghdad's interest to see Islamic State neutralised in the Syrian border region of Deir az-Zour, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Scores of civilians dead after airstrikes hit Syria's Douma

The airstrikes were the first bombing raids on Douma since negotiations began around 10 days ago over a withdrawal of rebels and civilians from the Eastern Ghouta town.

The New Arab & agencies

Rebels leave behind labyrinth of tunnels under Syria's Ghouta

Rebels leave behind an advanced tunnel system as evacuations from East Ghouta continue.

The New Arab

Assad vows to finish off last rebels outside Damascus

Syria's military said it would press on with "fighting in the area of Douma to rid it of terrorism", using a term it usually uses to refer to ...

James Snell

Bolton is only as dangerous as his boss

Comment: Doomsday prophecies about the new national security adviser are unhelpful and misguided, writes James Snell.

Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

The New Arab & agencies

Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

Thousands more leave East Ghouta as negotiations over the final evacuations continue between the Syrian regime and opposition.

The New Arab

Moscow confirms role in brutal Eastern Ghouta offensive

Moscow confirmed its military is playing a role in the brutal assault in the Syrian rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on Thursday.

Russia and rebels agree on Eastern Ghouta evacuation

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Russia and rebels agree on Eastern Ghouta evacuation

The civilian death toll has skyrocketed as the Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the rebel held province, dividing Eastern ...

Eastern Ghouta split in two as death toll mounts

The New Arab & agencies

Eastern Ghouta split in two as death toll mounts

The Syrian regime has isolated Douma city from the rest of the rebel-held enclave as dozens more civilians are killed in regime and ...

Fresh ​strikes hit battered Ghouta, death toll exceeds 800

The New Arab & agencies

Fresh ​strikes hit battered Ghouta, death toll exceeds 800

The Assad regime continued its brutal campaign against opposition-held Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, as relentless airstrikes prevented even aid ...

Dozens killed as <em>Russian</em> military plane crashes in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens killed as Russian military plane crashes in Syria

Moscow suffered further military losses in Syria when a transport plane crashed while landing at Russia's airbase in Latakia.

The New Arab

Dozens killed in Syrian regime bombardment of Eastern Ghouta

At least 45 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta, after the Syrian regime intensified its attacks on the opposition enclave.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime troops launch ground offensive in Ghouta

The military offensive in Ghouta has picked up despite a 30-day UN ceasefire and a Russian plan for daily five-hour 'truces'.

Bashdar Ismaeel

International powers scramble to manipulate Afrin for geopolitical gains

Analysis: Afrin has become a theatre for regional and global powers to wield influence, extract concessions to boost their goals in Syria, and ...

The New Arab

Syrian regime renews Ghouta bombardment despite Russia's 'humanitarian pause'

At least two civilians have been killed by further regime airstrikes on Eastern Ghouta despite a 'humanitarian pause' intended to pause fighting ...

The New Arab

UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

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

Russia says it 'tested' over 200 weapons in Syria

The New Arab

Russia says it 'tested' over 200 weapons in Syria

A Russian MP has claimed Moscow's forces have trialled more than 200 new weapons in Syria, making the war-torn country a testing ...

Russia bolsters Syria air fleet with latest stealth fighter

The New Arab

Russia bolsters Syria air fleet with latest stealth fighter

New additions to Russia's air force in Syria include the fifth generation Su-57 aircraft, which will likely play a role in Moscow's future ...

Russia denies role in brutal Eastern Ghouta bombardment

The New Arab

Russia denies role in brutal Eastern Ghouta bombardment

Russia has said its aircraft are playing no role in the devastating bombing of Eastern Ghouta, but photos from the besieged territory point to ...

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