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Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the present too, writes Sam Hamad.

Russia vetoed down a UN Security Council motion authorising cross-border aid to millions of Syrians in the northwest of the country.

UN voting on <em>Syria</em> aid delivery through 1 crossing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

Moscow, an ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, vetoed an earlier resolution to see continued aid deliveries through two crossing points to northwestern Syria.

Russia abuses UN veto, snuffing out Syrians' final lifeline

Sam Hamad

Russia abuses UN veto, snuffing out Syrians' final lifeline

Comment: Russia is exploiting its UN Security Council veto power for the purposes of aiding and abetting war crimes in Syria, writes ...

Amnesty slams Russia's 'despicable' <em>Syria</em> aid veto

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty slams Russia's 'despicable' Syria aid veto

Russia and China abused their veto power in order to end vital cross-border aid supplies for Syrian civilians, said Amnesty, calling it ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Jordan reports no new cases in a week, Houthi authorities in Sanaa report their first Covid-19 case and Lebanon extends lockdown measures in today's roundup.

Tesbih Habbal

War-exhausted Syrians struggle to cope with coronavirus pandemic

Amid regime secrecy about the spread of Covid-19, war-weary Syrians face skyrocketing prices and food shortages as bomb-damaged health systems ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Financial reports expose 'lavish' UN budget

This week we focus on a financial report that has been slammed by rights activists as corrupt.

Dani Qappani

Syria's economy continues to collapse

With the economy in an unprecedented nose-dive and the value of the Syrian pound reaching 1,000 to one US dollar, Syrians are struggling to meet ...

Climate, water scarcity 'worsening conflict' in Yemen, South Sudan

The New Arab

Climate, water scarcity 'worsening conflict' in Yemen, South Sudan

Experts say increasing water scarcity is intensifying conflict in Yemen and South Sudan.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime running on empty

Syria's roads have come to a standstill as petrol shortages hit the country, but the regime has continued to find money for new Assad statues.

Yemen: Where your worst nightmares have become reality

Najat Elhamri

Yemen: Where your worst nightmares have become reality

Comment: Yemen feels like a dystopian parallel universe where your worst nightmares have become a reality, writes Islamic Relief's Najat ...

Syrian activists thank late Paddy Ashdown for his support

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Syrian activists thank late Paddy Ashdown for his support

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown is being remembered by Syrians following his death on Saturday.

A post-war <em>Syria</em>?

Sara Kayyali

A post-war Syria?

Comment: If Syrians are to return home, they need their safety guaranteed, as well as accountability for the disappeared and progress towards ...

Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

The New Arab & agencies

Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

The five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta saw civilians indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

Sam Hamad

Eastern Ghouta: A ghetto of hunger and fear

Comment: Despite the brutal reality of life under siege, Abdelmalik remains resolutely opposed to the kind of sectarianism upon which Assad has thrived, writes Sam Hamad.

James Snell

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more ...

The New Arab

US wants Iran 'held to account' for Houthi missile

Washington's ambassador to the UN has called for international action to hold Iran to account after a ballistic missile was fired from Yemen on ...

Sam Hamad

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Comment: Bashar al-Assad may have emerged from Syria's war 'victorious', but the country he controls is not the one it once was, writes Sam ...

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

The New Arab

UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

According to the report, the number of people in a state of hunger jumped from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016

Two American presidents have now undermined Syria's revolution

James Snell

Two American presidents have now undermined Syria's revolution

Comment: Trump's withdrawal of the meagre support provided to Syria's rebels will embolden the remnants of the Assad regime, writes James Snell.

Evacuation of four besieged <em>Syria</em> towns 'delayed'

The New Arab

Evacuation of four besieged Syria towns 'delayed'

A deal to evacuate more than 30,000 people from the towns of Fuaa, Kafraya, Madaya and Zabadani on Tuesday has been delayed over opposition from ...

Moadamiyeh between Assad’s media and international silence

Dani Qappani

Moadamiyeh between Assad’s media and international silence

As Syrian cities drop from mainstream narrative, viewers turn to regime media, only to be greeted by a very different reality, writes Qappani.

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