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Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the launch of military operations there.

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and domestic violence.

US moves to block cotton made in Xinjiang

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US moves to block cotton made in Xinjiang

America's decision to exert more pressure on China over its treatment of Uighur Muslims comes as human rights groups are calling for an end to labour camps in Xinjiang.

China's war on Uighur women

Gaia Caramazza

China's war on Uighur women

In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Gaia Caramazza & Florence Dixon

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to get even ...

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Israel bars new-born babies from travelling with their mothers

Israeli authorities banned Palestinian mothers from travelling with their new-borns.

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Foreign workers struggle to return to UAE amid virus

Despite plans to return an estimated 200,000 people to the UAE, the rules remain unclear, and many have had their applications rejected.

Mobashra Tazamal

Covid-19 hasn't stopped the drumbeat of Islamophobia in India

Comment: If anything, the Modi government has weaponised the coronavirus pandemic to further dehumanise India's Muslims, writes Mobashra ...

Trump tweets video of fan yelling 'white power'

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Trump tweets video of fan yelling 'white power'

Trump shared a video of a stand-off between anti-Trump protesters and his supporters in which a man chants "white power" - before deleting it ...

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Trump slammed for inaction over 'Russian bounties' in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump has been slammed for failing to respond to intelligence accusing Russia of offering rewards to Taliban-linked ...

US thinks Russia spies aided Taliban attacks: report

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US thinks Russia spies aided Taliban attacks: report

The Trump administration believes Russian spies aided attacks against US forces in Afghanistan by offering bounties to the militants.

Iranians arrested for 'trying to sell <em>babies</em> on Instagram'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iranians arrested for 'trying to sell babies on Instagram'

One of the babies was just 20 days old, according to the report.

MSF closes Kabul program after May maternity hospital attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

MSF closes Kabul program after May maternity hospital attack

MSF had been working at the clinic since 2014, providing free-of-charge maternity and neonatal care. Last year, 16,000 babies were ...

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

The New Arab

US troop reduction in Afghanistan ahead of schedule

The scheduled withdrawal of US military personnel as part of a peace deal with the Taliban is already nearing its mid-July target of 8,600, according to Reuters.

The New Arab & agencies

No new reports of fighting despite Afghan ceasefire ending

Afghanistan's government has appealed to the Taliban to extend a ceasefire, which has now held for over three days, only the second pause in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Joy and sorrow for Afghan parents after hospital attack

New Afghan parents are haunted by the memory of an horrific killing spree at a Kabul maternity ward earlier this month.

The New Arab

Afghan president vows to quicken release of Taliban prisoners

The release of Taliban prisoners will be accelerated, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday.

Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

The Covid-19 pandemic and a spike in violence threaten to jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process.

The New Arab & agencies

Taliban leader affirms commitment to peace deal with US

The leader of the Taliban says that his group is committed to a peace deal signed in February with the US, amid increasing violence between ...

Gunmen kill seven Afghan worshippers in attack on mosque

The New Arab & agencies

Gunmen kill seven Afghan worshippers in attack on mosque

Gunmen opened fire on worshippers praying in a mosque north of Kabul on Tuesday night, killing seven and wounding twelve, amid a spike in ...

Afghan woman voluntarily nurses <em>babies</em> of slain mothers

The New Arab

Afghan woman voluntarily nurses babies of slain mothers

Firooza Omar volunteered to nurse the newborn babies of mothers who were murdered in a horrific attack on a maternity ward.

Car bomb kills nine Afghan intelligence officials

The New Arab

Car bomb kills nine Afghan intelligence officials

At least 40 other security personnel were wounded in the attack, with eight in critical condition.

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