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The UN Human Rights Council will hold an unprecedented vote to pick its president.

Salim Ayyash, was found guilty of murder by the Netherlands-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon over the suicide bombing that killed the Sunni billionaire politician and 21 other people.

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

Sofia Nitti

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

Yemen in Focus: Houthi rebels impose 'discriminatory' religious tax

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthi rebels impose 'discriminatory' religious tax

This week we focus on the Houthis' new 'Khums' tax, rumoured 'mercy injections' and more.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: UAE reopens despite a rise in cases, Yemen's coronavirus efforts run short of funding, Gazans celebrate the reopening of ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia reattempts to form new government amid political deadlock

Tunisia's new government is still in the making, with the formation process dragging out, but the country urgently needs economic reforms after successive governments have failed to meet people's demands.

Khalil E. Jahshan

The tragic governance crisis in Palestine

Comment: This decade-old split in Palestinian public opinion is having a hugely detrimental effect on Palestinian strategic objectives, writes ...

Florence Massena

Disabled children 'put aside' in Lebanese education system

Feature: A report by HRW has found that Lebanon’s public education system is discriminating against children with disabilities who are often ...

Rami Almeghari

Meeting Gaza's first music therapist

In-depth: Armed with her lute and a passion to help others, music therapist Reem Anbar is focused on helping Gazan children with special needs, ...

Smart migrant Harouss knows his fortune lies beyond Europe

Timothée Vinchon

Smart migrant Harouss knows his fortune lies beyond Europe

Meet Harouss, the character from the Tunisian web series who thinks the European dream is not all that it's cracked up to be, writes Timothée ...

The New Arab

Aid groups demand access as Yemen suffers 'open-air massacre'

Humanitarian groups on Wednesday demanded access to civilians on the brink of famine in Yemen, describing the two-year civil war in the Arab ...

Emirati princess 'personally' delivers aid to hurricane-stricken Haiti

The New Arab

Emirati princess 'personally' delivers aid to hurricane-stricken Haiti

Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the wife of Dubai's ruler, travelled to Haiti this week to personally deliver $350,000 worth of aid to those ...

Saudi troops in Yemen receive bonuses amid deadly strikes

The New Arab

Saudi troops in Yemen receive bonuses amid deadly strikes

Saudi soldiers fighting in Yemen received bonuses from King Salman as the US and international aid groups condemned a Saudi-led ...

A blind refugee's journey across the sea to Europe

The New Arab

A blind refugee's journey across the sea to Europe

The New Arab follows the trek made by Ahmed, a blind Syrian refugee who crossed land and sea to reach safety in Germany.

Where do Islamic State and al-Qaeda get their explosives?

The New Arab

Where do Islamic State and al-Qaeda get their explosives?

Where do the explosives used by terrorist groups and insurgents that have killed many thousands in the Arab world come from? The New Arab ...

Karim Traboulsi

Isn't it funny? Beirut's clown activists tackle serious issues

A group of Lebanese performers are using farce to highlight the country's chronic crises - but also to cheer up vulnerable people affected by conflict and poverty.

Dirk Andreasens & Bie Kentane

No light at the end of the tunnel

Analysis: Since the US invasion in 2003, Iraq's children have suffered, and continue to suffer, unimaginably. The scars will remain for ...

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