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Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Iran sees new spike in coronavirus cases, Lebanese troops at a military court have caught Covid-19, while economies have been battered from the epidemic.

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Paul Iddon

Is Libya on the road to de facto partition?

Neither side in Libya's civil war can achieve a decisive victory.

<em>Syrian</em> NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

The New Arab

Syrian NGOs demand release of detainees from Turkish prison

41 Syrian NGOs and human rights groups have called on the UN to secure the release of Syrian detainees captured by ...

Russia sends <em>Syrian</em> mercenaries to Libyan warlord Haftar

The New Arab

Russia sends Syrian mercenaries to Libyan warlord Haftar

Hundreds of former Syrian rebels from Quneitra have been recruited and trained by Russia to fight for rogue General Khalifa Haftar.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Activists allege a coronavirus cover-up by regime

Regime areas of Syria look set to be hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.

The New Arab

Syrian regime kills 8 civilians in Daraa

The latest flare up, in which three children were killed, comes after a relative lull in violence between the regime and opposition elements in ...

Sam Hamad

Assad's greatest asset? EU-NATO appeasement

Comment: Turkey has demonstrated that Assad's regime could be defeated in Syria, were it not for the curse of global indifference, writes Sam ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the ...

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

Amr Salahi

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

The town of Kafranbel in Idlib province, which rose to global fame with its satirical protest slogans and revolutionary art, has now been ...

The New Arab

Turkey launches 'limited' operation to retake Idlib towns

A Turkish-led operation recaptured a key town in Syria’s Idlib, reports say, following days of Turkish threats of an operation to curb the ...

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Paul McLoughlin

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Analysis: Iran has helped the Assad regime win back much of Syria but at what cost to its taxpayers? The New Arab crunched the numbers

The rise and fall of the South Lebanon <em>Army</em>

Charlie Hoyle

The rise and fall of the South Lebanon Army

The return to Lebanon of Amer Fakhoury has reopened old wounds, casting light once again on the brutal legacy of the South Lebanon Army ...

WATCH: <em>Syrian</em> pro-regime militia caught 'desecrating graves' in Idlib

The New Arab

WATCH: Syrian pro-regime militia caught 'desecrating graves' in Idlib

Fighters believed to be part of a pro-regime militia group were seen desecrating the gravestone of a senior rebel commander, before starting to ...

In Idlib, Assad's war machine has a lethal message

Sam Hamad

In Idlib, Assad's war machine has a lethal message

Comment: Make no mistake, ethnic cleansing is both the aim and the effect of Assad-Iran-Russia's war effort, writes Sam Hamad.

Dani Qappani

'Humanity is dying': Syrians feel abandoned by the world

Syrians have been abandoned for almost nine years by the international community, who they accuse of being blind, deaf and mute to the endless, daily atrocities by the Assad regime.

The New Arab

Lebanon's defence minister blames deteriorating economy on Syrian refugees

Lebanon's defence minister is the latest senior politician to blame the country's downtrodden economy on Syrian refugees.

The New Arab

Lebanese children detained for tearing down president's party poster

Five people, including three minors, were detained on Saturday after ripping down a banner for the party of Lebanese President Michel Aoun.

The New Arab

Clashes break out as Canadian university hosts pro-Israeli event

Clashes have broken out at York University in Toronto as the pro-Palestinian student group SAIA protested an event hosted by a far-right Zionist ...

<em>Syrian</em> Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish <em>army</em>

Sylvain Mercadier

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

Sam Hamad

Iraq and Lebanon protests: Iran watches in the wings

Comment: Iran is eyeing inter-sect anti-government protests in Iraq and Lebanon with alarm, writes Sam Hamad.

Assad wants to obliterate Idlib. Can Turkey stop him?

Imogen Lambert

Assad wants to obliterate Idlib. Can Turkey stop him?

Analysis: As battle fronts are redrawn in Syria's north, will Idlib, the country's last remaining rebel stronghold, be spared a major regime ...

Mortar fire kills Burmese medic in northeast Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Mortar fire kills Burmese medic in northeast Syria

Mortar fire by pro-Ankara forces killed a Myanmar national working as a cameraman and medic for a non-governmental group in northeast Syria, the ...

Aoun calls for new Lebanese government ‘based on merit’

The New Arab & agencies

Aoun calls for new Lebanese government ‘based on merit’

In an apparent concession, Lebanese President Michel Aoun says that the country’s next government should be a technocratic one ‘based on merit’ ...

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