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Relatives of Islam Alloush have claim the Jaysh al-Islam spokesman has been subject to torture inside a French prison.

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

Russia blocks UN bid to end Syria bloodshed

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Russia blocks UN bid to end Syria bloodshed

The Assad regime's key backer has repeatedly blocked UN resolutions on the conflict.

Syria Islamist group urges France to free ex-spokesman

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Syria Islamist group urges France to free ex-spokesman

Jaysh al-Islam has called for the release of its former member Majdi Mustafa Nameh, who has been arrested in France and charged with ...

Former Jaysh <em>al</em>-Islam spokesman arrested in France

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Former Jaysh al-Islam spokesman arrested in France

Islam Alloush - A Syrian rebel linked to the disappearance of a prominent rights activist - has been arrested and charged in France.

Alessandra Bajec

Jordan's women don't see the end of male guardianship

Dozens of women in Jordan face attempted murders, death threats and physical abuse at the hands of their own families, under the logic of an existing male 'guardianship' system.

The New Arab

Israeli sniper gets one-month sentence for killing Gaza teenager

The ruling is the first conviction of an Israeli soldier over the death of a Palestinian protester since demonstrations began in March 2018.

The New Arab

Spotlight on racism in Turkey after Syrian child suicide

Syrians in Turkey are pointing to widespread racism as the cause behind the death by suicide of a nine-year-old Syrian boy.

The New Arab

Israel leads in global attacks on medical facilities, workers

According to a new report, Israel committed around a third of attacks on healthcare workers and infrastructure worldwide last year, while Syria ...

Amnesty slams Israeli refusal of Palestinian right of return

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Amnesty slams Israeli refusal of Palestinian right of return

Amnesty International slammed Israel's refusal to recognise the Palestinian right of return for more than 5.2 million refugees as a 'flagrant ...

Malia Bouattia

The Nakba: An ongoing catastrophe

Comment: Palestinians have a right to return, exist and of course, to resist their continued oppression, writes Malia Bouattia.

Sudanese continue protests as Sudan’s ex-dictator 'thrown in jail'

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Sudanese continue protests as Sudan’s ex-dictator 'thrown in jail'

Volunteer doctors, cooks help Sudanese keep up protests, while Sudan's ex-President al-Bashir is moved to Kobar prison in Khartoum

Khashoggi children receiving 'blood money' from Saudi authorities

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Khashoggi children receiving 'blood money' from Saudi authorities

The children of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been receiving monthly 'blood money' payments, as well a $4 million house each, ...

Syrians speak out on the eighth anniversary of revolution

Mel Plant

Syrians speak out on the eighth anniversary of revolution

Mass displacement, death and detention, chemical and barrel bomb attacks, and widespread torture have all characterised the past eight years. ...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian woman during Gaza protest

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian woman during Gaza protest

At least 241 Palestinians have been killed by Israel since March, when protests began to demand an end to Israel's blockade and the right of ...

The New Arab

Syrian activists thank late Paddy Ashdown for his support

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown is being remembered by Syrians following his death on Saturday.

The New Arab

Razan Zaitouneh: More clues in search for Syrian lawyer

New information sheds light on the role of rebel group Jaish al-Islam in the abduction of human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh.

The New Arab

Israeli troops shoot dead Gaza medic, injure scores

Israeli troops have killed a Palestinian medic and injured 84 others on the border with the besieged Gaza Strip, the Gaza health ministry ...

Florence Dixon

#FreeAhed but free the rest of them too

Nearly 300 Palestinian children still languish in Israeli prisons, subject to rampant abuse and coerced into confession in the only country in ...

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

John J Stremlau

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

Omar Baddar

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Comment: Preaching sectarianism is just one of many ways Israel is changing the way it does PR in the Trump era, writes Omar Baddar.

Ammunition into art in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Ammunition into art in Gaza

The New Arab Meets: A Palestinian craftsman who is creating miniature objects from pieces of empty bullet cases and gas canisters shot by ...

Palestinians aren't using human shields, Israel is

CJ Werleman

Palestinians aren't using human shields, Israel is

Comment: Israel is attempting to conceal its atrocities by falsely claiming Palestinians use their own children as human shields, writes CJ ...

Israel draws Twitter ire after victim-blaming medic's death

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Israel draws Twitter ire after victim-blaming medic's death

Israel's tasteless tweet blaming Razan al-Najjar for her own death as a 'Hamas human shield' has attracted the ire of ...

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