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The world bid farewell to the celebrated poet Mourid Barghouti in February. A champion of the Palestinian cause, Palestinian authors share their memories of the great writer.

A powerful photo essay by Saiful Huq Omi documents an overwhelming mental health crisis among the displaced population of Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

UK bars return of IS recruit groomed as teenager

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UK bars return of IS recruit groomed as teenager

Judges unanimously ruled that Begum's right to a fair hearing did not override considerations such as public safety.

Oman-US talks in Muscat aim to tackle Yemen war

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Oman-US talks in Muscat aim to tackle Yemen war

US Special Envoy to Yemen Timothy Lenderking is on a 10-day visit to the Gulf to discuss Yemen and other regional concerns.

Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

The New Arab Staff

Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

Sofia Nitti

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan region, where civilians are bearing the brunt of the conflict.

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Far-right activist Tommy Robinson 'lied' to police

A harassment case involving Tommy Robinson has been dropped after inconsistencies emerged in evidence given by the far-right leader.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malaysian wins challenge against Islamic law banning gay sex

This was hailed as "monumental progress" in combating persecution of the LGBT community.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pregnant migrant sets herself on fire in Greek camp

The 26-year-old woman placed her two children outside her tent on Sunday before setting fire to it in a bid to burn herself alive, ...

At least 41 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean: UN

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At least 41 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean: UN

Scores of migrants are believed to have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

A young Yazidi girl has been rescued by Turkish police in Ankara and two Islamic State members have been arrested.

Alleged suicide of Kuwaiti 'Bidoon' child sparks outrage

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Alleged suicide of Kuwaiti 'Bidoon' child sparks outrage

The alleged suicide of 11-year-old Khaled Alshammari has brought the plight of the impoverished, stateless community to the fore in Kuwait.

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

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 ...

Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

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Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

The Houthi assault on the government held city of Marib is forcing Yemeni families to flee and search for safety elsewhere.

Emirati businessman praises UAE human rights

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Emirati businessman praises UAE human rights

An Emirati businessman has said that the human rights situation is better in the UAE than in the West.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi travel bans stir unease as detainees released

Despite being freed from prison, former detainees like Loujain Al-Hathloul, still have strict travel bans imposed on them, restricting her movements and threatening a return to jail.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Death toll from Egypt shipwreck 'climbs to 9'

A boat carrying at least 19 people capsized late Monday in a lake west of Egypt's Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Rescue workers have ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

Known for his Western-style business suits and soft-spoken, measured tones, Ahmed Zaki Yamani helped Saudi Arabia command a dominating presence ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

It's not Woman's Hour, it's White Woman's Hour

Comment: Genuine dialogue requires a respectful space, and if you're not white, you won't find it on Barnett's Woman's Hour, writes Ruqaya ...

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

Abeer Ayyoub

Palestinian elections: The view from Gaza

In-depth: Fifteen years after Palestinians last went to the polls, Gazans have seen their living conditions drastically deteriorate. For most, ...

The New Arab Staff

French women in Syria camps 'launch hunger strike': report

Around a dozen French women who joined IS in Syria began a hunger strike on Saturday in efforts to pressure France to repatriate them.

Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

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Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

Early signs of a witch hunt have emerged against Egyptian users of the invite-only audio-chat app Clubhouse.

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

Gaia Caramazza

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

In-depth: Concerns are mounting over the fate of Rohingya Muslims following Myanmar's military coup, with refugees uncertain about repatriation ...

UK's PM eyes end to lockdown amid vaccine success

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UK's PM eyes end to lockdown amid vaccine success

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to start unwinding England's third and - he hopes - final coronavirus lockdown, as a quickening UK-wide ...

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