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In today's roundup: Iran to start testing coronavirus vaccine on humans, strained Iraqi doctors pushed over the edge battling virus and world donors raise funds for Syrians.

The UN is looking to raise $10 billion this year to assist war-affected people inside and outside Syria, in a crunch conference in Brussels.

Syria's Assad must compromise or face sanctions, US warns

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Syria's Assad must compromise or face sanctions, US warns

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad must come to a political compromise or face further sanctions, the US warned on Tuesday, suggesting the embattled leader would never secure a full victory.

Migrant rescue boats return to Mediterranean seas after hiatus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrant rescue boats return to Mediterranean seas after hiatus

Two charity boats have headed back to the Mediterranean after a two-month hiatus in migrant rescue operations.

Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

The New Arab

Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Mat Nashed

The EU is using Covid-19 to keep out refugees

Comment: Italy and Malta are using the coronavirus pandemic to shirk their obligations under international law, writes Mat Nashed.

The New Arab

Iran calls US sanctions an 'injustice' in coronavirus wake

Iran officials have blamed the country's crumbling response to coronavirus on crippling US sanctions, but officials have pushed back, arguing ...

Tamirace Fakhoury

Lebanon needs more than social distancing to beat coronavirus

Comment: A track record of 'deliberate inaction' when it comes to policymaking has left Lebanon completely ill-equipped to tackle the ...

HRW implores Greece to reinstate migrants' right to asylum

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HRW implores Greece to reinstate migrants' right to asylum

Human Rights Watch sayd hundreds of new arrivals to Lesbos are being detained, denied the right to asylum and set for deportation, violating EU ...

Anisa Abeytia

Refugees and democracy are dying at Europe's front door

Comment: The Syrian crisis has exposed gross inequities in the application of international law, and a thread bare democratic system, ...

Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant <em>crisis</em>

The New Arab

Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant crisis

As hundreds of migrants knock on Europe's door, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the leaders of Germany and France will hold talks to deal ...

Erdogan demands NATO supports Turkey in Syria conflict

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan demands NATO supports Turkey in Syria conflict

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded more support Monday from his NATO and EU allies, despite anger over his bid to pressure them by ...

Erdogan in Brussels for <em>refugee</em> talks with EU

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan in Brussels for refugee talks with EU

Germany has suggested taking in 1,500 child refugees - fewer than the total number of asylum seekers that have arrived to Greece from Turkey ...

Erdogan orders coastguard to stop refugees crossing to Greece

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan orders coastguard to stop refugees crossing to Greece

Turkey's land border with Greece will remain open, the Turkish coastguard said.

Adriana Urbano

Fatema Jafari: From Afghan midwife to politician

The New Arab Meets: Fatema Jafari, a refugee, underground teacher, midwife, women's rights activist, politician and mother, who is working endlessly to protect women's rights in Afghanistan.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey deploys police to prevent Greece pushing back refugees

Turkey has deployed 1,000 police on its border with Greece to prevent Greek forces pushing back refugees.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan demands EU support in Syria

Erdogan said Europe must support Turkey's 'political and humanitarian solutions in Syria' if it wants to resolve the influx of refugees, which ...

James Snell

The stakes rise in Syria, refugees pay the price

Comment: Unless something fundamental changes in Turkey's and the world's approach, a renewed refugee crisis will reach ...

Violent scenes on Greek islands as <em>refugee</em> arrivals spike

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey rejects EU 1 billion euro migrant aid

Turkey has rejected EU migrant aid worth of 1 billion euros to help deal with four million refugees.

Top EU envoy heads to Turkey for Syria talks

The New Arab

Top EU envoy heads to Turkey for Syria talks

EU High Representative Josep Borrell and Commissioner Janez Lenarcic will spend two days in the country for 'high-level' meetings with Turkish ...

EU calls foreign ministers' meeting on Syria

The New Arab & agencies

EU calls foreign ministers' meeting on Syria

EU foreign ministers are to hold an emergency meeting next week to discuss the worsening Syria conflict that is driving refugees to the bloc's ...

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