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"There are also disturbing reports of individuals allegedly forced to rape members of their own family, under threats of imminent violence."

Temperatures are predicted to drop below minus 15 degrees Celsius in Bosnia, where hundreds of migrants are stranded without shelter.

Georgia votes in polls that could shape Biden presidency

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Georgia votes in polls that could shape Biden presidency

Georgia voting has opened for Senate seats as the country closes views the state for results, Amid Trump controversy.

Tunisia: The road to revolution

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Tunisia: The road to revolution

In-depth: The uprisings that swept North Africa and the Middle East began in Tunisia, bringing freedom and democracy to a country so long ...

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

Hanan Zaffar and Shaheen Abdulla

How India's 'Love Jihad' law demonises Muslims

In-depth: 'Love Jihad' is a conspiracy theory propagated by right-wing Hindu extremists, who accuse Muslim men of luring Hindu women into ...

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Polls start to close in tense US presidential election

What was not expected immediately was a definitive verdict on whether Trump gets another four years or Biden pushes him out of the White House.

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Biden will remain tough on Syria's Assad, adviser says

Syria reconstruction will be conditional on the regime making considerable political reforms, Biden has said.

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Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

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Trump 'retreated' from supporting Qatar blockade: defence minister

Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah said that Donald Trump has abandoned his support for blockading countries.

US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

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US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

Despite heavily restricted rememberance services, Donald Trump and presidential challenger Joe Biden have both arranged to visit 9/11 memorials ...

Suraya Dadoo

Normalisation with Israel would betray Sudan's refugees

Comment: As Sudan seeks to appease Washington through normalising ties with Israel, any such deal would be betray its own people as well as ...

Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises

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Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises

Top foreign diplomats kept streaming into traumatised Beirut to show solidarity as Lebanon continues to bury more of its dead.

Week after deadly blast, Lebanon crisis deepens

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Week after deadly blast, Lebanon crisis deepens

Tuesday's deadly Beirut blast rocked Lebanon at a time when it was already on its knees, having defaulted on its massive debt and seen poverty ...

Lebanon's PM Diab announces resignation of government

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Lebanon's PM Diab announces resignation of government

Lebanon’s PM Hassan Diab announced that he is stepping down from his job in the wake of the Beirut port explosion last week that triggered ...

Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

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Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, was due to meet in the afternoon amid widespread demands for an end to an ...

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Lebanese justice minister resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm has become the third Lebanese cabinet member to resign as angry protests continue over the deadly Beirut blast which killed scores of people.

Michal Kranz

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Beirut, a welcoming cosmopolitan city loved by all those who call it home, lies in ruins. Michal Kranz, a journalist until recently based in ...

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into what's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

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Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of the civil war.

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

The New Arab Staff

Refugees face a 'pandemic of poverty’, UN warns

Refugees are facing Covid-19 challenges that have triggered poverty, UN's Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on World Refugee Day.

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fresh world protests against racism and police violence

There were rallies in cities across Europe, with thousands demonstrating in several French cities, and clashes breaking out in Paris and Lyon.

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Stefan Lukas

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Germany's ban on Hezbollah has been a long time in the making.

Israel's president tasks Netanyahu with forming unity government

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Israel's president tasks Netanyahu with forming unity government

Netanyahu has been mandated to form a unity government, which could end of over a year of political deadlock in Israel. However failure would ...

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