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Tyler Vilus, 30, is facing charges of belonging to a terrorist group, heading a group of Islamic State fighters and "aggravated murder" between 2013 and 2015.

The couple are suspected of taking advantage of the instability that followed the Arab Spring in the early 2011 to loot ancient relics.

Syrian regime accused of looting ancient Palmyra treasures

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime accused of looting ancient Palmyra treasures

A top German archaeologist on Wednesday said that Syrian regime forces are looting the ancient city of Palmyra, which they have retaken from the Islamic State group in March.

Ancient Syrian treasures worth $26m shipped to US

The New Arab

Ancient Syrian treasures worth $26m shipped to US

Documents show that antiques have overtaken oil as Syria's largest export to the United States.

Fleeing from war into subjugation; the politics of migration

Laith Saud

Fleeing from war into subjugation; the politics of migration

The presence of the powerless always presents an opportunity to the powerful. Migration is one such opportunity which is being used and abused ...

Hiba Aslan

Arab East Jerusalem tourist sector suffers under Israeli occupation

Feature: Poorly supported by the Palestinian authority, Arab hotels, shops and guides in Arab East Jerusalem are suffering under the Israeli occupation.

Ali al-Ibrahim & Firas Fayyad

Roman ruins become home for Syrian refugees

Feature: Refugees have moved into the ancient buildings of Syria's forgotten cities, damaging and destroying irreplaceable Roman heritage sites.

Ziad Abdullah

Edward Said: The late author was just in time

Feature: Said's final study - of authors' and artists' final works - explores the conceptual landscape of creativity towards the end of one's ...

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