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Syria's declarations on chemical weapons were criticised by UN officials and a global watchdog.

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Stuart Schrader

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the foundation for a new foreign policy, writes Stuart Schrader.

Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

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Detained US Navy veteran freed by Iran in deal

A detained US Navy veteran has been released by Iran as part of a deal with the US despite cooling relations between the two countries.

Report on Assad <em>chemical</em> attacks, too little, too late

Sam Hamad

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Comment: For the victims of Assad's chemical warfare, the damage inflicted by these attacks, and by the Russian propaganda ...

The New Arab & agencies

Greek police fire teargas at migrants on Turkish border

Thousands of migrants stuck on the Turkish-Greek border were in skirmishes with Greek police who fired tear gas to push them back.

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan threatens to keep doors open for refugees

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will keep the doors to Europe open for Syrian refugees.

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Turkey says it destroyed 'chemical warfare facility' in Syria

The Turkish army said it destroyed 'a chemical warfare facility' in Syria on Saturday, though the Syrian Observatory for Human ...

James Snell

How Idlib's 'ceasefires' tell the story of Syria's war

Comment: The inconsistent reaction to to the Assad regime's violence in Idlib tells a story of heartbreaking international indifference that has ...

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

James Snell

The deadly toll of US indifference in Syria

Comment: From inaction over regime use of chemical weapons, to a callous abandonment of the Kurds, US policy in Syria is a riot of ...

The New Arab

Assad regime responsible for '98 percent' Syria chemical attacks

Syrian rebels carried out no chemical attacks, according to the report.

Here are your Top 10 stories of 2018

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Here are your Top 10 stories of 2018

From Saudi Arabia's growing relationship with Israel, to a morality crackdown by Egyptian authorities, 2018 marked another tumultuous year for ...

Bellingcat: 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 motivated him ...

Khashoggi murdered over 'report on Saudi <em>chemical</em> <em>warfare</em> secrets'

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Khashoggi murdered over 'report on Saudi chemical warfare secrets'

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been murdered over a report he was preparing on the use of chemical weapons in Riyadh's ...

Party cups as gas masks: Idlib civilians prepare

Khalil Ashawi and Lisa Barrington

Party cups as gas masks: Idlib civilians prepare

Around three million people live in the rebel stronghold in northwest Syria, report Khalil Ashawi and Lisa Barrington.

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Iran destroys mass graves of 1988 prison massacre victims

Human rights groups estimate as many as 5,000 people were executed in 1988 during a wartime purge of political prisoners by Iranian authorities.

The New Arab & agencies

US cracks down on Syrian 'human trafficking gang'

The US has slapped sanctions on a gang accused of smuggling refugees out of war-torn Syria, through Mexico to the southern US border.

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US-led strikes 'failed to deter' Assad from chemical warfare

US-led missile strikes against the Syrian regime have failed to destroy its chemical stockpiles and have not deterred their use in ...

Paul Iddon

Bigger, not better: Assessing Trump's latest bombing of Syria

Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the ...

Syrian regime declares besieged Eastern Ghouta enclave fully retaken

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime declares besieged Eastern Ghouta enclave fully retaken

The Syrian regime, backed by Russia, launched a devastating assault on 18 February to retake the opposition-held enclave, killing more than ...

The New Arab

Chemical weapon attacks persist a year after Khan Sheikhoun

At least 80 people were killed on April 4 last year when regime war planes dropped sarin gas on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northwest Syria.

UN Security Council demand 'decisive' Syria action

The New Arab & agencies

UN Security Council demand 'decisive' Syria action

A letter sent to all 15 council members expressed 'profound concern' at the failure to implement a 24 February resolution calling for a ...

The stark reality of Russia's <em>chemical</em> attacks

Sam Hamad

The stark reality of Russia's chemical attacks

Comment: The attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter should remind Theresa May of the nature of Russia's chemical warfare ...

Normalising Assad's <em>chemical</em> weapon savagery

Sam Hamad

Normalising Assad's chemical weapon savagery

Comment: For tyrants around the world, Assad is reasserting their right to power by the most brutal means, writes Sam Hamad.

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