The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Three upended buses appeared in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Friday as part of an art installation by Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni.

Analysis: Damascus may now control a rump of Syria, but it still considers Kurdish-held areas 'occupied', writes Paul Iddon.

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

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 Hamad.

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

Roger Hercz

Raqqa after IS: Inside the city of death

As one of the first Westerners to visit Raqqa after its liberation, Norwegian activist Erling Folkvord witnessed how the brutality of IS had ...

Syrian journalist wins UK award for <em>Aleppo</em> hospital film

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian journalist wins UK award for Aleppo hospital film

Syrian video journalist Waad al-Kateab was awarded with Britain's Rory Peck award for her coverage inside east Aleppo's last ...

Sam Hamad

When 'order' builds sectarianism, peace is just an illusion

Comment: Both the US and Iran favour 'order' in Iraq, but when this means supporting brutal sectarianism and curtailing democratic self-determination, peace is just an illusion, writes Sam Hamad.

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Austin Bodetti

Russia and Iran's support for Syrian 'terror groups'

In-depth: Kataib Hezbollah has been internationally listen as a 'terrorist organisation', but that has not stopped Moscow from providing air ...

Uri Levy

Back to earth: This week in Middle East football

Syria's national team stars return to club action, but continue to shine - with some attracting attention from bigger teams abroad, despite ...

Syrian 'regime soldiers on catwalk' at Beirut fashion show

The New Arab

Syrian 'regime soldiers on catwalk' at Beirut fashion show

A Syrian fashion designer has sparked anger after she posed on the catwalk with models dressed in Syrian military uniforms at a show in Lebanon.

Mona Alami

IS' defeat in Deir az-Zour will not end extremism

Comment: The lack of stability and employment prospects mean that the door to extremism will remain open, even after IS' defeat in the region, ...

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

Hadani Ditmars

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

The British Museum's historical approach to contemporary art is well-suited to these works from Syria and Iraq, whose origins betray an optimism ...

Syrian regime forces enter IS-held Mayadeen

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime forces enter IS-held Mayadeen

Syrian government forces prepare to deal a 'severe blow' to the IS group amid mounting concerns about civilian casualties.

Russian air strikes kill 14 civilians in eastern Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Russian air strikes kill 14 civilians in eastern Syria

Russian air strikes killed 14 people fleeing across a river on rafts in eastern Syria as renewed fighting across the country took an ...

Syria violence at most 'intense level' since <em>East</em> <em>Aleppo</em>

Charlie Hoyle

Syria violence at most 'intense level' since East Aleppo

Multiple regions across Syria are experiencing the most intense fighting in the six-year war since the battle for East Aleppo ...

James Snell

The Assad regime is exploiting reconstruction to gain legitimacy

Comment: The Assad regime's network of corrupt patronage must not be allowed to use the guise of reconstruction to gain legitimacy, writes James Snell.

Austin Bodetti

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

In-depth: Al-Qaeda’s leadership has warned fighters in Syria to avoid Snapchat, which, though popular with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, could allow ...

James Snell

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

Comment: The world's major powers have agreed to allow Assad to remain, but this agreement is short-sighted, unsustainable and wrong, writes ...

The New Arab

Hizballah declares victory in 'ruined, foreign-occupied' Syria

The Lebanese Shia group Hizballah on Tuesday declared victory in Syria's brutal six-year war, with key regime ally Russia also declaring that ...

Iran 'cashes in' on Syria intervention with <em>Aleppo</em> contracts

The New Arab

Iran 'cashes in' on Syria intervention with Aleppo contracts

Iran has secured multi-million dollar contracts for Iranian power companies in war-torn Aleppo, reaping the rewards of its pivotal ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia establishes security zone north of Aleppo

Russia's military on Wednesday said it had set up a security zone north of Aleppo to prevent clashes between Kurdish fighters and ...

'Syria is our new testing ground,' says Russia military

The New Arab

'Syria is our new testing ground,' says Russia military

Recently developed Russian weaponry is being tried and tested in Syria, where Moscow has embarked on a devastating military campaign against ...

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Loubna Mrie

The demise of Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria

Comment: Arab-Kurdish solidarity in Syria deteriorated as a result of foreign interests and the regime's war tactics, writes Loubna Mrie.

SDF fighters linkup from <em>east</em>, west in Raqqa assault

The New Arab & agencies

SDF fighters linkup from east, west in Raqqa assault

US-backed Syrian fighters advancing on Islamic State militants from the eastern and western parts of Raqqa have linked up for the first time ...

Most Popular