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Israeli settlers have tried to intimidate and terrorise Palestinians and take over their land, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

A 14-year-old Palestinian child lost an eye after being shot in the eye with a 'sponge-tipped bullet' by an Israeli soldier.

'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

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'Release journalists' sentenced to death by Houthis, colleagues demand

Four Yemeni journalists have been sentenced to death by the Houthis.

Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

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Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

Academic and theatre director Ghotboddin Sadegh has come under fire after saying he wants to 'purge' a Tehran district from the LGBTQ+ community.

Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

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Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

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Saudi arrested as juvenile faces execution despite reforms: HRW

"In sentencing a child to die while ignoring torture allegations, the Saudi court made a mockery of the country’s alleged 'reforms'," said HRW.

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Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

More than 100 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in Tarhuna, with dozens more missing and presumed dead.

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Lebanese military intelligence 'forcibly disappeared, tortured' Tripoli protesters: HRW

Lebanese activists have been tortured after taking part in January's Tripoli protests.

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More children drop out of schools in Lebanon: report

Enrollment has fallen while dropout rates have grown due to the closure of Lebanon’s schools after the outbreak of Covid-19.

Four Syrian refugees die of cold in Lebanon mountains

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Four Syrian refugees die of cold in Lebanon mountains

Four Syrian refugees froze to death in a mountainous area of Lebanon

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Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst ...

Misogyny still rampant in Lebanese media and society

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Misogyny still rampant in Lebanese media and society

The degrading comments against Dr Sandrine Atallah on television opened up a wider conversation about the harmful social norms and intrinsic ...

War takes its toll on Syria's displaced women

Gaia Caramazza

War takes its toll on Syria's displaced women

In-depth: Women displaced by Syria's war face heightened social, economic and healthcare risks, with many left to raise their families alone in ...

Aid groups slam Syrian regime attack on medical centre

The New Arab Staff

Aid groups slam Syrian regime attack on medical centre

The International Rescue Committee has urged the United Nations to strengthen accountability for violations of international law.

Russian strikes hit aid trucks in northwestern Syria: activists

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Russian strikes hit aid trucks in northwestern Syria: activists

Airstrikes in northwest Syria have killed at least one person and damaged aid equipment, according to opposition activists and a paramedic group.

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Regime fire kills 5 civilians in northwest Syria hospital

The explosion killed at least five civilians, including a child and a woman, and injured medical staff, according to the Syrian Civil Defense volunteers, known as the White Helmets.

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UN list of shame 'overlooks Israeli abuses against children'

At least eight parties to conflicts - including the Israeli military - who had committed violations against children have been excluded from a ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's ...

Aisha Yusuff

Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea

Book Club: Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea is a truly striking debut that explores Middle Eastern-immigrant story in a delicate and captivating ...

Turkey arrests man for abusing daughter on TikTok

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Turkey arrests man for abusing daughter on TikTok

Turkish social services said Tuesday they had taken a child into protective custody and detained a man who abused his daughter for a ...

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UN chief calls to combat violence against women

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called to combat violence against women, at the start of the annual Commission on the Status of Women.

10 years on, Syrian activists remain resolute

William Christou

10 years on, Syrian activists remain resolute

In-depth: Syria's revolution created a groundswell of activism, enabling those living under Assad's brutal regime to finally speak. Despite the ...

Despite pope euphoria, Iraq Christians left without illusions

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Despite pope euphoria, Iraq Christians left without illusions

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in the 2003 US-led invasion, the Christian community has shrunk from six to just one percent of the ...

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Zaina Erhaim

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Comment: Ideological polarisation in Syria has left no room for nuance, and deprived Syrians of the social fabric necessary for reconciliation, ...

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