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Comment: Russia is exploiting its UN Security Council veto power for the purposes of aiding and abetting war crimes in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

Iran announced it will strengthen war-torn Syria's air defence systems as part of a military agreement between the allies.

'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

Anguished relatives are poring over photos of torture victims from Syrian prisons, posted online by activists after the US imposed new sanctions on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

Syria regime releases three activists detained over Suweida protests

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime releases three activists detained over Suweida protests

Three activists have returned to Suweida after being detained by the regime.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

9 Iran-backed fighters killed in 2nd raid in Syria

Nine have been killed in air strikes targeting positions of Iranian-backed militias.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Raid in Syria kills 6 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

Four Syrian nationals were among those killed in the raids on the al-Abbas village near the border with Iraq.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Seven Syrian soldiers killed in 'rare' Israeli strike

Pro-Iranian militia fighters, along with two Syrian soldiers were killed in Israeli airstrikes in the province of Sweida.

Dalal Yassine

Israeli annexation and a history of broken American promises

Comment: Palestinian leaders have repeatedly gambled on the US to help them achieve their goals, to the detriment of the Palestinian people, ...

<em>Syrian</em> doctor arrested in Germany for 'crimes against humanity'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian doctor arrested in Germany for 'crimes against humanity'

The suspect is accused of having "tortured a detainee ... in at least two cases" at a prison run by Syrian intelligence services in the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting ...

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Noor Ghazal Aswad

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, ...

Syrians file complaint in Germany over sexual abuse, torture

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrians file complaint in Germany over sexual abuse, torture

Syrians who suffered or witnessed rape and sexual abuse in detention centres under the Assad regime have submitted a criminal complaint to ...

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

The New Arab Staff

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

Adding to rising tensions, sources told The New Arab that Syrian regime forces had sent reinforcements to areas under Kurdish control.

A letter to Putin: 'Release <em>Syrian</em> detainees'

Paul McLoughlin

A letter to Putin: 'Release Syrian detainees'

A Syrian doctor and former detainee has made a last-ditch effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Syria's packed jails by writing ...

Sarah Khalil

The Caesar Act explained: New US sanctions on Syria

The Caesar Act comes into force on Wednesday and may see the Assad regime come under further isolation and economic coercion.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's Assad must compromise or face sanctions, US warns

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad must come to a political compromise or face further sanctions, the US warned on Tuesday, suggesting the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

Ahmed Shawky has resigned from Cairo's international film festival following outcry at past social media posts that activists say celebrate ...

The New Arab Staff

Syria regime mobilises supporters after Suweidah anti-Assad protests

Suweidah province has seen large-scale protests against the Syrian regime.

Turkey's Erdogan claims BLM protesters 'working with PKK'

The New Arab Staff

Turkey's Erdogan claims BLM protesters 'working with PKK'

Ankara has attempted to link the Kurdish militant group to the Black Lives Matter protests.

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

New sanctions on Syria as Caesar Act takes force

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New sanctions on Syria as Caesar Act takes force

Top US lawmakers on Monday urged all nations to shun Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a new US law imposes sanctions over atrocities.

Israeli air raids kill nine Syria regime loyalists: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli air raids kill nine Syria regime loyalists: monitor

Syria has accused Israel of carrying out at least seven airstrikes in the past two months alone, believed to have targeted Iranian and proxy ...

HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

The New Arab Staff

HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and ...

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