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Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

Qatar's ambitious self-sufficiency policy forecasts growth in the local production of fish to meet 90% of the country's annual need by 2023.

Saudi hunters' bird massacre sparks outrage in Morocco

The New Arab

Saudi hunters' bird massacre sparks outrage in Morocco

Local Moroccans were left outraged after Saudi hunters 'massacred' thousands of game birds in violation of the North African country's hunting regulations.

Oman's ambitions to cash in on tourism

Quentin Muller and Sebastian Castelier

Oman's ambitions to cash in on tourism

Oman's economic diversification strategies aim to tackle a long-standing dependence on revenue from hydrocarbons, as the country tries to ...

Oman blazes trail for environmentalism in the Arab world

Austin Bodetti

Oman blazes trail for environmentalism in the Arab world

As desertification and other environmental issues threaten the heart of the Middle East, Oman has an opportunity to act as a role model for its ...

Emile Nakhleh

MbS: The new Saddam of Arabia?

Comment: Saddam's arrogance of power and obsession with regional leadership ultimately led to his downfall. Saudi Arabia's MbS might be heading the same direction, writes Emile Nakhleh.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran launches wave of arrests against environmentalists

Environmentalists and wildlife campaigners are the latest target of the Iranian government, with three more activists arrested.

Paul McLoughlin

Oman to jail litter bugs

Jail time and hefty fines will be given to people caught littering in Oman, as the sultanate seeks to retain its reputation as a place of ...

The New Arab & agencies

UK royals begin Gulf tour, amid human rights' protests

Prince Charles and Camilla will visit Oman, UAE and Bahrain over the next week as human rights groups urge the royal couple to condemn social ...

Video of tigers frolicking on Dubai beach goes viral

The New Arab

Video of tigers frolicking on Dubai beach goes viral

A peculiar video clip showing five tigers playing in waters not far from Dubai's famous Burj al-Arab have emerged on social media over the ...

Karim Traboulsi

Cats and the city: Escaped lioness 'prowls' Dubai shopping-strip

It took two Dubai police patrols and a team of vets to capture the 4-month-old lioness, who escaped from a private home where she was being kept ...

The Jordan gazelle massacre

The New Arab

The Jordan gazelle massacre

Ten gazelles in Jordan have been shot dead by hunters and paraded in front of cameras. The incident has caused outrage in the country who want ...

Born to be wild: the Arabian oryx's sad demise

Paul McLoughlin

Born to be wild: the Arabian oryx's sad demise

During the 1960s, the oryx, a symbol of the Arabian Peninsula, were annihilated by hunters. A project to reintroduce oryx was launched, but ...

Why the world needs a Palestine museum

Karl Sabbagh

Why the world needs a Palestine museum

Comment: Museums are an important part of any nation's identity, and even constitute a claim to that identity. This is why museums about ...

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