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Syrian rebels in Daraa, dubbed as the cradle of the Syrian revolution are surrendering their weapons amid Assad regime advances.

Comment: Usman Butt talks to Twitter satirist and architect Karl Sharro about social media in the Arab Spring, and his upcoming book.

The international community has washed its hands of Syria

Mona Alami

The international community has washed its hands of Syria

Comment: Never mind peace, justice or democracy, the global community has decided Assad must stay in power, writes Mona Alami.

US complicity in Daraa rubber stamps Assad's genocide

Sam Hamad

US complicity in Daraa rubber stamps Assad's genocide

Comment: The US has washed its hands of Syria's rebels, thereby supporting Assad's conquest of 'liberated' areas, writes Sam Hamad.

Jordan, Israel must open borders to Daraa refugees: HRW

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Jordan, Israel must open borders to Daraa refugees: HRW

At least 270,000 Syrians have been displaced since the regime launched its Daraa offensive, and tens of thousands are stuck in limbo along ...

Noor El-Terk

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Liverpool's annual Arab Art Festival is back for the 20th year running promising a diverse and exciting programme jam-packed with a mix of exciting local and internationally acclaimed artists.

The New Arab

Syria woman becomes first elected head of opposition council

A candidate in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo has become the first woman to be elected head of a local council in a rebel-held ...

James Snell

Daraa: Assad's violence, western indifference; a painfully familiar story

Comment: The US and NATO are standing by as Assad's regime inflicts death and violence on the Syrian people. We've seen this before, ...

Sam Hamad

Erdogan's re-election is good news for Syrians in Turkey

Comment: The main opposition forces in Turkey have been ramping up rhetoric and racist propaganda against Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

<em>Syrian</em> rebels vow 'volcanoes of fire' if Assad attacks

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian rebels vow 'volcanoes of fire' if Assad attacks

Syrian regime forces have been massing troops ahead of a possible attack on Daraa province and the nearby Quneitra region that border ...

The New Arab

Regime bombardment in Syria’s Daraa claims one victim

Artillery continues to rain down on rebel-held Daraa, as residents fear a large-scale regime bombardment.

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 ...

Denmark's burqa ban: A lurch towards secular extremism

CJ Werleman

Denmark's burqa ban: A lurch towards secular extremism

Comment: Denmark is the latest European country to have exploited fears over refugees and terrorism for right-wing political gain, writes CJ ...

Israel and Russia team up against Iran in Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Israel and Russia team up against Iran in Syria

Israeli and Russian leaders have met following recent tensions in southern Syria, where Iran's military presence could be weakened, and Assad's ...

EU extends Syria sanctions for 'ongoing repression'

The New Arab

EU extends Syria sanctions for 'ongoing repression'

A meeting of the 28 EU foreign ministers in Brussels agreed to roll over sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad for another year.

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Syrian regime to fight in Daraa despite US warning

A Damascus-run newspaper said the regime would launch a southern offensive in Daraa despite Washington's warning on Friday.

The New Arab

Syria backs down from Daraa offensive after US warning

The Syrian regime has said it will not move against rebels in the southwest, after the United States warned it would take "firm ...

The New Arab & agencies

'Firm' measures would follow Daraa ceasefire violations: Washington

The warning comes just weeks after US forces repelled a four-hour regime offensive in a de-escalation zone in northeastern Syria.

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians in Daraa warned of impending regime assault

Syrians in Daraa fear a new regime assault, as leaflets are dropped on the opposition province warning of an offensive.

How right is the Left in the Islamic world?

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

How right is the Left in the Islamic world?

Comment: The Islamic Left may have ended up more Islamic and less leftist, but intellectuals' leftist utopia has long been abandoned even in the ...

The New Arab

Palestinians continue to suffer in Syria's Yarmouk camp

The last residents in Yarmouk refugee camp still live under constant bombardment and are trapped in the fighting, unable to leave their homes ...

Syrians deserve better than choosing between terror and dictatorship

Bahia Mardini

Syrians deserve better than choosing between terror and dictatorship

Comment: In Syria, democratic elections are still something we can only dream of, writes Bahia Mardini.

Journalism in Egypt: A stark warning to the world

Sam Hamad

Journalism in Egypt: A stark warning to the world

Comment: Freedom of the press is a tool for democracy, but in Sisi's Egypt, and Assad's Syria the press is being manipulated as a tool for ...

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Sam Hamad

Where will Idlib's civilians go when Assad strikes?

Comment: In Idlib, the Assad regime will play on the presence of al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, to justify their use of massive force to target ...

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