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In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents are doing their best to reconstruct a stable life.

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT <em>children</em>: UN report

The New Arab Staff

Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT children: UN report

Electric torture, the administration of hormones and strong psychoactive medications are imposed on LGBT in Iran, according to a United Nations report released on Wednesday.

Amplifying Black and Afro-Iranian voices with the Collective

Sahar Esfandiari

Amplifying Black and Afro-Iranian voices with the Collective

Frustrated by the absence of Black voices in the Iranian community and the media, a group came together to form a collective to amplify their ...

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' controversial founder

Some see Julian Assange as a fearless campaigner for press freedom, while others believe he was reckless with classified information, possibly ...

The New Arab Staff

MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Uprooted by war, Syrians settle on Roman temple ruins

Dozens of Syrians uprooted by the war have settled among centuries-old ruins in the UNESCO-listed site of Baqirha, near the Turkish border.

The New Arab Staff

Israel refuses to halt planned demolition of Palestinian school

Israeli authorities plan to demolish a newly built primary school in a remote Palestinian village.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island

Thousands of asylum seekers have been sleeping rough on Lesbos since Wednesday when the Moria camp was destroyed in apparent arson attacks.

Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

'We've lost everything, we were abandoned, without food, water or medicine,' a Syrian asylum seeker said after spending three nights sleeping ...

Black man shot by US police 'permanently paralyzed': family

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Black man shot by US police 'permanently paralyzed': family

The incident was the most recent in a series of allegedly unjustified police shootings and killings of African Americans that have sparked ...

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Despite dealing with their own hopelessness and guilt, Lebanon's famously vast and intrinsically connected diaspora has sprung into action while ...

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon mountain club dodges economic crisis

Seeking to escape the doom and gloom of Lebanon's economic crisis, wealthy Lebanese chose to summer in the country's mountain resort town.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Splash back: Qatar reopens beaches after virus closure

Sun-lovers and jet-ski enthusiasts braved temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) at Doha's Katara Cultural Village, one of ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian actress slams Arab racism in viral video

Abu Khaled, a black woman from Jenin, says racism is a deep-rooted problem in the region.

The New Arab

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tripoli: From 'Lebanese Kandahar' to home of protest rave

In unprecedented scenes for Lebanon's relatively conservative Sunni Muslim heartland, a DJ blasted beats from a balcony to a sea of protesters ...

Syrians flee Idlib for miserable displacement camps

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Syrians flee Idlib for miserable displacement camps

With nowhere to go, Idlib's displaced civilians are looking for a way out.

Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh camps

The New Arab & agencies

Rohingya rally to mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh camps

Over 200,000 Rohingya rallied in a Bangladesh refugee camp on Sunday to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces.

Crowds fill Khartoum's streets to hail 'new Sudan'

The New Arab & agencies

Crowds fill Khartoum's streets to hail 'new Sudan'

All day, gaggles of Sudanese men and women, young and old, converged on the Friendship Hall, where the documents that will shape the country's ...

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