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Greece has faced backlash after it extended a migrant camp lockdown.

Soror Al-Husseini helped pull bodies from the rubble after IS was defeated in Mosul. Now she is leading the charge as Covid-19 sweeps the northern city.

Afghan healthcare deliberately targeted, says UN

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Afghan healthcare deliberately targeted, says UN

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said it had registered 12 such acts of violence between March 11 and May 23 against healthcare facilities and workers.

First migrant charity ship reaches Italy since pandemic

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First migrant charity ship reaches Italy since pandemic

The arrival of the Mare Ionio ship in Pozzallo, Sicily, on World Refugee Day, was hailed by human rights organisations.

<em>MSF</em> closes Kabul program after May maternity hospital attack

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MSF closes Kabul program after May maternity hospital attack

MSF had been working at the clinic since 2014, providing free-of-charge maternity and neonatal care. Last year, 16,000 babies were ...

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Morocco is set to ease restrictive lockdown measures, while an eruption of Covid-19-like symptoms in Darfur raises fears of a spread in refugee camps.

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Yemen donor summit fails to raise required $2.4bn

A donor summit aiming to raise $2.41 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen has only gathered half of the amount, with key player UAE donating no ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi seeks to raise $2.3bn in Yemen donor conference

Saudi Arabia is seeking to raise billions of dollars for Yemen, despite leading a coalition that has been accused of war crimes in the war-torn ...

Paul McLoughlin

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

The New Arab & agencies

Joy and sorrow for Afghan parents after hospital attack

New Afghan parents are haunted by the memory of an horrific killing spree at a Kabul maternity ward earlier this month.

Yemeni gravediggers overwhelmed amid spike in suspected coronavirus deaths

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Yemeni gravediggers overwhelmed amid spike in suspected coronavirus deaths

Cemetery workers in Yemen's Aden say there have been five times the normal amount of burials as medics and international organisations warn of a ...

Afghan woman voluntarily nurses babies of slain mothers

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Afghan woman voluntarily nurses babies of slain mothers

Firooza Omar volunteered to nurse the newborn babies of mothers who were murdered in a horrific attack on a maternity ward.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

Coronavirus deaths in Yemen spike as hospitals close down

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Coronavirus deaths in Yemen spike as hospitals close down

In Yemen, tracking the spread of Covid-19 is made more difficult with people seeking help for symptoms much later than they should, and deaths ...

The New Arab & agencies

US blames horrific Kabul maternity hospital attack on IS

The United States has claimed the vicious attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul was perpetrated by Islamic State militants.

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MSF flies coronavirus supplies to Syria amid country-wide lockdown

Two planes filled with coronavirus supplies landed in Iraq and will make their way to northeast Syria despite cuts in funding from the United ...

The New Arab & agencies

Fear of virus grows in Yemen's squalid camps

Yemen's camps for internally displaced people present ideal breeding grounds for the novel coronavirus, as chances of proper sanitation or ...

The New Arab & agencies

Violence flares in Afghanistan as funeral, hospital attacked

The flare-up in violence comes as Afghanistan grapples with myriad crises including a rise in militant operations across the country and a surge ...

The EU is using Covid-19 to keep out refugees

Mat Nashed

The EU is using Covid-19 to keep out refugees

Comment: Italy and Malta are using the coronavirus pandemic to shirk their obligations under international law, writes Mat Nashed.

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Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

Bangladesh has quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees on an unstable silt island where they have little access to aid, after being stranded at sea for ...

HRW urges Bangladesh to reverse 'inhumane' Rohingya boat push-backs

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HRW urges Bangladesh to reverse 'inhumane' Rohingya boat push-backs

Bangladesh's rejection of boats stranded for several weeks with hundreds of Rohingya refugees on board threatens lives and violates ...

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime finally acknowledged as chemical culprit

The OPCW for the first time attributed blame for Syria chemical attacks, but activists are sceptical about its significance.

Yemen in Focus: UN's lax approach 'emboldens Houthi violence'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UN's lax approach 'emboldens Houthi violence'

This week we focus on the response to an uptick in Houthi violence, the release of hundreds of prisoners, and more.

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