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

Russia said the Libyan currency worth $1.1 billion seized in Malta is not counterfeit. While the US has said a Russian state-owned company printed the cash.

Houthis 'benefit' from Iran, Iraq, Oman relations, official admits

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Houthis 'benefit' from Iran, Iraq, Oman relations, official admits

A member of Yemen's Houthis' political council said the rebel group benefits from neighbouring Arab and Muslim relations, including Iraq, Iran and Oman.

US may deploy forces in Tunisia over 'Russia concerns'

The New Arab

US may deploy forces in Tunisia over 'Russia concerns'

After raising concerns over alleged Russian jets arriving to Libya, the US is now considering sending soldiers to Tunisia amid North Africa ...

Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after two months

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Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after two months

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem reopened after being closed for over two months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Algeria extends lockdown measures in 44 provinces, while Turkey eases lockdown restrictions as mosques reopen for mass prayers. Here are your most important coronavirus updates from the Middle East.

Paul McLoughlin

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

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US may carry out wide-ranging operation against Iranian militias

Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan says three jailed Bashir aides have virus

Three former senior aides to ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir have caught the novel coronavirus in prison.

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa to reopen as Covid-19 measures relax

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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa to reopen as Covid-19 measures relax

Al-Aqsa Mosque will reopen on Sunday as coronavirus measures relax.

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

European leaders write to Netanyahu opposing West Bank annexations

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European leaders write to Netanyahu opposing West Bank annexations

European leaders have written personal letters to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to reconsider plans to annex ...

Majed Abusalama

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli apartheid, writes Majed Abusalama.

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

The New Arab & agencies

Russia deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

US Africa Command has claimed that Moscow sent aircraft directly from Russia to aid pro-Haftar mercenaries.

The New Arab

TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

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 ...

The New Arab

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

Josh Ruebner

What another fired watchdog reveals about shady US-Saudi deals

Comment: The sacking of State Department watchdog Steve Linick is the latest example of the Trump administration abusing its power to privilege ...

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

Sana Uqba

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Will the Palestinian Authority really cut ties with Israel?

Florence Dixon

Will the Palestinian Authority really cut ties with Israel?

With annexation on the horizon, Mahmoud Abbas has issued a familiar threat. But with an ill-prepared PA and so much at stake, will he really go ...

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