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Benjamin Netanyahu says he instructed his National Security Council to make contact with UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov "in order to clarify how Israel can further assist Lebanon".

Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab called on "friendly countries" to support the country already reeling from its worst economic crisis in decades as well as the coronavirus pandemic.

Yemen's historic Marib dam floods amid concerns of collapse

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Yemen's historic Marib dam floods amid concerns of collapse

Thousands of families, including internally displaced refugees, have lost their homes in Marib, where the historic 8th century BC dam has flooded.

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial ...

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been ...

Hugo Goodridge

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to bring them to justice.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Torrential rains wreak destruction in Yemen, killing dozens

In southern Yemen, 33,000 displaced people who were sheltering in camps lost their tents and belongings in the floods, according to the ...

Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

Mohammed bin Zayed's preferences regarding UAE foreign policy

Comment: Kristian Coates Ulrichsen takes a deep dive into whta's driving bin Zayed's aggressive foreign policy agenda, the risks involved, and ...

HTS-affiliated 'government' seals off Syrian town due to coronavirus

The New Arab Staff

HTS-affiliated 'government' seals off Syrian town due to coronavirus

The unrecognised Syrian 'National Salvation Government', which is affiliated to the extreme Islamist group HTS, has closed access to the town of ...

The New Arab Staff

Yemenis rally around distraught driver who lost bus

A bus driver who lost his only source of income in a fire has seen thousands rally in his support in a two-day social media drive.

Covid-19: Yemen's 'unprecedented calamity'

Giorgio Cafiero

Covid-19: Yemen's 'unprecedented calamity'

Comment: The Covid-19 crisis has only added more vitriol and hostility to relations between the three sides of Yemen's conflict, writes Giorgio ...

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Ethiopian FM outrages Egyptians with “Nile is ours” tweet

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Ethiopian FM outrages Egyptians with “Nile is ours” tweet

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has outraged Egyptians with a tweet declaring that 'the Nile is ours'.

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

Some 14.3 million people will be pushed into poverty, raising the total number to 115 million - a quarter of the total Arab population, the UN ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN warns of alarming rise of hunger in Yemen

"We must act now... The warning signs have returned and with coronavirus pandemic added to the mix, it could get a lot worse if humanitarian action is delayed."

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Car blast kills 7 near Syria-Turkey border post

At least seven people were killed and scores wounded on Sunday when a car bomb exploded in northern Syria near a Turkish border crossing, a war ...

The New Arab Staff

HTS releases British-born aid worker captured in Syria's Idlib

Idlib's ruling faction Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has released aid worker Tauqir Sharif after he was captured and imprisoned in June, ...

Oxfam, NRC call for greater <em>aid</em> access to Syria

The New Arab Staff

Oxfam, NRC call for greater aid access to Syria

The two aid groups have complained of repeated hurdles in accessing regime-held areas.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

7 children, 2 women killed in Yemen air strike

Seven children and two women were killed in an air raid in northwest Yemen, a UN agency said Monday, as Riyadh said it intercepted missiles ...

Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker

A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people who depend on fishing ...

UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

The UN is holding talks on Yemen as a tanker on a Yemeni coast could rupture, causing disastrous consequences for Red Sea marine life.

UN restarts <em>aid</em> to Syria but shuts access point

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

Following a week of division and seven ballots, the Council passed a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium allowing the use of the Bab ...

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