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Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France doesn't like it, writes Malia Bouattia.

Three men who were filmed sexually assaulting a Syrian child in Lebanon have caused outrage after the video was posted online.

Help us fight coronavirus, but don't expect to stay

Mat Nashed

Help us fight coronavirus, but don't expect to stay

Comment: After years of anti-migrant legislation, the US and UK are calling on foreign medics, but denying them the rights they deserve, writes Mat Nashed.

Russian mercenaries 'behead Syrian refugee' in gruesome leaked video

The New Arab

Russian mercenaries 'behead Syrian refugee' in gruesome leaked video

Leaked video footage shows purported Russian mercenaries from the Wagner Group torturing and beheading a Syrian refugee before burning his body.

EXCLUSIVE: Syrian refugees fear execution in regime 'reception centres'

The New Arab

EXCLUSIVE: Syrian refugees fear execution in regime 'reception centres'

Hundreds of refugees who left the Rukban camp in the Syrian desert are being held in regime reception centres where they are being pressured to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey assault in Syria has seen 300,000 displaced

Previous figures showed at least 160,000 civilians displaced since the offensive began, but the numbers given by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights show a doubling in size.

The New Arab

Anti-Assad protests in eastern Syria following SDF-regime agreement

Protesters in several towns in eastern Syria took to the streets to express anger at an agreement allowing Assad regime troops to enter areas ...

Kevin Schwartz

India's bludgeoning of Kashmir

Comment: India's treatment of Kashmiris shows that the global practice of Muslim repression has now reached new heights, writes Kevin Schwartz.

Akram Touma

Death, disappearance and fear rule Assad's forced 'reconciliation' areas

Comment: Caught between forced recruitment or arrest by Assad's security forces, the choice for many Syrians is an impossible one, writes Akram ...

Syrian army short of food after Iran cuts supplies

The New Arab

Syrian army short of food after Iran cuts supplies

Iran has cut off food supplies to the Syrian regime army as part of a general Iranian decrease in spending in Syria, meaning that soldiers don’t ...

The New Arab

Lebanon 'driving out Syrians by making their lives unbearable'

Syrian activists and humanitarian workers have warned of increasingly dire conditions for approximately one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon ...

Pompeo omits Saudi Arabia from child soldiers blacklist

The New Arab

Pompeo omits Saudi Arabia from child soldiers blacklist

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blocked the inclusion of Saudi Arabia on a list of countries that recruit child soldiers despite recommendations ...

Outcry after Lebanon deports 16 Syrians from Beirut airport

The New Arab

Outcry after Lebanon deports 16 Syrians from Beirut airport

Lebanon has 'summarily deported' at least 16 Syrians, some of them registered refugees, by forcing them to sign 'voluntary repatriation forms,' ...

Aoun says Palestinian, Syrian refugees threaten Lebanon's existence

The New Arab

Aoun says Palestinian, Syrian refugees threaten Lebanon's existence

Lebanese president Michel Aoun said Lebanon would not survive if Palestinian and Syrian refugees remained in the country.

Libyan government forcing refugees to fight Haftar, detainees say

The New Arab

Libyan government forcing refugees to fight Haftar, detainees say

Vulnerable refugees and migrants trapped in detention centres in Libya have allegedly been forced to join loyalist militias in fight against ...

The New Arab

Lebanese army storms Syrian camp, detains male refugees

In an unexpected move, the Lebanese army stormed the Yasmin Syrian refugee camp in the Beqaa Valley, destroying dozens of tents and detaining most of the men living there.

Alistair Burt

Into its ninth year, the Syrian crisis continues

Comment: We will not participate in Assad's lies, and must fight for for accountability for the horrific crimes committed against Syrians, ...

Abdulwahab Tahhan

Of course Syrian refugees can't go home. Here's why:

Comment: Returning to Syria is as dangerous as ever, writes Abdulwahab Tahhan.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib under attack

Russian airstrikes have resumed on Syria's Idlib, despite efforts by Turkey to end regime shelling on the opposition-held province.

UN calls for full access to Syrian returnees

The New Arab & agencies

UN calls for full access to Syrian returnees

The chief of the UNHCR on Saturday urged the Assad regime to allow it full access to all areas of Syria to which refugees are returning.

The New Arab

Syrian regime pledges $70 a month for long-serving conscripts

The Syrian regime pledged $70 a month for a year, for long serving army conscripts.

Morocco officially reinstates conscription

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco officially reinstates conscription

Morocco has officially restarted compulsory military service, a policy which the kingdom abolished 12 years ago.

The Iraq Report: Palestinian refugees want out

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Palestinian refugees want out

The New Arab's round-up of under-reported stories from Iraq this week focuses on conditions for Palestinians, the state of Mosul and Iraq's ...

Syrian return: A matter of politics or humanitarianism?

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Syrian return: A matter of politics or humanitarianism?

The debate around refugee's return on a wider scale is a deeply contentious topic, increasingly used by governments and politicians as a tool to ...

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