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Germany's Foreign Minister demanded Syria's government be held accountable after an investigation from a global watchdog said the regime used the chemical weapon chlorine in a 2018 attack.

Israeli spy agencies accused Iran of using fake social media accounts to lure its citizens abroad to harm them.

Assad <em>regime</em> used chemical weapons in 2018 attack: OPCW

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Assad regime used chemical weapons in 2018 attack: OPCW

Bashar Al-Assad's air force used chemical weapons in a 2018 attack on Saraqib, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said.

Israel 'of course' behind nuclear site attack: Iran

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Israel 'of course' behind nuclear site attack: Iran

Iran's foreign minister Saeed Khatibzadeh blamed 'the Zionist regime' behind an attack on the Natanz uranium enrichment plant on Sunday.

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The New Arab Staff

Jailing of Saudi activist linked to 'Twitter infiltration'

The sentencing of Abdul Rahman Al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison has been linked to state-sponsored Twitter agents.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria juice vendor prepares for Ramadan as crisis bites

Ishaaq Kremed's decades-old trade has also taken on new meaning since the war-torn country has been plunged into economic crisis.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pro-democracy Hirak protesters launch hunger strike in Algerian prison

A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

The New Arab Staff

UN official condemns Syrian regime strike that killed seven

The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education ...

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green ...

Syrian <em>regime</em> 'stealing' opponents' land, HRW warns

The New Arab Staff

Syrian regime 'stealing' opponents' land, HRW warns

HRW interviewed people who reported having had their land seized by the Syrian regime in Idlib or Hama provinces without notice or ...

The New Arab Staff

Sudan agrees to reactivate agreements with Qatar

Relations between Sudan and Qatar appear to be warming since the end of the Gulf blockade earlier this year.

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

The New Arab Staff

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed ...

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Film Review: Premiered in the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Samaher Al Qadi's latest feature, a biographical documentary, explores the series of ...

Rights group slams Denmark's designation of Syria as 'safe'

The New Arab Staff

Rights group slams Denmark's designation of Syria as 'safe'

Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor has called on Denmark to rethink its decision to return Syrian refugees to Damascus.

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

The New Arab Staff

Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded humanitarian supplies.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

Narjas Zatat

UAE candidate cannot become Interpol president, says UK report

A new report urges the international community to prevent the appointment of a UAE General to Interpol president.

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian <em>regime</em> Douma chemical massacre

The New Arab Staff

Protesters commemorate anniversary of Syrian regime Douma chemical massacre

Protesters in Idlib gathered to remember the victims of the 2018 chemical weapons attack on Douma that killed 39, and to demand accountability.

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

US issues new Syria sanctions guidance for NGOs

The New Arab Staff

US issues new Syria sanctions guidance for NGOs

The US State Treasury has issued new guidance for NGOs working in Syria to avoid sanctions.

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to ...

Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

A disagreement has erupted over a vote to strip Syria of its voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog.

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