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The UK government has reportedly rebuffed demands for information on when stranded children will be repatriated.

Tunisians have constituted one of the largest groups of foreign jihadists in Syria, Iraq and Libya since 2011.

'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

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'Living in hope': Families of Syria detainees await news

Anguished relatives are poring over photos of torture victims from Syrian prisons, posted online by activists after the US imposed new sanctions on the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

NGO to open 'educational city' for <em>orphans</em> in Sudan

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NGO to open 'educational city' for orphans in Sudan

Taiba Education City, spread over 9000 square metres, includes a primary and secondary school complete with sports facilities and on-site ...

Yemen in Focus: Houthi rebels impose 'discriminatory' religious tax

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Yemen in Focus: Houthi rebels impose 'discriminatory' religious tax

This week we focus on the Houthis' new 'Khums' tax, rumoured 'mercy injections' and more.

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Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists

Tunisia was the first predominantly Muslim country to abolish the practice of polygamy in 1956.

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Five organisations providing coronavirus aid

These organisations launched coronavirus relief projects - and they need your help.

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Idlib father offers to exchange kidney for a tent

Syrians fleeing Idlib violence are facing the shock of freezing weather and no shelter - and for one father, the prospect of no protection for ...

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Russia repatriates dozens of IS-linked orphans from Syria camp

Syria's Kurds on Thursday handed over 35 Russian orphans linked to the Islamic State group to their home country in the latest such ...

Kurdish authorities move 21 <em>orphans</em> out of Syria camp

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Kurdish authorities move 21 orphans out of Syria camp

The children, including some from France, Egypt and Dagestan, were only a fraction of the 224 orphans living in Al-Hol camp, home to ...

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British children of IS recruits could be repatriated

The United Kingdom may repatriate four British children of Islamic State recruits from a Syrian camp if their mother does not return with them.

Hundreds of Uighur refugee children are <em>orphans</em> in Turkey

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Hundreds of Uighur refugee children are orphans in Turkey

Uighur children are being orphaned after their parents travel to China to visit family, never to be heard from again.

Bangladesh closes breast milk bank after religious debate

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Bangladesh closes breast milk bank after religious debate

Bangladesh's top Islamic leadership has not yet made a ruling on the milk bank, but it was halted after critics said the plan could lead to ...

Finnish minister apologises for Instagram poll on IS women

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Finnish minister apologises for Instagram poll on IS women

The newly-appointed Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni posted a poll asking people to vote whether children should be repatriated with their mothers ...

Syria Kurds repatriate Islamic State-linked US, German children

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Syria Kurds repatriate Islamic State-linked US, German children

The Syrian Kurdish forces have hundreds of men, women and children with suspected links to the Islamic State group in their custody.

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UK to repatriate British orphans of IS fighters

The orphaned children have been handed over to a Foreign Office delegation and have reportedly left Syria.

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UK to repatriate citizens from Syria 'in coming days'

The BBC reported that the individuals being brought back from the region will return in the coming days, without providing further details.

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Conservative UK ministers ‘blocked IS orphans’ rescue from Syria

Home secretary Priti Patel was allegedly among cabinet hardliners who deemed children as young as six ‘security concerns’, vetoing the rescue of ...

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IS-linked Albanian child heads home to Italy from Syria

The Italian public has been following the story of 11-year-old Alvin, born in Italy to Albanian parents, since it emerged last month he was ...

Northern Syria 'too dangerous' to retrieve IS captives: Australia

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Northern Syria 'too dangerous' to retrieve IS captives: Australia

Australia's foreign affairs minister has ruled out carrying out further repatriation operations for the family members of IS fighters, citing ...

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France, Iraq to discuss putting IS members on trial

France's foreign minister will discuss setting up an international court for putting foreign IS fighters on trial, during an upcoming visit to ...

HRW warns against transfer of IS suspects to Iraq

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HRW warns against transfer of IS suspects to Iraq

HRW expressed concern that some countries with significant contingents of prisoners in Syria were seeking to move them across the border amid a ...

UN rescues British <em>orphans</em> trapped in Syria IS camp

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UN rescues British orphans trapped in Syria IS camp

Three British orphaned children of IS fighters who went missing after their camp in Syria came under Turkish attack have been rescued by the UN.

Palestinian Israeli protest convoy drives on Jerusalem

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Palestinian Israeli protest convoy drives on Jerusalem

Palestinian residents of Israel have been protesting for days against perceived inaction on behalf of the Israeli police to curb violence in ...

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