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IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the regime is assisting IS against rebel groups there.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will begin a historic visit to Egypt and Turkey on Monday, two leading Sunni Muslim powers that have had complex relations with a growingly assertive Moscow.

UN: Syria government returning to Geneva peace talks

The New Arab

UN: Syria government returning to Geneva peace talks

Bashar al-Assad's government is set to return to peace talks after its previous decision to suspend its participation in talks with the Syrian opposition.

Russia 'embarrassed' by Syrian regime decision to quit talks

The New Arab

Russia 'embarrassed' by Syrian regime decision to quit talks

Russia is reportedly angered by a decision by Bashar al-Assad's government to suspend its participation in talks with the Syrian opposition.

Dozens of Syrian civilians killed in fresh Ghouta airstrikes

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Dozens of Syrian civilians killed in fresh Ghouta airstrikes

At least 25 civilians were killed in Ghouta as the area continues to besieged by Assad forces.

The New Arab

Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

Syria's brutal war may be slowly winding down, but the country is awash in weapons and thousands of foreign forces – some of whom may never leave.

The New Arab

Ceasefire prompts thousands of Syrians to return from Jordan

The UN said an average of 1,000 Syrians have been returning home every month since a ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the United States ...

The New Arab

Syrian opposition forms 23-member delegation for talks with regime

A 23-member delegation will represent the Syrian opposition at the upcoming Geneva talks on Tuesday, sources told The New Arab.

The New Arab & agencies

Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, died on Sunday when Russian air strikes hit residential buildings in a village held by Islamic ...

Syrian opposition appoint new negotiations chief for Geneva talks Syrian opposition appoint new negotiations chief for Geneva talks

The New Arab

Syrian opposition appoint new negotiations chief for Geneva talks

Leading Syrian negotiator Nasr al-Hariri will head the opposition's negotiating team in Geneva next week, but not everyone is happy with the ...

The New Arab

Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance peace in Syria

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met on Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as Syrian opposition groups ...

More than 13 million Syrians in need of aid

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More than 13 million Syrians in need of aid

The UN said 40 percent of the needy were children, adding that people in besieged or so-called "hard-to-reach" areas were particularly ...

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Syrian activists are calling on the opposition to isolate a pro-Moscow group from negotiations, as Russia looks for 'victor's peace' with ...

Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

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Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

Kurdish militia fighters, YPG, fired five mortars at an observation post in Idlib staffed by Turkish troops to which the Turkish army fired back ...

Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

The New Arab & agencies

Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

Putin met with Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad in Sochi on Monday ahead of talks with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey, Russia and Iran foreign ministers meet on Syria

Foreign ministers from Turkey, Iran, and Russia have met in the southern Turkish resort of Antalya to discuss the upcoming Sochi conference on Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Putin to host Iran, Turkey leaders for Syria talks

Russian President Putin is to host the leaders of Turkey and Iran in the first such three-way summit between the trio to reach a solution to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Air strikes bombard aid warehouse in Syria rebel bastion

Air strikes bombarded an aid warehouse in Douma, Eastern Ghouta, on Wednesday, days after the first delivery of food and medicine to the area in ...

James Denselow

Islamic State - the best of enemies?

Comment: The collapsing 'caliphate' has exposed the significant differences between American and Russian visions for Syria, writes James ...

Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

The New Arab

Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

Russia has been blamed for air raids on a busy Syrian market in a rebel town on Monday that left at least 61 people dead.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia to host Syria opposition meeting

Saudi Arabia will host a meeting of the Syrian opposition later in November as the United Nations prepares to convene new peace talks with the ...

Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite '<em>de</em>-<em>escalation</em> zone'

The New Arab & agencies

Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

Dozens of Syrian civilians, including 20 children, were killed on Monday in airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo despite a ...

Aid enters devastated rebel town near Syrian capital

The New Arab

Aid enters devastated rebel town near Syrian capital

Twenty-four trucks full of humanitarian relief arrived in Douma in a joint operation between the United Nations and the International Committee ...

Syria opposition rejects Russia-hosted peace conference

The New Arab & agencies

Syria opposition rejects Russia-hosted peace conference

Moscow's proposal to hold a "Congress of Syrian National Dialogue" this month was announced at the end of the latest round of talks in the ...

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