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Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the community and society.

An Amnesty International investigation into the same events detailed how Eritrean troops "went on a rampage and systematically killed hundreds of civilians in cold blood."

20 Yemen-bound migrants dead after thrown into sea: IOM

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20 Yemen-bound migrants dead after thrown into sea: IOM

Smugglers reportedly panicked after 200 migrants packed onto a vessel which left Djibouti for Yemen, throwing 80 into the sea, according to the IOM.

Woman's trial in Norway insight into life under IS

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Woman's trial in Norway insight into life under IS

The trial - the first in Norway of a woman accused of joining IS - has put the spotlight on the role women played in the terror group.

New Zealand arrests two over mosque attacks anniversary threat

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New Zealand arrests two over mosque attacks anniversary threat

The pair were arrested as Christchurch prepares for the second anniversary of the horrific attack later this month.

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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.

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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.

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US ambassador to UN demands information on Syria detainees

The US ambassador to the UN demanded that Syria publicise the status of detainees.

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Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The draft personal status law would be a major set-back for women's rights if realised, a leading Egyptian rights organisation said this week.

UK's 'inexplicable' cut to Yemen aid sparks outrage

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UK's 'inexplicable' cut to Yemen aid sparks outrage

The UK government said it would provide "at least" £87 million ($120 million) in aid this year, down from £164 million ($228 million) pledged ...

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Danish MP suggests cooperation with Assad to return refugees

The suggestion comes in conjunction with efforts by the ruling centre-left government, headed by Mette Fredricksen, to provide "temporary ...

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, ...

UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

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UN warns of 'death sentence' for Yemen

The United Nations chief warned of a "death sentence" for war-torn Yemen as a donor conference yielded less than half the funds needed to ...

China smears female Uighur ex-detainees as 'inferior', adulterers

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China smears female Uighur ex-detainees as 'inferior', adulterers

Chinese officials have targeted Uighur former detainees in recent months, rejecting allegations of forced sterilisation and abuse.

More than 75% of Syrian refugees suffer trauma: report

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More than 75% of Syrian refugees suffer trauma: report

Most Syrian refugees suffer from some form of PTSD, a UK charity has revealed in a new grim report.

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UN seeks $3.85 billion to prevent famine in Yemen

The United Nations said on Monday that $3.85 billion were needed in Yemen to prevent large-scale famine after six years of war

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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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War turning Yemen into broken state, beyond repair: UN

The war in Yemen is turning the impoverished country into an "unviable state" that will be almost beyond repair, a top UN official warned.

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Almost 100 migrants rescued off Libya, 20 missing

People traffickers have thrived amid the lawlessness that followed the overthrow of dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime in 2011.

Pregnant refugee charged with arson after attempted self-immolation

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Pregnant refugee charged with arson after attempted self-immolation

The woman has been told that she must remain in Greece, where she will face trial.

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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.

<em>Children</em> among dead in blaze at Syria's Al-Hol camp

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Children among dead in blaze at Syria's Al-Hol camp

A blaze at Syria's Al-Hol refugee camp left at least three people dead, including two children.

US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

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US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

Miles told the UN that Washington will continue to combat criticisms of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

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Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

Moscow has often denied its role in hitting civilian areas in Syria's civil war, but the video inadvertently shows it bombed a hospital

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