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Jordan to cancel ‘marry the victim’ clause shielding rapists

24 June, 2017

In a key step toward reform, the kingdom is now poised to abolish a provision that exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim

Most Muslim countries to celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

24 June, 2017

The Eid al-Fitr feast marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is to start on Sunday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring Gulf States, religious authorities announced.

Turkey, Russia to deploy forces in Syria's Idlib

23 June, 2017

Turkish and Russian forces will be deployed in Syria’s Idlib region as part of a 'de-escalation' agreement brokered by Russia, Turkey’s presidential spokesperson said on Thursday.

Syrian young woman becomes first ever refugee Goodwill Ambassador

21 June, 2017

UNICEF has appointed a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee as Goodwill Ambassador in a historic first.

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

20 June, 2017

Analysis: Washington has shot down aircraft threatening its allies in Syria, and will likely shoot down more, writes Paul Iddon.

World Refugee Day: Trump's aid withdrawal hurts mothers

20 June, 2017

Women in refugee camps around the world have been put at risk by the Trump administration's withdrawal of funding for the UN's maternal health agency

Iraqi forces capture border crossing to Syria from IS

18 June, 2017

Iraqi forces captured a border crossing to Syria from the Islamic State group, increasing pressure on the extremists and getting closer to meeting up with Syrian troops and their allies

British magician travels to Lebanon to perform for refugees

17 June, 2017

Jamie visits the poorest areas of Jordan and Lebanon and co-ordinates with local and international NGOs to provide laughter and relief for refugees in psychosocial and educational support programmes.

Saudi Arabia and UAE using journalists 'like political footballs'

17 June, 2017

Gulf nations involved in the blockade against Qatar have been told not to use Al-Jazeera journalists and their families as political footballs by the world's biggest media union.

The US expands its toehold in southern Syria

16 June, 2017

As the US bolsters its presence in the region, the likelihood of clashes and escalation between the coalition and regime forces increases, writes Paul Iddon.

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