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Paul McLoughlin


Paul is a senior news editor with The New Arab and author of Syria Insight, a regular feature on TNA. Paul graduated with a BA in Modern Middle Eastern History and worked in the Middle East as a journalist, including Oman and Jordan, for close to a decade before joining The New Arab prior to its launch in 2014.


Areas of focus: Syria, Iran and Gulf issues.


Follow him on Twitter: @PaullMcLoughli

Hundreds of civilians were shot dead in regime sniper attacks in Syria, with a harrowing new report from the Syrian Justice and Accountability Centre highlighting the scale of the killings.

07 September, 2022

Movements in the US Congress could see action against the Assad regime's captagon trade, but after years of negligence could it be too late?

04 August, 2022

The Syrian Justice and Accountability Centre (SJAC) has documented 58 double-tap strikes in Syria, which have left countless civilians and rescue workers dead.

21 July, 2022

Idlib province is currently without access to lifesaving aid and food, with millions - mostly women and children - now at risk of starvation.

11 July, 2022

Home to a surprisingly rich environment for sealife, scientists have called on Gulf states to do more to protect their waters.

07 July, 2022

After Israeli strikes on Damascus Airport many are asking: Did Russia allow this to happen or is Moscow simply too weak to do anything about it?

17 June, 2022

The Syrian regime faced widespread criticism over a massacre of hundreds of civilians in the Damascus suburb of Tadamon.

30 May, 2022

Elections in Lebanon will take place this weekend. While Lebanese are being encouraged to go out and vote, Syrians are being ordered to remain in their homes for two days.

13 May, 2022

In-depth: Progressive activists in Libya have been detained by security forces on accusations of promoting atheism and forced to sign 'confessions', triggering fears of a return to Gaddafi's repressive era.

29 March, 2022

Book Club: Little was known of Qassem Soleimani until after his assassination by the United States in January 2020. But as Arash Azizi's biography reveals, the shadowy commander was instrumental in helping shift regional dynamics to Iran's favour.

23 March, 2022