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Exiled Yemeni leader Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi headed to the UAE in an apparent attempt to patch up relations ahead of an assault on a key rebel-held port.

The UN is making diplomatic efforts to halt a Saudi-led coalition attack on Yemen's Hodeida port, saying 250,000 people are at risk.

The magical thinking behind an attack on Hodeida

Eric Eikenberry

The magical thinking behind an attack on Hodeida

Comment: The steps between 'attack Hodeida' and 'peace', are less than clear, writes Eric Eikenberry.

Britain's role in Yemen: Radical change must happen now

Joe Odell

Britain's role in Yemen: Radical change must happen now

Comment: Through weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, UK arms dealers continue to profit handsomely from the tragedy in Yemen, writes Joe Odell.

The problem with Portman's Palestine solidarity

Amal Awad

The problem with Portman's Palestine solidarity

Comment: Natalie Portman's recent comments fail to mention Palestinians, and imply she doesn't inherently have a problem with Israel and its ...

The New Arab & agencies

Multi-billion dollar donor pledge for Syrian refugee aid 'inadequate'

International donors have pledged $4.4 billion in aid for 2018 for civilians caught up in the Syrian civil war - well short of a UN target.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria blocks aid into Ghouta as donors pledge $4.4bn

The Syrian regime is yet to allow UN humanitarian aid into Eastern Ghouta since retaking it two weeks ago, as $4.4bn pledged toward Syria is ...

Charlie Hoyle

Explainer: Life in Gaza under Israel's blockade

Gaza is one of the most densely populated territories on the planet, with two million Palestinians crammed into just 362 square kilometres – and ...

The New Arab

Don't sell warships to Saudi military, charities urge Spain

The "Arms Under Control" collective called on Spain to halt its planned military deals with Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, during Saudi Prince ...

Syrian refugees 'forced to exchange sex for aid'

The New Arab

Syrian refugees 'forced to exchange sex for aid'

'The more she gives to the distributor, the more aid she will receive': Syrian girls as young as 13 face widespread sexual exploitation from ...

Rouf Dar

Report: Human rights languish in India

Analysis: Modi has drummed up nationalist fervour to divert attention from deteriorating human rights in the country, according to a new Human ...

Australia's warmongers must come clean on weapons exports

CJ Werleman

Australia's warmongers must come clean on weapons exports

Comment: The Australian government is exporting death and doom to the Middle East while keeping its citizens in the dark about the nature of its ...

UK law needs a new definition of 'family'

Sophia Akram

UK law needs a new definition of 'family'

Comment: If refugees are to 'integrate', they must be allowed to reunite with their families, writes Sophia Akram.

Yemen rebels 'ban aid agencies' as airstrikes kill civilians

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen rebels 'ban aid agencies' as airstrikes kill civilians

The UN say that rebels have banned over 35 aid agencies carrying out critical health work in the besieged country, as more civilians are ...

Palestinians launching major online activism event amid Israeli crackdown

The New Arab

Palestinians launching major online activism event amid Israeli crackdown

7amleh, the Arab Central for the Advancement of Social Media, will host its second international forum in the West Bank next month, aimed at ...

Sonia Boulos

The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

Comment: The lacklustre international response to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem imperils international law and the institutions that exist to uphold it, writes Sonia Boulos.

The New Arab

Trump: Saudi Arabia must lift blockade on Yemen

President Trump called for Saudi Arabia to lift its blockade on Yemen immediately suggesting Washington had run out patience

The New Arab

Call to end 'abysmal conditions' for refugees in Greece

A group of humanitarian organisations sent an open letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsiparis, demanding the government revokes its policy ...

Alessandra Bajec

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

In-depth: By reinforcing Europe's fortress policy, Italy is further endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants rather than solving the crisis, ...

<em>Oxfam</em> protests Trump's refugee policy outside his childhood home

The New Arab

Oxfam protests Trump's refugee policy outside his childhood home

Oxfam invited refugees who have settled in the US to Donald Trump's childhood home in New York, in a bid to have the country recognise ...

The New Arab

Trolling Saudi minister threatens war with Qatar

Blog: Saud al-Qahtani has adopted the Donald Trump model, tweeting thinly veiled threats of war.

Charities slam UK government for 'trapping' refugees in Mediterranean

The New Arab

Charities slam UK government for 'trapping' refugees in Mediterranean

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's pledged to assist Libya blocking migrants attempting to reach Europe, but the move has angered human rights ...

Refugees trapped in Libya tortured, raped and murdered: <em>Oxfam</em>

The New Arab

Refugees trapped in Libya tortured, raped and murdered: Oxfam

The fate of Europe-bound refugees trapped in Libya has been detailed in a shocking report by Oxfam, revealing the brutal torture, ...

South Sudan starves as aid agencies fail to deliver

The New Arab & agencies

South Sudan starves as aid agencies fail to deliver

Only 30% of the annual target has been reached so far, more than half-way through the year, a UN official in Khartoum has warned.

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