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Ghafouri set up a charity to support Yazidis diplaced by IS.

Comment: As tempting as vaccine nationalism may be for policymakers, it is ultimately a self-defeating approach. Leaders should pursue a comprehensive, coordinated global response instead, writes Carl Bildt.

How European arms companies are aiding Yemen's war crimes

Tara Brian

How European arms companies are aiding Yemen's war crimes

In-depth: An investigation into the involvement of Italian-made weapons in a deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrike raises the possibility of greater accountability for corporate actors in Yemen's war.

Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled war

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Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled war

A fierce offensive by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Marib province is threatening the camps of people already displaced by war.

Iraq grants visas on arrival to 30 countries

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Iraq grants visas on arrival to 30 countries

Citizens of the US, UK and most EU member states will be able to take advantage of the new rules.

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 protesters all at once, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Activists file Syria torture case against Russian mercenaries

Three groups from Russia, France and Syria announced a landmark legal case in Moscow against Russian mercenary group Wagner over the torture of ...

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Arsonists target Sweden Muslim children's school

The assailants were captured on CCTV as they smashed the school's windows and threw flammable materials inside.

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Landmark Syria case filed against Russian Wagner militants

The Russian mercenary group Wagner is accused of torture and murder in Syria.

Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

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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 pandemic

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Probe into Sweden knife attack looking at terror links

Sweden's Home Affairs Minister said that "initial information" led police to believe terrorism was a motive in the knife attack by an Afghan ...

Eight injured in 'suspected terrorist' stabbings in <em>Sweden</em>

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Eight injured in 'suspected terrorist' stabbings in Sweden

A man stabbed eight people in Vetlanda, Sweden, in what police called a potential terror incident.

Israeli drones, spyware sold to Myanmar despite ban: report

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Israeli drones, spyware sold to Myanmar despite ban: report

Israeli companies Cellebrite, Elbit Systems and Gaia Automotive Industries have reportedly sold arms and spyware to Myanmar.

UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

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UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

The United Nations chief warned of a "death sentence" for war-torn Yemen as a donor conference yielded less than half the funds needed to ...

UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

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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

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War turning Yemen into broken state, beyond repair: UN

The war in Yemen is turning the impoverished country into an "unviable state" that will be almost beyond repair, a top UN official warned.

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Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

Authorities in Tehran said a detailed response will be provided to address accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year ...

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Germany convicts Syrian in landmark torture trial

A German court has found Eyad al-Gharib guilty of aiding crimes against humanity and sentenced him to four and a half years in prison.

Carl Bildt

Ending the forever war in Afghanistan

Comment: If the Biden administration is to avoid a new spiral of violence after a US withdrawal from Afghanistan, it must first determine what ...

Saudi Arabia extends entertainment, dine-in Covid-19 restrictions

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Saudi Arabia extends entertainment, dine-in Covid-19 restrictions

Saudi Arabia has extended Covid-19 restrictions by 20 days following coronavirus concerns.

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Turkey detains Iran consulate employee in murder probe

An Iranian consulate employee in Istanbul was detained in connection with a probe into the assassination of an Iranian dissident in Turkey.

ICC probe is first real test for Biden administration

Muhammad Shehada

ICC probe is first real test for Biden administration

Comment: If he is to rebuild trust with Palestinians, Biden must not stand in the way of the ICC investigation into Israeli war crimes, writes ...

Saudi bars entry from 20 countries as Covid-19 surges

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Saudi bars entry from 20 countries as Covid-19 surges

Saudi Arabia has banned entry from dozens of countries in a bid to control the spread of Covid-19.

Two-thirds of world see 'climate emergency': UN survey

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Two-thirds of world see 'climate emergency': UN survey

Nearly two-thirds of 1.2 million people polled worldwide say humanity faces a climate emergency, a UN survey has found

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