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Comment: The decision by Muslim-British soldier Ahmad al-Babati to refuse service until Britain ends arms sales to Saudi Arabia is commendable conscientious objection that must be supported, argues Malia Bouattia.

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to bring them to justice.

Regime soldiers killed, injured in rebel attack near Damascus

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Regime soldiers killed, injured in rebel attack near Damascus

Several Syrian regime soldiers have been killed and injured in an attack which a rebel group says it carried out in revenge for detainees killed under regime torture

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Syria regime mobilises supporters after Suweidah anti-Assad protests

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Syria regime mobilises supporters after Suweidah anti-Assad protests

Suweidah province has seen large-scale protests against the Syrian regime.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: The Struggle for State in Syria

The New Arab collates key points from Chatham House's series of panel discussion entitled 'The Struggle for State' , marking nine years since the start of the brutal Syria war.

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Israeli military admits ultra-Orthodox draft figures were exaggerated

Israel has admitted that less ultra-Orthodox Jews joined the army than previously stated.

International Crisis Group

Ways out of Europe's Syria reconstruction conundrum

Comment: A new report by International Crisis Group suggests there are ways Europe can support needy Syrians, without compromising on its ...

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 ...

Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syrian Rukban refugee camp

The New Arab

Hundreds evacuated from besieged Syrian Rukban refugee camp

Some 150 people have been evacuated from the besieged Rukban refugee camp in the Syrian desert, as residents criticised the United Nations for ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why going home is not an option for Syrians

As Syrians face pressure from host countries to return home, many face dangers of returning to a broken state where they will be pushed into ...

Egyptian imam slammed for advocating prisoner 'sex slaves'

The New Arab

Egyptian imam slammed for advocating prisoner 'sex slaves'

Abdullah Rushdy came under attack on Twitter over remarks he made advocating having sex with female prisoners.

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 ...

HRW condemns 'pressure' on Syrians to leave Lebanon

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HRW condemns 'pressure' on Syrians to leave Lebanon

Human Rights Watch on Friday condemned Lebanon's order for Syrian refugees to demolish their hard shelters as tantamount to "illegitimate ...

Syria Weekly: Idlib offensive stalls, as Russia-Iran rivalry continues

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib offensive stalls, as Russia-Iran rivalry continues

The failure of the Syrian regime to breakthrough rebel lines in Idlib and Hama has been blamed on the non-participation of Iran in the offensive.

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 were at the heart of the revolution?

Kareem Chehayeb

Scapegoating Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Comment: Outrightly racist, anti-refugee sentiment from Lebanese politicians is sign of increasing national populism in the country, writes ...

The New Arab

Morocco women join the military ahead of conscription drive

Tens of thousands of Moroccan women have volunteered to enlist in the armed forces after authorities decided to reintroduce compulsory ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli election rerun looms as Netanyahu talks falter

Netanyahu has until Wednesday night to reach a coalition deal, but he has been unable to convince ex-defence minister Avigdor Lieberman to ...

Netanyahu remains optimistic amid Knesset deadlock

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu remains optimistic amid Knesset deadlock

Binyamin Netanyahu has said he believes a deal to form a coalition government is possible as the deadline looms.

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Anti-SDF protests grow in Syria's Deir az-Zour

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces face protests by local Arab tribesmen demanding better services, jobs and a bigger role in ...

Syrians protest Kurdish 'occupation, oil theft' in Deir az-Zour

The New Arab

Syrians protest Kurdish 'occupation, oil theft' in Deir az-Zour

Syrians have led five days of protests against the Kurdish YPG forces in the eastern province of Deir az-Zour, claiming they face discrimination ...

Syria Weekly: Is a new insurgency emerging in Syria?

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Is a new insurgency emerging in Syria?

Attacks on Syrian regime positions have been widely reported this week, pointing to the emergence of a new low-level insurgency against Bashar ...

Tripoli battle leaves migrants and refugees at risk again

Alessandra Bajec

Tripoli battle leaves migrants and refugees at risk again

Scores of migrants and refugees are at serious risk while locked in detention centres as well as trapped by fighting around Tripoli since Haftar ...

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