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Bloodied and dazed wounded stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings in central Beirut as the health ministry reported late on Tuesday 73 dead and 3,700 injured.

A Bellingcat investigation revealed that Syria's top brass likely gathered to watch a chlorine attack on Latamenah hospital.

Turkey deploys police to prevent Greece pushing back refugees

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Turkey deploys police to prevent Greece pushing back refugees

Turkey has deployed 1,000 police on its border with Greece to prevent Greek forces pushing back refugees.

Security algorithm stops Forensic Architecture founder from entering US

The New Arab

Security algorithm stops Forensic Architecture founder from entering US

Eyal Weizman said he is "alarmed" that the US asked him to give information on contacts in order to be allowed entry to the country, after his ...

Video reportedly shows Iranian missile hitting Ukrainian plane

The New Arab

Video reportedly shows Iranian missile hitting Ukrainian plane

Video verified by The New York Times appeared to show an Iranian missile hitting the Ukrainian plane which crashed near Tehran on Wednesday, ...

The New Arab

Missile or engine failure? Iran plane crash causes explained

As speculation grows over foul play in the crash of Ukrainian passenger jet in Iran, we bring together and assess the claims of missile attacks versus engine failure.

The New Arab

Iran crash likely a 'shootdown event', aviation experts say

An aviation intelligence group has said that a Ukraine International Airlines flight that went down over Iran's capital was likely shot down.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi-led coalition says unaware prisoners held at Yemen target

The Saudi-led coalition has claimed to be unaware that prisoners were held at a detention centre they bombed on Monday.

Amr Salahi

Tulsi loves Assad: Syria and the 2020 US elections

Syria is no longer a major news story in the US, but one Democratic Party presidential hopeful’s record on Syria may come back to haunt her.

US states exporting 'billion in arms' to Saudi, UAE

The New Arab

US states exporting 'billion in arms' to Saudi, UAE

Investigative site Bellingcat have revealed that a number of US states are exporting millions of dollars in arms to Saudi Arabia and ...

Sophia Akram

We need a citizens' committee on the arms trade

Comment: The model for the citizens' committee could be taken across the country, and become a powerful tool for opposing arms sales to Saudi ...

Syria Weekly: Russia rebuilds Syria's military from scratch

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Russia rebuilds Syria's military from scratch

Russia is helping the Syrian regime rebuild its military after eight years of war showed the dire state of the armed forces.

China destroys dozens of mosques, Muslim shrines in Xinjiang

The New Arab

China destroys dozens of mosques, Muslim shrines in Xinjiang

China has completely or almost completely destroyed at least 15 mosques in Uighur Muslim-majority Xinjiang over the past three years, according ...

Online investigators try to trace Baghdadi's whereabouts

Mel Plant

Online investigators try to trace Baghdadi's whereabouts

Amateur online sleuths and professional analysts are, alongside intelligence officials, hard at work trying to pinpoint IS leader Baghdadi's ...

<em>Bellingcat</em>: Where technology meets investigative journalism

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Bellingcat: Where technology meets investigative journalism

The New Arab Meets: Eliot Higgins, the British founder of the investigative journalism network Bellingcat, to talk more about what ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians fear new chemical attack following Russia 'warnings'

Syrians are concerned of a new regime chemical attack, after Russian media warnings of 'false flag' operations, a trend that preceded previous deadly toxic onslaughts.

The New Arab

Syria war child survivor Bana al-Abed receives Freedom Award

Bana al-Abed, a nine-year-old Syrian child refugee from Aleppo who live-tweeted her experiences in war-torn Syria, was honoured by a US think ...

James Snell

Strava data dump reveals more than secret military bases

Comment: The sensitive information made public via Strava shows states are not keeping up with the security questions around technological ...

James Snell

Strava app reveals more than military base secrets

Comment: The sensitive information made public via Strava reveals states are not keeping up with the security questions around technological ...

War in 140 characters

James Snell

War in 140 characters

Book review: Patrikarakos' accessible new book details how the clash of perceptions and battle of narratives have become essential features of ...

Paul McLoughlin

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition village in Idlib ...

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Alexander Schinis

Sarin denial and journalism's race to the bottom

Comment: When Assad gassed his own people in Khan Sheikhoun, a cluster of journalists flocked to give him cover. They must all be held to ...

Bullets in cyberspace: The new terrain of diplomatic warfare

Amar Diwakar

Bullets in cyberspace: The new terrain of diplomatic warfare

Comment: Even small states can exploit opportunities that cyberwarfare offers to instigate and exacerbate political conflicts, writes Amar ...

Manchester bomber 'linked to IS battalion behind Bataclan massacre'

Robert Cusack

Manchester bomber 'linked to IS battalion behind Bataclan massacre'

Salman Abedi is known to have been in contact with the Katibat al-Battar al-Libya, Islamic State's commando unit responsible for some of ...

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