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Amnesty International has called for the release of an Egyptian couple who were detained with their infant son on terrorism charges and have not been seen for two years.

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and LGBT+ rights in the Middle East.

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

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.

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Anu Shukla

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical ...

More than 75% of Syrian refugees suffer trauma: report

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More than 75% of Syrian refugees suffer trauma: report

Most Syrian refugees suffer from some form of PTSD, a UK charity has revealed in a new grim report.

Sophia Akram

In pictures: Photographs depict the Rohingya mental health crisis

A powerful photo essay by Saiful Huq Omi documents an overwhelming mental health crisis among the displaced population of Rohingya refugees in southeastern Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

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Far-right activist Tommy Robinson 'lied' to police

A harassment case involving Tommy Robinson has been dropped after inconsistencies emerged in evidence given by the far-right leader.

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Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

A young Yazidi girl has been rescued by Turkish police in Ankara and two Islamic State members have been arrested.

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UK's PM eyes end to lockdown amid vaccine success

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to start unwinding England's third and - he hopes - final coronavirus lockdown, as a quickening UK-wide ...

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

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 ...

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Rights watchdog blasts UK government for neglecting migrants

The Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor says the hunger strike reflects a wider problem facing asylum seekers in the UK.

Biden calls on Congress to reform US gun laws

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Biden calls on Congress to reform US gun laws

US President Joe Biden called on Congress to enact "commonsense" gun law reforms, three years after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

New Rohingya refugee island is not what it seems

Anu Shukla

New Rohingya refugee island is not what it seems

Bhasan Char may be more 'comfortable' than the mainland, but for some it is nothing more than a deceptive facade making survival a life or death ...

Lebanese anti-Hezbollah intellectual Lokman Slim shot dead

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Lebanese anti-Hezbollah intellectual Lokman Slim shot dead

Lokman Slim, a long-time critic of Hezbollah, had received death threats and pointed the finger to the Shiite group

Lebanon 'still reeling' six months after Beirut blast: IRC

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Lebanon 'still reeling' six months after Beirut blast: IRC

Hunger, unemployment, and violence are widespread in Lebanon, six months after the deadly Beirut blast.

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'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

Months after the blast at Beirut port, there has still been no international probe and no real accountability.

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'No justice' six months after horrific Beirut blast: HRW

The stalled Lebanese investigation into the Beirut blast has been riddled with serious problems, HRW has reported.

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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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US police handcuffed, pepper-sprayed 9-year-old Black girl, footage shows

Police said on Sunday the girl - who has not been named - had been suffering from a serious mental health emergency, ...

Survivors of Beirut's explosion endure psychological scars

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Survivors of Beirut's explosion endure psychological scars

The Beirut explosion, which killed over 200 people and injured more than 6,000, caused wounds on an even wider scale on the mental ...

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UN urges countries to repatriate 27,000 children from Syria

Children should be viewed as victims rather than security threats, a UN expert urged.

Woman extradited from Israel facing child sex abuse charges

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Woman extradited from Israel facing child sex abuse charges

Malka Leifer is standing trial in Australia on child sex abuse charges

Egypt arrests seven for turning Cairo school into 'brothel'

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Egypt arrests seven for turning Cairo school into 'brothel'

Seven people were arrested as part of an investigation into a school that allegedly hosted sex parties in Egypt's capital, local media reported.

Israel extradites headmistress wanted for sex crimes to Australia

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Israel extradites headmistress wanted for sex crimes to Australia

Malka Leifer, a former teacher, has been extradited from Israel to Australia where she will face trial for accounts of child sex abuse.

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