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The settler was also convicted on two additional counts of attempted murder over the brutal 2015 firebombing.

An Israeli settler involved in the arson attack that killed Palestinian toddler Ali Dawabsha and his parents was convicted on a separate charge of membership in a terrorist organisation.

Israel's settler violence reeks of international impunity

Ramona Wadi

Israel's settler violence reeks of international impunity

Comment: The Israeli army is rewarding settler violence by welcoming perpetrators into its ranks, writes Ramona Wadi.

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.

Suspect in killing of Palestinian family avoids murder change

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Suspect in killing of Palestinian family avoids murder change

Israeli prosecutors agreed not to press murder charges against a settler suspected in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian family.

Nael M. Shama

Neither amnesia not amnesty for criminal Assad

Comment: Assad's victory will be a harbinger of more violence across the region unless he faces justice, writes Nael Shama

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Moscow lawmaker calls for Russian nuclear arsenal in Syria

A Russian MP has called for nukes to be deployed to Syria, where Moscow has a huge military presence.

The New Arab

House arrest confirmed for Israeli over Palestinian deaths

An Israeli suspect in a 2015 firebombing that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents has been rejected an appeal against house arrest, his ...

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian toddler murder suspect released to house arrest

The July 2015 arson attack, allegedly by Jewish settlers, killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, drawing international condemnation.

Azerbaijan's sabre-rattling grows louder

Joshua Kucera

Azerbaijan's sabre-rattling grows louder

Comment: Azerbaijan has escalated its war rhetoric with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory, and the shadow of the Kremlin is ...

The New Arab & agencies

Court strikes down confessions of Palestinian toddler murder suspects

Jewish extremists are accused of an arson attack which killed an 18-month-old Palestinian baby and his parents in July 2015.

Russia says it 'tested' over 200 weapons in Syria

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Russia says it 'tested' over 200 weapons in Syria

A Russian MP has claimed Moscow's forces have trialled more than 200 new weapons in Syria, making the war-torn country a testing ground for ...

Russia parliament ratifies deal to expand Syria naval facility

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Russia parliament ratifies deal to expand Syria naval facility

The agreement was signed in Syria in January and was sent last week by Russian President Vladimir Putin for ratification by the parliament's ...

Russia to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

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Russia to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

Moscow has gave the green light for the semi-permanent presence of Russian military aircraft in Syria.

Family of Palestinian toddler burned alive will sue Israel

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Family of Palestinian toddler burned alive will sue Israel

Six-year-old Ahmed Dawabsheh's extended family are seeking an admission of responsibility and a payout from Israel over a firebomb attack that ...

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Dawabsheh 'not terror victim' and 'ineligible for compensation': Lieberman

Ahmed Dawabsheh, whose family was killed in a 2015 arson attack, does not qualify to be considered a "terror victim" and will therefore not receive compensation, Israel's defence minister said.

Martin Armstrong

Syrian artists canvas conflict, exile at London exhibition

The work of five Syrian artists living in exile detailing their experiences and emotions regarding Syria's devastating conflict was showcased ...

Cavit Talya

After the assassination: What next for Turkey and Russia?

Analysis: The killing of Andrei Karlov may have fundamental geopolitical consequences for the Middle East and beyond, writes Cavit Talya.

Nick Rodrigo

Facebook: Israeli security forces and the NYPD's new battleground

Comment: Like the NYPD in New York, Israeli authorities are using draconian laws and newly formed cyber units to monitor individuals engaged in ...

Russia: permanent Syria military presence, eyes on Cuba, Vietnam

The New Arab & agencies

Russia: permanent Syria military presence, eyes on Cuba, Vietnam

Russia considers plans to resume its military presence in Vietnam and Cuba after ratifying a treaty that will see its troops stay in Syria ...

The New Arab

Another Dawabsheh home torched in Nablus village

Suspected Israeli extremists have firebombed a home in the occupied Palestinian territories, the same village that a family were killed - ...

Israel plans new settlement in outpost set for evacuation

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Israel plans new settlement in outpost set for evacuation

Israel's defence ministry plans for new settlement in the Amona outpost northern West Bank after it was intended for evacuation by the end of ...

Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians in West Bank raids

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Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians in West Bank raids

At least 12 Palestinians, accused of "suspected illegal activity", were arrested during pre-dawn raids on Tuesday by Israeli security forces ...

Women in starvation-wracked Daraya demand the world's attention

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Women in starvation-wracked Daraya demand the world's attention

Syrian women and children in the besieged Damascus suburb of Daraya are crying out in hunger, warning that deaths from starvation are imminent.

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