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In February, pro-regime forces in Idlib reportedly set fire to the tomb after capturing the town of Maaret al-Numan from opposition hands.

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

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Jihadist violence shutters 2,500 Burkina Faso schools: watchdog

The deadly attacks have had major consequences for youngsters, including trauma, increased child labour and risks of child marriage for girls.

TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

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TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

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HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor ...

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Lebanon town threatens Syrians in discriminatory Eid restrictions

Syrian residents of a south Lebanon town could get exiled for visiting family members during Eid, while no measures were imposed on their Lebanese neighbours.

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Saudi Arabia targeting family of intelligence officer

A former Saudi intelligence officer living in Canada is reportedly being forced to return to the kingdom, as authorities arrest members of his ...

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Thousands fleeing fighting in Yemen at risk of coronavirus

Tens of thousands of Yemenis continue to flee violence in the north, as the shadow of Covid-19 looms over them.

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Saudi activist Abdullah al-Hamid dies in detention

Saudi dissident Abdullah Al-Hamid died on April 24 after being denied medical attention by prison authorities.

Despite global truce appeal, 661,000 people newly displaced

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Despite global truce appeal, 661,000 people newly displaced

Around 661,000 people in 19 countries were displaced by armed conflict since the UN secretary-general called for a global ceasefire during the ...

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

The common thread between Palestine's Nakba and Israeli annexation

Nour Odeh

The common thread between Palestine's Nakba and Israeli annexation

While Palestinians marked 72 years of the Nakba, Israel saw the birth of a new coalition government poised to annex the West Bank.

Qatar confirms virus cases in jail, denies widespread outbreak

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Qatar confirms virus cases in jail, denies widespread outbreak

Twelve cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed inside Doha Central Prison, however authorities have denied there is a widespread outbreak at the ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

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EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by raising the ...

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Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

Rights groups are concerned with the way some North African countries are controlling citizens during Covid-19 lockdown.

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Egypt's Sisi tests team daily to prevent coronavirus infection

Dozens of people working closely with Egypt's President Sisi are subject to the daily coronavirus testing, said an official Egyptian source.

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Attack on Kabul maternity ward a 'war crime': HRW

Human Rights Watch has called for an end to violence in Afghanistan's capital following an attack on a maternity ward ...

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Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli army in Hebron

A Palestinian teenager, Zaid Qaysia, was killed by a live bullet from the Israeli army during clashes at the Al-Fawar refugee camp near the West ...

Fire destroys hundreds of Rohingya shanties in Bangladesh camp

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Fire destroys hundreds of Rohingya shanties in Bangladesh camp

Some 330 rough buildings, including homes and shops, in the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp were completely destroyed in the fire, which began ...

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Lebanon’s coronavirus response endangers lives by ignoring disabled community

Human Rights Watch has criticised Lebanon's government for having 'completely ignored' disabled people from its ...

In Israel, Palestinians confined by discriminatory land policies: HRW

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In Israel, Palestinians confined by discriminatory land policies: HRW

Israel's discriminatory land policies extend beyond the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip, Human Rights ...

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

Kamal Afzali

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

India's coronavirus response ignores its slumdwellers, all 65 million

Puja Changoiwala

India's coronavirus response ignores its slumdwellers, all 65 million

Comment: One in six Indians reside in slums which are fast becoming hotbeds of coronavirus infection. The government must act now to help stop ...

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