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In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. Survivors say it is an important first step.

Covid-19 is playing havoc with economic institutions in the MENA region, resulting in record job losses and a sharp increase in poverty, especially among children.

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 persecution or staying in the camp and hoping their conditions improve.

Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

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 ...

Alessandra Bajec

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole generation of children.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Taliban tweet threatens Malala, Twitter removes account

Ehsanullah Ehsan, the Pakistani Taliban militant who allegedly shot Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, has threatened a second attempt on her life.

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Outrage after Syrian regime imposes Sharia on Yazidi minority

The Yazidi Council of Syria has condemned the decision as a 'flagrant violation' of human rights.

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Gunmen kidnap 'hundreds' of schoolboys in central Nigeria

Hundred of schoolchildren and some teachers have been kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria, who were disguised in military uniforms.

Violent protests erupt across Sudan as food prices rise

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Violent protests erupt across Sudan as food prices rise

States of emergency have been declared in several Sudanese regions as protesters looted and set fire to shops amid rising food prices and a ...

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French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

The French parliament votes on a bill to battle Islamist extremism, which the state argues is needed to bolster the secular system but critics ...

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from ...

Moroccan-Egyptian model joins charity virtual kissing booth

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan-Egyptian model joins charity virtual kissing booth

Imaan Hammam has joined in on a Valentine's Day campaign to raise money for charity.

Bereaved Gazans look to ICC for closure

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Bereaved Gazans look to ICC for closure

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip hope Israel will face justice at the Hague over alleged war crimes in 2014.

Domestic violence increase in Iraq as shelters go underground

The New Arab Staff

Domestic violence increase in Iraq as shelters go underground

The United Nations said only one country in eight has taken measures to lessen the pandemic's impact on women and children worldwide.

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Family of kidnapped Pakistan girl slam authorities' inaction

The case is now being examined by a government inquiry into the forced conversions of religious minority women and girls.

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In conservative Kuwait, women launch their own #MeToo movement

The nationwide movement was sparked after a popular fashion blogger made an explosive video in which she said there was a 'problem' with ...

Charlie Faulkner

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in Afghanistan, who already had a tough time getting their businesses off the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Children in Jordan head back to classrooms

Kindergarten and early elementary school levels, as well as students in their final year of high school, went back to classrooms on Sunday.

Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic 'hijab' scarves for schoolgirls

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic 'hijab' scarves for schoolgirls

Following the case of a Christian student, Indonesia has banned schools from forcing its female students to wear head scarves.

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Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

Dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, were caught as they arrived by boat in Malaysia last month after fleeing a refugee camp in ...

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

The New Arab Staff

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

Members of the Yazidi community will gather for a burial ceremony to honour 104 victims, as many more await identification.

Acid: The face of violence against Yemen's women

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Acid: The face of violence against Yemen's women

Six years of war, which has left the country on the brink of famine, has "greatly increased" violence against women in Yemen.

Egypt arrests father, nurse over FGM of 15-year-old girl

The New Arab Staff

Egypt arrests father, nurse over FGM of 15-year-old girl

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is outlawed in Egypt but the practice still continues.

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