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‘My son could die’: the disabled Syrian refugees on the sharp end of UK aid cuts – photo essay
Two centres in Lebanon are among the casualties of cuts to British aid, with devastating consequences for thousands of patients and families

Kate Holt

12, Apr, 2021 @11:08 AM

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‘I miss school’: 800m children still not fully back in classes
Rights groups warn that children across the world are being pushed into abusive situations, from early marriage to child labour

Harriet Grant, Sally Hayden, Ruchi Kumar, Luke Taylor

05, Apr, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Gurrumul, Omar Souleyman, 9Bach and DakhaBrakha: the best global artists the Grammys forgot
From the Godfathers of Arabic rap to the father of Ethio-jazz, Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan guides a tour through global music’s greatest

Ian Brennan

11, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Chaos after the Beirut port explosion: Lorenzo Tugnoli’s best photograph
‘This was the place where we would all go drinking. In the days after, people arrived from all over Lebanon with brushes and cleaned up, street by street

Interview by Edward Siddons

10, Mar, 2021 @4:44 PM

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Martyr review – masterful, visceral study of grief
A young man jumps into the sea in Mazen Khaled’s film, which takes an experimental and believable journey into anguish and loss

Phuong Le

09, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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More than 75% of Syrian refugees may have PTSD, says charity
‘There is a huge amount of damage you can’t see – the mental trauma’, says Syria Relief report author

Kaamil Ahmed

01, Mar, 2021 @6:01 AM

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'It'll take decades to clean': oil spill ravages east Mediterranean
Israel is reeling from a disastrous tar slick, while oily sand has been found in southern Lebanon

Oliver Holmes in Ashdod, Israel

22, Feb, 2021 @6:16 PM

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‘Right now I’m into Libyan reggae’: the music label delving into the Arab world's back catalogue
Jannis Stürtz has trawled Casablanca and rooted around a factory in Sousse for music. The Habibi Funk founder talks about his passion for Tunisian disco, Sudanese jazz and Lebanese soft rock

Alexis Petridis

22, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Hezbollah critic Lokman Slim found dead in Lebanon
Prominent political commentator found in his car, having been shot in the head, according to police

Martin Chulov in Beirut

04, Feb, 2021 @1:12 PM

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‘Making our home safe again’: meet the women who clear land mines
After decades of war, more and more women are working to remove lethal mines and IEDs from the fields and cities of their homelands. It’s dangerous, but it’s helping to rebuild their lives

Jessie Williams

31, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Sugar-coated propaganda? Middle East taps into power of influencers
Egypt scheme is part of growing trend to recruit social media personalities to project an idealised vision

Ruth Michaelson and Michael Safi

29, Jan, 2021 @2:42 PM

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How the Arab spring engulfed the Middle East – and changed the world
An era of uprisings, nascent democracy and civil war in the Arab world started with protests in a small Tunisian city. The unrest grew to engulf the Middle East, shake authoritarian governments and unleash consequences that still shape the world a decade later

Michael Safi, Antonio Voce, Frank Hulley-Jones and Lydia McMullan

25, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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