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Niraz Saied, who hailed from the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, was arrested by Bashar al-Assad's security forces in October 2015.

The four Syrians had been detained in a sweeping security raid in July 2017 in refugee settlements around the border town of Arsal that saw hundreds arrested.

Syrian groups uncovering IS mass graves need help: HRW

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Syrian groups uncovering IS mass graves need help: HRW

Syrian groups uncovering Raqqa's mass graves need help to preserve evidence, identify human remains and shed light on the horrors perpetrated by the IS, Human Rights Watch said.

Israel accuses Hamas of targeting soldiers with dating apps

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Israel accuses Hamas of targeting soldiers with dating apps

Israeli military intelligence accused Hamas hackers of creating a World Cup app and two online dating sites to tempt soldiers into downloading ...

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Nicholas Frakes

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Society: Demonstrators marched in Lebanon calling for the protection of rights for domestic workers, who face increasing abuse by employers and ...

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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.

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Fashion retailer Benetton blasted for controversial ad picturing migrants

The Italian clothing giant has over the years often provoked controversy to generate publicity.

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Jewish artefacts feared stolen amid chaos of Syria war

Activists have raised concerns about Jewish artefacts that appear to have been stoled from Syria and sold outside the country.

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Jewish artefacts disappear from Damascus in fog of war

Jewish artefacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from Damascus amid the ongoing ...

Shipwrecked Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar

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Shipwrecked Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar

Scores of Rohingya refugees have landed back in Myanmar after an abortive attempt to flee to Malaysia by sea.

Peter Jenkins

Did Israel destroy a North Korean reactor in Syria?

Comment: Whether the building destroyed in the Israeli raid housed a nuclear reactor is less certain than Israeli claims imply, writes Peter ...

Brothers of the Gun: A memoir of Syria's war

Charlie Hoyle

Brothers of the Gun: A memoir of Syria's war

The New Arab Meets: Syrian journalist Marwan Hisham and American artist Molly Crabapple speak about their powerful new book 'Brothers of the ...

Remembering Kashmir's 'disappeared'

Nayeem Rather

Remembering Kashmir's 'disappeared'

In-depth: More than 10,000 Kashmiris have allegedly been 'disappeared' by the Indian forces, reports Nayeem Rather.

Russian anti-Putin journalist stages his own murder

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Russian anti-Putin journalist stages his own murder

A Russian journalist who staged his own murder in Ukraine on Tuesday, is well known for defending civilians who fell victim to Moscow's bombing ...

Sudan will 'continue to fight' in Saudi-led Yemen war

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Sudan will 'continue to fight' in Saudi-led Yemen war

President Omar al-Bashir said Sudan will continue to support the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen amid growing calls to withdraw.

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Transgender people in Iran face discrimination despite fatwa

Of Iran's 80 million people, estimates suggest under 50,000 are transgender, meaning their gender identity does not match the sex or gender they were identified as having at birth.

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Singapore to order media blackouts during terror attacks

Singapore can shut down communications and punish journalists reporting from the scene of a terror attack, according to planned laws.

Aamir Ali Bhat

Kashmir: Where guns empty mothers' laps

Photoblog: In Kashmir, Mother's Day for many women will be consumed by heartache and remembrance of sons lost to the area's ongoing conflict.

Malia Bouattia

State racism and rising Islamophobia: Remembering Mohammed Saleem

Comment: Tragically, the brutal murder of Mohammed Saleem five years ago was not an isolated incident of Islamophobic hate crime in the UK, ...

Sudan assessing military deployment in Yemen after troop massacre

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Sudan assessing military deployment in Yemen after troop massacre

Sudan deployed troops to Yemen in 2015 as part of a major foreign policy shift that saw Khartoum break its decades-old ties with Iran and join ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it ...

Proof of 'staged' Syria chemical attack is from film

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Proof of 'staged' Syria chemical attack is from film

Circulated images attempting to prove that a Syrian chemical attack was 'staged' are in fact from a Syrian film set.

Rohingya refugees in Kashmir face hate campaign

Aamir Ali Bhat

Rohingya refugees in Kashmir face hate campaign

In-depth: After fleeing their homes in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees in Jammu have yet to find security, reports Aamir Ali Bhat.

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in coma after stroke: reports

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Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in coma after stroke: reports

Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar is reportedly in a coma at a Paris hospital after suffering a severe stroke.

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