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Iraqi militias have uncovered two more mass graves containing the bodies of 140 civilians in a Yazidi area in the north of the country.

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

Eastern Ghouta child malnutrition 'worst ever' in Syria's war

The New Arab

Eastern Ghouta child malnutrition 'worst ever' in Syria's war

A November survey in the rebel-held area outside Damascus showed 11.9% of children under five were suffering acute malnutrition, "the highest rate ever recorded in Syria" since the conflict started.

Assad 'agrees' to Eastern Ghouta ceasefire proposed by Russia Assad 'agrees' to Eastern Ghouta ceasefire proposed by Russia

The New Arab

Assad 'agrees' to Eastern Ghouta ceasefire proposed by Russia

Ahead of the eighth round of peace talks, the Assad government has agreed to a Russian proposed ceasefire on Eastern Ghouta

'We failed to show truth of Kashmir': Parvez Imroz

Irfan Mehraj

'We failed to show truth of Kashmir': Parvez Imroz

Interview: The 2017 winner of the Rafto Prize for human rights spoke with The New Arab about his thoughts on the long-running Kashmir dispute.

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Syria regime to 'join peace talks' in Geneva

A Syrian foreign ministry official says a government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday to take part in direct peace talks with the opposition.

The New Arab

Ceasefire prompts thousands of Syrians to return from Jordan

The UN said an average of 1,000 Syrians have been returning home every month since a ceasefire brokered by Jordan, Russia and the United States ...

The New Arab

Syrian government delegation delay departure to Geneva peace talks

The Syrian government's delegation postponed its departure to the peace talks due to resume in Geneva on Tuesday

The New Arab

Syrians in Eastern Ghouta are eating rubbish, animal refuse

In a shocking report, the World Food Programme finds that Syrians in besieged Eastern Ghouta are resorting to eating rubbish and animal refuse.

WHO slams 'deteriorating situation' in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

The New Arab

WHO slams 'deteriorating situation' in Eastern Ghouta, Syria

The World Health Organisation has expressed 'grave' concern over the deteriorating situation in Eastern Ghouta.

The New Arab

Yazidi mass grave found in northern Iraq

Bodies of dozens of Yazidis were found by Iraqi authorities in the northern Sinjar region.

Libya says remains found of Copts beheaded on beach

The New Arab & agencies

Libya says remains found of Copts beheaded on beach

The remains have been unearthed of 21 Coptic Christians beheaded by extremists on a Libyan beach two years ago, the interior ministry said on ...

Libyan group captures 'migrant hub' on Mediterranean coast

The New Arab

Libyan group captures 'migrant hub' on Mediterranean coast

A rival Libyan armed group has captured a Mediterranean port used as a launchpad for migration to Europe, threatening an EU-brokered deal to ...

Twenty-five days to stand with Egypt's Alaa Abd El-Fattah

Jo Schietti

Twenty-five days to stand with Egypt's Alaa Abd El-Fattah

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah has been in-and-out of jail for the past four years. Campaigners are rallying around him and asking the ...

Iraqi forces find <em>mass</em> <em>grave</em> of IS fighters

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Iraqi forces find mass grave of IS fighters

Iraqi forces have discovered a mass grave west of recently recaptured Mosul containing dozens of bodies of Islamic State ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran's allies splinter over IS deals

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqi military discovers mass grave sites of IS victims

Iraqi military investigators discovered two mass graves near a former Islamic State group prison outside Mosul that contains the bodies ...

Sam Hamad

Trump follows in Obama's footsteps and abandons Syria's rebels

Comment: Trump's decision to end the CIA programme that armed anti-Assad rebels, coupled with strict instructions not to fight Assad, leaves ...

Warda Mohamed

France's colonial narrative no longer stands up

Comment: The reality of France's colonial exploits in Algeria runs contrary to its claims of being a country of reason, democracy and human ...

The Iraq Report: Political deadlock threatens post-IS peace hopes

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Political deadlock threatens post-IS peace hopes

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Paul Iddon

The future of 'dark tourism' in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: War crimes sites in northern Iraq may be turned into museums to provide a place for commemoration, reflection and education, writes ...

Iran, Saudi Arabia, China top world execution list 2016

The New Arab

Iran, Saudi Arabia, China top world execution list 2016

Number of executions worldwide in 2016 drops from 2015, while Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's Egypt manages to double its number of capital punishments ...

Scores of Yazidi <em>mass</em> graves found in Iraq's Sinjar

The New Arab

Scores of Yazidi mass graves found in Iraq's Sinjar

The mayor of Sinjar said that 31 graves had been found to date and that another 20 were expected.

IS conducts its largest <em>mass</em> murders of 2017

The New Arab

IS conducts its largest mass murders of 2017

33 people in Syria between the ages of 18 and 25 were slaughtered by IS in the early hours of Wednesday

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