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Mark Lowcock said a huge sum needs to be raised at a donor conference in Brussels on Wednesday to help Syrians affected by the bloody civil war.

Russia has hinted Syria could be partitionned as disparate belligerents continue to hold on to territory across Syria alongside the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

Sam Hamad

Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

Comment: The coalition's attack on Assad's chemical weapons bases demonstrates they have no intention whatsoever of making a meaningful intervention in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

Russia journalist who exposed Syria mercenaries dies mysteriously

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Russia journalist who exposed Syria mercenaries dies mysteriously

A Russian investigative journalist who wrote about Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria for the regime of Bashar al-Assad has ...

The New Arab speaks to Marie Colvin's family lawyer

Mansour Omari

The New Arab speaks to Marie Colvin's family lawyer

Interview: Mansour Omari speaks to human rights lawyer Scott Gilmore to find out more about Marie Colvin's case, the first war crimes-related ...

The New Arab & agencies

France's Macron won't 'break' Turkey-Russia alliance: Ankara

Turkey slammed Emmanuel Macron's alleged attempts to create a rift between Ankara and Moscow on Monday, suggesting the French president will be unable to "break" the partnership.

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Theresa May defends Syria strikes in Commons showdown

The UK leader defended taking military action against Syria on the weekend without seeking parliamentary approval as British lawmakers vent ...

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Syrian war will go on despite strikes: Boris Johnson

British foreign minister said US-led strikes would not put a halt to the Syria war.

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US to maintain Syria presence until goals accomplished: Haley

The remarks contradict Trump's earlier statement that the US would withdraw from Syria "very soon".

Germany and France push for new Syria peace effort

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Germany and France push for new Syria peace effort

Germany has called for a new push for peace in Syria, after US-led airstrikes on Saturday hit three sites linked to Damascus' chemical weapons ...

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France: 'Large parts of Syria's chemical stockpile destroyed'

Overnight strikes against the Assad regime led by the US, UK and France have reportedly destroyed a large part of Damascus' chemical stockpile.

Russia: 'No civilian or military casualties in Syria strikes'

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Russia: 'No civilian or military casualties in Syria strikes'

Russia has downplayed the US-UK-French strikes on Syria, saying there were no casualties in the bombing with Moscow informed before the ...

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Sam Heller

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Comment: Crisis Group's Sam Heller lays out the Douma attack's impact and the repercussions of a possible new US-led intervention.

UK agrees on 'need to take action' over Syria

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UK agrees on 'need to take action' over Syria

The office of British Prime Minister Theresa May said a cabinet meeting resulted in an agreement on the "need to take action" alongside US and ...

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 ...

Marcus Montgomery

Washington has no plan for post-Iran deal diplomacy

Comment: The ultimate danger of 'tearing up' the deal is diplomatic isolation, and a slow march towards military conflict, writes Marcus Montgomery.

Andy Heintz

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

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

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.

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Iran's support for Assad must end

Comment: The peaceful ideal Zarif describes for the region amounts to misleading rhetoric that ignores the facts on the ground, writes Robin ...

Destination: Ghouta

Paul McLoughlin

Destination: Ghouta

Syrian activists held a shock protest at City Airport this weekend, against an airline's relationship with a Russian state-owned ...

Sam Hamad

The stark reality of Russia's chemical attacks

Comment: The attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter should remind Theresa May of the nature of Russia's chemical warfare beyond its borders, ...

What Russia has gained from massacring Syrians

Imogen Lambert

What Russia has gained from massacring Syrians

Comment: By doing nothing to stop Moscow's genocidal approach to the Syrian war, the world has allowed Russia to gain far more than a military ...

Eastern Ghouta's doomed ceasefire

James Snell

Eastern Ghouta's doomed ceasefire

Comment: The wider world knows by now that the Assad regime cannot be induced to limit its atrocities by placation or be persuaded by consensus, ...

How Arabs are complicit in massacring Eastern Ghouta's people

Robin Yassin-Kassab

How Arabs are complicit in massacring Eastern Ghouta's people

Comment: Syria's massacres are not an accident. Local, regional and global powers created the tragedy. And Arab and international public opinion ...

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