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

Syrian regime forces are enclosing on Khan Sheikhoun, a key opposition-held village in Idlib that was targeted by a deadly chemical attack in 2017.

Bouteflika can't afford to ignore Algeria's angry youth

Malia Bouattia

Bouteflika can't afford to ignore Algeria's angry youth

Comment: 'Only one hero, the people.' Malia Bouattia notes it will be ordinary Algerians, not their rulers, who decide the country's future.

Who's who in <em>Syria</em>?

The New Arab

Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We ...

Turkey must win Afrin quickly, or risk its border

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Turkey must win Afrin quickly, or risk its border

Comment: Once again, the YPG has callously prioritised their relationship with the Syrian regime over the Syrian people, who have been ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

How Arabs are complicit in massacring Eastern Ghouta's people

Comment: Syria's massacres are not an accident. Local, regional and global powers created the tragedy. And Arab and international public opinion has contributed, through apathy and silence, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab

Francesca Mannocchi

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

The Tunisian people have borne the consequences of the country's dire post-revolution finances, but political and economic concerns cannot ...

Mitra Keyvan

Iran protests lack clear goals and leadership

Comment: Unless protesters can form a rallying cry around a clear goal, their influence will be limited, writes Mitra Keyvan.

James Snell

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

Comment: The world's major powers have agreed to allow Assad to remain, but this agreement is short-sighted, unsustainable and wrong, writes ...

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Sam Hamad

Saudi Arabia's ultimate betrayal of the Syrian revolution

Comment: Turkey has been accused in UAE media of abandoning Syria's rebels, but it is Saudi Arabia and the Emirates who have pursued cynical ...

Salameh Kaileh

Syria and the revolution against the world

Comment: The Syrian revolution is part of a global, radical push for freedom that cannot be suppressed - ignore it at your peril, writes Salameh ...

The White Helmets: The beating heart of Syria's revolution

Sam Hamad

The White Helmets: The beating heart of Syria's revolution

Comment: The political Left have become the great detractors of almost every aspect of the Syrian revolution, as their criticism of the White ...

The Tragedy of Daraya

Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Tragedy of Daraya

Faced with a barbaric and sadistic enemy, Daraya responded with dignified resistance. The world should hang its head in shame at its fall to ...

American conspiracies on the Middle East

Robin Yassin-Kassab

American conspiracies on the Middle East

Comment: Conspiracy-thinking betrays a lazy intellectual approach, and new technologies only serve to quench our thirst for such easy ...

Aleppo: A lesson in resilience

Sam Hamad

Aleppo: A lesson in resilience

Comment: Aleppo's ordinary residents are the beating heart of the revolution, and as long as they remain defiantly where they are, there will ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

By abandoning Aleppo, the world has empowered jihadists

Comment: Robin Yassin-Kassab argues that besieged Syrians in Aleppo, thanks to the world's betrayal, now have no choice but to work with jihadists like the Nusra Front

The New Arab

Syria ceasefire holds despite dozens of regime infringements

Civilians in Syria are hoping that regime air raids and offensives won't break out, after reports emerged of 28 ceasefire violations on ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bomb kills scores of FSA-affiliated rebels in southern Syria

A car bomb, blamed on the Islamic State group, has killed at least 20 Western-backed Syrian rebels in the southern Syrian province of Quneitra.

Robin Yassin-Kassab

'Democratic Confederalism' or Counter-revolution?

Kurdish Syrians saw the 2011 revolution as an opportunity for self-rule and freedom. One dominant Kurdish party and allied militia has replaced ...

A reluctant friendship: Syria's rebels and al-Qaeda's local franchise

Paul McLoughlin

A reluctant friendship: Syria's rebels and al-Qaeda's local franchise

In-depth: All-out war between moderate Syrian rebel groups and the Nusra Front looks as likely as ever, as the opposition faces renewed ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Syrian regime swaps rebel detainees for bodies of soldiers

The Syrian regime and an Hama-based rebel group have exchanged detainees and remains of slain soldiers, as regime forces and rebel groups made ...

Syrian opposition calls on al-Nusra to cut al-Qaeda ties

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Syrian opposition calls on al-Nusra to cut al-Qaeda ties

Ahead of a mid-December meeting to produce unified delegation to negotiate with Assad's regime, a key Syrian opposition coalition urged Monday ...

The Islamic State group's silence on Palestine speaks volumes

Paul McLoughlin

The Islamic State group's silence on Palestine speaks volumes

Blog: Palestinians are being killed by Israeli soldiers daily, but the Islamic State group clerics in Raqqa rarely mention the violence, ...

Nusra <em>Front</em> abducts leader of US backed Syrian group

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Nusra Front abducts leader of US backed Syrian group

Nusra Front has abducted Nadim al-Hassan, leader of Division 30, a US backed Syrian rebel group, north of of Aleppo, a monitoring ...

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