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Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised response, writes Pranab Bardhan.

Although none of the detected infections are critical, health officials and NGO workers in the Rohingya refugee camps are worried transmission is widespread.

Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

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Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

Myanmar has submitted its first report to the ICJ on steps taken to prevent the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim population.

Lebanon's PM warns country at risk of 'food crisis'

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Lebanon's PM warns country at risk of 'food crisis'

The financial crisis in Lebanon could lead to a major food crisis, the country's premier has warned.

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Anu Shukla

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Gasia Ohanes

Lebanon's Anti-Racism Movement a lifeline for vulnerable migrant workers

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Sam Hamad

Egypt's Sisi legislates against coronavirus, and his people

Comment: Sisi is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to expand his already autocratic grip on power, and to protect Egypt's elites, ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Conditions worsen in Syria's forgotten refugee camp

Syrians in Rukban camp remain in grave danger with no aid deliveries to residents and medical services almost non-existent.

WHO to improve coronavirus testing capabilities in war-torn Yemen

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WHO to improve coronavirus testing capabilities in war-torn Yemen

Yemen's WHO hopes to receive tens of thousands of coronavirus testing kits while working to prepare dozens of dedicated Covid-19 hospitals as it ...

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Ramadan begins under the shadow of coronavirus

Many Muslim-majority states have cancelled communal prayers and cautioned against gathering for fast-breaking meals during the holy month.

How Palestine's Red Crescent is taking charge of Covid-19

Diana Alghoul

How Palestine's Red Crescent is taking charge of Covid-19

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19

Syria quarantines town known to house pro-regime foreign fighters

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Syria quarantines town known to house pro-regime foreign fighters

The Syrian regime has sealed off the town of Sayyida Zeinab as a Covid-19 'precaution' without acknowledging the town is a hub of foreign Shia ...

UAE coronavirus aid to Syrians shouldn't mean rehabilitating Assad

Sam Hamad

UAE coronavirus aid to Syrians shouldn't mean rehabilitating Assad

Comment: Don't be fooled, it's not humanitarian help UAE is offering Assad, its normalisation of his tyrannical regime, writes Sam Hamad

US cuts healthcare aid to Yemen despite coronavirus fears

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US cuts healthcare aid to Yemen despite coronavirus fears

Donald Trump has slashed aid to Yemen despite a global coronavirus epidemic that has left healthcare systems around the world inundated with ...

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Syria regime 'may let prisoners die' as coronavirus spreads

Syria opposition demands an examination for signs of the novel virus in regime-run prisons, voicing concerns that the regime may leave prisoners to die.

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Prisoners in brutal Assad jails at risk of coronavirus

Prisoners in Assad jails are at risk of coronavirus in an already violent environment.

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UN calls for Syria ceasefire, prisoner release

Syria has recorded its first case of the potentially deadly coronavirus.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Activists allege a coronavirus cover-up by regime

Regime areas of Syria look set to be hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.

Child killed in devastating fire at Yemen refugee camp

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Child killed in devastating fire at Yemen refugee camp

A devastating fire at a camp for internally displaced persons killed a four-year-old child, according to local reports.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Financial reports expose 'lavish' UN budget

This week we focus on a financial report that has been slammed by rights activists as corrupt.

Lebanon's post-Civil War generation flock to streets without fear

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon's post-Civil War generation flock to streets without fear

Since the start of Lebanon's massive country-wide protests, youngsters have been constantly on the front lines of the protests calling for ...

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

This week we focus on the escalation between Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal fighters, deadly coalition 'revenge' strikes and a prisoner swap.

Yemen's Houthis drop 'tax' threat that jeopardised aid

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Yemen's Houthis drop 'tax' threat that jeopardised aid

A threat to impose tax on aid has been dropped by the Houthi rebels, marking a major step in ending the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.

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