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An Istanbul court has ordered the release of five suspects after the trial into the escape of Carlos Ghosn began.

Heavy rains and reduced violence in parts of the country this year have led to a much improved harvest.

Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

With students struggling to pay fees and plans to dismiss up to 25% of its workforce, AUB has never edged closer to collapse.

TripAdvisor must vacate illegal Israeli settlements: Amnesty

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TripAdvisor must vacate illegal Israeli settlements: Amnesty

With a 'sharp increase' in Israeli settlement expansion underway, Amnesty has called on the holiday booking site to not 'legitimise settlements ...

Iran must end 'forced confessions' of prisoners: rights groups

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Iran must end 'forced confessions' of prisoners: rights groups

Iranian state media broadcast forced confessions from least 355 individuals between 2009-2019, according to a rights group.

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Israeli demolitions in Palestine 'increase by 250 percent': UN

The weekly average of Israeli demolitions in the occupied West Bank has increased by 250 percent, the United Nations has warned.

Alessandra Bajec

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

Sam Hamad

Protect and punish: Can sanctions avoid harming Syrians, too?

Comment: The Caesar Act's purpose is noble, but with the economy in ruins and Russia waiting in the wings, more sanctions risk entrenching ...

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Darfur suspect rejects 'untrue' war crimes charges

Former Janjaweed militia leader Ali Kushayb appeared before the ICC for the first time on Monday, facing more than 50 war crimes charges.

Lebanon prime minister blames political opponents for protests

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Lebanon prime minister blames political opponents for protests

Lebanon's Prime Minster Hassan Diab has blamed unnamed political opponents for the country's financial crisis and civil unrest.

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Ancient Petra empty, silent as pandemic hits Jordan tourism

As the novel coronavirus spread around the world, Jordanian authorities imposed a lockdown, and the last tourists left on March 16, a day before ...

China sentencing Uighur Muslims in 'sham trials': report

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China sentencing Uighur Muslims in 'sham trials': report

Detainees are forced to pick from a list of crimes including praying, wearing a headscarf, and traveling abroad, a new report has said.

Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Idlib

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Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed and two others injured after an attack on an armoured ambulance in Syria's Idlib region, Turkey's defence ministry ...

Why art still matters in the Middle East

Gaia Caramazza

Why art still matters in the Middle East

Despite a global pandemic, artists in the Middle East are finding new ways to express themselves.

Cyclone Nisarga rains leave 13 dead in Yemen

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Cyclone Nisarga rains leave 13 dead in Yemen

Five children were among those killed in Yemen's Hadramout province.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

The New Arab & agencies

First Russian strikes in 3 months hit NW Syria

Russian air strikes hit an area of northwest Syria in the first strikes since a March ceasefire came into force.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian stock market halts trading for Assad cousin's company

Syria's stock market suspended trading for the largest cellular company in the country, owned by his cousin Rami Makhlouf.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: UAE reopens despite a rise in cases, Yemen's coronavirus efforts run short of funding, Gazans celebrate the reopening of ...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

The New Arab

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East's resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

Sofia Nitti

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

A crash in oil prices has plunged Iraqi Kurdistan into economic crisis, with Baghdad's budget cuts adding to the region's financial woes.

Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

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Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'fabricated' corruption charges as trial begins

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was on Sunday forced to appear before the court for his first hearing on corruption charges.

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

Refugees at Lesbos in danger of coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab

Refugees at Lesbos in danger of coronavirus pandemic

Refugee camps in Greece are facing a coronavirus spread as people continue to test positive for the virus.

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