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Israeli missiles killed at least six Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Syria's declarations on chemical weapons were criticised by UN officials and a global watchdog.

Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria, Russia under pressure at chemical weapons watchdog

Russia and Syria have repeatedly denied the accusations of chemical weapons use, alleging that Western powers have politicised the Hague-based OPCW.

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Amr Salahi

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will ...

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany calling for the investigation of two deadly regime chemical weapons attacks in Syria, which killed over 1,400 people.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The Assad regime likened the US to a 'terrorist group' after Trump said he had suggested assassinating the Syrian dictator in 2017.

The New Arab Staff

Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria chemical attack

Trump had earlier denied reports that he planned to assassinate the Syrian leader.

The New Arab Staff

US 'War on Terror' displaced 37 million people: report

The humanitarian cost of the US' War on Terror has been huge, a new report has claimed, although its figures have been disputed by some.

Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

Activists across the region are tackling fake news about Covid-19, from unproven remedies and conspiracy theories to falsified figures and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria condemned at chemical weapons watchdog over sarin attacks

Only Russia, China and Iran voted against the decision to take action on an OPCW investigation that found the Syrian air force attacked ...

Western powers seek condemnation of Syria over <em>sarin</em> attacks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Western powers seek condemnation of Syria over sarin attacks

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) executive council is pushing to take action against Damascus for breaching the ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Israeli missiles target Syrian military and 'chemical research lab'

The New Arab

Israeli missiles target Syrian military and 'chemical research lab'

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria during the war.

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

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.

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Top Syrian generals 'watched chemical attack' on Idlib village

A Bellingcat investigation revealed that Syria's top brass likely gathered to watch a chlorine attack on Latamenah hospital.

The New Arab & agencies

In UN session, Syria denounced over chemical weapons

Britain, Estonia and Germany slammed Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons in a closed door Security meeting held over videoconference.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

The OPCW for the first time attributed blame for Syria chemical attacks, but activists are sceptical about its significance.

The New Arab & agencies

Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

For the first time since the Syria conflict erupted in 2011, the global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed President Bashar al-Assad's ...

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Sam Hamad

Report on Assad chemical attacks, too little, too late

Comment: For the victims of Assad's chemical warfare, the damage inflicted by these attacks, and by the Russian propaganda surrounding them, has ...

The New Arab

OPCW to explicitly accuse Syrian regime of chemical attacks

An investigation by the OPCW's new unit is likely to trigger counter accusations and denials from Syria and its allies, Iran and Russia.

Syria regime discovers mass grave near Damascus

The New Arab

Syria regime discovers mass grave near Damascus

A mass grave was discovered near Eastern Ghouta's main town of Douma, an area formerly controlled by rebel group Jaish Al-Islam.

Pilot who launched Syrian chemical attack promoted to commander

The New Arab

Pilot who launched Syrian chemical attack promoted to commander

The military pilot who launched a deadly sarin gas attack on Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib has been promoted by the Syrian regime.

Chemical weapons organisation to publish report on Syria attacks

The New Arab

Chemical weapons organisation to publish report on Syria attacks

The OPCW will prepare a report on chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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