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The New Arab Staff

Absi Smeisem


Analysis: The armed opposition movement was supported by the US and held key areas in Syria, yet was destroyed the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front in two days.

03 March, 2015

The Nusra Front and Hazzm have fought a low-scale war behind rebel lines for months, now it seems Nusra are set to emerge the victors, leading to fears of a new "caliphate".

01 March, 2015

Activist groups Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights and the Syrian Network for Human Rights allege Syrian forces have killed 82 people through burning in report released weeks after IS burned Jordanian pilot to death.

19 February, 2015

Analysis: Syria's reputation as a strong counterpoint to Israel has been blown apart during the country's civil war - now the regime's priority is simply its own survival.

30 January, 2015

Syrian refugees who have been subjected to the extremities of snowstorm Huda have called for a hunger strike over appalling living conditions in the camps.

13 January, 2015

The leading contenders to take the SNC forward over the next year are Michel Kilo and current Secretary-General Nasr al-Hariri.

03 January, 2015