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A child has been killed and tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and northern Syria are at risk as winter storms and floods hit makeshift camps.

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees ...

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

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A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

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Militia bombs security headquarters in south Syria

An Assad regime-allied militia has bombed a regime headquarters in Daraa in revenge for the arrest of three militiamen, while two regime ...

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Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

A report by the Syrian website Liberated-T has accused an aid worker of using his position to harass, exploit, and attempt to rape ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Idlib comes under focus after Turkish movements

Syria's Idlib remains a hive of military activity despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire meant to reduce violence in the densely populated province.

Policy loopholes in MENA countries 'fail' women's rights

Narjas Zatat

Policy loopholes in MENA countries 'fail' women's rights

A report by Plan International looks at civil society and law reform in the MENA.

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

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Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first top American diplomat to visit a Jewish settlement in the West Bank and the disputed Golan ...

Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

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Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

Syria's Idlib is seeing a growing number of cases of the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus.

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists ...

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

Diana Alghoul

Syrians scorn 'manipulative' Assad refugee conference

A Russia-backed refugee conference hosted by Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad has been condemned by activists.

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Biden will remain tough on Syria's Assad, adviser says

Syria reconstruction will be conditional on the regime making considerable political reforms, Biden has said.

Brooke Anderson

How first-time immigrant voters see the 2020 US election

Record numbers of America's newest citizens are casting their ballot for the first time in the 2020 election.

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Israel denies visas to UN staff over settlement blacklist

Most of the UN OCHR's international staff have been forced to leave Israel this year after their visas were not renewed, a spokesman said.

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UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

Relief, dismay and anger have surrounded the latest additions to the UN's Human Rights Council

HTS kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

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HTS kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

An HTS-affiliated security force says it has killed 13 Islamic State militants in the village of Tal’ada in Idlib province, while local people ...

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Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

Both sides have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire to launch talks on the territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

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