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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the US a 'partner to bloodshed' on Monday after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital led to worldwide protests.

IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the regime is assisting IS against rebel groups there.

Four years, four words: Remembering the Douma4

The New Arab

Four years, four words: Remembering the Douma4

Marking four years since the abduction of the four human rights activists in Syria, Amnesty International launches a campaign calling for answers.

Alone in Berlin: German mental health services failing refugees

Asher Kessler

Alone in Berlin: German mental health services failing refugees

In-depth: The specific mental health needs of refugees in Germany are being exacerbated by limited access to care and uncertainty about the ...

Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

Faisal Abualhassan

Islamic State is gone, but the tobacco industry remains

Comment: The tobacco industry's hold over Arab smokers may finally be cracking, writes Faisal Abualhassan.

The New Arab & agencies

Putin says IS suffers ‘complete defeat’ in eastern Syria

Russia's Putin said Wednesday that the Islamic State group has suffered a “complete defeat” in eastern Syria at the hands of Syrian troops and Kurdish-led forces, both supported by Moscow.

The New Arab

Russia 'embarrassed' by Syrian regime decision to quit talks

Russia is reportedly angered by a decision by Bashar al-Assad's government to suspend its participation in talks with the Syrian ...

The New Arab & agencies

Assad regime 'used cluster bombs' in besieged Eastern Ghouta

At least 10 civilians died because of the Assad regime's use of the banned Soviet-made cluster munitions, says Amnesty International.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

#SheDefends: Honouring the Middle Eastern women fighting for change

There is a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the Middle East, but progress - and sacrifice - has been made by brave women human ...

MENA films centre stage at Vancouver International Film Festival

Hadani Ditmars

MENA films centre stage at Vancouver International Film Festival

Society: With significant Iranian and Arab communities, Vancouver's film festival has now become a hot-ticket event for new documentaries and ...

The New Arab

Syrian opposition forms 23-member delegation for talks with regime

A 23-member delegation will represent the Syrian opposition at the upcoming Geneva talks on Tuesday, sources told The New Arab.

<em>Syrian</em> opposition appoint new negotiations chief for Geneva talks Syrian opposition appoint new negotiations chief for Geneva talks

The New Arab

Syrian opposition appoint new negotiations chief for Geneva talks

Leading Syrian negotiator Nasr al-Hariri will head the opposition's negotiating team in Geneva next week, but not everyone is happy ...

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Syrian activists are calling on the opposition to isolate a pro-Moscow group from negotiations, as Russia looks for 'victor's ...

Three White Helmets workers killed in Syria air raids Three White Helmets workers killed in Syria air raids

Paul McLoughlin

Three White Helmets workers killed in Syria air raids

Heavy Syrian regime bombing has killed three emergency workers from the White Helmets, while six children were also killed in Damascus ...

Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

The New Arab

Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

Russia has been blamed for air raids on a busy Syrian market in a rebel town on Monday that left at least 61 people dead.

The New Arab & agencies

Heavy bombing wreaks havoc on Aleppo despite 'de-escalation zone'

Dozens of Syrian civilians, including 20 children, were killed on Monday in airstrikes on the northern province of Aleppo despite a 'de-escalation zone' in place.

Kareem Chehayeb

New Lebanese law against torture draws ambivalent reaction

In-depth: Lebanon's new law on the prohibition of torture falls short of what's needed, writes Kareem Chehayeb.

The New Arab

US left isolated as Syria agrees climate change pact

Syria says it will sign up to the 2015 Paris climate change accord, leaving the US as the world's only state opposed to the agreement.

Robert Cusack

How Rami Makhlouf's front companies helped bypass US sanctions

Investigation: Makhlouf - labelled Syria's 'poster boy for corruption' - was able to trade in Polish real estate, international telecomms and ...

Syria regime shelling kills 4 schoolchildren in besieged town

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime shelling kills 4 schoolchildren in besieged town

A regime shell on Tuesday hit a school in the town of Jisreen, in the Eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, killing five, including four children, ...

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 ...

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

Paul McLoughlin

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition village in ...

‘Racist and illegal’ fast-track deportations target refugees in Greece

Matt Broomfield

‘Racist and illegal’ fast-track deportations target refugees in Greece

In-depth: The Greek authorities are deporting migrants on the Greek islands to Turkey in an expedited process - raising concerns over ...

Families of missing Syrians tour London on 'Freedom Bus'

The New Arab

Families of missing Syrians tour London on 'Freedom Bus'

Activists on Wednesday drove a 'Freedom Bus' around the British capital to draw attention to tens of thousands of detained and missing ...

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