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

Comment: The coalition's attack on Assad's chemical weapons bases demonstrates they have no intention whatsoever of making a meaningful intervention in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

Trump ignores Russia, vows to strike 'gas-killing animal' Assad

The New Arab

Trump ignores Russia, vows to strike 'gas-killing animal' Assad

Syria update: Trump rebukes Russian threats, tweeting confirmation that 'nice new and smart' missiles will be deployed to Syria, as officials deliberate with France and UK on military response.

The problem is Assad, not his weapons

Sam Hamad

The problem is Assad, not his weapons

Comment: Assad's genocide, in all its forms, isn't even conceived as being the real problem, writes Sam Hamad.

Photoblog: Residents escape Eastern Ghouta

Qusay Noor

Photoblog: Residents escape Eastern Ghouta

In pictures: Rebel fighters and civilians embark on their journey out of Eastern Ghouta's war-ravaged towns and into the northern Syrian ...

Sam Hamad

Toothless UN is enabling Assad's brutality in Syria

Comment: Even at the highest levels, the Assad regime is regarded as legitimate, writes Sam Hamad.

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Rebels 'agree evacuation deal' in Eastern Ghouta town

Fighters from Ahrar al-Sham have reportedly agreed to lay down their arms in return for safe passage to an opposition-held area, after weeks of ...

The New Arab

Fresh airstrikes hit Eastern Ghouta as '7,000 civilians flee'

The Assad regime launched fresh strikes using napalm and cluster bombs on besieged Eastern Ghouta and rebel-held Idlib, amid reports ...

Paul McLoughlin

Destination: Ghouta

Syrian activists held a shock protest at City Airport this weekend, against an airline's relationship with a Russian state-owned weapons ...

Syrian regime gains ground in Eastern Ghouta

The New Arab

Syrian regime gains ground in Eastern Ghouta

The Assad regime is gaining ground in one of the last rebel-held enclaves in Syria, as the intense bombardment of Eastern Ghouta continues.

The New Arab

Syrian regime bombards Eastern Ghouta 'with burning napalm'

Casualties continue to rise in Eastern Ghouta despite the UN ceasefire resolution and the Russian 'humanitarian pause', with many civilians ...

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Sam Hamad

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Comment: Israel's attack on Syrian regime targets demonstrates what could have been achieved if the US or NATO had imposed a no-fly zone, writes ...

Scores killed as airstrikes pound Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

The New Arab

Scores killed as airstrikes pound Syria's rebel-held Eastern Ghouta

Fresh airstrikes on the last remaining opposition-held areas in Syria have amounted in dozens of casualties as Assad's Russian-backed campaign ...

Suspected chemical attacks target Syrian civilians

The New Arab

Suspected chemical attacks target Syrian civilians

Syrian civilians were treated following a suspected chlorine attack, while local sources in Idlib say a hospital was targeted with burning ...

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

Sam Hamad

Syria's war has produced no victory, only victims

Comment: Bashar al-Assad may have emerged from Syria's war 'victorious', but the country he controls is not the one it once was, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad

Remembering Ghouta: Obama's meaningless red line

Comment: Obama's 'red line' morphed into a 'red herring' and could then become a green light for Assad to continue his genocidal war, writes Sam ...

The New Arab

Israel opposes peace in Syria due to Iran fears

Israel says it does not support a ceasefire in Syria's south, fearing it will allow Iran to establish air and naval bases close to its border.

The New Arab

Mixed messages about US-Russia vision to end Syria war

President Putin says Russia is enjoying a new period of cooperation with the US under Trump, but the state department still insists Assad must ...

Daraa 'de-escalation' masks Assad's ethnic cleansing in Syria

Sam Hamad

Daraa 'de-escalation' masks Assad's ethnic cleansing in Syria

Comment: Daraa, like Aleppo before it, could fall without the world batting an eyelid. The remaining population would be cleansed, and Assad's ...

The New Arab

Hardline Syrian rebel faction rejects Turkish peacekeeping mission plans

Al-Qaeda linked Tahrir al-Sham has warned Turkey against sending troops to Syria's Idlib province, following an agreement between Ankara and ...

Syrian regime uses <em>napalm</em> in Daraa offensive

The New Arab

Syrian regime uses napalm in Daraa offensive

Footage showing barrel bombs dropped on densely packed areas of Daraa in southern Syria have emerged, with huge fires breaking out following the ...

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: The Left's moral cul-de-sac

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: The Left's moral cul-de-sac

Comment: In Chomsky's hierarchy of concerns, it seems a westerner's right to deny genocide is more sacrosanct than a Syrian's right to life and ...

Changing perceptions of mental health in the Gaza Strip

Hannah Ware

Changing perceptions of mental health in the Gaza Strip

As mental health becomes an increasing concern in the Gaza Strip, the Palestine Trauma Centre is proactively placing a stronger emphasis on ...

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