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Analysis: If past strikes are anything to go by, this latest round of missiles is unlikely to deter Assad from gassing his people again in the future, writes Paul Iddon.

The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of punitive strikes on Syria's capital Damascus in response to alleged chemical weapons attacks by Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Trump's phoney <em>war</em> against Assad

CJ Werleman

Trump's phoney war against Assad

Comment: US strikes will not advance US interests in Syria, nor will they alleviate the suffering of Assad's victims, writes CJ Werleman.

Israel strikes Gaza as another #GreatReturnMarch victim named

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Israel strikes Gaza as another #GreatReturnMarch victim named

Israel struck civil administrative targets, as well as Hamas' military wing on Sunday night, as a further victim of Friday's second wave of ...

Russia and Syria say Israel struck military base

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Russia and Syria say Israel struck military base

After the US and France denied any involvement in the airstrike, Damascus and Moscow charged Israel with the Monday attack.

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Syria's Khan Sheikhoun residents commemorate deadly sarin attack

In pictures: Residents in Khan Sheikhoun mark the anniversary of last year's deadly sarin attack by the Syrian regime, calling for international action to hold the perpetrators accountable.

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Chemical weapon attacks persist a year after Khan Sheikhoun

At least 80 people were killed on April 4 last year when regime war planes dropped sarin gas on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian survivors of sarin attack grieve one year on

The Khan Sheikhoun attack was yet another low point in seven years of Syria's war. Survivors mourn their loved ones one year later.

Malia Bouattia

Solidarity with the #Stansted15

Comment: Threatening those who take direct action to stop deportations with 'terrorism' charges is an attempt to terrify activists, writes Malia ...

Qatar takes Bahrain to UN over 'serious' airspace violation

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar takes Bahrain to UN over 'serious' airspace violation

Blockade-hit Qatar has accused Bahrain of violating its airspace and has reported the incident to the UN's aviation authority.

Omar Sultan

The French company helping load Egyptian military's guns

Comment: Manurhin is the global leader in ammunition manufacturing machinery. Its almost 70-year trade partnership with Egypt continues, despite ...

Turkish airstrikes 'damaged ancient Christian site' in Syria

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Turkish airstrikes 'damaged ancient Christian site' in Syria

Turkish air raids have damaged an ancient Christian heritage site in northeastern Syria near the city of Afrin, Syria's antiquities department ...

Senate rejects bid to end support for Yemen <em>war</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Senate rejects bid to end support for Yemen war

A rare effort to overrule presidential military authorisation that could have ended US involvement in Yemen has been rejected after senators ...

Israel is intensifying its <em>war</em> on Gaza's farmers

Ali Adam

Israel is intensifying its war on Gaza's farmers

Israeli crop sprayers are frequently targeting Palestinian farmland in Gaza, leading to medical problems for locals and devastating crops, ...

Assad regime 'seizes two towns' in Syria's besieged Ghouta

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Assad regime 'seizes two towns' in Syria's besieged Ghouta

The brutal Assad regime has captured two towns in Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, as it continues its assault against civilians in the rebel enclave.

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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 rebels shot down a regime helicopter.

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US should maintain support to Saudis in Yemen: Mattis

Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has asked the US Congress not to interfere with America's role in the war in Yemen, where it is supporting ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Thirty years on, gas attack still poisons Iraq's Halabja

More than 5,000 Iraqi Kurds, mostly women and children were killed on 16 March, 1988 when deadly gas was released on the northern town of ...

Russia truce 'not good enough,' warns Save the Children

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Russia truce 'not good enough,' warns Save the Children

International aid group Save the Children has called for the UN Security Council to be implemented, saying a proposed daily truce is not good ...

The New Arab

Calls for protests at Russian embassies over Ghouta bloodshed

Syrian Solidarity Campaign is calling on supporters to call Russian diplomatic missions to demand an end to the Eastern Ghouta massacre, as ...

Russia bolsters Syria air fleet with latest stealth fighter

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Russia bolsters Syria air fleet with latest stealth fighter

New additions to Russia's air force in Syria include the fifth generation Su-57 aircraft, which will likely play a role in Moscow's future ...

Syrian regime aircraft continue their slaughter in Eastern Ghouta Syrian regime aircraft continue their slaughter in Eastern Ghouta

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Syrian regime aircraft continue their slaughter in Eastern Ghouta

At least 24 people died Wednesday morning in Eastern Ghouta as the Syrian regime and Russia continue to pound the opposition Damascus suburb ...

Eastern Ghouta bombardment 'like the end of the world'

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Eastern Ghouta bombardment 'like the end of the world'

'Children are dying by the hour': Aid groups warn of unprecedented levels of bombardment in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta.

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