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Belgian director of the association Child Focus Heidi De Pauw said that it was needed to bring back the children of foreign jihadists in Syria by fear of radicalisation.

Abderrazaq Khatoun is 83 years old and raising 11 orphaned grandchildren whose parents were lost during the conflict

French mother on hunger strike to repatriate detained daughter

The New Arab Staff

French mother on hunger strike to repatriate detained daughter

Pascale Descamps has been on hunger strike since February 1 to get her daughter repatriated from detention camp in Syria with her four children.

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Nazli Tarzi

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Mosul tells the gruelling story of the Nineveh SWAT team's battle against the Islamic State, but overlooks civilian testimonies and the ...

Germany brings home women, children from Syria camps

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany brings home women, children from Syria camps

Three women and 12 children from camps in Syria have been returned to Germany for humanitarian reasons, authorities in Berlin said on Sunday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt closes decade-old, controversial foreign funding case

Egypt closed a long-running investigation into 20 NGOs accused of illegally receiving foreign funds.

The New Arab Staff

British women, children held in 'barbaric' Syria camps: report

A report has exposed the 'barbaric' conditions British women and children are kept in in Syria.

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Charity slams UK 'inaction' on orphans stranded in Syria

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

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Tunisian families battle to repatriate children of jihadists

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 ...

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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

Sana Uqba

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

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

Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus curfew complicates lives of Kuwaiti polygamists

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

Five organisations providing coronavirus aid

The New Arab

Five organisations providing coronavirus aid

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

Idlib father offers to exchange kidney for a tent

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

The New Arab

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 repatriation of parentless children.

The New Arab & agencies

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.

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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

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

The New Arab

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

The New Arab & agencies

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.

UK to repatriate British <em>orphans</em> of IS fighters

The New Arab

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.

UK to repatriate citizens from Syria 'in coming days'

The New Arab

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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