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Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Analysis: Washington has shot down aircraft threatening its allies in Syria, and will likely shoot down more, writes Paul Iddon.

Diala Brisly, the guardian artist of Syria's children

AJ Naddaff

Diala Brisly, the guardian artist of Syria's children

Society: An activist and artist, Diala Brisly escaped Damascus for a new life helping refugees, reports AJ Naddaff.

Australia's military suspends air operations over Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Australia's military suspends air operations over Syria

Australia has suspended airstrikes in Syria after Russia threatened to target US-led coalition planes in response to the US downing of a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Fresh Syria talks set for July in Astana

The next round of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana has been scheduled for July 4-5, both Russia and Kazakhstan said on Monday.

The New Arab

Russia warns US-led coalition planes after downed Syrian jet

US-coalition planes flying west of the Euphrates river will be treated as aerial targets, Russia warned on Monday, after the US confirmed it ...

Robert Cusack

US shoots down Syrian warplane near Raqqa

The US shot down a Syrian warplane it claims was attacking its SDF allies on Sunday, however Damascus maintains the jet was being used ...

Joey Ayoub

Jo Cox and Grenfell victims remembered at community Iftar

The ‘Syrian Refugee Community Iftar’ was a part of the #GreatGetTogether campaign, a series of parties across the UK, aimed at ...

Russia kills ‘180 IS fighters’ in Syria airstrikes

The New Arab & agencies

Russia kills ‘180 IS fighters’ in Syria airstrikes

Russia says it has killed 180 Islamic State fighters in Syria during airstrikes carried out in June, including two field commanders.

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Syrian regime declares 48-hour truce in Daraa

The Syrian regime army on Saturday declared a 48-hour ceasefire in the southern city of Daraa as two separate peace talk ...

Saudi cleric escapes 'assassination attempt' in rebel-controlled Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Saudi cleric escapes 'assassination attempt' in rebel-controlled Syria

Syrian-based Abdullah al-Muhaysini says he escaped an assassination plot after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives next to the ...

The US expands its toehold in southern Syria

Paul Iddon

The US expands its toehold in southern Syria

As the US bolsters its presence in the region, the likelihood of clashes and escalation between the coalition and regime forces ...

<em>Syrian</em> army retakes central gas field from Islamic State

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian army retakes central gas field from Islamic State

The Syrian army has recaptured the Arak gas field in the central province of Homs from the Islamic State militant group.

Qatar: A convenient scapegoat in a broken system

Barak Barfi

Qatar: A convenient scapegoat in a broken system

Comment: Qatar's policies, many of which were until recently mainstream in the Gulf, have led it to be hounded simply for not toeing the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria peace talks may resume in July: UN envoy

A fresh round of Syria peace talks aimed at ending the six-year-old civil war may restart in Geneva next month, Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday.

The New Arab

America brings in the big guns to southern Syria

The US is boosting its presence in southern Syria where it is backing anti-IS forces and also providing a welcome deterrent to nearby pro-Assad ...

Leila al-Shami

Syria's prisoners: Absent but never forgotten

Comment: Syria's prisons are filled with those who rose up peacefully to call for freedom, democracy and social justice, writes Leila Al-Shami.

The New Arab

Syrian Democratic Forces in fierce clashes with rebel fighters

Kurdish and Syrian fighters have clashed in Aleppo province leaving many dead, while the battle against IS in Raqqa rages on.

<em>Syrian</em> <em>regime</em> uses napalm in Daraa offensive

The New Arab

Syrian regime uses napalm in Daraa offensive

Footage showing barrel bombs dropped on densely packed areas of Daraa in southern Syria have emerged, with huge fires breaking out following the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Jordanian army kills five 'infiltrators' from Syria

Jordanian border guards killed five suspected infiltrators approaching the kingdom's border from Syria in a pickup truck and two motorcycles, ...

Russia 'warns' US against attacking pro-Assad bases in Syria

The New Arab

Russia 'warns' US against attacking pro-Assad bases in Syria

The Russian foreign ministry said on Saturday that it had warned the US against striking pro-Assad forces.

Saudi-funded Muslim World League terminates Qaradawi membership

The New Arab

Saudi-funded Muslim World League terminates Qaradawi membership

A Saudi-funded Muslim association has backed Riyadh in its diplomatic row with Qatar by cutting ties with the Doha-based former Muslim ...

<em>Syrian</em> <em>regime</em> militias reach the wire threatening US-backed forces

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian regime militias reach the wire threatening US-backed forces

A surprise offensive has seen the Syrian regime reach the Iraqi border with a land corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean ...

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