The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Seventeen of the 82 World Heritage sites in the Arab region are on a "danger" list due to conflict, Audrey Azoulay, the new head of UNESCO, has warned.

Putin met with Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad in Sochi on Monday ahead of talks with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the peace process in Syria.

Exposed: Syrian director fakes his own 'foolproof' assassination attempt Exposed: Syrian director fakes his own 'foolproof' assassination attempt

The New Arab

Exposed: Syrian director fakes his own 'foolproof' assassination attempt

A Syrian film director working on a movie detailing the Assad regime's prison abuse "planned and faked" his own assassination attempt to help promote his work.

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Omar Sabbour

Stop the War Coalition is not against Western intervention

Comment: As Raqqa gets destroyed, the Stop the War Coalition is nowhere to be heard, leaving Syria solidarity protesters to demonstrate in front ...

Syria troops capture Christian town recently taken by IS

The New Arab & agencies

Syria troops capture Christian town recently taken by IS

Syrian government forces and their allies regained control on Saturday of a predominantly Christian central town that sleeper cells of the ...

The New Arab

Syrian regime repel bloody IS counter-offensive in Deir az-Zour

Syrian regime forces have recaptured the Palmyra to Deir az-Zour highway, after a surprise IS counter-attack killed scores of pro-Damascus fighters.

The New Arab

Senior Russian commander killed in Syria by IS shelling

Russian General Valeri Assapov has been killed after an IS shell landed close to him in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, Moscow's defence minister ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime tells UN 'victory within reach'

Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem has told the UN General Assembly that victory for Bashar al-Assad's side is within reach.

The New Arab

US-led coalition targets IS fighters from stranded convoy

The US-led coalition has killed dozens of militants linked to a convoy of Islamic State buses stranded in the middle of the Syrian desert, the ...

ICC to award damages for jihadist Timbuktu destruction

The New Arab & agencies

ICC to award damages for jihadist Timbuktu destruction

War crimes judges will on Thursday hand down a landmark ruling on reparations for the razing of Timbuktu's fabled shrines, but the victims' fund ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime seizes last IS-held town in Homs province

The Syrian regime and allied militias took the last stronghold of IS in Homs province, clearing a route to advance on the group's remaining ...

Assad regime 'executed' Syria open internet activist Bassel Kharabil

The New Arab

Assad regime 'executed' Syria open internet activist Bassel Kharabil

A Syrian free speech activist and open software developer was executed by the regime of Bashar al-Assad, according to new reports.

Syrian regime forces reach last IS-held town in Homs

The New Arab

Syrian regime forces reach last IS-held town in Homs

Pro-Syrian regime forces reached al-Sukhna town, as IS militants deserted their last outpost in Homs province.

Dance or die: Refugee camp to Dutch National Ballet

AJ Naddaff

Dance or die: Refugee camp to Dutch National Ballet

Society: Born stateless in Yarmouk Camp, the largest Palestinian refugee community in Syria, Joudeh has faced a lifetime of adversity in his ...

Syrian man bludgeoned with hammer by Russian mercenaries

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian man bludgeoned with hammer by Russian mercenaries

A horrific video has emerged showing a Syrian man being struck repeatedly with a large hammer by armed men thought to be Russian mercenaries ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia kills ‘180 IS fighters’ in Syria airstrikes

Russia says it has killed 180 Islamic State fighters in Syria during airstrikes carried out in June, including two field commanders.

Karim Traboulsi

Moscow claims it may have killed IS leader Baghdadi

Moscow says its jets may have killed leader of world's most notorious terror organisation in a May airstrike. If true it would be a major ...

The New Arab

IS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dead, says Syria monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has "confirmed information" that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian army retakes central gas field from Islamic State

The Syrian army has recaptured the Arak gas field in the central province of Homs from the Islamic State militant group.

200,000 flee Raqqa ahead of assault by Syrian forces

The New Arab & agencies

200,000 flee Raqqa ahead of assault by Syrian forces

Nearly 200,000 civilians have fled Raqqa as US-backed Syrian forces prepare for an assault on the Islamic State stronghold.

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 ...

Coalition strikes 'killing civilians by the hundreds' in Raqqa

The New Arab

Coalition strikes 'killing civilians by the hundreds' in Raqqa

At least 16 civilians have been killed in a suspected US-led coalition airstrike in a village in Syria's Raqqa province this week, joining ...

Wary of US, Iran 'reroutes land-corridor to Mediterranean'

The New Arab

Wary of US, Iran 'reroutes land-corridor to Mediterranean'

The build up of US forces in Kurdish controlled areas of north east Syria has forced Tehran to change course in order to secure a long-term ...

Pro-government forces seize ancient Iraqi site Hatra from IS

The New Arab & agencies

Pro-government forces seize ancient Iraqi site Hatra from IS

Popular Mobilisation forces fighting Islamic State alongside Iraqi forces around Mosul have recaptured the UNESCO-listed ancient site of Hatra ...

Most Popular

Most Popular