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Comment: Spreading Assad and Putin's propaganda, these personalities are shamelessly pushing the narrative of a genocidal Syrian regime, writes Sam Hamad.

Our weekly round-up of under-reported news from Syria focuses on how regime troops and Iran are treating Daraa and its territories as spoils of war.

We need to talk about anti-Zionism

Sam Hamad

We need to talk about anti-Zionism

Comment: A vision of Israel as the world's only evil is a blinkered form of anti-Zionism, writes Sam Hamad.

US senators dismiss Saudi Arabia's 'cover-up' of Khashoggi killing

The New Arab

US senators dismiss Saudi Arabia's 'cover-up' of Khashoggi killing

US members of Congress have reacted with scepticism and outrage to Saudi Arabia's explanation of the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Iran and Trump in war of words via Twitter

The New Arab & agencies

Iran and Trump in war of words via Twitter

Tensions between Trump and Iran mount as they engage on twitter.

The New Arab

Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya claims Iran 'confessed' to 9/11 attacks

The majority of the hijackers were, in fact, Saudi.

Sam Hamad

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab

9/11 families to 'increase pressure' in Saudi Arabia lawsuit

The relatives of 9/11 victims said they intend to step up pressure on US security agencies to turn over more investigative records on Monday.

Andrew Leber

Incompetence alone will not be enough to dethrone Trump

Comment: Only a clear and public failure coupled with a solid alternative can provide a way forward for America. And time is running out, writes ...

Iranian maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani dies aged 40

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani dies aged 40

Iranian-born mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani has died in the US aged 40 after a battle with cancer. Mirzakhani was the first woman to win the ...

Sam Hamad

The White Helmets: The beating heart of Syria's revolution

Comment: The political Left have become the great detractors of almost every aspect of the Syrian revolution, as their criticism of the White ...

In defence of the Syria Campaign

Christina Abraham

In defence of the Syria Campaign

Blog: Many journalists in the self-described 'progressive media' have rejected Syrians' calls for freedom due to their inability to look past ...

Bringing the Syria Campaign out of Blumenthal's 'shadows'

Robert Cusack

Bringing the Syria Campaign out of Blumenthal's 'shadows'

Critics claim that the Syria Campaign is a 'shadowy' operation, but they just don't look hard enough.

The Israeli Right is more dangerous than Lieberman

Usaid Saddiqui

The Israeli Right is more dangerous than Lieberman

Comment: Western media condemn Netanyahu's appointment of Lieberman, but Israeli politics and society lurched to the far-right much earlier; a ...

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