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Lebanon has recorded its highest daily number of coronavirus deaths and new infections.

Comment: Intimidation and detention without charge, as in the case of Palestinian activist Mahmoud Nawajaa, is a common Israeli tactic aided by a climate of international impunity, writes Malia Bouattia.

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Gaia Caramazza & Florence Dixon

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to get even worse.

Flights resume out of Libya's Tripoli after four-month suspension

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Flights resume out of Libya's Tripoli after four-month suspension

After a four-month suspension, flights have resumed from Libya's Tripoli airport.

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

Alessandra Bajec

Brutal murder shines spotlight on Turkey's femicide epidemic

The killing of a 27-year-old student has sparked nationwide protests, but the government is considering rolling back legislation that protects ...

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Russia develops 'first' coronavirus vaccine, Putin says

President Vladimir Putin claimed Russia has developed the world's first coronavirus vaccine.

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Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

Egypt launched a two-day vote for a new Senate on Tuesday, authorities confirmed.

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World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny ...

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Saudi Aramco chief sounds optimistic over oil demand rise

The head of Saudi Aramco said Monday he was optimistic that the global demand for oil was growing as the worst of the coronavirus pandemic ...

Iran shuts down newspaper which questioned official coronavirus statistics

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran shuts down newspaper which questioned official coronavirus statistics

Iranian authorities have shut down a newspaper which published comments by an expert who said that official figures on coronavirus cases and ...

International Crisis Group

The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

Comment: Blatant, perhaps criminal, negligence and bureaucratic ineptitude were the immediate causes of the explosion, says the International ...

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes ...

Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

The New Arab Staff

Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

Floods across Yemen have left thousands of people homeless and destroyed homes country's iconic historic Old Sanaa city.

Hamas fires rockets into sea in 'message' to Israel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hamas fires rockets into sea in 'message' to Israel

At least eight rockets were seen in the sky, heading toward the Mediterranean Sea.

Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

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Coronavirus: US hits 5 million cases as Trump criticised

The United States reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.

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World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

World leaders pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be ...

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Macron urges speedy global response to Lebanon disaster

Emmanuel Macron hosted Donald Trump and other world leaders for the virtual conference to drum up aid for Lebanon.

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Saudi Aramco profits dive 73% following oil price slump

Saudi Arabia's national oil company has announced a huge quarterly loss in profits, due to low oil prices and reduced demand

Algeria economy rocked by one-two punch

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria economy rocked by one-two punch

Coronavirus and tumbling oil revenues have affected Algeria's economy.

The New Arab Staff

#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of ...

Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

A group led by retired army officers snuck into the foreign ministry and declared the building a "headquarters of the revolution".

Saudi Arabia conducts clinical trial for Chinese coronavirus vaccine

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia conducts clinical trial for Chinese coronavirus vaccine

More than 5,000 participants in Saudi Arabia will take part in the third stage of a clinical trial for a Chinese vaccine, the ministry said.

Khartoum 'regrets' US advice against travel to Sudan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Khartoum 'regrets' US advice against travel to Sudan

Sudan has complained to the US that it has not taken into account changes since the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir in its recent warnings against ...

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