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Book Club: We Are Bellingcat details an insider's account of the emergence and growth of OSINT and new forms of citizen investigations.

With the Syria war entering its 11th year, there is growing concern that digital evidence of history's most documented conflict is being syphoned away by the internet's indiscriminate trash can.

The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Analysis: Ethiopia's deadly civil war in Tigray province risks triggering wider geopolitical instability in the Horn of Africa.

OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria chemical attack evidence

The New Arab Staff

OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria chemical attack evidence

A recently uncovered letter from the OPCW to former employee Brendan Whelan has cast serious doubts on his claims that a 2018 chemical weapons ...

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Bloodied and dazed wounded stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings in central Beirut as the health ministry reported late ...

The New Arab

Top Syrian generals 'watched chemical attack' on Idlib village

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

The New Arab & agencies

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Missile or engine failure? Iran plane crash causes explained

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 ...

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.

Saudi-led coalition says unaware prisoners held at Yemen target

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.

Tulsi loves Assad: Syria and the 2020 US elections

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 ...

We need a citizens' committee on the arms trade

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Syrians fear new chemical attack following Russia 'warnings'

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 ...

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 ...

Strava data dump reveals more than secret military bases

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 ...

Strava app reveals more than military base secrets

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 ...

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