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In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other essential items tripling or quadrupling in price.

Reporters Without Borders described the Middle East's media landscape as 'moribund.'

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Sumaiyya Naseem

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary spectrum.

Biden says evidence 'overwhelming' in tense George Floyd trial

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden says evidence 'overwhelming' in tense George Floyd trial

The president's unusually strong comments came as jury deliberations for the trial of an ex-policeman accused of murdering George Lloyd entered ...

Representing MENA artists in the UK

Sophia Akram

Representing MENA artists in the UK

With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK adds India to Covid travel 'red list'

Britain on Monday imposed its strictest travel curbs on India after an explosion of coronavirus cases there, hours after Prime Minister Boris Johnson called off a trip to New Delhi.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fast-jabbing Israel buys millions more Pfizer Covid shots

Israel signed an agreement with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer enabling the Jewish state to obtain millions more doses of vaccines, a government ...

The New Arab Staff

Iran to purchase 60 million Sputnik V vaccine doses

Tehran’s ambassador to Moscow said the doses will arrive in Iran between June and December.

The New Arab Staff

Oman's Dhofar enters partial lockdown as Covid-19 cases spiral

Oman's Dhofar governorate has entered a partial lockdown in response to a rise in coronavirus cases.

Libya launches public vaccination drive

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya launches public vaccination drive

Libya, which has so far received 400,000 doses of three types of vaccines, has started its Covid-19 immunisation campaign for the general ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

While the true figure could be significantly higher because of possible government concealment, the number of lives lost is about equal to the ...

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

Oman imposes night-time Ramadan <em>lockdown</em> as Covid-19 cases surge

The New Arab Staff

Oman imposes night-time Ramadan lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

Oman has imposed a night-time partial lockdown throughout Ramadan as coronavirus cases increase at a worrying rate.

Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

As the number of cases across northeastern Syria rise, Kurdish authorities have imposed a curfew to stop the spread.

Turkey imposes partial <em>lockdown</em> for first half of Ramadan

The New Arab Staff

Turkey imposes partial lockdown for first half of Ramadan

Turkey has imposed a partial lockdown for the first half of Ramadan as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey tightens Covid-19 rules for Ramadan

Turkey, which is battling a third peak, will have evening curfews go into effect nationally at 7:00pm and stay in place until Ramadan celebrations end in mid-May.

William Christou

Everyone is talking about Jordan - except Jordanian journalists

In-depth: Whatever happened - a coup, sedition, or an overzealous royal family seeking to stamp out internal opposition - one thing is clear: ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran reports highest daily Covid-19 death toll of 2021

Nearly 65,000 people have died from Covid-19 in Iran, with Sunday as the highest single-day death toll.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Conflict-hit Libya launches coronavirus jab campaign

Libya kicked off its vaccination campaign with Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah, the head of a newly established Government of National Unity.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran enforces lockdown amid fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic

Tehran and 250 other cities and towns have been declared "red zones" by Iran's coronavirus task force due their highest positivity rates and the ...

Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties ...

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

Iran's Covid case total surpasses two million

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Covid case total surpasses two million

Iran's Covid case total has climbed to over two million as the Middle East finds itself in facing a resurgence of the virus.

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