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Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany calling for the investigation of two deadly regime chemical weapons attacks in Syria, which killed over 1,400 people.

Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from Israeli occupation have failed to materialize.

Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

The New Arab Staff

Syrian gravedigger reveals details of 'Nazi-like' regime mass killings

A former gravedigger has given a German court horrifying details about the burial of tens of thousands of Assad regime torture victims in mass graves around Damascus.

Female activist Kinda <em>Khatib</em> indicted for 'spying for Israel'

The New Arab Staff

Female activist Kinda Khatib indicted for 'spying for Israel'

A military court in Lebanon has indicted political activist Kinda Khatib on charges of spying for Israel.

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Paul McLoughlin

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Syrians are holding a silent protest outside a German courthouse where two alleged Assad regime security officials are standing trial for torture.

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Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

Feras Fayyad, who directed an award-winning documentary about Syrian doctors recounts the horrific torture he experienced almost a decade ago.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fatah, Hamas pledge unity against Israeli annexations

The relationship between the two groups has been plagued by divisions for more than a decade.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese activist, cleric face charges of ‘contact with Israel’

Amnesty have condemned the military prosecution of an activist charged with spying for Israel, as a Shia cleric opposed to Hezbollah was charged ...

Lebanese activist Kinda el-<em>Khatib</em> accused of 'spying for Israel'

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Lebanese activist Kinda el-Khatib accused of 'spying for Israel'

Another activist has been arrested by Lebanese authorities and accused of conspiring with Israel, as the country cracks down on free speech

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Israel, Saudis 'hold talks' on Turkish influence in Jerusalem

Saudi Arabia, Israel and Jordan are working together in a bid to repel Turkey's growing influence in Jerusalem, an Israeli newspaper revealed.

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

Syrian on trial in Germany denies torturing prison inmates

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian on trial in Germany denies torturing prison inmates

Anwar Raslan claimed he had "helped to free" detainees, rather than torturing them.

Syrian 'torturers' switched sides, German court hears

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Syrian 'torturers' switched sides, German court hears

Anwar Raslan, who oversaw one of Syria's most notorious prisons, told a German court that he had defected from the regime and fled Syria to join ...

'Watershed' first Syrian state torture trial opens in Germany

The New Arab & agencies

'Watershed' first Syrian state torture trial opens in Germany

Justice has been elusive for victims of the Syrian regime but human rights experts say the German trial offers hope for those subjected to war ...

Sam Hamad

Assad's henchmen in the dock, Syrians inch towards justice

Comment: Assad's torturous regime prevails, but the trial in Germany that puts his accused henchmen in the dock is a step closer to justice for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Harun al-Aswad

Coronavirus highlights desperate plight of prisoners in Syria's jails

Fears grow for the tens of thousands of prisoners languishing in Syrian regime jails as the coronavirus spreads through the war-torn country.

The New Arab

Palestinians in Israel call for stricter Ramadan coronavirus restrictions

Some Palestinian leaders have endorsed a call for stricter coronavirus measures during the Muslim holy month.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrians face their torturers in German court

Syrians who have suffered torture in Assad’s jails are coming face to face with their persecutors in Germany and taking them to court for their ...

Netanyahu's tightening grip on power bodes badly for Palestinians

Ben Lynfield

Netanyahu's tightening grip on power bodes badly for Palestinians

Palestinians have been dealt a painful political blow after Benny Gantz folded and decided to join a unity government, allowing Netanyahu to ...

Laura Albast

Joint List chooses the butcher's other hand: Benny Gantz

Comment: Gantz has an atrocious record, but collaborating with him is a strategic move away from the politics of protest, to politics from ...

MENA LGBT+ groups increase community support under coronavirus restrictions

The New Arab

MENA LGBT+ groups increase community support under coronavirus restrictions

As coronavirus restrictions isolate LGBT+ Middle Easterners, advocacy groups are determined to show support through community efforts.

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

The New Arab collates key points from Chatham House's series of panel discussion entitled 'The Struggle for State' , marking nine years since ...

The Palestinian women behind Joint List's Israeli election surge

The New Arab

The Palestinian women behind Joint List's Israeli election surge

Israel's male-dominated political stage is set for a small but significant shake-up as four Palestinian women championing equality on all fronts ...

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