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Comment: Foreign YouTubers with thousands of subscribers are presenting sanitized view of a country still reeling from a devastating war, writes Usman Butt.

Russia is helping the Syrian regime rebuild its military after eight years of war showed the dire state of the armed forces.

The final days of the Iraqi marshes

Sylvain Mercadier

The final days of the Iraqi marshes

Feature: A vital ecosystem home to traditional lifestyles may be facing, and losing, its final challenge.

Germany issues arrest warrant for leading Syrian 'torture official'

The New Arab

Germany issues arrest warrant for leading Syrian 'torture official'

Germany has filed an arrest warrant for Jamil Hassan, head of the Syrian regime's notorious Air Force Intelligence agency, which is believed to ...

Germany issues arrest warrant for leading Syrian 'torture official'

The New Arab

Germany issues arrest warrant for leading Syrian 'torture official'

Germany has filed an arrest warrant for Jamil Hassan, head of the Syrian regime's notorious Air Force Intelligence agency, which is believed to ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The international community's whitewashing of Yemen

Analysis: A reluctance to criticise Saudi Arabia's military campaign has empowered Riyadh to destroy thousands of Yemeni lives, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Diana Alghoul

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat's strong words and apparent passion inspired and fuelled a generation, so it is no wonder criticising his legacy remains a ...

The New Arab

Egypt's Sisi 'ignored' bloodbath warnings against arming anti-IS tribes

Egypt's President Sisi reportedly disregarded repeated warnings from military leaders about forming tribal militias to fight IS, saying it could ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: The Left's moral cul-de-sac

Comment: In Chomsky's hierarchy of concerns, it seems a westerner's right to deny genocide is more sacrosanct than a Syrian's right to life and ...

Pity the <em>Fisk</em>

Mat Nashed

Pity the Fisk

Comment: Robert Fisk's analysis of the conflict in Syria - and more recently the attack in Istanbul, lacks nuance and is morally misguided, ...

James Snell

Arms sales to Saudi criticised, while Assad is legitimised

Comment: To condemn trading with Saudi Arabia, while offering moral support for the genocidal Syrian regime, and its Russian and Iranian ...

Aleppo 2017: It's only going to get worse

Kyle W. Orton

Aleppo 2017: It's only going to get worse

Comment: The moral cost of allowing Assad's forces and allies to behave as they choose is being an accomplice to the mass-murder in Aleppo and ...

Dead doctors and a poisoned pen in Aleppo

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Dead doctors and a poisoned pen in Aleppo

Comment: Syrian regime bombs rain down on Aleppo's hospitals, but renowned journalist, Robert Fisk refuses to tell the full story, ...

The Tragedy of Daraya

Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Tragedy of Daraya

Faced with a barbaric and sadistic enemy, Daraya responded with dignified resistance. The world should hang its head in shame at its fall to ...

Who fights for Assad?

Sam Hamad

Who fights for Assad?

Comment: Damascus allies may rail against international support for the opposition, but it is the Assad regime that is propped up by foreign ...

James Denselow

Syria: No country for old men?

Comment: We must look to the lives of ordinary Syrians to avoid numbing ourselves to the horror of their war, writes James Denselow

Ahmed Azab & al-Araby al-Jadeed

Egypt spy leak reveals army role in suppressing revolution

New leaks show the Egyptian security forces actively fought against the revolution, and encouraged the excessive use of violence.

Lana Asfour and Abubakr al-Shamahi

How the UK press covered Lieutenant al-Kassasbeh's murder

Front pages carried the story of the Jordanian pilot's death, noting its unprecedented brutality and speculating on what this might mean for ...

Tim Llewellyn

British media dips toe into abyss of Hebdo attack

The British public was given all the drama of the assault on the satirical magazine in Paris, but received little in the way of an explanation ...

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