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Palestine in 2020: Reflections on a turbulent year

29 December, 2020

Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 saw the further erosion of Palestinian rights.

Jordan to get 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses

28 December, 2020

Jordanian Health Minister Nazir Obeidat told state media that the country aimed to innoculate over 20 percent of 11 million-strong population, equivalent to some 2.2 million citizens.

Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

28 December, 2020

Activists see Loujain al-Hathloul as an "incredible fierce and resolute" champion of women's rights who represented the kingdom's modern feminists.

Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last: WHO chief

27 December, 2020

The World Health Organization's chief said this year's Covid-19 pandemic will not be the last, noting mankind must tackle climate change and animal welfare for any real progress.

Jordan arrests journalist for alleging that officials were vaccinated

26 December, 2020

Jordanian authorities arrested a journalist for publishing an article claiming that officials had been vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying he had “endangered public security”.

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

23 December, 2020

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency to shore up a new geopolitical reality.

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

23 December, 2020

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of courage, survival and love.

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

22 December, 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this year.

Canada announces aid for Palestinian refugee agency

22 December, 2020

Canada will distribute CAN$90 million in aid to UNRWA over a period of three years, authorities announced on Monday.

US will 'react' if Iran seeks to avenge Soleimani

21 December, 2020

Washington is "prepared to react" if Tehran launches an attack to mark the anniversary of the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the head of US forces in the Middle East warned.

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