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While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more divided in their reactions.

A Libyan man pleaded guilty at a pre-trial hearing for stabbing six people, killing three, at a park in Reading, UK.

EU shuns Russian-backed Syrian refugee talks

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EU shuns Russian-backed Syrian refugee talks

Syria's Assad wants to hold a two-day conference on the return of refugees. Russia's Putin has backed the idea.

Iraq camp closures 'risk <em>homelessness</em>' for over 100,000 refugees

The New Arab Staff

Iraq camp closures 'risk homelessness' for over 100,000 refugees

Refugees forced to leave homes at short notice will have to return to neighbourhoods destroyed during the Iraqi military offensive against the ...

UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

The New Arab Staff

UK to open first 'migrant camp' in Kent

The UK Home Office has been criticised over plans to house some 400 asylum seekers in disused army barracks near the south coast while their ...

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Syria Insight: Jolani's outreach campaign highlights HTS' many challenges

Idlib province has seen a rivalry between rival jihadist factions.

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: What could the future hold for Lebanon?

As Lebanon reels from one of its worst tragedies in recent times, experts are concerned about what the explosion could mean for the future.

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty International calls for independent investigation into Lebanon blast

The rights group said the investigation should be 'free from any potential domestic political interference'.

The New Arab Staff

Half of Beirut damaged after catastrophic blast

A massive explosion at the Beirut port on Wednesday is estimated to have caused $5 billion in damages, extending across half of Lebanon's ...

Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

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Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

Authorities have blamed the devastating blast on a years-old store of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the Beirut port.

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Malia Bouattia

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

The Greek government has announced that it will extend a coronavirus lockdown in its heavily overcrowded refugee camps as activists and rights ...

Syrian refugee helps raise $80,000 for migrant camps

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Syrian refugee helps raise $80,000 for migrant camps

A UK-based 26-year-old refugee girl with a prosthetic leg is participating in a campaign that has already raised over $80,000 to aid refugee ...

Thousands of refugees leave social housing under Greek law

The New Arab Staff

Thousands of refugees leave social housing under Greek law

Many refugees in Greece face homelessness as evictions mean they're desperate for accommodation.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece extends migrant camp lockdown

Overcrowded migrant camps in Greece were placed on an additional two-week lockdown, while the country moves to revamp its tourism.

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push

Thousands of recognised refugees are set to lose their homes in Greece this week.

The New Arab

Gay Moroccans 'outed and abused' after photos leaked online

Gay men in Morocco are facing abuse and homelessness after being kicked out by family members following a targeted abuse campaign to ...

The New Arab

Ilhan Omar: Cancel rent, mortgage payments during coronavirus pandemic

The bill would provide help to million of Americans struggling with housing insecurity.

Hand-washing facilities built in Khartoum to help curb coronarivus

The New Arab

Hand-washing facilities built in Khartoum to help curb coronarivus

Twenty hand-washing facilities have been built in Sudan's capital to help homeless population with Covid-19 pandemic.

Malia Bouattia

Rejecting a toxic Tory Britain

Comment: It's time to pull the emergency brake on Tory Britain, writes Malia Bouattia.

London's Ahmadiyya Muslims launch food drive for winter

Sophia Akram

London's Ahmadiyya Muslims launch food drive for winter

Society: Over 1,000 AMYA members across the country are planning to volunteer between December 15 and January 1 in order to help fight ...

Netta politicised her own victory and whitewashed Israel's occupation

Diana Alghoul

Netta politicised her own victory and whitewashed Israel's occupation

Israeli icon Netta has attempted to brand her Eurovision win as a victory for diversity, but she has remained silent on the suffering of ...

Right of return: At the heart of Palestinians' struggle

Mohammed Sulaiman

Right of return: At the heart of Palestinians' struggle

Comment: Through peaceful protest, Palestinians in Gaza are transforming their reality by placing the political roots of their problem at the ...

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