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Dozens were killed in a maritime accident in Bangladesh on Monday.

Lawrence Cenk Laws explores how - like Baldwin decades earlier - being in Turkey rested his mind and heart from the divisiveness and corrosiveness of American politics.

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

Rights group urges Bahrain to free all political prisoners

Florence Massena

Rights group urges Bahrain to free all political prisoners

Dozens of prisoners are estimated to suffering from Covid-19 in the Bahraini jails, and their families want them back home.

Misogyny still rampant in Lebanese media and society

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Misogyny still rampant in Lebanese media and society

The degrading comments against Dr Sandrine Atallah on television opened up a wider conversation about the harmful social norms and intrinsic ...

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UN chief calls to combat violence against women

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called to combat violence against women, at the start of the annual Commission on the Status of Women.

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EU approves $155m for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan

The aid package will support social protection, healthcare, and education for Syrian refugees in host countries.

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Two people dead in Myanmar anti-coup protest shooting

Myanmar's security forces fired live rounds and rubber bullets at protesters on Saturday.

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UN envoy issues Myanmar warning over Suu Kyi

The UN special envoy on Myanmar has warned of the potential for an escalation of violence in the country on Wednesday.

Biden calls on Congress to reform US gun laws

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Biden calls on Congress to reform US gun laws

US President Joe Biden called on Congress to enact "commonsense" gun law reforms, three years after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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New Rohingya refugee island is not what it seems

Bhasan Char may be more 'comfortable' than the mainland, but for some it is nothing more than a deceptive facade making survival a life or death ...

Yemen rebels 'ready' for UN mission to repair tanker

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Yemen rebels 'ready' for UN mission to repair tanker

Houthi rebels said they are 'ready' to allow a UN mission to inspect a fuel tanker that has been abandoned since 2015 and can cause a massive ...

For some Muslims, hope, uncertainty after travel ban lifted

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For some Muslims, hope, uncertainty after travel ban lifted

The lifting of the 'Muslim ban' provided hope for many, but thousands were rejected visas over its nearly four-year course with no idea whether ...

Iran asks watchdog not to publish 'unnecessary' nuke details

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Iran asks watchdog not to publish 'unnecessary' nuke details

Iran's nuclear department has reportedly asked the UN's nuclear watchdog to abstain from publishing details on its nuclear program which could ...

Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

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Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced ...

The New Arab Staff

Migrant lives 'at risk' after Bosnia camp burns down

Plans to relocate the migrants have been held up after official disagreements and protests from locals.

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Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

The World Health Organization's chief said this year's Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last, noting mankind must tackle climate change and ...

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Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

Award-winning writer Neil Gaiman said the world should remember that refugees are ordinary people dealing with upheaval.

Arash Azizi

Fakhrizadeh's assassination throws Biden's Iran policy into the spotlight

Comment: Biden has his work cut out, but he must stand up to the warmongers and formulate a peace policy for Iran and the region, writes Arash ...

British women, children held in 'barbaric' Syria camps: report

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British women, children held in 'barbaric' Syria camps: report

A report has exposed the 'barbaric' conditions British women and children are kept in in Syria.

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Houthis confirm green light for UN tanker repair mission

Yemen has been given the all clear to inspect and repair an abandoned fuel tanker.

Houthis give UN green light for tanker repair mission

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Houthis give UN green light for tanker repair mission

The operation could begin by late January or early February, the UN spokesman said.

Israel plans rail link between Mediterranean and Gulf states

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Israel plans rail link between Mediterranean and Gulf states

The discussion came after Israel recently signed deals to normalise ties with Gulf states Bahrain and the UAE.

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of ...

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