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Thousands of residents in Yemen's Hodeida are under siege after Saudi-led forces seized the airport in the rebel-held port city.

Spain has announced it will extend public healthcare to migrants as Italy finds itself under the spotlight for its decision to refuse entry to the migrants stranded at sea.

Sophia has more <em>rights</em> than Saudi Arabia's migrant <em>workers</em>

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, writes Amar Diwakar.

Erdogan calls for speedy trial of jailed 'Kurdish Obama'

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Erdogan calls for speedy trial of jailed 'Kurdish Obama'

Erdogan has stepped up his attacks against Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-leader of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), as the country ...

Israeli army denies deliberately targeting Gaza nurse

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Israeli army denies deliberately targeting Gaza nurse

Razan al-Najjar was a 21-year-old volunteer paramedic with the ministry of health who had helped treat protesters injured by Israeli live fire.

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Amnesty: US-led 'war of annihilation' killed hundreds in Raqqa

Amnesty International accused the US-led coalition of showing little regard for civilians' lives while conducting a counter-extremist operation in Raqqa.

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Qatar blockade 'unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate', new report says

The Qatar blockade has had significant impact on the human rights of persons both within Qatar and in the four states of the Quartet, a ...

Anastasia Kyriacou

Mental health in conflict: 'Occupation therapy' needed for Palestinians

Comment: Seventy years of conflict mean that for Palestinians, trauma is not a post-event - it is growing up in a continued traumatic ...

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Gunmen kill five White Helmet rescue workers in Aleppo

The rescue workers were killed in a part of Aleppo under Tahrir al-Sham's control that has seen an uptick in targeted assassinations.

Red Cross: Thousands of attacks on healthcare in conflict

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Red Cross: Thousands of attacks on healthcare in conflict

More than 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in the past two years across the world.

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Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers: Amnesty

A new amnesty report says Rohingya militants killed 53 Hindus Myanmar's Rakhine last August.

Philippines lifts Kuwait travel ban following <em>workers</em>' <em>rights</em> deal

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Philippines lifts Kuwait travel ban following workers' rights deal

The Philippines has lifted its ban on its workers travelling to Kuwait, after a deal was reached between the two countries.

Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions

Urvashi Sarkar

Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions

Feature: Rohingya refugees continue to face discrimination in Myanmar as they deal with grave limitations in practically all areas of life ...

At least 1,000 children injured by Israeli gunfire, teargas

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At least 1,000 children injured by Israeli gunfire, teargas

Thousands of children have been injured in Gaza protests according to an international aid group, with concerns that more will be exposed to ...

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Return to Syria? Refugees draft grassroots proposal

A group of Syrian refugees in Lebanon is working to buid international support for 'safe return zones' in Syria amid ever-worsening living ...

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Kuwait, Philippines sign deal to regulate domestic labour: minister

Kuwait and Manila signed a deal on Friday to regulate domestic workers, after a dispute between the two countries led to a ban on Filipino workers in the Gulf state.

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 ...

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Is the PA 'cleansing' the public sector of opposition?

The PA has forced hundreds of public sector workers into early retirement, in what many fear is an attempt to banish opponents.

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Qatar to end controversial worker exit system

Experts have said that Qatar is likely to agree a landmark deal to end a system which requires migrant workers to seek their employers' ...

Druze community feel torn between Israel and Assad

Nino Orto

Druze community feel torn between Israel and Assad

A generation gap is at the heart of an identity crisis in the Druze community in the occupied Golan, reports Nino Orto.

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Philippines apologises to Kuwait for 'rescuing' distressed domestic workers

The Philippines' top diplomat apologised to Kuwait after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers ...

Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid ongoing 'worker abuse' dispute

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Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid ongoing 'worker abuse' dispute

The Philippines' top diplomat apologised to Kuwait after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers ...

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 ...

Egypt's 'shameful' campaign in Sinai risks humanitarian crisis: HRW

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Egypt's 'shameful' campaign in Sinai risks humanitarian crisis: HRW

Human Rights Watch have amounted Egypt's 'Sinai 2018' operation to collective punishment, as residents face severe restrictions on ...

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