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"You almost forget that there has been a war in this country for 40 years," one Jalalabad resident said.

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

Foreign workers struggle to <em>return</em> to UAE amid virus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Foreign workers struggle to return to UAE amid virus

Despite plans to return an estimated 200,000 people to the UAE, the rules remain unclear, and many have had their applications rejected.

Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

Ella Linskens

Mosques in England prepare to reopen for worshippers

As eager congregants return to their local mosques across England for the first time in months they can expect some major changes.

Trump's scheming tries to shield US, Israel from accountability

Josh Ruebner

Trump's scheming tries to shield US, Israel from accountability

Comment: Trump's attempt to sanction those investigating US and Israeli war crimes shows a callous willingness to put America and its allies ...

The New Arab & agencies

Jordan mosques reopen after 7-week closure

Jordan is opening mosques after 11-weeks being closed due to Covid-19 concerns.

Sofia Nitti

Oil price crash plunges Iraqi Kurdistan into crisis

A crash in oil prices has plunged Iraqi Kurdistan into economic crisis, with Baghdad's budget cuts adding to the region's financial woes.

The New Arab

Israel 'preparing for violence' as West Bank annexation looms

Netanyahu has promised not to hesitate over the annexation of large parts of the West Bank.

Pranab Bardhan

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised ...

Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

The New Arab & agencies

Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.

The New Arab

Syrian child killed by sniper as Aleppo refugees return

A child has been killed by sniper fire in Syria’s western Aleppo province as refugees returned to their homes following a period of extended ...

Saudi-Turkey media war reflects MBS's growing internal problems

Ali Bakeer

Saudi-Turkey media war reflects MBS's growing internal problems

The recent Saudi media escalation against Turkey coincides with a growing list of internal problems for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Sahar Esfandiari

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Art institutions and galleries in the Middle East have moved online, creating digital spaces to connect and inspire people under lockdown.

Gaza opens Egypt crossing to returnees despite coronavirus concerns

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza opens Egypt crossing to returnees despite coronavirus concerns

One-way traffic into the coastal enclave through the Rafah crossing would be allowed for the coming four days, Gaza's interior ministry said on ...

Iran to restart 'low-risk' economic activities soon

The New Arab & agencies

Iran to restart 'low-risk' economic activities soon

Iran said it will allow "low-risk" economic activities to resume from April 11 as its daily coronavirus infection rates slowed for a fifth ...

Yara Hawari

Remembering Palestinian Land Day under lockdown

Palestinians are marking Land Day under lockdown this year to commemorate their historic dispossession, as Israel continues to annex land despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

The New Arab & agencies

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: March 29

Syria and Qatar report their first coronavirus deaths, while Iranian authorities hunt for dozens of escaped prisoners in today's coronavirus ...

The New Arab

Palestinian groups cancel border protests over coronavirus concerns

Organisers cancelled the Great March of Return's second anniversary rally amid concerns the novel coronavirus will spread ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

An end to protest encampments in Lebanon and Palestine, free consultations from Iraqi doctors, and Iran's death toll rises above 2,500 in ...

Gaza medics switching focus from border protests to coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza medics switching focus from border protests to coronavirus

With Gaza's era-defining border marches likely on hold, healthcare workers in the densely-populated coastal enclave are now gearing up for a ...

Yara Hawari

What the coronavirus outbreak means for Palestinian refugees

Palestinian refugees are among some of the most vulnerable in the Middle East to the coronavirus pandemic.

Qatar announces $150 million aid to coronavirus-hit Gaza

The New Arab

Qatar announces $150 million aid to coronavirus-hit Gaza

Qatar has earmarked some of the funds to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, which the UN has warned could be disastrous in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

The New Arab

Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

The US invasion in 2003, which promised liberty and democracy, led to the deaths of millions of Iraqis, destroyed much of the country's ...

Coronavirus means Israel controls life and death in Gaza

Muhammad Shehada

Coronavirus means Israel controls life and death in Gaza

Comment: Israel's blockade already compromises the functioning of Gaza's healthcare. A global pandemic could bring it to breaking point, writes ...

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