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Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s nine-year conflict, but different organisations have provided different numbers, with some being far more transparent about their methods than others.

Zaman al-Wasl and the Violations Documentation Centre in Syria have released the names of 8,000 prisoners who were tortured to death in regime jails.

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it to militarise, writes Idrees Ahmad.

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Refugees still braving the soul-crushing 'Balkans route'

Tajana Tadić

Refugees still braving the soul-crushing 'Balkans route'

Analysis: Refugees escaping Syria, Iraq and Libya are being forced to choose between risking the graveyard of the Mediterranean, or indefinite ...

Mat Nashed

Pity the Fisk

Comment: Robert Fisk's analysis of the conflict in Syria - and more recently the attack in Istanbul, lacks nuance and is morally misguided, writes Mat Nashed.

The New Arab

Syria, Russia committed war crimes in Aleppo, says HRW

Human Rights Watch on Thursday said Syrian and Russian forces committed war crimes during their month-long aerial bombing campaign of rebel-held ...

The New Arab

Napalm bombs set homes ablaze in Damascus suburbs

Incendiary bombs were dropped from Syrian regime planes on residential areas of Damascus on Monday, killing dozens as flames gutted homes and ...

The New Arab

Muslim-Chinese 'Mandela' awarded prominent human rights prize

A Chinese professor, sentenced to life in prison for 'separatism', won a human rights prize today for his work in improving communication ...

Russian warplanes 'drop napalm on Homs countryside villages'

The New Arab

Russian warplanes 'drop napalm on Homs countryside villages'

Russian warplanes continue their relentless, indiscriminate bombardment of rebel-held areas in Syria, using internationally banned munitions.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Canadians call for Syrian human rights lawyer's freedom

Nine human rights organisations have urged the Canadian government to support the release of Syrian human rights lawyer Razan Zaitouneh, her ...

Families of Damascus' 'disappeared' seek Cesar's help

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Families of Damascus' 'disappeared' seek Cesar's help

Feature: In chapter seven, Cesar recounts how families came to identify bodies of relatives who died under torture, after bribing regime ...

Meeting the child soldiers of Syria

Alexander Ayyoub & Sama al-Rahbi

Meeting the child soldiers of Syria

All sides in the Syrian conflict are recruiting children to fight their battles, regardless of international law.

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