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A new rebel-held ministry report blamed the Saudi-led coalition for exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where air strikes have destroyed 200 factories.

While the coronavirus has led warring parties to take steps to de-escalate, many have failed to cease hostilities or agree to a permanent ceasefire, Guterres said.

Former world leaders warn against Israel annexation plan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Former world leaders warn against Israel annexation plan

The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, called on EU leaders to consider suspending the 27-nation’s Association Agreement with Israel if annexation goes ahead.

Twenty-four organisations urge UN chief to blacklist Saudi coalition

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Twenty-four organisations urge UN chief to blacklist Saudi coalition

A coalition of 24 NGOs says the Saudi-led coalition is responsible for killing or maiming 222 children in Yemen in 2019, and must be put back on ...

UN removes Saudi-led coalition from children killers blacklist

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UN removes Saudi-led coalition from children killers blacklist

The Saudi-led coalition was placed on the blacklist after the high number of children killed during the war.

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

Shan. A. Zain

Asia's Muslims brace for Ramadan in shadow of coronavirus

This year millions of Muslims across the world are facing a Ramadan like never before, as communal and cultural events are disrupted by the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt to ban religious gatherings in Ramadan over coronavirus

The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments says that mass fast-breaking meals and public gatherings will be banned in Ramadan, which is ...

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

France, UN host international meeting on aid for Lebanon

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France, UN host international meeting on aid for Lebanon

France and the UN are to co-host an international support group to identify the conditions and reforms required from a Lebanese government.

James Reinl

UN could blacklist Israel over unjustifiable Palestinian child deaths

The UN wants answers on the thousands of Palestinian children killed or maimed last year.

UN Security Council urges investigation into Idlib hospital bombings

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UN Security Council urges investigation into Idlib hospital bombings

UN Security Council members include France, the UK, the US and Germany have called for an inquiry into repeated attacks on hospitals in Syria's ...

Trump 'could wake up to loud Muslim Eid prayer'

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Trump 'could wake up to loud Muslim Eid prayer'

Trump is staying at the US ambassador's residence during his visit to London, just across the road from London Central Mosque, which will be ...

The UN is failing Palestine's schoolchildren

Ramona Wadi

The UN is failing Palestine's schoolchildren

Comment: The UN's own charter stipulates education as a basic human right. So why isn't it speaking out against Israel's attacks on Palestinian ...

Dystopian tourism in Kashgar

Ruth Ingram

Dystopian tourism in Kashgar

Feature: China's Xinjiang Province, while ruthlessly clamping down on its local Uighur Muslim population, is simultaneously rolling out its ...

William Greenwood

Seeing stars: astrolabes and the Islamic world

Astrolabes were the computers of the 10th century, mapping the stars and completing complex calculations. Art historian William Greenwood shows us how they work.

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Muslims, Jews, Copts mark New Year celebrations across globe

This year, the New Year falls on 9/11, a fraught coincidence that has raised fears about a backlash against Muslims in New York and elsewhere ...

Fariba Pajoo

New US sanctions will make Iranians sicker

Comment: Trump's reckless decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal leaves the lives of more than six million Iranian patients hanging in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syria regime to 'join peace talks' in Geneva

A Syrian foreign ministry official says a government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday to take part in direct peace talks with the ...

Saudi Arabia rejects UN blacklisting for crimes against children

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Saudi Arabia rejects UN blacklisting for crimes against children

Riyadh's ambassador to the UN slams the latest report as "inaccurate," while rights groups say it does not go far enough in detailing alleged ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen has been placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children.

UN chief denies Saudi pressure over Yemen child-rights report

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UN chief denies Saudi pressure over Yemen child-rights report

The UN chief has denied the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is pressuring him over a draft UN report condemning Riyadh for its role in child deaths ...

Egypt's Sisi will soon become a Taekwondo black belt

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Egypt's Sisi will soon become a Taekwondo black belt

Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has bizarrely been awarded a black belt in Taekwondo, despite never having set a foot onto the mats.

'Knives Out' as Radiohead defy BDS with Israel concert

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'Knives Out' as Radiohead defy BDS with Israel concert

UK alternative band Radiohead will defy calls for a cultural boycott on Israel and play a gig in Tel Aviv next month.

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