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Four Yemeni journalists have been sentenced to death by the Houthis.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticised for suggesting the veil can contain sexual assault.

Lebanon’s years-long school shutdown increases risk of child abuse

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon’s years-long school shutdown increases risk of child abuse

Lebanon's children have been facing school closures since October 2019 and Save the Children warns this is putting them at risk of serious abuse.

Lebanon in 'education catastrophe' with <em>children</em> out of school

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon in 'education catastrophe' with children out of school

Children in crisis-hit Lebanon go without schooling for months due to coronavirus restrictions.

Pleas for more Syria aid at EU-UN donor conference

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pleas for more Syria aid at EU-UN donor conference

The UN and other aid groups are seeking more than $4 billion for aid within Syria and $5.8 billion for the refugees at this ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN: 2,276 refugees died reaching Europe last year

"The true crisis on maritime routes to Europe is the lack of unified European Union and African policy aimed at safe, humane migration management."

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three dead on Canaries migrant boat, 41 saved

Separately, a fishing boat managed to rescue another five people, and also recovered the bodies of two women, he added.

The New Arab Staff

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become ...

Rosie McCabe

Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

In-depth: The World Bank's threat to suspend coronavirus financing over Lebanon's queue-jumping scandal shows there is no easy answer ...

Agency: Quarter of civilian casualties in Yemen are <em>children</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Agency: Quarter of civilian casualties in Yemen are children

Save the Children says the real number of children killed in the war is likely much higher.

Malia Bouattia

Swiss face coverings ban reveals a racist, paranoid right-wing

Comment: The Swiss ban on the burqa and ski masks is a handy catchall policy that stirs up Islamophobic sentiment and targets ...

10 years on, Syrian activists remain resolute

William Christou

10 years on, Syrian activists remain resolute

In-depth: Syria's revolution created a groundswell of activism, enabling those living under Assad's brutal regime to finally speak. Despite ...

Decade of war in Syria killed over 388,000: monitor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Decade of war in Syria killed over 388,000: monitor

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the figures includes almost 117,388 civilians, among them more than ...

Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

Famous Iraqi musician Ilham al-Madfai is longing for the stage, and has just created a new song to find hope during the ...

How <em>the</em> UK became an accomplice in Yemen's famine

Aniqah Choudhri

How the UK became an accomplice in Yemen's famine

Comment: Taking away over half of Yemen's aid budget while still providing the weapons of war is beyond contempt, writes Aniqah ...

The New Arab Staff

Why haven't we declared Yemen famine? Expert weighs in

Though parts of Yemen are suffering huge food shortages a famine has not been declared.

The New Arab Staff

Top Houthi commander killed as fighting rages in Taiz

A spokesmen for Yemen's pro-government forces described Abu Asad as one of the highest-ranking and feared Houthi commanders in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

No future for Syrian children: charity

Syrian children have not been spared during the brutal 10 year conflict that has torn Syria apart.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

A Saudi-led military coalition mounted air strikes on Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa after intercepting a flurry of drones and missiles ...

UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

The New Arab Staff

UK planning massive aid cuts to Middle East

The plans would drastically slash aid to war-torn and poverty-stricken countries in the Middle East and Africa

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Charities blast British aid cut for war-torn Yemen

Britain pledged £87 million for Yemen at an international donors' conference this week, about half the amount it offered last year.

UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

The United Nations said on Monday that $3.85 billion were needed in Yemen to prevent large-scale famine after six years of war

UN: <em>Children</em> in Syria camps should be allowed home

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN: Children in Syria camps should be allowed home

The UN children's agency called Sunday for all minors held in displacement camps or jails in northeast Syria to be allowed home.

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

William Christou

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and ...

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