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'Children are dying by the hour': Aid groups warn of unprecedented levels of bombardment in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

Fresh airstrikes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing scores of civilians, including children, as a ferocious regime bombing campaign entered its third day.

Dead or alive, parents in Ghouta search for children

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Dead or alive, parents in Ghouta search for children

Parents in Eastern Ghouta desperately search for their children in hospitals and morgues, as heavy Syrian regime bombing kills more and more civilians in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta.

Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

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Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

A judge in Kuwait ordered that politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail.

Bahrainis launch protests, marking 7th anniversary of uprising

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Bahrainis launch protests, marking 7th anniversary of uprising

Mass Shia-led protests marked Bahrain between 2011-2014, and included calls for an end to the Al Khalifa ruling family.

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First aid convoy this year enters Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The first delivery of aid since November has entered Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta after intense regime bombardment killed more than 250 civilians last week.

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Tillerson meets Syria opposition in Amman

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Syrian opposition negotiators in Amman on Wednesday in the wake of UN-led talks in Vienna which failed ...

Qusay Noor

Arbin, Eastern Ghouta village decimated by Syrian regime airstrikes

Photoblog: Within days, Syrian regime airstrikes killed hundreds of civilians, including dozens of children in Eastern Ghouta. Qusay Noor took ...

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Syria fighting escalated since UN call for ceasefire

The UN made an urgent plea last Tuesday for warring sides in Syria to temporarily lay down their arms to allow for aid deliveries to desperate ...

What happened to Jordan's bread price protests?

Fadi al-Qadi

What happened to Jordan's bread price protests?

Comment: While state-sanctioned protests over Trump's Jerusalem move gathered crowds, outcry over government cuts to bread subsidies has been ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mattis: Nations must reel in foreign fighters in Syria

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is urging states to take in foreign fighters captured by the anti-Assad SDF forces and charge them at home.

Syria regime renews airstrikes on besieged Eastern Ghouta

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Syria regime renews airstrikes on besieged Eastern Ghouta

Since early February, Bashar al-Assad's regime has intensified its bombardment of the besieged enclave outside of Damascus, killing more than ...

Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

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Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

The New Arab spoke to renowned Egyptian artist Hamza Namira, an icon in the Arab World whose song, "Issmy masr", My name is ...

Turkey, Russia look to strengthen Syria coordination

The New Arab

Turkey, Russia look to strengthen Syria coordination

A three-way summit between Russia, Turkey and Iran looks set to take place in Istanbul, according to Turkish presidential sources, as Putin and ...

Riyadh 'sacks TV duty editor for airing Tawakkol Karman'

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Riyadh 'sacks TV duty editor for airing Tawakkol Karman'

Saudi Arabia is censoring the first Arab and Yemeni woman Nobel Peace Prize laureate after she criticised the Saudi-led coalition's ...

Bashdar Ismaeel

Regional alliance punishing Iraq's Kurds for referendum cannot last

Analysis: Determination to derail Kurdish statehood aspirations led to the emergence of a newfound Ankara-Baghdad-Tehran alliance, but this anti-Kurdish bloc may not be sustainable.

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Rocket attack kills Turkish soldier in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

The Turkish military says the soldier was killed in the late hours of Monday by a mortar-and-rocket attack, which also wounded five others.

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Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

The escalating offensive, which included a suspected chlorine attack a day earlier, reached a new ferocity after insurgents downed a Russian ...

The New Arab

Morocco jails journalist for 4 years 'over Facebook post'

A Moroccan court has sentenced a blogger and founder of a news website critical of the government to four years in prison for 'promoting ...

Saudis are occupiers, says Yemen's first female Nobel laureate

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Saudis are occupiers, says Yemen's first female Nobel laureate

Tawakkol Karman, the first Yemeni and Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, has been sacked by her party for criticising Saudi role ...

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Bahrain deports 8 to Iraq after revoking their citizenship

Bahrain has deported eight people to war-torn Iraq after revoking their citizenship and making them stateless, Human Rights Watch said on ...

Another year of deep state repression in Bahrain

Emile Nakhleh

Another year of deep state repression in Bahrain

Comment: Bahraini human rights activists have suffered severely from government repression, yet Washington and London continue to treat the ...

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Nael M. Shama

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Comment: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman is using the kingdom's vast wealth to back dictators, toy with the fates of other nations and ...

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

Francesca Mannocchi

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

The Tunisian people have borne the consequences of the country's dire post-revolution finances, but political and economic concerns cannot ...

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