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Clashes between Yemen's warring factions have recently intensified, leaving civilians at greater risk from the country's ongoing conflict, which has already destroyed millions of lives.

Rights groups estimate political prisoners in Egypt to be around a staggering 60,000. The injustice in Egypt's prisons has left many seeking revenge.

UN voices alarm as HIV up 40% in Egypt

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UN voices alarm as HIV up 40% in Egypt

Social stigma, coupled with lack of funding is hindering efforts to tackle HIV in Egypt leading to a 40% spike in the epidemic the UN agency warns

First aid allowed into Yemen capital following Saudi blockade

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First aid allowed into Yemen capital following Saudi blockade

The first air flight landed in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Saturday, following a crippling embargo on the country by neighbour Saudi Arabia.

Saudi blocking Yemen aid despite pledge to reopen ports

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Saudi blocking Yemen aid despite pledge to reopen ports

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has refused to allow aid deliveries to resume a day after it pledged to lift the siege on sea and airports, the ...

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MbS: Iran leader is 'Hitler of the Middle East'

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has given his first interview since the arrest of dozens of high-profile businessmen and princes in an anti-corruption crackdown.

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Saudi Arabia to 'reopen Yemen ports to aid'

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it would reopen key ports to aid, as humanitarian agencies warn the country faced the largest ...

Noor El-Terk

Dear Egypt: #WeNeedToTalk about Sisi's track record

The irony of Egypt hosting the World Youth Forum while Egypt's youth find themselves trapped between unemployment and a disastrous HR record was ...

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers

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IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers

Around 700 bodies have been housed at the improvised morgue ever since IS militants were expelled in December 2016 from the coastal city of ...

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.

The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

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The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

Yemen reacts to the destruction of Sanaa's Sabaeen Square

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen reacts to the destruction of Sanaa's Sabaeen Square

In-depth: The New Arab asked a number of Sanaa residents for their reaction to this weekend's punitive bombing on al-Sabaeen Square, writes ...

UN relief chief demands easier aid access to Yemen

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UN relief chief demands easier aid access to Yemen

Following his first visit to Yemen since his appointment, the UN's relief chief Mark Lowcock has raised concerns about increasing levels of ...

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Imad K. Harb

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Comment: The Trump administration has re-opened the door to unlimited supplies, making congressional action crucial, writes Imad K. Harb.

Imad K. Harb

Will Congress block arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Comment: The Trump administration has re-opened the door to unlimited supplies, making congressional action crucial, writes Imad K. Harb.

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#MeToo: Arab women open up about sexual harassment

Women in the Middle East have shared their experiences with sexual assault and harassment as part of the global #MeToo hashtag to raise ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemen's cholera crisis now fastest and largest recorded

Cholera is killing children and adults as Yemen's sanitation and hospitals are bombed to rubble.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

More than 20,000 illegal child marriages every day

More than 100 million girls are still not protected by law against child marriage, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

'Breaking Point': Unpaid salaries hinder Yemen's fight against cholera

Charlie Hoyle

'Breaking Point': Unpaid salaries hinder Yemen's fight against cholera

Tens of thousands of health workers in Yemen have not received their salaries in over a year, overwhelming the health system and impeding the ...

Afrah Nasser

Remembering Yemen's deadly funeral hall bombing

Comment: No action whatsoever was taken to hold those responsible for the funeral hall 'double-tap' airstrike accountable, writes Afrah Nasser.

Tomb of 'Santa Claus' discovered in Turkey

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Tomb of 'Santa Claus' discovered in Turkey

Turkish archaeologists believe that they have found the remains of a Christian saint famed for his generosity who is said to be the inspiration ...

Cholera prevention fell short during Yemen outbreak, says UN

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Cholera prevention fell short during Yemen outbreak, says UN

World Health Organisation says that world agencies could have acted faster in response to Yemen's deadly cholera epidemic, which has ...

Yemen cholera cases to reach 'one million'

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Yemen cholera cases to reach 'one million'

Cholera cases in Yemen could reach one million by the end of the year, making it the fasting-growing epidemic of the disease in history.

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