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In-depth: During Trump's presidency, refugee admissions were cut to record lows. Biden has vowed to rebuild the resettlement program and reverse four years of hardline immigration policies.

Israel and Cyprus have agreed in principle a deal allowing coronavirus-vaccinated citizens of the two countries to travel between them without limitations, once passenger flights resume, Israel's president said Sunday.

Lebanon 'still reeling' six months after Beirut blast: IRC

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Lebanon 'still reeling' six months after Beirut blast: IRC

Hunger, unemployment, and violence are widespread in Lebanon, six months after the deadly Beirut blast.

Italy could have saved 200 drowning migrants: UN <em>committee</em>

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Italy could have saved 200 drowning migrants: UN committee

The UN said that Italy failed to protect the right to life of more than 200 migrants on a boat that sank in the Mediterranean Sea in 2013

Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

Yemen's Houthis were defiant after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Tara Ansari Esfahani

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

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Health expert warns over Yemen virus jab delivery

The ongoing conflict and the destruction of infrastructure is expected to severely impact the delivery of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Self-harm rises in Greek migrant camps amid lockdown: study

A major increase in self-harm and mental health problems has accompanied the coronavirus lockdown in Greek refugee camps.

First foreign aid convoy reaches capital of Ethiopia's Tigray

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First foreign aid convoy reaches capital of Ethiopia's Tigray

The foreign convoy arrives amid a humanitarian crisis brought about by armed conflict.

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US says Eritrea involvement "credible" in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Ethiopia has repeatedly denied Eritrean involvement in the conflict.

Aid agencies say four staff killed in Ethiopia fighting

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Aid agencies say four staff killed in Ethiopia fighting

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) reported the deaths of three security guards, while the International Rescue ...

Armenians rally for soldiers missing in Karabakh fighting

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Armenians rally for soldiers missing in Karabakh fighting

Demonstrators called on the Moscow's ambassador in Yerevan to "personally intervene in the process" before marching through the city carrying ...

Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

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Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

Syria's Idlib is seeing a growing number of cases of the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus.

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Covid-19 rampaging through northwest Syria, warns IRC

Northwest Syria has seen an surge in Covid-19 cases which is concerning health workers and NGOs.

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more realistic ...

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Quarter of Beirut children could miss school after blast

A quarter of school-age children in Lebanon's capital risk missing out on school after last month's deadly port explosion, the ...

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

Over 200 UN staff in Syria 'infected with coronavirus'

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Over 200 UN staff in Syria 'infected with coronavirus'

The United Nations reported over 200 of its staff in Syria tested positive for Covid-19 amid the country's spike in virus cases, according to a ...

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.

Lebanon sees 220 percent increase in Covid-19 cases

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Lebanon sees 220 percent increase in Covid-19 cases

The blast left hundreds of thousands homeless in Beirut.

Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

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Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip set up a centre to donate blood to victims of the Beirut blast.

Lebanon's Hezbollah 'categorically denies' storing arms at blast site

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Lebanon's Hezbollah 'categorically denies' storing arms at blast site

Hezbollah has denied that it was storing weapons at the blast site, as investigators search the debris for a cause for the Beirut explosion.

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