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Comment: Awarding the Nobel prize for literature to 'genocide denier' Peter Handke reflects the Islamophobia and fascism of our times, from Europe to China, writes Sam Hamad.

Peter Handke, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is widely accused of denying the Bosnian genocide.

China's Uighurs: A genocide in the making

Hind Berji

China's Uighurs: A genocide in the making

China is sparing no effort in its attempt to erase any proof of its Uighur Muslim population.

Pakistan demands urgent UN meeting on Kashmir crisis

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Pakistan demands urgent UN meeting on Kashmir crisis

Pakistan called for an urgent UNSCR meeting regarding occupied Kashmir as fears of a genocidal war by India looms.

Mediterranean countries step up efforts to find missing migrants

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Mediterranean countries step up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries have pledged to step up efforts to trace nearly 18,500 migrants who have disappeared since 2014.

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Syrian activists thank late Paddy Ashdown for his support

Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown is being remembered by Syrians following his death on Saturday.

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Kofi Annan dies at 80

Former UN secretary-general has passed away aged 80, his foundation has said.

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Mediterranean countries launch plan to identify dead migrants

More than 20,000 migrants have disappeared or died while trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean.

Mansour Omari

The New Arab speaks to Marie Colvin's family lawyer

Interview: Mansour Omari speaks to human rights lawyer Scott Gilmore to find out more about Marie Colvin's case, the first war crimes-related ...

Bosnia's 'eternal refugees' await historic Mladic verdict Bosnia's 'eternal refugees' await historic Mladic verdict

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Bosnia's 'eternal refugees' await historic Mladic verdict

Nearly 9,000 Bosnian citizens still live in 156 refugee camps across the country after fleeing the brutal 1992-1995 war that killed over 100,000 ...

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'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic faces historic war crimes verdict

UN war crimes judges will hand down a historic verdict against former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on Wednesday, who orchestrated ...

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Hadani Ditmars

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in ...

Marking Bosnia massacre, Yazidis demand genocide recognition

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Marking Bosnia massacre, Yazidis demand genocide recognition

Yazidis from Iraq on Tuesday joined commemorations in Bosnia for the 1995 massacre of thousands of Muslims, calling for IS atrocities against ...

An Iraqi-Kurdish precedent for proposed Syrian 'safe zones'?

Paul Iddon

An Iraqi-Kurdish precedent for proposed Syrian 'safe zones'?

Analysis: As the proposal of safe zones inside Syria gains traction, Iraq's Kurdistan may provide one such model - though likely to be opposed ...

UN security council unanimously backs observers to Aleppo

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UN security council unanimously backs observers to Aleppo

The 15 member security council made a rare show of unity over Syria, after Russia backed down and supported a French-drafted resolution aimed at ...

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UN to vote on deploying observers to Aleppo

The UN Security Council will vote on a French proposal to dispatch monitors to oversea the evacuation of Syrians from the war-torn city.

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Obama: Syria's Assad, Russia, Iran have blood on hands

US President Barack Obama has declared that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime and its Iranian and Russian backers are responsible for the ...

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Kerry warns Aleppo must not become new Srebrenica

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Thursday that tens of thousands of Syrian civilians are still trapped in east Aleppo and must not face a ...

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Atrocities in Aleppo as regime kills, rapes, burns bodies

Syrian regime forces have allegedly committed public mass executions, sexual assaults and burned bodies in the streets of east Aleppo, the UN ...

UN to the rescue

Robert Springborg

UN to the rescue

Comment: The election of Trump sees the UN inherit a key role which it is not well equipped to perform. Root and branch reform will be ...

Medics plead for access to Syria's embattled Aleppo

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Medics plead for access to Syria's embattled Aleppo

MSF says medical workers in Aleppo are exhausted and that the overstretched facilities face an impending fuel shortage.

Circles of Hell in Aleppo

Adham Sahloul

Circles of Hell in Aleppo

Comment: Adham Sahloul, an advocacy officer at the Syrian American Medical Society in Turkey, is in daily contact with doctors in besieged ...

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: One year on

Otman Aitlkaboud

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: One year on

In a divided Europe today, what kind of fate awaits refugees, asks Otman Aitlkaboud.

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