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The Assad regime likened the US to a 'terrorist group' after Trump said he had suggested assassinating the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Trump had earlier denied reports that he planned to assassinate the Syrian leader.

Egypt executes 7 over killing of policeman in 2013

The New Arab Staff

Egypt executes 7 over killing of policeman in 2013

Seven people have been executed by Egyptian authorities for their alleged involvement in the killing of a police officer in 2014, officials confirmed.

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

Sisi regime court upholds 15-year sentence for prominent activist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sisi regime court upholds 15-year sentence for prominent activist

Ahmed Douma, who has been jailed since 2013, has had a 15-year prison sentence upheld.

Gaia Caramazza

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

In-depth: Activists say Italy's $1.2 billion sale of warships to Egypt is a betrayal of murdered student Giuliu Regeni and thousands of Egyptian political prisoners, and vow to sue Rome

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

UN: Massive deployment of Russian mercenaries bolstering Libya's Haftar

As many as 1,200 mercenaries have been recruited by a Putin-linked PMC firm to fight and assist Haftar in Libya.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

The OPCW for the first time attributed blame for Syria chemical attacks, but activists are sceptical about its significance.

Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

The New Arab & agencies

Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

For the first time since the Syria conflict erupted in 2011, the global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed President Bashar al-Assad's ...

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 surrounding them, has ...

OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

The New Arab

OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

An investigation by the OPCW's new unit is likely to trigger counter accusations and denials from Syria and its allies, Iran and Russia.

Syria regime discovers mass grave near Damascus

The New Arab

Syria regime discovers mass grave near Damascus

A mass grave was discovered near Eastern Ghouta's main town of Douma, an area formerly controlled by rebel group Jaish Al-Islam.

Syrians celebrate death of Qasem Soleimani

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Syrians celebrate death of Qasem Soleimani

In much of Syria – where millions have suffered under the Iran-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad – the general's death was welcome news.

Chemical watchdog defends Syria attack report despite whistleblower leaks

The New Arab & agencies

Chemical watchdog defends Syria attack report despite whistleblower leaks

The OPCW has stood by its report on an alleged chlorine attack by the Syrian regime on the village of Douma, in face of a Wikileaks ...

James Snell

Assad officials begin trial, but regime brutality continues

Comment: Germany's efforts to prosecute two Syrians who are believed to have committed war crimes under Assad barely scratches the surface of the Syrian regime's crimes, writes James Snell.

The New Arab

Report documents 72 torture methods used by Syrian regime

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented 72 torture methods the Syrian regime uses in prisons, along with harrowing testimonies from ...

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 indifference, ...

The New Arab

Syrians mark sixth anniversary of Ghouta chemical attack

Syrians on Wednesday commemorated the sixth anniversary of the deadly Ghouta chemical massacre, which killed hundreds of people in August 2013.

New chemical weapons team to launch first Syria probe

The New Arab

New chemical weapons team to launch first Syria probe

A new team established by the OPCW to attribute blame for the use of banned munitions will investigate nine alleged chemical attacks during ...

The New Arab

Chemical weapons team to identify Syria attacks culprits: OPCW

The head of the world's toxic arms watchdog said a new chemical weapons investigation team has started work on identifying the culprits behind ...

France has 'indication' of chemical attack in Syria: minister

The New Arab & agencies

France has 'indication' of chemical attack in Syria: minister

'We have an indication that chemical weapons were used in the Idlib region, but for now it has not been verified' said France's foreign minister.

Pink Floyd star's attack on Syrian rescuers provokes outrage

The New Arab

Pink Floyd star's attack on Syrian rescuers provokes outrage

A new attack by Roger Waters on Syria's White Helmets, where he blamed them for the murder of 34 people in the city of Douma has caused ...

MbS-aligned Saudi newspaper urges 'surgical strikes' on Iran

Florence Dixon

MbS-aligned Saudi newspaper urges 'surgical strikes' on Iran

An editorial in a Saudi newspaper owned by the crown prince's brother calls for ‘decisive, punitive’ airstrikes against Iran, reflecting ...

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