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CAIR has joined calls for game distributors to drop 'Six Days in Fallujah', which it slammed as an 'Arab murder simulator'.

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Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

The New Arab Staff

Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

International solidarity with Gaza must begin at home

Malia Bouattia

International solidarity with Gaza must begin at home

Comment: As Israel confidently strikes Gaza with little international coverage or outrage, our responsibility is to apply pressure on complicit ...

Israel resumes bombing besieged Gaza amid virus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel resumes bombing besieged Gaza amid virus

Warning sirens sounded before dawn in Israeli communities near the border as the pre-dawn air strikes and shelling prompted Hamas to launch a ...

The New Arab

Libya government accuses Russia's Wagner mercenaries of 'chemical attack'

Russian private firm Wagner helped mobilise an alleged nerve gas attack by Haftar's forces in the Libyan capital, the GNA said.

The New Arab

Russian forces 'kill almost 2,000 Syrian children' since 2015

Russia has killed almost 7,000 civilians, according to a report released on the fourth anniversary of the start of Moscow’s military ...

Imad K. Harb

Iran: How Trump is emboldening the hawks and hardliners​

Comment: US hawks, their Gulf allies and Israel will see Trump's preference for avoiding military confrontation as capitulation, writes Imad K. ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian rebels launch counteroffensive against regime in Idlib

Syrian rebels said that they had launched a counter-offensive on Thursday to retake villages captured by the regime since April. The regime has ...

Syrian regime pounds Idlib, ignoring Trump ceasefire call

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime pounds Idlib, ignoring Trump ceasefire call

Syria's regime continued to bomb Idlib province on Monday killing six people, some of them at a market in Maarat al-Numan, despite US president ...

The New Arab

UN criticises Israeli closure of Gaza border crossing

The UN has criticised Israel's closure of its only cargo crossing with Gaza, warning that the measure could have severe negative consequences on ...

Rebels 'agree evacuation deal' in Eastern Ghouta town

The New Arab & agencies

Rebels 'agree evacuation deal' in Eastern Ghouta town

Fighters from Ahrar al-Sham have reportedly agreed to lay down their arms in return for safe passage to an opposition-held area, after weeks of ...

Syrian regime bombards Eastern Ghouta 'with burning napalm'

The New Arab

Syrian regime bombards Eastern Ghouta 'with burning napalm'

Casualties continue to rise in Eastern Ghouta despite the UN ceasefire resolution and the Russian 'humanitarian pause', with many civilians ...

HRW criticises US for using white phosphorous against IS

The New Arab & agencies

HRW criticises US for using white phosphorous against IS

Human Rights Watch says the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is endangering civilians by using artillery-delivered ...

Syrian regime uses napalm in Daraa offensive

The New Arab

Syrian regime uses napalm in Daraa offensive

Footage showing barrel bombs dropped on densely packed areas of Daraa in southern Syria have emerged, with huge fires breaking out following the ...

The New Arab

Assad regime 'still using Russian-made incendiary weapons'

The international community must condemn Assad's use of incendiary weapons in civilian areas, says HRW's arms division.

The New Arab & agencies

US official: Russia knew about Syrian chemical attack beforehand

An anonymous US official told reporters they had evidence that Moscow knew of the chemical weapons attack before it happened last week.

The New Arab

Assad, Russia target Syrian towns with incendiary bombs

Activists say the Syrian regime and Russian warplanes targeted the Idlib and Hama provinces with incendiary bombs, including thermite.

The New Arab

Depleted credibility: US admits using radioactive weaponry in Syria

A spokesperson for the US army admitted it had used thousands of depleted uranium rounds against Islamic State oil tankers - mainly driven by ...

Russian forces firebombed Syrian civilians 'at least 78 times'

The New Arab

Russian forces firebombed Syrian civilians 'at least 78 times'

Incendiary weapons have been used in "excessively indiscriminate" attacks by Russian forces since they intervened in Syria's ...

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 ...

Syria's Dr Bashar al-Assad has turned medicine into warfare

Adham Sahloul

Syria's Dr Bashar al-Assad has turned medicine into warfare

Comment: Last Friday, the Aleppo Health Directorate announced that all of Aleppo's hospitals have been partially or fully damaged, and that they ...

Napalm bombs set homes ablaze in Damascus suburbs

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 ...

Assad 'has destroyed Syrian civilisation'

The New Arab

Assad 'has destroyed Syrian civilisation'

The first review in five years of Syria's human rights record has been described as 'like no other' as UN Human Rights Council members condemn ...

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