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Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes Kourosh Ziabari.

Two refugee men were killed in a clash among migrants near the border with Croatia.

Child migrant crossings to UK surge under coronavirus lockdown

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Child migrant crossings to UK surge under coronavirus lockdown

The number of unaccompanied minors arriving in the UK by sea have doubled compared to last year, authorities confirmed.

It's time to reform the UN

Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari

It's time to reform the UN

Comment: The world has changed and the UN failed to keep up. It must abandon the old mindset and move in new, potentially uncomfortable ...

Turkey allows children to leave homes after 40-day lockdown

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Turkey allows children to leave homes after 40-day lockdown

Children under 14 were allowed out for four hours on Wednesday, as Turkey eases its stringent restrictions on movement due to the coronavirus ...

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Lebanon’s coronavirus response endangers lives by ignoring disabled community

Human Rights Watch has criticised Lebanon's government for having 'completely ignored' disabled people from its Covid-19 response, preventing them from accessing healthcare, schooling, and other vital support during lockdown.

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Qatar expected to beat odds and post 2020 surplus

Qatar could see five percent growth in 2020.

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Coronavirus takes a toll in Sweden's immigrant community

Sweden's immigrant communities have been hit harder than most by the outbreak of Covid-19.

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Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

Bangladesh has quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees on an unstable silt island where they have little access to aid, after being stranded at sea for ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egyptian workers stranded in Kuwait riot demanding to return home, mosques reopen in Iran, Lebanon eases lockdown measures and Dubai Expo 2020 ...

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Hollywood artist tutors Arabic-speaking kids during pandemic

Ali Adeeb, a Syrian-born animation artist who works at Warner Bros. Entertainment, and her sister Sandi, a university lecturer, set up ...

UAE football league could re-start in August

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UAE football league could re-start in August

The UAE football league is hoping to restart in summer.

Israel's Independence Day: Abuses against Palestinians continue in Hebron

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Israel's Independence Day: Abuses against Palestinians continue in Hebron

Israeli settlers blocked off private Palestinian land in the occupied city of Hebron to mark Israel's so-called Independence Day.

Record 50 million refugees currently internally displaced

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Record 50 million refugees currently internally displaced

Conflict and disaster forced more than 33 million people to flee within their own countries last year, putting them at greater risk amid the ...

IMF approves 1.4 billion in coronavirus aid to Pakistan

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IMF approves 1.4 billion in coronavirus aid to Pakistan

The International Monetary Fund has approved new emergency aid for Pakistan - a country already under a three-year, $6 billion program from the ...

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IMF: Middle East set for huge economic coronavirus hit

The IMF has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic will hit economies hard across the world, particularly those in the Middle East.

Stasa Salacanin

Gulf migrant workers count the cost of coronavirus

Migrant workers in the Gulf are bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic as states introduce strict quarantine measures and travel bans.

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Erdogan orders fresh weekend lockdown for Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered a fresh lockdown next weekend, warning the move would be imposed as long as necessary to stop the ...

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Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

Morocco NGO delivers supplies to single mums in lockdown

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Morocco NGO delivers supplies to single mums in lockdown

Each year, INSAF helps over 500 young women who have fallen pregnant out of wedlock - viewed as a "sin" by a society marked by religious ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran's economy slowly reopens, renowned Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji dies of coronavirus, Lebanese expats continue journey home on return ...

IMF grants $745 million to Tunisia for Covid-19 response

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IMF grants $745 million to Tunisia for Covid-19 response

The IMF has granted Tunisia $745 to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

Sebastian Castelier

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

Comment: The key role airlines play in Gulf development strategies implies a potentially profound knock-on effect, writes Sebastian Castelier.

Hundreds of migrants stranded at unsafe Libya port: UN

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Hundreds of migrants stranded at unsafe Libya port: UN

As many as 280 migrants were left stranded on a Libyan coastguard boat after heavy bombardment prevented them from stepping on land.

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