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Migrants detained in Libya are often held in overcrowded, squalid detention centres or held at the mercy of armed groups.

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

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

Lebanon announces <em>flights</em> out for crisis-hit foreign workers

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Lebanon announces flights out for crisis-hit foreign workers

Lebanon has begun organizing return trips for migrant workers wishing to return to their countries of origin amid a biting economic crisis ...

Massive India repatriation begins with <em>flights</em> from UAE

The New Arab & agencies

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egyptian workers stranded in Kuwait riot demanding to return home, mosques reopen in Iran, Lebanon eases lockdown measures and Dubai Expo 2020 postponed until October 2021 in today's roundup.

The New Arab & agencies

'Mercy flights' take Yemeni patients to Jordan for treatment

The Friday 'mercy flight' is due to evacuate 24 critically ill Yemenis from the rebel-held capital.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan

This week we focus on the Yemenis who are stranded in the coronavirus epicentre city Wuhan and the United Nation's mercy ...

The New Arab & agencies

Yemeni children evacuated in first UN 'mercy flight'

The launch of the 'air bridge' is a rare bright spot in Yemen, and a possible step towards reopening Sanaa airport.

Saudi Arabia signals willingness to end Yemen conflict

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia signals willingness to end Yemen conflict

Adel al-Jubeir said there is a possibility of calming the situation in Yemen as a prelude to reaching a settlement in the four-year conflict, ...

James Brownsell

Brexit Britain: Financially destitute and morally bankrupt

Comment: Victims of human rights abuses in the Middle East will receive no support from a Britain dependent on trade deals with despots and ...

A meditation on war and peace

Hadani Ditmars

A meditation on war and peace

As war rages across the Middle East, taking time to honour the victims can only bring us closer to our own humanity, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Yemen 'slipping towards all-out civil war'

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed & Agencies

Yemen 'slipping towards all-out civil war'

Suicide bombers targeted mosques in Sanaa, killing hundreds, a day after the president fled an air raid on his residence in Aden, as analysts ...

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