The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey return home for Eid after Turkish authorities open the border ahead of the upcoming festival marking the end of Ramadan.

Thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey return home for Eid after Turkish authorities open the border ahead of the upcoming festival marking the end of Ramadan.

UN slams 'staggering loss of civilian life' in Raqqa

The New Arab & agencies

UN slams 'staggering loss of civilian life' in Raqqa

United Nations war crimes investigators expressed alarm on Wednesday at the "staggering" number of civilian deaths, as US-backed forces battle to oust IS from its Syrian stronghold.

New technology makes urban massacres more likely, not less

Diana Alghoul

New technology makes urban massacres more likely, not less

Blog: Statistics must not be viewed through the lens of a tragedy, but as the result of crimes against humanity and widespread apathy, writes ...

Syrian Democratic Forces in fierce clashes with rebel fighters

The New Arab

Syrian Democratic Forces in fierce clashes with rebel fighters

Kurdish and Syrian fighters have clashed in Aleppo province leaving many dead, while the battle against IS in Raqqa rages on.

Usaid Siddiqui

London Bridge, Manchester and Kabul reveal western media bias

Comment: Communicating the tragic stories of victims in Afghanistan or Syria would give western audiences the chance to realise the numerous values that bind us all, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

The New Arab

'Marshall Plan' for Syria unlikely, warns top aid chief

The Red Cross' chief says his group are working to restore infrastructure in areas recently captured by Syria's regime, however a 'Marshall ...

The New Arab

Russia strikes IS militants fleeing Raqqa to regime areas

IS forces fleeing the besieged city of Raqqa are now being targeted by the Russia air force, as it appears the militants are retreating towards ...

The New Arab & agencies

US-led strike kills founder of IS propaganda agency: activists

A US-led coalition air strike on eastern Syria has killed a founder of IS's notorious Amaq propaganda agency, Syrian opposition activists said ...

Syrian hospital saves lives by going solar

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian hospital saves lives by going solar

A northern Syria hospital now has uninterrupted electricity for the first time in years after launching a new solar power project.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian government 'using suffering as a war tactic'

The UN humanitarian chief says thousands of Syrians in at least 10 communities are facing suffering as the regime denies aid to the needy and ...

Refugees still braving the soul-crushing 'Balkans route'

Tajana Tadić

Refugees still braving the soul-crushing 'Balkans route'

Analysis: Refugees escaping Syria, Iraq and Libya are being forced to choose between risking the graveyard of the Mediterranean, or indefinite ...

The Middle East's graveyard cities

James Denselow

The Middle East's graveyard cities

Comment: As the battle for Mosul reaches its zenith, it's worth considering the huge scale of the reconstruction challenge ahead, writes James ...

France's Macron vows 'immediate retaliation' to Syria chemical attacks

The New Arab

France's Macron vows 'immediate retaliation' to Syria chemical attacks

France will respond immediately to any use of chemical weapons in Syria, France's president has said, in a threat likely directed at the regime ...

UN: Sarin gas found in Khan Sheikhoun probe samples

The New Arab

UN: Sarin gas found in Khan Sheikhoun probe samples

An international chemical weapons watchdog has found traces of sarin gas in samples from the April 4 attack on the northern Syrian town of Khan ...

Mona Alami

Assad turns to Iran to help 'stabilise' battered economy

Comment: Syria's economic situation remains in dire straits, but relative 'stability' in regime-held areas has seen Assad turn to Iran for new investment, writes Mona Alami.

Hadani Ditmars

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

Blog: Terrorism is us, and the sooner we connect our shared experiences of oppression, the less power we give to the twin ideologies of hatred, ...

The New Arab

Breakfast like a king at London's newest Syrian restaurant

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our review series of Middle Eastern restaurants, we make our way to Aleppo House, where a Syrian chef ...

The New Arab

Last Homs residents leave 'heart of the Syrian revolution'

Besieged al-Waer stood as the Syrian rebel's last stronghold in Homs through six years of war. Today, the last fighters and families leave their ...

Turkey lobbyist Flynn blocked Raqqa operation over 'Ankara opposition'

Charlie Hoyle

Turkey lobbyist Flynn blocked Raqqa operation over 'Ankara opposition'

Former US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn reportedly blocked the anti-IS US military operation in Raqqa due to opposition from Turkey, a ...

Sam Hamad

The poisonous 'peace process' is an insult to Syrians

Comment: Geneva is irrelevant because it presupposes that Assad wants peace, while the rebels know that every aspect of his regime is geared ...

Syrian regime media says The White Helmets are 'Illuminati'

Diana Alghoul

Syrian regime media says The White Helmets are 'Illuminati'

Pro-Assad media outlets - notorious for spinning elaborate conspiracy theories - have again attacked Syria's civil rescue team The White ...

Syrian refugees find unlikely haven in Gaza

Mohammed Arafat

Syrian refugees find unlikely haven in Gaza

Some smuggle themselves through tunnels, some start businesses - and some are simply returning to a land from which they were expelled decades ...

'Voice of <em>Aleppo</em>' Bana al-Abed granted Turkish citizenship

The New Arab

'Voice of Aleppo' Bana al-Abed granted Turkish citizenship

Shortly after being granted citizenship in a ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan al-Abed vowed to return to ...

Most Popular