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The US Justice Department said a woman on Thursday was charged with providing material support to the jihadist group in Syria.

Lebanese Judge elected to International Court of Justice

Monique Bouffé

Lebanese Judge elected to International Court of Justice

Analysis: The election of Lebanon's UN ambassador to the International Court of Justice, while the UK's ambassador didn't pass, possibly represents a shift in geopolitics, writes Monique Bouffé.

Spy games: Is 'heart disease' really killing Russian diplomats?

Sam Fouad

Spy games: Is 'heart disease' really killing Russian diplomats?

Comment: Heart attacks, brief illnesses, and accidental falls. A disturbing number of high-ranking Russian officials have recently been found ...

Israel's settlements show it has no interest in peace

Dan Arel

Israel's settlements show it has no interest in peace

Comment: The world has a duty to hold Israel accountable for its actions, writes Dan Arel.

Umar Lateef Misgar

Symbolic but spineless: UNSC resolution on Palestine-Israel

Comment: While the resolution may end up empowering the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement, it is likely to do the same for Israel's right-wing, writes Umar Lateef Misgar

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US seeks UN vote on South Sudan arms embargo

The US pushed for a Security Council vote on an arms embargo on South Sudan as in attempt to cut off weapons flow to the war-torn country.

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Thousands leave East Aleppo as UN readies to vote

Buses have started taking thousands of Syrians out of besieged East Aleppo as the UN prepares for a vote on bringing observers to oversee the ...

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UN Security Council extends South Sudan mission

The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for a year, demanding an end to the fighting.

Obama: Syria's Assad, Russia, Iran have blood on hands

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Obama: Syria's Assad, Russia, Iran have blood on hands

US President Barack Obama has declared that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime and its Iranian and Russian backers are responsible for the ...

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'Have you literally no shame?' Power slams Aleppo atrocities

The US ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, has slammed the Syrian, Russian and Iranian governments amid reports of summary ...

'Battle for Aleppo over' as Russia 'ends operations'

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'Battle for Aleppo over' as Russia 'ends operations'

During an emergency UN summit, Moscow claimed that pro-regime forces have ended their assault on Syria's second city Aleppo, but warned fighters ...

Guterres sworn in as UN chief, pledges change

The New Arab & agencies

Guterres sworn in as UN chief, pledges change

Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as the ninth secretary-general of the UN ahead of taking over from Ban Ki-moon on January 1.

US not involved in secret Syrian-rebel talks with Russia

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US not involved in secret Syrian-rebel talks with Russia

The UN is currently trying to draft a resolution that can improve the situation in Aleppo while Moscow meets with rebel groups in Ankara without ...

ICC eyeing foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq

The New Arab & agencies

ICC eyeing foreign fighters in Syria, Iraq

The chief prosecutor of the ICC put foreigners fighting with IS extremists on notice that she was seeking ways of bringing to justice those ...

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US names Syrian generals 'linked to attacks on civilians'

The US ambassador to the UN has named Syrian military commanders complicit in the murder of civilians.

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Another year to uncover Syria poison gas attack perpetrators

The Joint Investigative Mechanism has another year to determine which party stands behind gas attacks in Syria, after the UN Security Council ...

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US demands end to deadly Saudi airstrikes in Yemen

Yemen's two-year conflict cannot be resolved militarily, the US told its Saudi-ally, as it called for an end to the deadly airstrikes in the ...

The end of internationalism in the West

James Snell

The end of internationalism in the West

Comment: Politicians used to speak about working towards a common benefit for people of all nations, but today's rhetoric has seen an upsurge in ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN admits it is helpless with Syria bombing

UN officials have conceded that there was little they could do beyond shaming Russia and Syria for what they are increasingly calling 'war ...

Syrian regime seize Aleppo neighbourhood following devastating bombing

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime seize Aleppo neighbourhood following devastating bombing

Pro-Syrian regime forces have mounted a major offensive on Aleppo city, seizing a neighbourhood after days of crippling air raids that have left ...

Gulf states 'may send rocket launchers' to Syrian rebels

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Gulf states 'may send rocket launchers' to Syrian rebels

Failing peace talks may lead to Gulf Arab nations or Turkey supplying rebel factions with anti-aircraft missiles, a US official has warned.

While bombarding Aleppo, Syrian regime says ceasefire 'still alive'

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While bombarding Aleppo, Syrian regime says ceasefire 'still alive'

The Syrian regime's foreign minister claimed a US-Russian brokered ceasefire remains viable, even as his government's forces continued to ...

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