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Comment: Abu Dhabi is free to support brutal militias and seize key ports in Yemen's south thanks to a total absence of competent governance, writes Afrah Nasser.

Comment: It is the face of a father who has to choose between buying food for his family or buying medicine for his sick wife, writes UNICEF's Henrietta H Fore.

Anger as Lebanese authorities deport 'abused' Kenyan domestic worker

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Anger as Lebanese authorities deport 'abused' Kenyan domestic worker

Anti-kafala activists say the assault is "not an isolated nor singular account of unprovoked violence against a black migrant woman in Lebanon".

Dutch jail jihadist fighters still missing in action

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Dutch jail jihadist fighters still missing in action

A Rotterdam court sentenced three men in their absence to up to seven years in jail for joining a "terrorist" organisation in Iraq and Syria.

Russian airstrike kills Syrians marching in Golan Heights protest

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Russian airstrike kills Syrians marching in Golan Heights protest

Syrians displaced from the Assad regime's brutal assault on Daraa were killed during a Russian airstrike as they marched towards the Golan ...

Elinor Raikes

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Comment: Migrants should be treated with dignity, and their rights under international law, upheld, writes Elinor Raikes.

David Sheen

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

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'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Israel threatens Syrian refugees approaching Golan frontier zone

Israeli troops warned Syrian refugees approaching the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to keep away from the wire, as the Assad ...

Israel passes law banning left-wing groups from schools

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Israel passes law banning left-wing groups from schools

The Israeli parliament on Tuesday passed a law banning groups that are critical of the occupation of Palestinian land from entering Israeli ...

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Sky's the limit: Aviation schools open to Saudi women

Saudi women will now be able to learn how to fly, with aviation schools opening their doors to female applicants following the lifting ...

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Malia Bouattia

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Comment: The locking up of activists serves as a reminder that the Kingdom is neither interested in women's rights, nor in greater ...

Israel frees Turkish woman charged with aiding Hamas

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Israel frees Turkish woman charged with aiding Hamas

Israeli authorities released a Turkish women who had been arrested and accused of helping the Palestinian Hamas movement while visiting ...

Exonerated Lebanese actor reveals torture details

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Exonerated Lebanese actor reveals torture details

Ziad Itani, a Lebanese actor exonerated over charges of collaborating with Israel, has detailed the torture he faced while in detention.

Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert

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Hundreds of African migrants 'abandoned' in desert

An official in Niger said hundreds of African migrants in Algeria were abandoned in the desert with hardly any food and water before being ...

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Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

Chinese authorities have cracked down on Hui Muslims in the western region of Linxia, with locals fearing that the government is deliberately trying to eradicate Islam from the area.

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Five European countries to take in stranded migrants

European countries agreed to take in a share of migrants stranded off the Italian coast.

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Modesty laws: Israel's female soldiers adhere to 'bra schedule'

Female Israeli soldiers have been excluded from their military exercises and are being pressured to adhere to an increase in 'modesty codes'.

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Saudi woman may face sex charge for hugging singer

The woman could be charged under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia which could see her locked up for two years in prison.

Saudi woman 'arrested for hugging' singer at concert

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Saudi woman 'arrested for hugging' singer at concert

Videos show the woman running onto the stage and embracing the singer before being wrestled off by a security guard.

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Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

Italy and Malta argued over who was responsible for rescuing around 450 migrants cramped onto a fishing boat on Friday.

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Ruqaya Izzidien

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Comment: It's a slippery slope between appreciation and appropriation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

South Sudan needs a stronger state and reconciliation

Andrew Edward Tchie

South Sudan needs a stronger state and reconciliation

Comment: Unless sustainable plans are put in place to guide the world's newest failed state, South Sudan will continue to sign agreements with ...

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Ebti Numari

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights ...

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