Severe shortages of water are causing suffering to residents of Kurdish-controlled north-eastern Syria, while affecting wheat production and threatening bread supplies across the war-divided country.
Heroin mostly enters the Arab world from Afghanistan via Iran enroute to markets in Europe. Arab countries close to the main smuggling routes are the most impacted by the trade. The Syrian war has led traffickers to re-route heroin shipments via the Black Sea and Africa.
Arab Digest · The Kurds of Iraq and Syria
With the publication of their annual report Airwars once again puts the focus on aerial warfare and artillery attacks on civilians whose death and injuries would otherwise go unacknowledged and unaccountable.
Another meeting, another raft of empty words from Sochi as Washington plays for time and tries to figure out what to do about the war in Syria.
Ramped up Turkish military activity in Northern Syria may herald a major offensive before Joe Biden takes office.
As Turkey, Russia and the US weigh up their options, a shaky ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province may be about to end.
Countries across the MENA region are facing severe water shortages yet have done little to ameliorate a shared problem. Will the Covid-19 pandemic teach them that working cooperatively is the only way to resolve a looming crisis?
The military balance shifts against Turkey and its Arab allies as the YPG strikes a deal agreement with al-Assad and Russia backs Syria over Turkey.
Syria – US permits and then opposes Turkish assault on the Kurdish north. Fears that IS may rise from the ashes.