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“We don’t have lots of demands for repatriation. We just want our safety and security to be guaranteed, and the government of Myanmar should restore our citizenship and equal rights.”

The clashes come just two weeks after the UN peacekeeping force ended its mandate in Darfur.

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Jillian C. York

Deplatforming Trump is no atonement for tech's sins abroad

Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

Jordan becomes first country to vaccinate refugees

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Jordan becomes first country to vaccinate refugees

Jordan has vaccinated its first refugee and intends to include all those living in the country in its vaccine programme.

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

CJ Werleman

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

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Fire destroys hundreds of homes in Rohingya refugee camp

Hundreds of homes in Nayapara Camp have been destroyed by a fire that broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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EU watchdog launches Frontex investigation over migrant harassment allegations

The EU has launched an investigation into claims that Greece is pushing migrants on boats back into the sea.

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Yara El Murr

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data ...

Asylum seekers protest conditions in UK military camp

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Asylum seekers protest conditions in UK military camp

Asylum seekers in a camp in Kent are peacefully protesting abysmal conditions.

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Israel bans documentary about 'war crimes' by Arab director

Mohammed Bakri’s 'Jenin, Jenin' - which depicts clashes in 2002 at Jenin refugee camp - has now been banned in Israel, after over a ...

Banipal announces winner of prestigious Arabic translation literary prize

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Banipal announces winner of prestigious Arabic translation literary prize

The literary magazine has announced the winner of a translation prize as a Harvard lecturer.

Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

Yemen's Houthis were defiant after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President ...

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Tara Ansari Esfahani

How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun ...

Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move would ...

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Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only be solidified if Congress fail to object.

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Germany revokes asylum status of far-right pro-Assad Syrian

Germany has revoked the asylum status of Kevork Almassian, an outspoken Syrian supporter of the Assad regime who works for the far-right AfD ...

Jessica Buxbaum

Palestinians in Jerusalem face a struggle for survival

In-depth: Settler groups are engaged in a house-by-house struggle for Jerusalem, using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's regime auctions off land of the displaced

Rights groups and legal experts say local authorities in parts of northwest Syria recaptured by government forces have staged auctions to ...

Lebanon New Year celebratory gunfire damages aircrafts at airport

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Lebanon New Year celebratory gunfire damages aircrafts at airport

Three airplanes were damaged as Lebanese revellers celebrated the arrival of 2021.

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Lebanon New Year celebratory gunfire kills Syrian refugee

Stray bullets from such gunfire are a source of constant worry across the country, but Lebanese authorities have struggled to stamp out the ...

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Migrant lives 'at risk' after Bosnia camp burns down

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Migrant lives 'at risk' after Bosnia camp burns down

Plans to relocate the migrants have been held up after official disagreements and protests from locals.

Arrests after arson attack at camp in Lebanon

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Arrests after arson attack at camp in Lebanon

The fire on Saturday night tore through the tented shelters of some 75 families near the town of Bhanine in the north Lebanon Miniyeh region, ...

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