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Iraq’s health minister has announced that the country will approve the Oxford AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines as the number of coronavirus cases continues to fall.

An outbreak of bird flu has killed tens of thousands of hens in a rural province north of Baghdad.

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

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.

Egypt reports <em>bird</em> flu outbreaks in rural area

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Egypt reports bird flu outbreaks in rural area

A state of emergency was declared in rural Egypt due to the spread of the bird flu, which can cause severe illness or death in humans.

Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The popular television show has launched two new Rohingya characters in a bid to help traumatized refugee children

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahrain top court upholds two death sentences

Authorities in the tiny kingdom have cracked down hard on dissent since mass street protests in 2011 demanded an elected prime minister and a ...

Gaia Caramazza

UK urged to intervene in case of 'tortured' Bahrainis

Bahraini security officials who allegedly tortured the two men received training that was partly funded by Britain.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens dead after two ferries collide in Bangladesh

Twenty-three people died after a boat capsized in Dhaka during an accident.

Libya militia leader Haftar 'lost millions' to western mercenaries

The New Arab Staff

Libya militia leader Haftar 'lost millions' to western mercenaries

Libya's rogue general has reportedly lost over $55 million to western mercenaries and businessmen in purchased war apparatus that never turned ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Doves starve at famed Afghan mosque shuttered over virus

Before the mosque complex shut amid a nationwide lockdown, flocks of the snow-white birds would gather at the popular tourist attraction, where ...

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Ramona Wadi

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Literature has always been a critical tool in communicating the Palestinian experience of exile and loss.

Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The New Arab

Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The Ilisu dam, construction of which displaced thousands and submerged an ancient city, will start power generation next week.

Coronavirus lockdown brings dolphins to Beirut coastline

The New Arab

Coronavirus lockdown brings dolphins to Beirut coastline

Dolphins were caught on video swimming near the Beirut shore, as coronavirus lockdown brings quiet to Mediterranean waters.

Outrage in Jordan after youths filmed killing white stork

The New Arab

Outrage in Jordan after youths filmed killing white stork

A video has shown two youths running through the Amman’s streers to kill a white stork which took the opportunity of the coronavirus lockdown to ...

The New Arab

Coronavirus pandemic fails to deter aggressive Saudi arrest campaign

Some of those arrested in the latest crackdown were reportedly figures close to the Saudi establishment.

The New Arab

Bahrain releases hundreds of detainees, but keeps activists imprisoned

Prominent political leaders and rights activists with underlying health conditions have been excluded from a mass release of detainees from ...

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

The New Arab & agencies

Bahrain activist on 'absurd' charges leaves prison: Amnesty

Hajer Mansoor, 51, her son and nephew were sentenced to prison in October 2017 after being accused of planting a fake bomb in a district south ...

<em>Bird</em> flu case discovered at Saudi farm

The New Arab

Bird flu case discovered at Saudi farm

A case of the highly pathogenic bird flu [H5N8] was discovered in a poultry farm in the Saudi capital Riyadh.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan

This week we focus on the Yemenis who are stranded in the coronavirus epicentre city Wuhan and the United Nation's mercy flights in Sanaa.

Hundreds mourn 24-year-old Bahraini ex-prisoner 'killed by medical negligence'

The New Arab

Hundreds mourn 24-year-old Bahraini ex-prisoner 'killed by medical negligence'

Sayed Kadhem Abbas, 24, died on Monday from brain cancer which human rights groups say went untreated for years during his three-year stint in ...

Soleimani's militia still follow instructions of dead commander

The New Arab

Soleimani's militia still follow instructions of dead commander

The late general's forces continue to carry out instructions Soleimani gave as part of a five-year plan before he was killed in a US airstrike.

Scores Bahraini prisoners launch hunger strike over scabies outbreak

The New Arab

Scores Bahraini prisoners launch hunger strike over scabies outbreak

Prisoners in Bahrain are launching a hunger strike to demand improved medical care and conditions amid an outbreak of a contagious skin disease, ...

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