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Civilians initially greeted news of a ceasefire with cautious optimism but the brutal bombing has not stopped, writes Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli.

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 Sam Hamad.

The Iraq Report: Kurdish independence and foreign intrigues

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The Iraq Report: Kurdish independence and foreign intrigues

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

HRW criticises US for using <em>white</em> <em>phosphorous</em> against IS

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HRW criticises US for using white phosphorous against IS

Human Rights Watch says the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq is endangering civilians by using artillery-delivered ...

US-led coalition warplanes 'shower Syria's Raqqa with <em>white</em> phosphorus'

The New Arab

US-led coalition warplanes 'shower Syria's Raqqa with white phosphorus'

US-led coalition warplanes have used white phosphorus munitions in the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion of Raqqa, endangering the ...

Lindsey Snell

Syrian hospital attacks ignored while chemical weapons grab headlines

In-depth: Last week's chemical attack sparked international outrage, but hundreds of attacks on civilian hospitals since the start of the war have been largely ignored, reports Lindsey Snell.

Sam Hamad

The White Helmets: The beating heart of Syria's revolution

Comment: The political Left have become the great detractors of almost every aspect of the Syrian revolution, as their criticism of the ...

The New Arab & agencies

France calls Syrian regime bombing in Aleppo 'war crimes'

Massive air raids were launched on opposition areas of eastern Aleppo on Sunday, as France called for UN to take action against Syrian regime ...

The New Arab

Russia rains 'phosphorus bombs' on Aleppo town despite truce

Hours after Islamist-dominated rebel factions captured Khan Touman, the Syrian regime and its Russian ally have responded with 'unrelenting' ...

No apologies over Iraq war, more intervention in Syria

Tom Charles

No apologies over Iraq war, more intervention in Syria

Comment: Refugees, the spectre of the Chilcot Report and the rise to prominence of Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn mean that Iraq is back at the centre ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Perpetuating the folly of US foreign policy

Comment: How can the US change when politicians and advisers involved in some of the country's worst foreign policy misadventures are teaching ...

Gaza: Israel's weapons laboratory

Francesco Lattarulo

Gaza: Israel's weapons laboratory

Blog: The international community needs to act to stop Israel attacking Gazans with weapons such as white phosphorus, says Franceso ...

Regime change: a criminal calamity for Iraq

Hans von Sponeck

Regime change: a criminal calamity for Iraq

Comment: The US invasion of Iraq was based on lies and has lead to unspeakable horrors. It is time for accountability, says former UN ...

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