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Mohamed Makhlouf, one of the most prominent Syrian businessmen during the 1970s and 1980s, was taken to hospital in the capital Damascus on August 23.

Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

The vote is the third to take place in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011.

Libya's Haftar announces Ramadan truce after military setbacks

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Libya's Haftar announces Ramadan truce after military setbacks

Libya Khalifa Haftar announced a Ramadan ceasefire after his forces suffered a series of defeats during intense fighting against forces allied ...

I lost my unborn child to a hospital airstrike

Dr Ikram Haboosh

I lost my unborn child to a hospital airstrike

Comment: For Dr Ikram Haboosh, Syria's brutal civil war forced her to make a life and death choice no woman should ever be faced with.

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Jailed British woman pens emotional letter for daughter's birthday

Jailed UK-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe celebrated her daughter's fifth birthday in prison, where she has been held since 2016.

Aamir Ali Bhat

Women hit worst by Kashmir's continuing conflict

In-depth: For women, the consequences of living in the world's largest militarised zone are particularly gruelling, writes Aamir Ali Bhat.

Sheeffah Shiraz

Mosul's children haunted by fear a year after IS

Feature: Mosul’s children continue to suffer from the trauma and pain they faced during the Islamic State group's brutal rule.

Nusrat Sidiq

Women in Kashmir left blind by India's counter-insurgency crackdown

In-depth: Indian troops' brutal use of pellet shotguns against Kashmiri protesters has left thousands partially or fully blinded, including ...

Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions

Urvashi Sarkar

Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions

Feature: Rohingya refugees continue to face discrimination in Myanmar as they deal with grave limitations in practically all areas of life ...

The New Arab & agencies

Deir az-Zour receives first UN aid in three years

After some three years of an Islamic State group siege on Syria's Deir az-Zour, a UN aid convoy was able to reach the now recaptured city via ...

Mosul's maternity ward reopens – without any US support

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Mosul's maternity ward reopens – without any US support

The United States State Department withdrew funding from the UN agency responsible for the renovations, due to its support for family planning.

World Refugee Day: Trump's aid withdrawal hurts mothers

Nourhan Nassar

World Refugee Day: Trump's aid withdrawal hurts mothers

Women in refugee camps around the world have been put at risk by the Trump administration's withdrawal of funding for the UN's maternal ...

Tired and traumatised: Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed

The New Arab & agencies

Tired and traumatised: Mosul mothers unable to breastfeed

Khazir camp, southeast of Mosul, where Iraqi forces are deep into the eighth month of a massive operation against the Islamic State group, is ...

Yemeni doctor becomes first-ever winner of women's medical prize

The New Arab

Yemeni doctor becomes first-ever winner of women's medical prize

Dr Dhekra Annuzaili picks up prestigious prize for efforts in combating neglected tropical diseases in Yemen.

The New Arab

Women’s progress around the world 'uneven and facing backlash'

Women’s movement around the world is facing a backlash that hurts both men and women, the United Nations warned ahead of International Women's Day.

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza mother holds baby in Jerusalem after six-month wait

A Palestinian mother was finally granted re-entry into Jerusalem by Israeli authorities, allowing her to retrieve her baby from hospital on ...

Sara Manisera

Women displaced from Mosul join forces at women's clinic

In-depth: A Muslim doctor and a Christian nurse have come together to help women in desperate need of medical and gynecological treatment, ...

The New Arab

Yasser Arafat's nephew tipped to become new Palestinian leader

Arab leaders are reportedly urging President Abbas to name his successor as concern mounts over the veteran Palestinian politician's ...

Morocco approves progressive abortion law amendment

The New Arab

Morocco approves progressive abortion law amendment

An amendment to Morocco's abortion law has been approved by the government as part of efforts to reform the country's Penal Code in accordance ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Hunger threatens lives of children in South Sudan

The United Nations has launched a mass nutrition screening programme in South Sudan after a report showed that thousands of children were ...

35% of Egypt's middle-school students are illiterate: UN report

Nada Ramadan

35% of Egypt's middle-school students are illiterate: UN report

A United Nations Development Programme report has revealed that 35 percent of middle school students in Egypt were illiterate, while 30 percent ...

Iran's 'misguided attempt' at boosting population sparks anger

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Iran's 'misguided attempt' at boosting population sparks anger

Draft legislation aimed at increasing a flagging birth rate in Iran threatens to reduce women to "baby-making machines" and set their rights ...

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