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Indian troops allegedly shot 65-year-old Bashir Ahmed Khan in front of his 3-year-old grandson, before placing the child on his grandfather's chest and taking photographs.

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, writes Malia Bouattia.

Boris Johnson's new-model colonial policy

Arkebe Oqubay

Boris Johnson's new-model colonial policy

Comment: Johnson's decision to put the Department for International Development directly under the control of the foreign ministry is indicative of his contempt for African lives, writes Arkebe Oqubay.

Biden clinches Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trump

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Biden clinches Democratic nomination for 2020 race against Trump

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden says he has enough votes to win the Democratic nomination and take on Donald Trump at the 2020 US ...

Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

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Sudanese raped in sit-in massacre wait for justice

Dozens of women who were raped during the brutal dispersal of a Khartoum sit-in camp one year ago are forced to wrestle with their trauma alone.

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Iran reopens key shrines after two-month coronavirus closure

A number of Shia Muslim shrines have reopened in Iran, with worshippers allowed to enter as long as they follow measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Anu Shukla

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

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Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

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Saudi police drag stranded Egyptian who threatened 'repatriation riots'

Saudi police this week were filmed dragging a visibly distressed Egyptian man stranded in the kingdom amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories

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Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories

Book Club: Thomas Suarez has organised a moving collection of oral histories conveying the hopes and humanity of Palestinians living under ...

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Arab doctor leads Israeli hospital's anti-coronavirus fight

Doctor Khitam Hussein, a member of Israel's marginalised Arab community, spearheads an Israeli hospital's battle against Covid-19.

Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

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Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

People across the Middle East are looking forward to a bleak Ramadan as social activities, communal prayers, and nightly get-togethers are ...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

Iranian researchers seek to diagnose coronavirus through cough patterns

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Iranian researchers seek to diagnose coronavirus through cough patterns

Cough patterns could be the key to an alternative way of detecting coronavirus, an Iranian research team believes.

Anti-Corbyn staff 'sabotaged' Labour's anti-semitism inquiry, report claims

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Anti-Corbyn staff 'sabotaged' Labour's anti-semitism inquiry, report claims

A leaked internal party report has claimed that 'hyper-factional' staffers opposed to Jeremy Corbyn sabotaged anti-semitism investigations.

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Tunisia's health minister breaks down over coronavirus on TV

Tunisia's health minister broke down in tears 'of strength' over the public's inability to adhere to the government's coronavirus measures.

Anu Shukla

Fear spreads faster than infection at Rohingya refugee camps

The Bangladeshi government's ban on internet access for Rohingya refugees is causing panic and misinformation to spread faster than the ...

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Anti-coronavirus measures spark Middle East fears of rights rollback

Activists jailed and protest camps destroyed, hundreds arrested for breaking curfew, and prisoners jailed in overcrowded unsanitary conditions: ...

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WATCH: Saudi doctor in tears for not hugging son

Health care workers around the world are facing unprecedented working conditions as hospitals struggle to cope with the influx of seriously ill ...

Greece tries to halt refugees, sparking UN rebuke

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Greece tries to halt refugees, sparking UN rebuke

Greece struggled to stop a growing throng of migrants from crossing its border with Turkey, as the UN urged Greece to honour its commitments ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad regime captures ghost town Maarat Al-Numan

Bashar Al-Assad's forces moved into Maarat Al-Numan this week, after a two-month siege of the once-bustling Idlib city but found it almost ...

Middle East basketball fans mourn NBA legend Kobe Bryant

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Middle East basketball fans mourn NBA legend Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant's Middle East fans paid tribute to their 'fallen angel'.

Regime air strikes kill 18 civilians in Syria's Idlib

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Regime air strikes kill 18 civilians in Syria's Idlib

Six children were among the dead in the northwest province of Idlib, where a fresh ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey is expected to go ...

Campaigners urge Kazakhstan not to expel Chinese asylum seekers

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Campaigners urge Kazakhstan not to expel Chinese asylum seekers

Human Rights Watch is urging Kazakhstan to keep two Kazakh asylum seekers instead of sending them back to China, over worries that the two men ...

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