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LGBT Iraqis are fighting for their rights on the frontline of the country's protest movement.

Palestinian refugees are among some of the most vulnerable in the Middle East to the coronavirus pandemic.

Saudi Arabia's oil war could spell disaster for Iraq

Paul Iddon

Saudi Arabia's oil war could spell disaster for Iraq

Saudi Arabia's decision to flood the oil market could do great harm to Iraq's economy, at a time when the country is already grappling with other major crises.

Coronavirus could kill 100,000 Syrians in Idlib's refugee camps

Paul McLoughlin

Coronavirus could kill 100,000 Syrians in Idlib's refugee camps

Lacking hygiene products and medical care, the refugee camps of northwestern Syria could witness the most tragic scenes of the coronavirus ...

Syria Weekly: Activists allege a coronavirus cover-up by regime

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Activists allege a coronavirus cover-up by regime

Regime areas of Syria look set to be hit hard by the coronavirus crisis.

Yemen in Focus: 'Catastrophic abuses' five years into war

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'Catastrophic abuses' five years into war

This week we focus on Yemen's current humanitarian crisis as the country marks the fifth anniversary of the controversial Saudi-led intervention.

Anthony Harwood

Exclusive: Loujain al-Hathloul's sister speaks out after trial postponed

The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul has been postponed indefinitely by the coronavirus outbreak. Her sister, speaking exclusively to The New Arab, says Saudi authorities are trying to 'break her'.

Aamir Ali Bhat

Emerging from brutal Indian clampdown, Kashmir braces for coronavirus

Kashmir is bracing for disastrous consequences if the Covid-19 pandemic spreads, with residents in the disputed territory having just experienced a brutal six-month military lockdown by India.

Cause for optimism as Tunisia plans first Jewish museum

Aidan Chivers

Cause for optimism as Tunisia plans first Jewish museum

A new Jewish museum in Tunisia seeks to promote the country's rich and plural heritage.

No, radical Islam has not taken root in Bosnia

Alia Alex Čizmić and Ricard Gonzalez

No, radical Islam has not taken root in Bosnia

Islam adopted a more prominent role within Bosnian society after the country's bloody civil war, but radical interpretations have never taken ...

Alicia Medina

Lawyers in Lebanon fight back against torture and impunity

Torture in Lebanese detention centres remains a widespread practice carried out with impunity. One group of lawyers, however, is fighting against the system for accountability.

Oil price war: Why Russia left the OPEC+ regime

Rauf Mammadov

Oil price war: Why Russia left the OPEC+ regime

Some experts believe Russia decided to ratchet up its oil output to finish off the US shale industry. But is there more to it?

Charlie Faulkner

Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

Displaced Syrian academics are struggling to continue their careers after being forcibly uprooted by war, with many separated from their families for years and lacking institutional support.

Diana Alghoul

Coronavirus under occupation: Why Palestine's situation is unique

Palestinians are in a unique situation as the coronavirus spreads, facing not only a pandemic but also military occupation, a siege and systematic Israeli racism.

Refugees robbed, assaulted trying to cross Greek border

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Refugees robbed, assaulted trying to cross Greek border

The New Arab travelled with Syrian refugees from Istanbul to the Greek border, ...

Gulf states spend big to buffer coronavirus crisis

The New Arab

Gulf states spend big to buffer coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus pandemic looks set to cost the Gulf states billions, just as the region looks to move into a post-oil future.

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon's medical students on the frontline in fighting coronavirus

Medical students are taking part in the effort to care for patients tested positive for COVID-19 at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

China's Belt and Road initiative affected by coronavirus

The outbreak of coronavirus has affected a number of projects under China's BRI in a number of host countries, including Pakistan, Tajikistan and Bangladesh.

Coronavirus 'inching closer' to inmates at Iranian prison

Anu Shukla

Coronavirus 'inching closer' to inmates at Iranian prison

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office is calling on the Iranian government to immediately allow health professionals into Evin prison to ...

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Saqib Mugloo & Bhat Burhan

India ignores Kashmiri students trapped in coronavirus-hit Iran

Kashmir's families are being left in the dark over the fate of their children studying in coronavirus-stricken Iran.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this cycle of violence.

As Lebanon grapples with collapse, refugees appeal for help

Abby Sewell

As Lebanon grapples with collapse, refugees appeal for help

Dispatch: Syrian refugees have been protesting outside UN offices in Lebanon demanding resettlement in third countries as their conditions deteriorate and war-torn Syria remains unsafe for their return.

Sebastian Castelier

Coronavirus: Oman's tourism sector takes a hit

Amid growing concerns over the impact of an oil crash on Oman’s state budget, tourism professionals fear ship tourism could crumble as coronavirus spreads across the Gulf.

The New Arab

Could the Hajj be cancelled because of the coronavirus?

Explainer: Saudi authorities have stopped pilgrims visiting Mecca because of the coronavirus, leading to fears this year’s Hajj might be cancelled, but this wouldn’t be the first time this happens.