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Syria's Idlib is seeing a growing number of cases of the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus.

Covid-19 rampaging through northwest Syria, warns IRC

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Covid-19 rampaging through northwest Syria, warns IRC

Northwest Syria has seen an surge in Covid-19 cases which is concerning health workers and NGOs.

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

Martin Jay

Is time running out for Macron's credibility in Lebanon?

As experts point to Lebanon taking the initiative on reforms before Western aid is prepared, a new blueprint which is bolder yet more realistic ...

Quarter of Beirut children could miss school after blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Quarter of Beirut children could miss school after blast

A quarter of school-age children in Lebanon's capital risk missing out on school after last month's deadly port explosion, the ...

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

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Over 200 UN staff in Syria 'infected with coronavirus'

The United Nations reported over 200 of its staff in Syria tested positive for Covid-19 amid the country's spike in virus cases, according to a ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Northeast and northwest Syria are witnessing alarming rises in Covid-19 cases, with fears that the situation could get worse this winter.

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Lebanon sees 220 percent increase in Covid-19 cases

The blast left hundreds of thousands homeless in Beirut.

Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

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Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip set up a centre to donate blood to victims of the Beirut blast.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah 'categorically denies' storing arms at blast site

Hezbollah has denied that it was storing weapons at the blast site, as investigators search the debris for a cause for the Beirut explosion.

Macron calls for <em>international</em> probe into Beirut blast

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Macron calls for international probe into Beirut blast

The French premier has joined calls for an international investigation into the blast and said France will help to organise an aid ...

HRW calls for 'impartial, expert probe' into Beirut blast

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HRW calls for 'impartial, expert probe' into Beirut blast

Human Rights Watch called on Lebanese authorities to invite international experts to conduct an independent probe into the explosion ...

Lebanon declares two-week state of emergency in Beirut

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Lebanon declares two-week state of emergency in Beirut

Lebanon's government has said it wants officials placed under house arrest over the cataclysmic blast.

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 ...

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 International Red Cross.

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching ...

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF warns Lebanon of high price of delaying reforms

Lebanon's government has estimated losses at around 241 trillion Lebanese pounds, which amounts to around $69 billion at an exchange rate of ...

Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

The New Arab Staff

Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

Karrar Ibrahim was found dead in his car in the Al-Saadoun area of the capital Baghdad on Friday, authorities confirmed.

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Iraqi MP dies of virus as cases jump 600%

After seeing a relatively slow spread in the first five months of 2020, cases spiked 600 percent in June alone, according to the ...

Russia and China veto aid to rebel-held Syria

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Russia and China veto aid to rebel-held Syria

Reducing aid deliveries to just one crossing point would cut essential supplies to one million people, the head of International ...

Fear of disaster if UN cuts aid entering Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fear of disaster if UN cuts aid entering Syria

After a Russian veto, hope that aid reaches rebel-held areas in Syria dwindles.

UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

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UN voting on Syria aid delivery through 1 crossing

Moscow, an ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, vetoed an earlier resolution to see continued aid deliveries through two crossing points to ...

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