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Up until 2014, when the Islamic State group swept the Nineveh Plain in northern Iraq, Christians pulled out the stops over Christmas, with celebrations lasting a whole month

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Alessandra Bajec

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war ...

Pope rounds off Morocco visit with mass

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Pope rounds off Morocco visit with mass

Pope Francis called for tolerance and peace at a mass for thousands of Catholics in Morocco.

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Pope to hold mass for Morocco's Catholics on Sunday

Pope Francis was expected to hold mass on Sunday for nearly 10,000 members of Morocco's Catholic minority, mostly Sub-Saharan Africans.

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Pope visits Morocco to highlight migrants, Muslim ties

Pope Francis landed Saturday in Morocco for a trip aimed at promoting moderate Islam and showing solidarity with the plight of migrants at ...

Ariane Lavrilleux

FGM: Why is Egypt still world's biggest offender?

Despite being made illegal, FGM is still commonplace, with most cutting operations performed by doctors who should know better.

Sara Lickel

Climate action must not leave human rights behind

Comment: Inaction on climate change shows utter contempt for humanity and is a violation of human rights, writes Sara Lickel.

Italy proposes rotating ports for refugee arrivals

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Italy proposes rotating ports for refugee arrivals

Italy has been turning away ships with migrants rescued at sea in a campaign to make EU countries take their share.

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Spanish activist questioned under people smuggling charge

Human rights groups are in uproar following legal charges brought against activist Helena Maleno, who potentially saved thousands of lives of ...

Racism row in Austria over Muslim New Year's baby

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Racism row in Austria over Muslim New Year's baby

Facebook removes a page for Vienna's first baby of 2018, born to Muslim parents, which garnered 20,000 messages of support following an initial ...

Egyptian activists tackle stigma surrounding learning disabilities

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Egyptian activists tackle stigma surrounding learning disabilities

Adopting a fresh approach to helping those with learning disabilities, Egyptian activists aim to promote inclusion over isolation.

Fear and violence in Calais' Jungle Camp

Sophia Akram

Fear and violence in Calais' Jungle Camp

Refugees have made homes and communities in Calais' Jungle Camp. Now police appear determined to destroy it and fascists intent on humiliating ...

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