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In-depth: The specific mental health needs of refugees in Germany are being exacerbated by limited access to care and uncertainty about the future, with dire consequences, reports Asher Kessler.

Host to the holiest sites in the world's Abrahamic religions, home to a divided population, and marred by politics, here are five things to know about Jerusalem.

Islamophobia Awareness Month: We need activism not diplomacy

Malia Bouattia

Islamophobia Awareness Month: We need activism not diplomacy

Comment: Too often, our so-called community leaders and representatives hope that by inviting Islamophobes into our houses, associations and mosques, we will change their minds, writes Malia Bouattia.

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Malia Bouattia

Cambridge vs BDS: Standing up to institutional bias

Comment: Universities in the UK are clamping down on pro-Palestine campaigners while their pro-Israel counterparts enjoy unadulterated free ...

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

Matt Broomfield

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee camp.

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'Sisi's balls': Egypt cracks down on popular children's toy

Egyptian police have launched a crackdown on street vendors selling a popular children's toy which authorities have deemed insulting to the country's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Texas gunman motive 'domestic', not racial or religious: official

Sunday's mass shooting at a congregation of a small-town Texas church was an attack driven by a 'domestic' dispute, US officials said on Monday.

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Israel holding bodies of Palestinians killed in Gaza tunnel

Israel is holding the bodies of five Palestinian militants found after its army blew up a tunnel last week stretching from the Gaza Strip into ...

Laura Cappon

The mental trauma of Iraq's displaced

In-depth: As the Islamic State group faces defeat in Iraq, the mental scars of their brutality remain carved into Iraqis who suffered ...

Anti-IS Hawija offensive displaced '14,000 civilians'

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Anti-IS Hawija offensive displaced '14,000 civilians'

A military offensive by the Iraqi army to recapture the town of Hawija forcibly displaced nearly 14,000 civilians to neighbouring districts of ...

Usman Butt

Lie down on a couch with the Arabic Freud

Book review: The growth of psychoanalysis as a popular science in the Middle East in the post-war period encourages another look at classical ...

Jailed Iranian-British woman faces extra 15 years to sentence

The New Arab

Jailed Iranian-British woman faces extra 15 years to sentence

An Iranian-British woman jailed for five years at a notorious Iran jail could face another 15 years behind bars following new charges against ...

European countries 'fail to meet refugee resettlement quotas'

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European countries 'fail to meet refugee resettlement quotas'

European countries have "fundamentally failed" to fulfil their promises to relocate refugees and asylum-seekers leaving thousands of people ...

Walking with Mashrou' Leila through the streets of Beirut

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Walking with Mashrou' Leila through the streets of Beirut

The New Arab walked with Mashrou' Leila through the streets of Beirut: a city of conflict and contradictions that made them who they are today.

Brussels prioritises trade with Egypt over Ibrahim Halawa's life

Sam Hamad

Brussels prioritises trade with Egypt over Ibrahim Halawa's life

Comment: Ibrahim Halawa was imprisoned in Cairo on sham charges and his trial was postponed 37 times, yet Dublin and Brussels still won't act, ...

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Algeria's president makes rare appearance as police quell protest

Algeria's stroke-afflicted president has made a rare public appearance as protesters calling for him to be dismissed over his failing health were rounded up in the country's capital.

Charlie Hoyle

'No childhood anymore': Bombings and beheadings haunt Raqqa's children

A generation of children in Raqqa have been exposed to unimaginable horrors under Islamic State group rule, along with anti-IS bombing and ...

The New Arab

Saudi authorities arrest teenager for 'spitting on the Quran'

A 15-year-old Saudi boy was arrested in Riyadh after sharing on social media a video of himself "spitting" on the holy Quran, sparking outrage.

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Power struggle for Algerian presidency as Bouteflika's 'health worsens'

A former presidential candidate has openly questioned Algerian President Bouteflika's ability to lead the country this week over his alleged ...

Violence creating 'lost generation' of Middle East men: study

The New Arab

Violence creating 'lost generation' of Middle East men: study

Suicide and murder are rising fast in the Middle East and nearby regions that are already grappling with war and conflict, creating a "lost ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian activists tackle stigma surrounding learning disabilities

Adopting a fresh approach to helping those with learning disabilities, Egyptian activists aim to promote inclusion over isolation.

A glimmer of hope as MSF opens Kunduz clinic

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

A glimmer of hope as MSF opens Kunduz clinic

MSF secured Pentagon assurances that medics would not be targeted, but the military has either botched air raids or disregarded Afghan lives ...

Nearly 20,000 civilians trapped in IS-held areas of Mosul Nearly 20,000 civilians trapped in IS-held areas of Mosul

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Nearly 20,000 civilians trapped in IS-held areas of Mosul

Up to 20,000 civilians are trapped in the remaining areas held by the Islamic State in Mosul's Old City, which Iraqi forces are battling to ...

Stigma keeps drug addicts quiet in Gaza Strip

The New Arab

Stigma keeps drug addicts quiet in Gaza Strip

In the Gaza Strip, the tiny Palestinian territory sandwiched between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean and ravaged by three wars in a decade, ...

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