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An Assad regime-allied militia has bombed a regime headquarters in Daraa in revenge for the arrest of three militiamen, while two regime soldiers were killed in separate incidents.

Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative detention.

Israel 'agrees to release' Palestinian hunger-striker <em>Maher</em> <em>al</em>-<em>Akhras</em>

The New Arab Staff

Israel 'agrees to release' Palestinian hunger-striker Maher al-Akhras

Prisoner Maher al-Akhras will remain in hospital amid concerns over his deteriorated health condition.

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

Zainab Mehdi

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

This year's Amman Jazz Festival is forgoing international performers and showcasing local talent in a variety of genres, with festivities taking ...

Palestinians call for international intervention for hunger-striking prisoner

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians call for international intervention for hunger-striking prisoner

The Palestinian Commission of Detainees Affairs has called for international organisations to intervene as Maher ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian hunger-striker entering 'critical phase': ICRC

The ICRC said it had been 'closely monitoring' the situation, including a visit with Akhras on Thursday

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

Having refused food for over 80 days, Maher al-Akhras is continuing his hunger strike against his administrative ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group B'Tselem said ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian detainee's health 'deteriorating' amid hunger strike

Maher Akhras is deteriorating inside an Israeli prison after going on a hunger strike.

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians rally against Bahrain-Israel normalisation

Demonstrators burned pictures of Bahrains King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and the UAE's Abu Dhabi crown prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed ...

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Mobashra Tazamal

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Comment: On her show, TV host Joy Reid cast Islam and Muslims as the standard for radicalisation in the US, ignoring the country's own violent ...

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian regime.

Turkey to try Khashoggi murder suspects in absentia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey to try Khashoggi murder suspects in absentia

Hatice Cengiz, the Turkish fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi, revealed Turkish authorities will try the suspected murderers of the slain Saudi ...

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Who’s on the US’s new Syria sanctions blacklist?

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?

The New Arab Staff

Caesar Act slaps sanctions on Syria's ruling elite, businesses

The US Department of State and Treasury hit Syria's elite, henchmen and investors with brand new sanctions on Wednesday, pressuring the regime ...

Florence Dixon

Disappearance of suspected Saudi spy mastermind Al-Asaker arouses suspicion

Saudi dissidents are speculating about the fate of MbS aide Badr al-Asaker, who fell from grace last year following reports he ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

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 ...

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Syria's Assad is more beholden to Russia than ever

Gareth Browne

Syria's Assad is more beholden to Russia than ever

Comment: Russia may be recalibrating its strategy in Syria, but it's unconvincing to think it would consider the risk of replacing Assad a ...

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Amr Salahi

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for ...

Turkish prosecutor reveals new evidence in Khashoggi murder case

The New Arab

Turkish prosecutor reveals new evidence in Khashoggi murder case

Jamal Khashoggi's murder caused relations between Ankara and Riyadh - longstanding rivals - to worsen.

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