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This week we focus on the UAE's withdrawal from Yemen, a gradual Sudanese reduction of troops and more.

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.

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.

Yemen reacts to the destruction of Sanaa's Sabaeen Square

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen reacts to the destruction of Sanaa's Sabaeen Square

In-depth: The New Arab asked a number of Sanaa residents for their reaction to this weekend's punitive bombing on al-Sabaeen Square, writes ...

Exclusive: Hizballah seeking Syria 'safe-zones' to resettle Lebanon refugees

The New Arab

Exclusive: Hizballah seeking Syria 'safe-zones' to resettle Lebanon refugees

The proposed safe zones would be established in the Qalamoun region of Homs, adjacent to Hizballah's centres of power in the Bekaa valley. ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime violates ceasefire ahead of Geneva peace talks

Syrian or Russian warplanes carried out series of airstrikes on an opposition-held district in the Syrian city of Homs, in a new violation of ceasefire ahead of Geneva peace talks

Thilleli Chouikrat

Governing over rubble: Aleppo's exiled opposition council leader speaks

While Brita Hagi Hassan's city is being destroyed by Russian and Syrian regime bombing, the mayor is doing all he can to feed, home and protect ...

Karim Traboulsi

Fresh rebel push in Aleppo to preempt 'Russian onslaught'

Syrian rebels say they will not be fooled by Russia's claims of a new truce, which they insist is another ruse ahead of an all-out ...

The New Arab & agencies

Medics plead for access to Syria's embattled Aleppo

MSF says medical workers in Aleppo are exhausted and that the overstretched facilities face an impending fuel shortage.

While bombarding Aleppo, Syrian regime says ceasefire 'still alive'

The New Arab & agencies

While bombarding Aleppo, Syrian regime says ceasefire 'still alive'

The Syrian regime's foreign minister claimed a US-Russian brokered ceasefire remains viable, even as his government's forces continued to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime advances in Aleppo amid war's heaviest bombing

Syrian regime troops captured a rebel-held area in Aleppo on Saturday, after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the ...

Turkey accuses Damascus of breaking Syria truce Turkey accuses Damascus of breaking Syria truce

The New Arab

Turkey accuses Damascus of breaking Syria truce

Ankara and local sources have said that the Syrian regime has repeatedly violated a US-Russian brokered truce, which came into force on ...

Fighting continues in Aleppo after US-Russia deal

The New Arab & agencies

Fighting continues in Aleppo after US-Russia deal

Hours after a deal between the US and Russia, clashes broke out in Aleppo.

The Tragedy of Daraya

Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Tragedy of Daraya

Faced with a barbaric and sadistic enemy, Daraya responded with dignified resistance. The world should hang its head in shame at its fall to ...

Violence rages on in Syria as dozens more killed

The New Arab & agencies

Violence rages on in Syria as dozens more killed

Airstrikes in opposition areas of Syria's northern Aleppo province struck a market, a hospital and a village on Friday.

The New Arab

Russian war planes drop 'banned phosphorus bombs' on Idlib

While rebels ready for a new offensive on regime territories in Aleppo, Russian and Syrian war planes launched massive bombardments on towns and cities, including the use of phosphorous bombs.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime destroys another hospital in opposition areas

The Syrian regime has bombed a hospital southern Syria, the fourth medical centre to be destroyed or damaged in air raids over the past two ...

The New Arab

Bombs continue to fall on Syria despite regime 'truce'

Video: More than 33 people were killed in Syrian regime and Russian bombing on Wednesday, despite Damascus' promises of a truce to mark the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens dead after suspected Russian strike on Idlib marketplace

Dozens of civilians have been killed after Russian airstrikes targeted a busy market place in rebel-held Idlib, northern Syria.

Recognising the potential of a bottom-up Syrian peace process

Sophia Akram

Recognising the potential of a bottom-up Syrian peace process

Comment: Grassroots movements help reduce violence, prevent the frustration that facilitates recruitment to extremist groups and build ...

The New Arab

Multiple airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib kill 23 civilians

At least 23 civilians including five children have been killed in overnight airstrikes on the rebel stronghold of Idlib, northwest Syria, the ...

Iran suffers heaviest single-day loss in southwest Aleppo clashes

The New Arab

Iran suffers heaviest single-day loss in southwest Aleppo clashes

Thirteen members of Iran's Revolutionary Guards were killed in fighting with Islamist militants in northern Syrian, Tehran announced on ...

Russia steps up Syria airstrikes despite 'withdrawal'

The New Arab & agencies

Russia steps up Syria airstrikes despite 'withdrawal'

Russia intensified airstrikes on Friday in support of Syrian regime advances in the historic town of Palmyra in attempt to push out Islamic ...

Views from a subdued Syria

The New Arab

Views from a subdued Syria

While some regions of the war-ravaged country have enjoyed a quieter weekend amid a ceasefire, many are are less optimistic, waiting a return of ...

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