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Facebook disabled accounts used by the Palestinian Authority's internal intelligence organisation to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political opponents.

The Syrian regime has been provided with 200,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, as part of the COVAX programme.

Big tech's secretive Israeli investments are whitewashing the occupation

Muhammad Shehada

Big tech's secretive Israeli investments are whitewashing the occupation

Comment: In addition to being a security risk, making such generous and unconditional investments in Israel bolsters a delusion of normalcy and furthers the occupation, writes Muhammad Shehada.

MENA region ‘toughest and most dangerous for journalists’: RSF

The New Arab Staff

MENA region ‘toughest and most dangerous for journalists’: RSF

Reporters Without Borders described the Middle East's media landscape as 'moribund.'

Iraq <em>Covid</em>-<em>19</em> cases surpass one million: health ministry

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq Covid-19 cases surpass one million: health ministry

Iraq has recorded one million Covid-19 related deaths, more than any other country in the region.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria stripped of rights at chemical weapons watchdog

Syria has been voted out of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for repeated use of chemical weapons.

The New Arab Staff

Michael Gove in Israel to 'consider vaccine passport choices'

Whitehall said Michael Gove's visit to Israel is 'purely Covid-related,'

The New Arab Staff

MENA governments ‘ruthless and chilling’ on death penalty: Amnesty

Four Middle Eastern countries performed 88 percent of known executions taking place worldwide last year.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's Idlib to get first batch of Covid-19 vaccines

The rebel held area of Idlib is expecting its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines, with medical personnel being the first to be ...

Muslim leaders and NHS urge continued vaccinations over Ramadan

Yousra Samir Imran

Muslim leaders and NHS urge continued vaccinations over Ramadan

Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Crowds express joy, wariness after verdict in Floyd's death

Crowds across America erupted into joy as the jury's verdict was read out but their elation was tinged with wariness of the progress left to be ...

Can Saudi Arabia's fanciful climate plan actually work?

Courtney Freer

Can Saudi Arabia's fanciful climate plan actually work?

Comment: Saudi Arabia's ability to comply with its own green goals may remain elusive, but its rhetorical commitment to renewable energy is ...

Biden says evidence 'overwhelming' in tense George Floyd trial

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden says evidence 'overwhelming' in tense George Floyd trial

The president's unusually strong comments came as jury deliberations for the trial of an ex-policeman accused of murdering George Lloyd entered ...

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

Emad Moussa

How UNRWA became a battleground for Palestinian rights

In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a ...

Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Chemical weapons watchdog weighs Syria sanctions

World powers urged the global chemical weapons watchdog OPCW to hit Syria's brutal Assad regime with unprecedented sanctions

Fuad Shahbazov

What's driving Turkey and Ukraine's growing alliance?

Analysis: Turkey's influence in Ukraine has steadily increased in recent years. Amid heightened tensions with Russia, the Ankara-Kyiv alliance presents a challenge to Moscow's standing in the Black Sea region.

Sophia Akram

Representing MENA artists in the UK

With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jury begins deliberations in George Floyd murder trial

A 12-member jury hearing the case against former officer and murderer of African-American man George Floyd, Derek Chauvin has begun.

The New Arab Staff

Israel approves Covid-19 aid for Jordan but no vaccines

Israel's Covid-19 medical aid to Jordan marks an improvement in recent tense relations between the two countries.

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

WHO says against proof of vaccination for travel

The World Health Organization's emergency committee said it was against international travellers being required to have proof of vaccination, ...

UK adds India to <em>Covid</em> travel 'red list'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK adds India to Covid travel 'red list'

Britain on Monday imposed its strictest travel curbs on India after an explosion of coronavirus cases there, hours after Prime Minister Boris ...

Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

Mitchell Plitnick

Why Israel's lobby fears a bill that won't pass

Comment: Impressive support for the bill reflects a growing sense among Democrats that Israel should be treated like any other country, and be ...

Fast-jabbing Israel buys millions more Pfizer <em>Covid</em> shots

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fast-jabbing Israel buys millions more Pfizer Covid shots

Israel signed an agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer enabling the Jewish state to obtain millions more doses of vaccines, a government ...

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