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

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

'Black Panther' shows Muslims too, can escape tokenism

Ruqaya Izzidien

'Black Panther' shows Muslims too, can escape tokenism

Comment: Black Panther's characters are coincidentally black, rather than crudely pigeonholed. It's time their Arab and Muslim counterparts enjoyed similar representation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Paul Iddon

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Analysis: The Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is coming under fire from all sides, writes Paul Iddon.

Hospital hit as airstrikes continue to pound Syria's Idlib

The New Arab

Hospital hit as airstrikes continue to pound Syria's Idlib

A hospital in Syria's rebel-held Idlib was hit by airstrikes believed to be carried out by pro-regime Russian war planes.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria 'repels' Israeli spy plane: state media

Syria on Wednesday repelled Israeli surveillance planes that breached its southern border, state media reported, days after an Israeli fighter jet was downed during raids on the war-torn country.

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli fighter jet crashes following 'large-scale' Syria bombing raids

A series of Israeli air raids have been launched on Iranian targets in Syria, with one jet downed following heavy anti-aircraft fire.

Sam Hamad

Normalising Assad's chemical weapon savagery

Comment: For tyrants around the world, Assad is reasserting their right to power by the most brutal means, writes Sam Hamad.

Syrian 'revenge bombings' of opposition towns kill over 200 Syrian 'revenge bombings' of opposition towns kill over 200

The New Arab

Syrian 'revenge bombings' of opposition towns kill over 200

Syrian opposition territories around Damascus and in Idlib have been subjected to ferocious airstrikes by regime and Russian planes for ...

James Snell

Syria: Chlorine is just as deadly as sarin

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

Syria: Chlorine is just as horrific as sarin

James Snell

Syria: Chlorine is just as horrific as sarin

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

Mattis is splitting hairs over Assad's chemical mass murder

James Snell

Mattis is splitting hairs over Assad's chemical mass murder

Comment: The US is maintaining an artificial distinction between Syrian regime use of sarin gas and chlorine, writes James Snell.

Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

The New Arab & agencies

Bloody 24 hours as Syria, Russia escalate punishing attacks

The escalating offensive, which included a suspected chlorine attack a day earlier, reached a new ferocity after insurgents downed a Russian ...

Seven Turkish troops killed in Syria Afrin operation

The New Arab & agencies

Seven Turkish troops killed in Syria Afrin operation

Turkey witnessed its bloodiest day since launching Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria last month, with seven Turkish troops killed ...

The New Arab

Protection extended for 7,000 Syrian refugees living in US

Around 7,000 Syrian refugees in the US have had their special protection status extended, in an acknowledgement of the continued dangers they would face back home.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemenis continue to struggle despite loosening of Saudi blockade

Although Saudi Arabia has eased a blockade on war-torn Yemen, desperately needed aid is still not reaching those most in need as the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish soldier killed in ongoing Syria anti-Kurdish operation

A Turkish soldier was killed during operation "olive branch" as Turkish forces attack Kurdish militias in Afrin.

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens killed in Afrin clashes as EU expresses concern

More than 54 combatants have been killed in the Turkey's latest military campaign, including 26 Kurdish fighters and 19 pro-Ankara rebels.

Russia accuses US of stoking Syrian-Kurdish separatist ambitions

The New Arab & agencies

Russia accuses US of stoking Syrian-Kurdish separatist ambitions

Moscow has put Kurdish representatives on a list of Syrian officials invited to participate in Sochi talks, saying they should play a role in ...

The New Arab

Erdogan: Turkey will not step back from Afrin operation

Turkey has vowed to continue with its operations in northern Syria, claiming it has the support of Russia to clear Afrin of Kurdish fighters.

Erdogan vows 'quick end' to Afrin operation in Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan vows 'quick end' to Afrin operation in Syria

Turkish troops moved into a Kurdish-controlled region in Syria on Sunday morning, as President Erdogan vowed a quick end to the operation

Shocking 200,000 people displaced in Syria in past month

The New Arab

Shocking 200,000 people displaced in Syria in past month

Despite Idlib being one of the de-escalation zones, pro-regime shelling has intensified and caused one of the worst displacement surges in Syria ...

US-purchased 'aid cranes' arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

The New Arab & agencies

US-purchased 'aid cranes' arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

Cranes purchased by the US have arrived in a Houthi - controlled port, boosting the capacity of the Houthi-controlled Hodeida port to receive ...

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