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Analysis: Ankara's investments south of its border indicate it plans to maintain influence there so some time to come, writes Paul Iddon.

The 22-year-old Iraqi immigrant held as the main suspect in a deadly stabbing that sparked xenophobic mob violence in Germany last month was freed on Tuesday over lack of evidence.

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Sam Hamad

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam Hamad.

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Imogen Lambert

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

US cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019

The New Arab & agencies

US cuts refugee admissions to 30,000 for 2019

The US has pledged a sharp fall in refugee admissions as part of President Donald Trump's overall crackdown on immigration.

The New Arab & agencies

Two women dead after refugee boat capsizes off Turkey

Two women died and sixteen other mainly Iraqi refugees, including eight children, were rescued on Monday after their boat capsized off the southwestern Turkish coast.

Florence Dixon

Assad troops arresting former White Helmets 'every day'

Civilians and humanitarian workers who signed 'ceasefire' deals with the Syrian regime that assured their safety are now being arrested ...

The New Arab

Germany 'ready to contribute to Syria rebuilding'

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said his country is prepared to contribute to rebuilding Syria.

The New Arab

Syria and Jordan in talks to re-open border crossing

Syria and Jordan have held first technical talks on opening the border, to allow trade between the two countries to resume.

Ankara captures chief suspect in 2013 Turkey border bombing

The New Arab

Ankara captures chief suspect in 2013 Turkey border bombing

The chief suspect in a bombing of a Turkish border town has been nabbed by Ankara's intelligence agents in Syria's Latakia and taken back to ...

Paul McLoughlin

Free Syria's police brace for regime's Idlib offensive

As the Assad regime readies for an offensive on Idlib province, the Free Syrian Police say they will continue to protect civilians.

A graveyard's quiet looms over Syria's Idlib

James Snell

A graveyard's quiet looms over Syria's Idlib

Comment: In Idlib, as in Daraa, the world will choose to remain passive while brutal violence tears lives apart, writes James Snell.

Turkey renews call for ceasefire in Idlib

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey renews call for ceasefire in Idlib

Turkey called for a ceasefire in Idlib as Syrian regime forces prepare for an offensive on the rebel-held enclave.

Idlib offensive could 'spark 21st century's worst humanitarian catastrophe'

The New Arab

Idlib offensive could 'spark 21st century's worst humanitarian catastrophe'

A Syrian regime offensive on the opposition province of Idlib could lead to the 21st century's worst loss of life.

Token Israeli funding for anti-Iran fighters in Syria withdrawn

Charlie Hoyle

Token Israeli funding for anti-Iran fighters in Syria withdrawn

Israel had paid anti-Iran fighters $75 a month, but had not supported rebel groups in their fight against Bashar al-Assad.

The New Arab

Turkey proposes emergency plan to avert Idlib bloodshed

According to a Turkish newspaper, Ankara is to propose a plan that includes evacuating rebels such as HTS, and training an opposition security force in Idlib, at Friday's Tehran summit.

Florence Dixon

Idlib's civilians preparing for the worst, say aid groups

Islamic Relief's Syria spokesperson told The New Arab of the desperate situation in Syria's densely populated northwest, where civilians with ...

The New Arab

White Helmets rescue centre forced shut after Idlib airstrikes

The White Helmets rescue force said rockets hit their headquarters in al-Tamana in a southern part of Idlib province on Thursday morning.

The New Arab

Outrage after Lebanon doctor blames cancer on Syria refugees

A Lebanese media outlet has been accused of xenophobia after it blamed Syrian refugees for raising cancer rates in the country.

Across the globe, fears mount over impending Idlib bloodbath

The New Arab & agencies

Across the globe, fears mount over impending Idlib bloodbath

An international chorus of rights groups and governments is pleading the Syrian regime and its allies to resist launching an offensive ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan warns of 'massacre' in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Erdogan warned of a "very merciless process" to be carried out by the Assad regime in Idlib, and that Turkey could face an influx of millions ...

More <em>Syrian</em> <em>refugees</em> return 'voluntarily' home from Lebanon

The New Arab

More Syrian refugees return 'voluntarily' home from Lebanon

The controversial return of Syrian refugees are being organised by Lebanon's General Security agency, in cooperation with the ...

Putin, Erdogan, Rouhani to hold Syria talks Friday: Kremlin

The New Arab & agencies

Putin, Erdogan, Rouhani to hold Syria talks Friday: Kremlin

Leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey will hold a tripartite summit in Iran on Friday to focus on finding an end to the Syrian conflict, ...

Iran's foreign minister in Damascus as Idlib offensive looms

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's foreign minister in Damascus as Idlib offensive looms

Mohammad Javad Zarif is holding talks with Syrian officials, as the regime prepares for a phased offensive on rebel-held Idlib.

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