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As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as societal shift.

This week we focus on a deadly attack on government forces, a newly-launched anti-Houthi offensive, and violence against children.

Kidnapped Yemeni girl found 'with severed tongue'

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Kidnapped Yemeni girl found 'with severed tongue'

A 9-year-old girl who was reportedly kidnapped in Yemen's capital Sanaa earlier this week has been found in a traumatising condition.

Companions in Conflict: Animals in Occupied Palestine

Ramona Wadi

Companions in Conflict: Animals in Occupied Palestine

Book Club: Penny Johnson's novel skilfully brings attention to how Israel's colonial and military occupation of Palestinian land has ravaged not ...

Animals affected by crippling Gaza siege evacuated to Jordan

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Animals affected by crippling Gaza siege evacuated to Jordan

Dozens of animals from the Gaza Strip have been transported to Jordan as the humanitarian situation in the blockaded enclave worsens.

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Turkey's parliament to open mini zoo... for animal rights

Turkey's parliament has said it plans to open a mini zoo, populated with birds and deer, in order to promote animal rights in the country.

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Dozens of animals to be saved from Gaza zoo

Animals would be taken out of a zoo in the Palestinian enclave and relocated to sanctuaries in Jordan next week, the Four Paws ...

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Palestinian man arrested following murder of Israeli woman

The Israeli woman's body was found covered in stab marks near Jerusalem, and has been subject to a gag order.

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Trump's son 'likens migrants to dangerous zoo animals'

President Donald Trump's eldest son appeared to liken migrants to dangerous animals in his latest racist remarks on desperate people seeking to ...

The disheartening impossibility of leaving Gaza through Rafah border

Muhammad Shehada

The disheartening impossibility of leaving Gaza through Rafah border

Blog: Muhammad Shehada recalls his family's failed attempt to leave Gaza through the Rafah border, an experience hundreds go through.

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Lions rescued from Middle East head to South Africa

The animal rights group Four Paws International rescued Saeed and Simba in daring warzone operations in 2017 from Magic World outside in Syria's ...

This activist asked Twitter about experiences of racism

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This activist asked Twitter about experiences of racism

People began to discuss instances in which they were jokingly referred to as terrorists, orientalised, fetishised and had their ethnic ...

The price Palestinians pay for the neglect of Qalqilya

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The price Palestinians pay for the neglect of Qalqilya

Qalqilya has been eagerly awaiting implementation of the Israeli plan that will allow it to double its size by expanding into land that has ...

Mosul <em>zoo</em> lion and bear flown out of Iraq

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Mosul zoo lion and bear flown out of Iraq

A group of veterinarians from the Four Paws International charity took the animals out of war-battered Mosul and finally managed to fly them out ...

Mosul rescue workers recount horror of devastating air raid

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Mosul rescue workers recount horror of devastating air raid

In Mosul at the scene of a devastating air raid, which killed as many as 200 civilians, Civil Defence responders spoke of the horrors civilians ...

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Lebanon rescues Siberian tiger cubs en route to Syria

An animal rights group in Lebanon is caring for three dehydrated, maggot-infested Siberian tiger cubs that were rescued on their way to a zoo in neighbouring war-ravaged Syria.

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Dubai ruler orders cat killers to clean zoo

Three men filmed torturing a cat to death have been ordered to clean Dubai Zoo every day for the next three months as a punishment for ...

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Emirati cat killers forced to clean zoo as punishment

Three Emirati men who were filmed feeding a live cat to dogs have been ordered by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed to clean a zoo. Does the ...

Robert Cusack

Stamp-of-approval: Tunisia becomes first country to honour cyber dissident

Yahyaoui, a 'pioneer of cyber-dissidence', once invited his website's readers to vote on whether Tunisia was "a republic, a kingdom, a ...

Ark of endangered species on the brink in Yemen

Scott Preston

Ark of endangered species on the brink in Yemen

With Taiz wracked by conflict animals in the city's zoo, including rare species of lion, leopard, and tiger, face starvation. ...

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Crocodile at Tunisian zoo stoned to death

A crocodile at a Tunisian zoo was stoned to death by a group of tourists, authorities in the capital said Wednesday, denouncing the ...

Starving lion, bear discovered amid IS battle in Mosul

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Starving lion, bear discovered amid IS battle in Mosul

A starving lion and bear have been rescued from an area recently recaptured from the Islamic State group in the flashpoint city of Mosul.

Chimpanzee smuggled to Iraq finds refuge in Kenya

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Chimpanzee smuggled to Iraq finds refuge in Kenya

Manno the chimp was trafficked to the Kurdish city of Dohuk three years ago, part of a "proliferation" of ape trafficking from Africa to the ...

Video of tigers frolicking on Dubai beach goes viral

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Video of tigers frolicking on Dubai beach goes viral

A peculiar video clip showing five tigers playing in waters not far from Dubai's famous Burj al-Arab have emerged on social media over the ...

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