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More than a century of prejudice and killings have peppered the history of the Hazara in Afghanistan. Amid fears of ethnic cleansing, the UK Parliament launched a Hazara inquiry last month as the international community is urged to act now.
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Despite overwhelming pessimism about the future of the country, Lebanese youth are optimistic about the 2022 election.
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Between hopes for change, tensions between voters and violations of the electoral law, the Lebanese diaspora vote gives a foretaste of what could happen in the legislative elections to be held on May 15.
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For many, Shireen Abu Akleh wasn’t only the voice of Palestine but one who empowered and encouraged many aspiring journalists. As the world mourns her death, we speak to people about the impact the veteran journalist's life and work had on them.
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Lebanon's disabled citizens are holding fast to their demand for the right to vote with dignity at the elections on 15 May, despite the government's failure so far to make good on promises they have made repeatedly in the past.
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Russia's war on Ukraine has caused the price of staples like wheat to skyrocket which is causing untold damage to territories already mired in poverty, such as Idlib and northwest Syria, leaving civilians fighting to survive.
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An understated giant of midwestern architecture, Iranian-born Siah Armajani has cemented his place in the design history of the United States. Profiling his achievements over a 60-year career, The New Arab looks back on his life and his legacy.
People pass by election campaign posters hung in the city of Beirut, on April 18, 2022 in Beirut, Lebanon. Billboards without advertisers, for lack of money, are plastered with political posters across Beirut. On May 15 Lebanese will be heading to polls for the first time since the financial collapse and the protest movement of 2019
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A few days separate the Lebanese from the 2022 parliamentary elections. As the electoral battle intensifies with the emergence of a promising opposition, psychological experts advise people to shield their mental health by moderating expectations.
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine exposed the double standards of European countries in accepting refugees. Hungary is one such example. For non-Ukrainians like Lebanese citizen Samir, now trapped in Serbia, his life and future hang in the balance.
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Any optimism borne from Lebanon's October 2019 revolution seems to have dissipated, with most Lebanese citizens broadly apathetic about real political change in the country. The New Arab speaks with potential voters about their electoral grievances.