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Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group Al-Shabab has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

Diana Alghoul

Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines: UN

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Yemen receives first coronavirus vaccines: UN

Yemen will receive its first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from the UN, as the country struggles under the weight of infections.

Jordan first country to include refugees in COVID-19 vaccinations

Alessandra Bajec

Jordan first country to include refugees in COVID-19 vaccinations

As the first country to start inoculating refugees against the coronavirus disease, Jordan is running its vaccination plan despite it struggles ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and reforms to their homelands.

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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.

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Syria says Damascus coronavirus beds full

For the first time since the pandemic erupted, the health ministry official said intensive care beds for coronavirus patients in the capital ...

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Kyrgyzstan repatriates children of militants in Iraq

Dozens of children were returned to Kyrgyzstan from Iraq in its first major repatriation of citizens.

How the 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 Choudhri.

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No future for Syrian children: charity

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

Lives of Middle East, North Africa youth 'in jeopardy'

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Lives of Middle East, North Africa youth 'in jeopardy'

Many youth in the Middle East and North Africa are struggling a decade since the Arab Spring protests spread across the region.

Syria camp for IS relatives records 31 murders

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Syria camp for IS relatives records 31 murders

At least 31 killings have rocked a camp holding Islamic State group relatives in Syria since early January.

11 million jobs lost in MENA over Covid-19: report

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11 million jobs lost in MENA over Covid-19: report

Covid-19 is playing havoc with economic institutions in the MENA region, resulting in record job losses and a sharp increase in poverty, ...

Turkish court clears actors of 'insulting' Erdogan

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Turkish court clears actors of 'insulting' Erdogan

Famous actors Mujdat Gezen and Metin Akpinar got acquitted by an Istanbul court over 'insulting' Turkish president Erdogan

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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.

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Celebrated Turkish actor risks jail over Erdogan 'insult'

Acclaimed Turkish writer and actor Mujdat Gezen, 77, risks returning to jail on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Syria receives unnamed vaccine from friendly country: report

The announcement comes after reports that Israel secretly agreed to purchase thousands of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for Damascus as part of a ...

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 facing ...

Syria's rebel-held northwest to get vaccines by March: WHO

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Syria's rebel-held northwest to get vaccines by March: WHO

The health directorate for Syria's rebel-held northwest said it expected to receive 120,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine by next month.

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Syria approves Russia's Sputnik Covid vaccine

Syria has authorised the use of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

Alessandra Bajec

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole ...

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Horriya Marzouk

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal ...

Israel's West Bank demolitions threatens water access for Palestinians

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Israel's West Bank demolitions threatens water access for Palestinians

A spike in Israeli demolitions in the West Bank prompted sharp criticism from human rights activists fearing access to water may be endangered.

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