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Clashes broke out for a third consecutive evening in several Tunisian cities, pitting stone-throwing youths against security forces despite a tight lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the virus itself.

Libyans mark independence day amid high security in Tripoli

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Libyans mark independence day amid high security in Tripoli

Government of National Accord chief Fayez al-Sarraj attended the ceremony marking the 69th anniversary of Libya's independence.

Knifeman kills three in suspected terror attack in France

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Knifeman kills three in suspected terror attack in France

Three have been killed outside a church in the French city of Nice in what is being described as an 'Islamo-fascist attack'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq protesters, police clash again

Iraqi police fired stun grenades and tear gas at protesters who were burning tyres and hurling rocks on the strategic Al-Jumhuriyah bridge.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Black man shot by US police 'permanently paralyzed': family

The incident was the most recent in a series of allegedly unjustified police shootings and killings of African Americans that have sparked ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

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.

Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon president rejects global probe into Beirut port blast

Despite many calls for an independent probe into the Beirut blast, Lebanon's president rejected an international investigation into the tragedy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

Rescuers are combing through the blast site, searching for missing people as the country reels from the tragedy.

Israeli official says Lebanon blast a 'gift from God'

The New Arab Staff

Israeli official says Lebanon blast a 'gift from God'

In a Facebook post responding to the devastating Beirut blast, former Israeli MK Moshe Feiglin said the incident was a 'gift from God'.

Deaths and hundreds wounded in Beirut blasts: Red Cross

The New Arab Staff

Deaths and hundreds wounded in Beirut blasts: Red Cross

At least ten people were reported dead, medical sources told The New Arab’s Arabic-language site, adding that there were still bodies inside the ...

'Egyptian king' Mo Salah lifts trophy in national flag

The New Arab Staff

'Egyptian king' Mo Salah lifts trophy in national flag

Wednesday's win for Liverpool was also a moment of pride for Egyptians around the world.

Three Turkish military police killed in <em>fireworks</em> truck blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three Turkish military police killed in fireworks truck blast

Three police officers were killed and six others wounded as they unloaded fireworks from a truck to be destroyed in a controlled ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

4 dead, 97 injured in blast at Turkish factory

Four people were killed and at least 97 injured due to an explosion at a fireworks factory in Turkey.

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Turkey summons Austrian envoy over Kurdish-Turkish clashes in Vienna

Austria also summoned the Turkish ambassador over the clashes between Kurdish and Turkish nationalist demonstrators.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran coronavirus death toll rises above 600

The Islamic Republic has more than 12,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases.

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon's post-Civil War generation flock to streets without fear

Since the start of Lebanon's massive country-wide protests, youngsters have been constantly on the front lines of the protests calling for ...

37 injured as Lebanese protesters attack Beirut banks

The New Arab

37 injured as Lebanese protesters attack Beirut banks

Lebanese protesters have attacked banks in downtown Beirut in response to arbitrarily imposed restrictions on money withdrawal and transfers, as ...

Afnan Hassab Jaffar

Sudan's year long march to democracy and reform

The year 2019 will undoubtedly forever be engraved in the hearts and minds of the people of Sudan who celebrated the start of the New Year ...

Russia marks New Year in Syria by bombing Idlib

The New Arab

Russia marks New Year in Syria by bombing Idlib

Russia carried out airstrike on Idlib as the opposition province marked the New Year.

Lebanon's new PM promises 'government of experts' amid protests

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's new PM promises 'government of experts' amid protests

Lebanon's sectarian politics flared as Sunni protesters rallied to protest the nomination of Hassan Diab, who has the support of Shia group ...

Hundreds riot in Beirut after anti-Shia video goes viral

The New Arab

Hundreds riot in Beirut after anti-Shia video goes viral

Hundreds of rioters have thrown rocks and fireworks at police in Beirut after a video insulting Shia religious and political figures ...

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