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Book review: Dunya embarks on a journey across Syria and encounters indifference, fear and some unexpected twists, writes Usman Butt.

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

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Andy Heintz

Meeting Robin Yassin-Kassab

Interview: The author and journalist spoke to Andy Heintz about how Syria came to be the intractable conflict it now appears to be.

Withdrawals continue from <em>Syrian</em> rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

The New Arab & agencies

Withdrawals continue from Syrian rebels' shrinking Eastern Ghouta enclave

Thousands more leave East Ghouta as negotiations over the final evacuations continue between the Syrian regime and opposition.

Evacuated Ghouta rebels from Arbin arrive in northern Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Evacuated Ghouta rebels from Arbin arrive in northern Syria

Scores of Syrian Faylaq al-Rahman rebels are arriving in Hama, after being evacuated from Eastern Ghouta's Arbin, leaving only one town ...

The New Arab & agencies

First rebels leave Syria's Eastern Ghouta under Russian-brokered deal

The evacuation agreement, announced on Wednesday and brokered by regime ally Russia, could increase pressure on rebels to follow suit in the two other opposition-held pockets of the besieged enclave.

The New Arab

New Syria TV promises to represent all 'except killers'

The newest player on the Arab media scene has arrived on the block, a satellite channel wholly devoted to Syria and its people.

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Iran's support for Assad must end

Comment: The peaceful ideal Zarif describes for the region amounts to misleading rhetoric that ignores the facts on the ground, writes Robin ...

The New Arab & agencies

Briton seeks help repatriating slain daughter's body from Syria

Anna Campbell, 27, was killed last week during shelling by Turkey's armed forces in the Afrin region, the Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ) ...

Why Iraqi Kurdistan is seeking better relations with Iran

Paul Iddon

Why Iraqi Kurdistan is seeking better relations with Iran

Analysis: Tehran's friendliness with Iraq's central government provides Erbil with a route back to Baghdad's good books, writes Paul Iddon.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Turkey must win Afrin quickly, or risk its border

Comment: Once again, the YPG has callously prioritised their relationship with the Syrian regime over the Syrian people, who ...

Khamenei says Iran's duty to defend Syria's Assad

The New Arab & agencies

Khamenei says Iran's duty to defend Syria's Assad

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday praised Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad for his "resistance" in the ...

Assad's grave-robbing echoes Nazi-era abuses

CJ Werleman

Assad's grave-robbing echoes Nazi-era abuses

Comment: From wanton mass murder to gassing innocent children, to pulling gold from the teeth of the dead, we've seen these abuses before, ...

How the House of Government helps us understand <em>revolution</em>

Usman Butt

How the House of Government helps us understand revolution

Book review: Yuri Slezkine sheds light on the nature of revolution itself, writes Usman Butt.

Mincing no words, Syria's opposition calls Ghouta carnage genocide

Charlie Faulkner

Mincing no words, Syria's opposition calls Ghouta carnage genocide

Russia’s involvement in Syria has been condemned as a “genocide” and “crimes against humanity” by the National Coalition of Syria ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

How Arabs are complicit in massacring Eastern Ghouta's people

Comment: Syria's massacres are not an accident. Local, regional and global powers created the tragedy. And Arab and international public opinion has contributed, through apathy and silence, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab

Nick Waters

How the Islamic State group revolutionised warfare

Investigation: IS' use of drones - essentially toys armed with bombs - is likely to have profound effects on warfare by both sub-state groups ...

The New Arab

Qassem Soleimani: Saudi Arabia 'sold its soul to America'

Shia Iran's most notorious general Qassem Soleimani has lashed out at his country's arch-rival Sunni Saudi Arabia, saying it has sold its soul ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran marks anniversary of Islamic Revolution after protests

Demonstrators in Tehran on Sunday chanted traditional slogans against the United States and Israel.

Orient TV 'working with Israel to improve public opinion'

The New Arab

Orient TV 'working with Israel to improve public opinion'

An investigation by The New Arab's sister publication found links between anti-Assad Orient TV and Israeli army officials in its 'Good ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey warns of clashes with US troops in Manbij

With the YPG a key US ally in the battle against IS, the Turkish campaign has seen a fellow NATO partner fighting an openly US-backed and ...

<em>Syrian</em> rebel support for Turkey's Afrin operation

Sam Hamad

Syrian rebel support for Turkey's Afrin operation

Comment: Why are as many as 20,000 Turkish-trained and armed Syrian rebels currently doing the bidding of Turkey against the PYD in ...

Who is Saddam-era scientist 'detained for Hamas links'?

The New Arab

Who is Saddam-era scientist 'detained for Hamas links'?

The New Arab found out that there are no legal charges against al-Jabori and Baghdad is not after him, thus did not tip the Philippines off as ...

Kurdish autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Robin Yassin-Kassab

Kurdish autonomy is part of self-determination for all Syrians

Comment: The Syrian opposition needs Turkey's support, and has had it, but it should not back Ankara's occupation of Afrin, writes ...

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