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Human Rights Watch has called on the UN-backed Libyan government to investigate the disappearance of hundreds of residents of the town of Tarhuna.

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

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Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to effectively "confiscate" fertile land and punish opponents.

Ten million children at risk of famine in 2021

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Ten million children at risk of famine in 2021

Across the world millions are at risk of acute hunger this year.

In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

The New Arab Staff

In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

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Syria war killed 6,800 in 2020, lowest annual toll

The death toll of the Syrian war was the lower it has ever been since the conflict started.

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Israel and UAE 'collaborating to eliminate UNRWA': report

Israel and the UAE are working on a plan to eliminate UNRWA, the troubled UN agency tasked with helping Palestinian refugees, a Le Monde report ...

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Christmas tree in Baghdad to celebrate diversity

Three years after the defeat of the Islamic State and to celebrate religious diversity in Iraq, a huge Christmas tree has been erected in ...

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency ...

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

Malia Bouattia

How capitalism is enabling China's Uighur repression

Comment: China is couching Uighur exploitation in Xinjiang's cotton fields in the language of counter-terrorism. Everyone in the supply chain ...

Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

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Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The popular television show has launched two new Rohingya characters in a bid to help traumatized refugee children

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

Prayers for peace at Ethiopian 'refugee church' in Sudan

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Prayers for peace at Ethiopian 'refugee church' in Sudan

Hundreds of Orthodox Christians attended the biggest mass at Jibreel church since it reopened to refugees at Um Raquba camp near the border with ...

Syria Insight: Idlib comes under focus after Turkish movements

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Idlib comes under focus after Turkish movements

Syria's Idlib remains a hive of military activity despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire meant to reduce violence in the densely populated province.

Diana B. Sayed

Australia's Afghanistan crimes weren't just a 'few bad apples'

Comment: Australians are due a reckoning and must acknowledge that we are a state built on violence, writes Diana B. Sayed, Afghan Australian international human rights lawyer.

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UN says emergency aid needs exploding due to pandemic

A UN report has found that one in 33 people worldwide will be in need of aid in 2021.

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Ethiopia's Abiy says Tigray fighting 'completed'

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Saturday that military operations in the country's northern Tigray region were "completed"

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Libya teachers, parents mobilise to fix battle-scarred school

Libyan teachers and parents are using the limited means at hand to repair buildings devastated by a year-long battle for Tripoli

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian struggle.

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Displaced Syria teen recreates lost family home

Syria's war forced the Diab family to flee their village, but when 19-year-old Wissam moved into a tent in northwestern Syria he decided to ...

Joe Biden nominates Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

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Joe Biden nominates Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Veteran White House advisor Antony Blinken has been nominated as Joe Biden's Secretary of State.

World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

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World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Daoud Kuttab

What Biden owes the Palestinians

Comment: A permanent settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict is not yet a lost cause, but it will require courageous and resolute US ...

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