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A group of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is working to buid international support for 'safe return zones' in Syria amid ever-worsening living conditions, report Roshan De Stone and David Suber.

Interview: He called himself Mosul Eye and wrote about the atrocities of Islamic State in his city for two years. Francesca Mannocchi meets the man behind the blog, Omar Mohammed.

State racism and rising Islamophobia: Remembering Mohammed Saleem

Malia Bouattia

State racism and rising Islamophobia: Remembering Mohammed Saleem

Comment: Tragically, the brutal murder of Mohammed Saleem five years ago was not an isolated incident of Islamophobic hate crime in the UK, writes Malia Bouattia.

Disabled children 'put aside' in Lebanese education system

Florence Massena

Disabled children 'put aside' in Lebanese education system

Feature: A report by HRW has found that Lebanon’s public education system is discriminating against children with disabilities who are often ...

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

In-depth: A fringe Salafist group is slowly building huge influence on several fronts in Libya's chaos, and locals are saying the rise of an ...

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly Saudi coalition strikes hit Yemen presidency

A Saudi-led airstrike targeted Houthi rebel leaders in Sanaa.

Bachar Halabi

Lebanon's trend towards independents

Comment: Hundreds of independent candidates are standing in Lebanon's elections, but offer little in the way of vision, writes Bachar Halabi

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Greece: Police use tear gas on violent anti-migrant protesters

Angry anti-migrant protesters clashed with police on the island of Lesbos during a demonstration against a European Union migration policy.

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UN refuses to back elections in South Sudan

The United Nations opposes a plan by South Sudan's government to move to elections if warring parties are unable to mollify.

UN calls for 'proper' probe into Myanmar massacres

The New Arab

UN calls for 'proper' probe into Myanmar massacres

The UN is urging for a proper probe to be held into the Myanmar atrocities as its army chief continues to deny allegations saying the army is ...

The New Arab

UN team heads to Bangladesh to meet Rohingya

A team from the UN Security Council will be interviewing Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar in one of the world's worst refugee ...

Algeria expects influx of migrants after EU crackdown

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Algeria expects influx of migrants after EU crackdown

More migrants and refugees from sub-Saharan Africa are expected to arrive in Algeria following the European Union's decision to close its doors, ...

Syria blocks aid into Ghouta as donors pledge $4.4bn

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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 ...

Syria's Idlib on verge of becoming 'new Aleppo': UN

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Syria's Idlib on verge of becoming 'new Aleppo': UN

As the Assad regime sets its sights on rebel-held northern Syria, UN experts warn of devastating crisis in the overpopulated area if a ...

Tortured, disappeared, displaced: Libyans in the hands of smugglers

Francesca Mannocchi

Tortured, disappeared, displaced: Libyans in the hands of smugglers

In-depth: Human traffickers are making fast cash on the migrant trade, yet many desperate people are willing to pay any price to escape, reports ...

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Trump aid cuts leave Western Sahara peacekeeping facing collapse

Slashing funding to UN missions was a favourite topic of the Trump campaign, but it will have real consequences, writes Habibulah Lamin.

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Lebanon praised for easing residency rules for school-aged Syrians

Lebanon has eased residency rules for teenage Syrian refugees to allow them access to important services such as education in a move that has ...

The New Arab & agencies

Refugees find solace in Greece's agriculture during spring

After being forced to stay indoors inside refugee camps and reception centers all winter, spring is allowing refugees in Greece a ...

The New Arab

UAE-backed forces 'rape, abuse' African migrants detained in Yemen

The International Organization for Migration says some 87,000 people sought to reach war-torn Yemen from the Horn of Africa by boat in 2017.

Mental health suffers as Gaza is choked

Soraya Boyd

Mental health suffers as Gaza is choked

In-depth: Up to 20 percent of Gaza's population may have developed serious mental health conditions, with 360,000 people requiring mental health ...

Marta Bellingreri

The struggle of refugee women across the sea

Feature: Women escaping war-torn countries to enter Europe for a better life are faced with many calamities, suffering the fate of all refugees ...

UN says Myanmar conditions 'not conducive' to Rohingya return

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UN says Myanmar conditions 'not conducive' to Rohingya return

The UN has expressed strong doubt about Myanmar's readiness to repatriate some 700,000 Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh.

Guterres slams Myanmar military chief over Rohingya comments

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Guterres slams Myanmar military chief over Rohingya comments

Antonio Guterres has criticised Myanmar's military chief after the army leader referred to the Rohingya as 'Bengalis' who have little in common ...

Sisi's only election pledge is to widen his crackdown

Amelia Smith

Sisi's only election pledge is to widen his crackdown

Comment: Egypt's election farce only shows the president's weakness, writes Amelia Smith.

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