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

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.

Calls for firing police officers who 'assaulted' Arab-American teenager

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Calls for firing police officers who 'assaulted' Arab-American teenager

CAIR New Jersey has urged the dismissal of two police officers accused of assaulting a teenager.

Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

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Record 12.4mn people food insecure in war-torn Syria: WFP

The World Food Programme on Saturday warned a record 12.4 million people are food insecure in Syria, where fresh efforts to revive a peace ...

Families of detainees detail vision for justice in Syria

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Families of detainees detail vision for justice in Syria

Syrian families, who lost members inside Bashar Al-Assad’s prisons, have laid out their plans to seek justice and called for the fates of those ...

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Family of kidnapped Pakistan girl slam authorities' inaction

The case is now being examined by a government inquiry into the forced conversions of religious minority women and girls.

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UN Security Council fails to agree on Syria declaration

Th United Nations Security Council continues to struggle in Syria negotiations.

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Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

Members of the Yazidi community will gather for a burial ceremony to honour 104 victims, as many more await identification.

Malia Bouattia

60 years after Algerian liberation, France is distorting history

Comment: As long as France refuses to acknowledge its crimes in Algeria and the need for reparations, the report's empty gestures will count for ...

Biden to undo 'national shame' of Trump child separations

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Biden to undo 'national shame' of Trump child separations

The newly elected US president has promised to undo Trump's condemned immigration policy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 health of ...

UN urges countries to repatriate 27,000 children from Syria

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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.

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Hiba Rahim

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Comment: Conservatives in Florida are introducing a new anti-protest bill, but make no mistake about its intended target, writes Hiba Rahim.

UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

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UN announces talks on new Syria constitution

Geir Pedersen has announced that the Constitutional Committee will resume talks in an effort to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria.

11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

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11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

Israeli settlers have stormed the Palestinian village of Madama in the West Bank, throwing stones at and injuring a young girl, amid repeated ...

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Yemen clashes near Hodeida 'kill 150 in a week'

Medics and rescue workers said that military fatalities on the two government and Houthi sides had reached a total of 70 between Saturday and Sunday

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 ...

Marc Owen Jones

Tech fuelled the Arab Spring, then helped quash it

Comment: Social media played an important role in the Arab uprisings, but over the last decade, authoritarian regimes have embraced this ...

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 ...

In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

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In town brutalised by IS, Iraq tests its power

The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary ...

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Diana Alghoul

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Book Club: In Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran alchemises her trauma into a semi-autobiographical novel that was hard to put down.

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Comment: Some said the Arab Spring would never reach Algeria, but as the people cheered on the regional protests, their own revolution was ...

'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats <em>trauma</em>

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'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

Comedians have found plenty of material in the many mishaps of Lebanon, a multi-confessional country still deeply divided after the 1975-1990 ...

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