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The UN's aid chief warned the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region is worsening, where people are now dying of hunger.

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the authorities managing them.

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to shape a future elite and establish lasting influence.

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

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Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump ...

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Hamas elects former head Khaled Meshal as diaspora chief

Khaled Meshal has been elected as head of Hamas' diaspora office.

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Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

A pro-government source said Houthi rebels seized some territory in the fighting northwest of Marib and that 22 government soldiers had been ...

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US doubles aid in Ethiopia's Tigray amid famine fears

Some $152 million in US aid will be given to prevent potential famine in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region, Washington said on Thursday.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of ...

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, ...

UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed backs new Libyan government

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UAE's Mohammed bin Zayed backs new Libyan government

Mohammed bin Zayed received Libya's interim PM on Wednesday, with official media reporting that he backs the new unity government.

US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

The US agreed to remove all remaining combat forces from Iraq.

Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden resumes Palestinian aid, urges two-state solution

US President Joe Biden restored aid to the Palestinians to a tune of $235 million, as he promised to press for a two-state solution.

Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

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Xi urges Europe to 'make positive efforts with China'

In a call with German leader Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Jinping said he hoped Europe would "make positive efforts with China".

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Refugee families urge Biden to keep admissions promise

The Biden administration is being called on to live up to the guarantees it made to the families of refugees and boost admissions.

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China sentences Uighur ex-government officials to death for ‘separatism’

China has handed two Uighur former government officials death sentences for allegedly carrying out “separatist activities”.

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Turkey summons China's envoy over Uighur tweets

Turkey summoned China's ambassador over tweets denouncing two top Turkish politicians over their criticism of Beijing's crackdown on Uighurs in ...

The New Arab Staff

Libya Presidential Council announces creation of National Reconciliation Committee

The body will seek to establish justice and national solidarity among Libyans, Presidential Council head Mohamed Al-Menfi said.

Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon vaccine rollout neglects refugees, migrants: HRW

Lebanon's coronavirus vaccine rollout is at risk of marginalising refugees and migrant workers.

Tommaso Segantini

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Comment: The EU says it wants to help refugees, but the new pact reflects the same mindset of deterrence and dissuasion, focusing on border ...

Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

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Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced court in his corruption trial while his bid to form a government after another inconclusive election ...

Syria Kurds say IS jihadists captured in displacement camp

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Syria Kurds say IS jihadists captured in displacement camp

SDF forces were searching for IS sleeper cell suspects amid a series of assassinations at the camp.

Three Rohingya killed in new blaze at Bangladesh camp

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Three Rohingya killed in new blaze at Bangladesh camp

The blaze started in a market store at the Kutupalong camp, home to more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees, in the early hours and quickly spread ...

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