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It is the second mass grave discovered since former president Omar al-Bashir was overthrown last year.

A group of conscripts were killed after attempting to escape a Sudanese military base for the Eid al-Adha holidays in 1998.

Assad's greatest asset? EU-NATO appeasement

Sam Hamad

Assad's greatest asset? EU-NATO appeasement

Comment: Turkey has demonstrated that Assad's regime could be defeated in Syria, were it not for the curse of global indifference, writes Sam Hamad.

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Turkish strikes on Syrian military positions has halted the momentum of the regime's offensive in Idlib.

Suspected IS militants shoot dead five Egyptian <em>conscripts</em>

The New Arab

Suspected IS militants shoot dead five Egyptian conscripts

Unknown militants believed to be affiliated to the Islamic State group have killed five Egyptian conscript soldiers in central Sinai

Jean-Pierre Sereni

The Egyptian army's cheap tricks

Comment: An unprecedented study reveals the damage wrought by a system marked by low productivity, secrecy and collusion schemes, writes Jean-Pierre Sereni.

The New Arab

Far-right German politicians plan visit to Syria

MPs from the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD) are planning to visit Syria to show that refugees can return, despite previous Assad ...

The New Arab

Syrian democratic forces detain conscripts in Raqqa

The SDF detained thirty young men in Raqqa province, northeast Syria, in order to recruit them into the ranks of their forces, according to ...

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 ...

Daraa: Life under regime rule in the revolution's birthplace

Imogen Lambert

Daraa: Life under regime rule in the revolution's birthplace

In-depth: As arrests, assassinations and protests continue in Daraa, is the Syrian regime able to reclaim full control of the provinces which ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Russia rebuilds Syria's military from scratch

Russia is helping the Syrian regime rebuild its military after eight years of war showed the dire state of the armed forces.

Syria Weekly: Idlib under attack

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.

A Concise History of Sunnis & Shi'is

Paul McLoughlin

A Concise History of Sunnis & Shi'is

Book Club: John McHugo's work looks beyond lazy punditry on the Sunni-Shia divide to take us on a journey of Islamic history and coexistence.

Car bomb kills 20 people in east Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Car bomb kills 20 people in east Syria

The car bomb was detonated remotely in the village of Shheel close to an oil field acting as a base for the Syrian Democratic Forces forces ...

Syrian regime pledges $70 a month for long-serving <em>conscripts</em>

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco officially reinstates conscription

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

Wilson Dizard

George HW Bush was bad at being president

Comment: Canonising Bush Sr. as a patron saint of long dead bipartisanship and dignity is a mistake, writes Wilson Dizard.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria's Druze reject Assad's call to join the army

Syria's Druze community has rejected Assad's conscription calls to join the army, with Suweida residents claiming the regime is sowing chaos to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Assad pressures Syria's 'neutral' Druze to join his conscripts

Since the conflict erupted in 2011, thousands of Druze, especially those in Suweida, have refused to be conscripted, instead joining local ...

Syrian army 'pardons deserters' to lure refugees back

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian army 'pardons deserters' to lure refugees back

Tens of thousands of soldiers have deserted the Syrian army since the war's outbreak in 2011, and a similar number are believed to have fled to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco reinstates military service and people are not impressed

Some view the return of military conscription as gainful employment for youths with too much free time, others as a tool to blunt protest ...

Egypt says 3 troops killed fighting militants in Sinai

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt says 3 troops killed fighting militants in Sinai

Three Egyptian soldiers, including an officer, were killed on Tuesday while fighting militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula as part of a ...

Somali, US commandos storm al-Shabab camp, rescue child soldiers

The New Arab

Somali, US commandos storm al-Shabab camp, rescue child soldiers

In an overnight raid, Somali and US commandos stormed an extremist camp for al-Shabab militants, killing four of the fighters and rescuing ...

Egypt Sinai: Dozens killed, wounded in mosque bomb attack

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt Sinai: Dozens killed, wounded in mosque bomb attack

Suspected militants targeted a mosque with a bomb and gunfire during Friday prayers in Egypt's volatile Sinai region, leaving dozens killed and ...

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