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Sudan's United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur is set to end its 13-year operation on Thursday.

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a dire economic situation, and state-backed violence.

Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

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Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

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Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the "collective punishment of ...

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the ...

Sam Hamad

Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad regime, writes Sam Hamad.

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

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

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 ...

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 calls for emergency UN Security Council session

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Yemen calls for emergency UN Security Council session

Yemen has called for an emergency UN Security Council session to discuss the Houthi rebels' ongoing Marib offensive, where more than 3 million ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Northeast and northwest Syria are witnessing alarming rises in Covid-19 cases, with fears that the situation could get worse this winter.

Yemen in Focus: The battle for Marib

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Yemen in Focus: The battle for Marib

This week we focus on the ongoing Houthi offensive to capture Marib.

Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

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Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The northeastern region has recorded a total of six cases, while medical supplies run scarce.

Yemen in Focus: War hinders Yemen's battle against coronavirus

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: War hinders Yemen's battle against coronavirus

This week we focus on Yemen's ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Houthi calls to liberate Mecca and a positive Eid story from Yemen.

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Hugo Goodridge

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Idlib is no stranger to death, but the war-torn Syrian region is desperately underprepared for the threat of coronavirus.

Sophia Akram

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

The Covid-19 pandemic risks deepening a mental health crisis for traumatised Yazidis in Iraq, who are still recovering from the barbarity of the Islamic State.

The New Arab & agencies

Record 50 million refugees currently internally displaced

Conflict and disaster forced more than 33 million people to flee within their own countries last year, putting them at greater risk amid the ...

The New Arab

Four children killed in fire in northeastern Syria

Four children have been killed and six adults injured after a fire broke out at a camp for displaced people near the town of Malikiyeh.

Alessandra Bajec

Coronavirus threatens more misery for vulnerable Middle East refugees

The Middle East's most vulnerable refugees, trapped in camps across the region, await the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic while already ...

Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syrian regime forces

The New Arab & agencies

Russia warns Turkey against attacking Syrian regime forces

Russia issued the warning after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened 'imminent' military action to force an end to the Syrian ...

The New Arab

Sudan PM urges UN support to ease democratic transition

Peace with rebel groups operating in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan is among the stated goals of Sudan's transitional government.

Lebanon's economic crisis is hitting Syrian refugees hard

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Lebanon's economic crisis is hitting Syrian refugees hard

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are facing worsening living conditions amid a period of political uncertainty, including growing calls for their ...

Doubt lingers as Sudan PM promises peace in Darfur

The New Arab & agencies

Doubt lingers as Sudan PM promises peace in Darfur

Sudan’s transitional government was formed in August 2019 following months of protests that led to the removal of Omar al-Bashir.

UNHCR designates $3.3m EU funds for displaced Iraqis

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UNHCR designates $3.3m EU funds for displaced Iraqis

The European Union has donated $3.3 million to the UN's refugee agency to assist more than 30,000 internally displaced Iraqis.

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