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

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

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

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 response, writes Pranab Bardhan.

Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

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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.

Syrian child killed by sniper as Aleppo refugees <em>return</em>

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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 ...

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.

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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Remembering Palestinian Land Day under lockdown

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 ...

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 ...

Palestinian groups cancel border protests over coronavirus concerns

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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 Middle East at war with coronavirus

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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

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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 ...

What the coronavirus outbreak means for Palestinian refugees

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

The New Arab

Israeli snipers brag about deliberately crippling Gaza protesters

Six IDF snipers told Israeli newspaper Haaretz about their experiences "shooting knees" on the border with Gaza.

Israeli forces extract dead Palestinian with bulldozer

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Israeli forces extract dead Palestinian with bulldozer

The body of a Palestinian man was extracted using a bulldozer after he was shot by Israeli forces near the Gaza border on Sunday.

James Reinl

Saeb Erekat leads Palestinian pushback against US plan

PLO Secretary-General, Saeb Erekat, is railing against the 'Deal of the Century peace plan', saying it is really a cover for Israel to grab ...

Sudan's year long <em>march</em> to democracy and reform

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 ...

Hundreds join final Gaza border protests for three months

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Hundreds join final Gaza border protests for three months

Amid heavy rain and wind, the rallies had the lowest turnout in months, with tensions far lower than in previous weeks and no live fire from ...

Gaza protests against Israel suspended for 3 months

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Gaza protests against Israel suspended for 3 months

The Great March of Return protests will be suspended till the end of March, at which point they will resume ...

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