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Hundreds of people have protested in downtown Beirut against Lebanon’s continuing economic crisis, clashing with police and Hezbollah supporters

The IMF has agreed to loan Egypt $5.2 billion to help alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, on top of a $2.8 billion loan approved last month.

Egyptian Minister of Health advisor contracts coronavirus

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Egyptian Minister of Health advisor contracts coronavirus

The Egyptian Minister of Health's advisor for urgent and emergency care hid his coronavirus diagnosis for two weeks.

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

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Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up ...

The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

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The Gulf crisis's 'internationalisation' makes it harder to resolve

Comment: The more the GCC rift spreads, the more difficult it will be to negotiate or to change the status quo, writes Courtney Freer.

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Pompeo aid tried to 'bully' ex-State Department watchdog

A department official and close friend of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put pressure on the former inspector general to halt an investigation into Saudi arms sales.

Victoria Silva

Jordan's independent music scene turns crisis into opportunity

Independent artists in Jordan are finding ways to overcome the challenges of lockdown as coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global music industry.

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.

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Yemen coronavirus programs might stop by end of June

The United Nations has warned it may have to stop its programs fighting coronavirus, which it says is 'already spreading rapidly' in Yemen.

Somalia facing 'triple threat' of coronavirus, floods, and locusts

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Somalia facing 'triple threat' of coronavirus, floods, and locusts

The UN has warned that Somalia's political and security gains could be reversed.

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Yemen donor summit fails to raise required $2.4bn

A donor summit aiming to raise $2.41 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen has only gathered half of the amount, with key player UAE ...

Saudi seeks to raise $2.3bn in Yemen donor conference

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Saudi seeks to raise $2.3bn in Yemen donor conference

Saudi Arabia is seeking to raise billions of dollars for Yemen, despite leading a coalition that has been accused of war crimes in the war-torn ...

Israeli soldiers filmed throwing tear gas into Palestinian home

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Israeli soldiers filmed throwing tear gas into Palestinian home

Israeli soldiers have been caught on video targeting the home of a Palestinian protest organiser with tear gas while his wife and five children ...

UN humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande: Covid-19 will devastate Yemen

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UN humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande: Covid-19 will devastate Yemen

The New Arab spoke with UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande about dealing with coronavirus in war-torn Yemen.

Lebanon denies endorsing US Caesar sanctions bill against Syria

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Lebanon denies endorsing US Caesar sanctions bill against Syria

The Caesar Act is a US legislation that sanctions the Syrian regime, including its head Bashar al-Assad, for war crimes against the Syrian ...

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Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

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Saudi intensifies Yemen bombardment ahead of co-hosting aid conference

Saudi Arabia, accused of committing 'war crimes' in Yemen, is hosting an emergency donor conference for the impoverished country.

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First Rohingya refugee dies from Covid-19 in Bangladesh: official

An elderly man has become the first Rohingya refugee living in Bangladesh to die of coronavirus.

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Aden protests power outage under scorching 37-degree heat

As the city battles increasing number of coronavirus-linked deaths, Aden has been plunged into darkness despite rising temperatures.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees cases jump to a two-month high as Turkey reopens restaurants, cafes and Istanbul's iconic 15th century Grand ...

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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 ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: First Covid-19 death reported in Bangladesh's refugee camps, Saudi Arabia's mosques reopen and Yemen's influx of migrants ...

Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

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Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

Tribes in Syria have slammed Russia's Wagner military group for its efforts in luring young members to fight alongside General Khalifa Haftar ...

UN forced to cut Yemen <em>aid</em> despite coronavirus pandemic

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UN forced to cut Yemen aid despite coronavirus pandemic

Yemenis need aid now more than ever as the coronavirus rips through the country.

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