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Sanctions passed under the United States’ Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act have targeted a series of figures associated with the Syrian regime. Who are they?

This week we focus on Yemen's days-long internet outage, another year of humanitarian catastrophe and more.

Central African Republic 'facing catastrophe': Aid group

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Central African Republic 'facing catastrophe': Aid group

Norwegian diplomat Jan Egeland has warned of disaster if Central African Republic's warring parties do not make progress in upcoming talks hosted by Sudan.

<em>The</em> Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

Sylvain Mercadier

The Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support ...

Casablanca protests in solidarity with jailed Rif activists

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Casablanca protests in solidarity with jailed Rif activists

Around 1,000 protesters, led by organisers perched on a pickup truck with megaphones, gathered at a main Casablanca intersection on Sunday, ...

Franco Galdini and Davide Vignati

Kurdish disunity on the frontlines of Syria's war

In-depth: Reporters Franco Galdini and Davide Vignati travelled through the heart of northern Iraq and Syria, uncovering fierce rivalries and fractured alliances among the armed groups along the way.

Alain Gresh

Europe's convenient relationship with Egypt

Comment: The EU's position towards Egypt sees a return to policies of the past, with support for dictators growing in ...

The New Arab

Syria: Kurds 'to declare federation', regime and opposition object

A conference of Kurdish political and military factions in northern Syria will combine cantons into a single federation on ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria, Russia and Iran: A tale of three lovers

Analysis: In the first of a new series, Paul McLoughlin studies how, despite heavy losses, Damascus can still rely on Iran and ...

Press freedom at risk in Turkey's landmark election

Vijay Prashad

Press freedom at risk in Turkey's landmark election

Analysis: President Erdogan's administration has been cracking down on dissenting journalists ahead of a poll which could see him claim ...

Said Zaghouti

The Moroccan left fights back

A federation of left-wing parties in Morocco is preparing to challenge the Islamists in upcoming elections.

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