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Comment: Whether to designate human rights atrocities as genocide is a fraught discussion that can hinder rather than precipitate further action, writes Allison Quatrini.

Six rights groups on Monday denounced what they said was the lack of an effective investigation of reports that Greece is illegally pushing migrants back over the border into Turkey.

Family of kidnapped Pakistan girl slam authorities' <em>inaction</em>

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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.

Trump refuses to testify in 'unconstitutional' impeachment trial

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Trump refuses to testify in 'unconstitutional' impeachment trial

Former president Donald Trump has refused to testify in his impeachment trial.

Iran calls on Biden to 'unconditionally' lift US sanctions

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Iran calls on Biden to 'unconditionally' lift US sanctions

Iran has been watching the US elections closely, with Joe Biden's inauguration as the 46th president of the United States.

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Tunisia's Defence Minister pressed by lawmakers on riots

Ibrahim Al-Bartaji appeared to break the silence of Tunisia’s divided political leadership on the protests in a formal statement to parliament.

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Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million

The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

Imrul Islam

All the president's yes-men

Comment: Let us not mistake political necessity for courage. Republicans who should have spoken out long ago are partly to blame for the ...

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Three killed amid alarming rise in murders among Palestinian-Israelis

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Three killed amid alarming rise in murders among Palestinian-Israelis

Three Palestinian-Israeli relatives have been shot dead in the city of Baqa al-Gharbiyya, bringing the total number of murders in the ...

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Yemen ‘on edge of precipice’: UNICEF

Yemen, which plunged into chaos and civil war after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels captured the capital in 2014, may be the most challenging area ...

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

Kamal Afzali

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa ...

WHO hails 'encouraging' Covid vaccine news

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WHO hails 'encouraging' Covid vaccine news

The World Health Organization chief hailed "encouraging" news about Covid-19 vaccines but expressed concern about surging cases in many ...

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of ...

Obituary: Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian chief negotiator and statesman

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Obituary: Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian chief negotiator and statesman

After a career in politics spanning decades, Saeb Erekat did not see the two-state solution he had fought for as chief negotiator.

Nizar Hassan

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Comment: By returning Hariri to the premiership, Lebanon's ruling class has completed a counterrevolutionary cycle that started with his resignation under popular pressure one year earlier, writes Nizar Hassan.

Sofia Nitti

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

A year on from the protest movement that felled the government, young Iraqis are just as angry about the same issues and are rekindling ...

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Lebanon on verge of another garbage crisis, warns HRW

Last month's explosion generated huge amounts of debris while causing serious damage to the Lebanon's waste management infrastructure

Nizar Hassan

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Comment: The 'new contract' Macron proposes for Lebanon will allow corrupt elites to remain in power, while selling the country out to French ...

Saudi Arabia 'backing Pakistan's ex-army chief against Khan': reports

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Saudi Arabia 'backing Pakistan's ex-army chief against Khan': reports

Riyadh and Islamabad have traditionally enjoyed a close alliance, however relations have soured over the Kashmir crisis.

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France presents Lebanon with reforms 'roadmap' to unlock aid

Emmanuel Macron demands a central bank audit, a new government, and early elections in Lebanon in order for it to access the foreign aid it has ...

UN expert denounces South Sudan's <em>inaction</em> over journalist killing

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UN expert denounces South Sudan's inaction over journalist killing

Journalist Christopher Allen was killed by armed forces three years ago, and the government’s failure to provide a 'proper investigation' into ...

Israeli soldier arrested on suspicion of murdering Palestinian

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Israeli soldier arrested on suspicion of murdering Palestinian

A soldier is the second Israeli arrested over alleged involvement in the deadly shooting of Mahmoud Abu Khdeir, 27, in East Jerusalem earlier ...

Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

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Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

Protesters had gathered to demand the resignation of Basra governor Asad al-Eidani after two activists were gunned down in the city in the past ...

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