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Oman is set to be one of the countries to see the swiftest economic recovery from the Covid-19 epidemic.

Sri Lanka's controversial decision to cremate the bodies of Muslims who died of coronavirus has been met with intense opposition by the community.

<em>Maldives</em>' coronavirus burial plan 'marginalises Muslims', UN expert says

The New Arab Staff

Maldives' coronavirus burial plan 'marginalises Muslims', UN expert says

Plans to help bury Sri Lankan Muslims who died of Covid-19 in the Maldives so they aren't cremated in Sri Lanka have been met with criticism.

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

The New Arab & agencies

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ships ...

Three tourists stabbed in <em>Maldives</em> by suspected IS sympathisers

The New Arab & agencies

Three tourists stabbed in Maldives by suspected IS sympathisers

Three people have been stabbed in the Maldives in an attack claimed by IS sympathisers.

The New Arab & agencies

Envoys from 15 countries to visit troubled Indian Kashmir

Representatives from 15 countries will visit the disputed Kashmir region in a diplomatic visit spurned by the EU.

The New Arab

Saudi police arrest elderly Qatari man, son amid blockade

Qatar's human rights committee has said Saudi authorities have arrested a 70-year-old Qatari man and his teenage son amid a blockade against ...

The New Arab

Turkey expands military presence in Qatar with new base

Turkey has built a new base in Qatar, a pro-government Turkish daily reported on Wednesday, amid increasing ties between the two states.

The New Arab

UAE withdraws WTO trade complaint against Qatar

A UAE complaint against Qatar has been withdrawn, Abu Dhabi confirmed.

<em>Maldives</em> moves to restore Qatar ties severed over blockade

The New Arab

Maldives moves to restore Qatar ties severed over blockade

The Maldives is working to restore relations with Qatar after they were severed at the start of a Saudi-led diplomatic and economic ...

The New Arab & agencies

India's Modi visits church bombed in Sri Lanka attacks

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an unscheduled stop at a Catholic church bombed during the Easter suicide attacks ahead of his ...

Sri Lanka expels 200 Islamic clerics after Easter attacks

The New Arab

Sri Lanka expels 200 Islamic clerics after Easter attacks

Sri Lanka's home affairs minister said some 200 clerics were expelled from the island amid a security crackdown in the aftermath of the Easter ...

Comoros: Spearheading the international community's fight against climate change

Austin Bodetti

Comoros: Spearheading the international community's fight against climate change

Analysis: The Comoros' embrace of the environmental movement can act as a model not only for other island countries but also the rest of the ...

Journalists in Kashmir face tough challenges

Nusrat Sidiq

Journalists in Kashmir face tough challenges

Twenty-one journalists have so far been killed in Kashmir, either directly targeted or caught in the crossfire while reporting, as dozens more ...

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

Uri Levy

Pakistan face arch-rivals India in football clash

After three years without international football due to terrorism and politics, Pakistan's national team has brought some pride to their country ...

The New Arab & agencies

India rejects $100m Kerala flood aid from UAE

The government has a longstanding policy of rejecting aid from foreign governments, but the practice is drawing criticism.

Florence Dixon

#FreeAhed but free the rest of them too

Nearly 300 Palestinian children still languish in Israeli prisons, subject to rampant abuse and coerced into confession in the only country in ...

Anthony Harwood

Saudi Arabia plays dirty but cries foul anyway

Comment: At its first World Cup match, Saudi Arabia complained of mixing politics with sport, but SWAFF, its new footballing federation, is ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN Human Rights Council to meet over Gaza killings

A special session will be held on Friday to discuss the "deteriorating human rights situation" in Palestinian territories.

Palestine thrash Bhutan 10-0, in historic football performance

The New Arab

Palestine thrash Bhutan 10-0, in historic football performance

Palestine played Bhutan in a ten goal thriller near Hebron, which saw all the balls going into the away team's net securing a historic victory.

Uri Levy

Games not war: This week in Middle East football

If the Palestinians win the next three games, and if Israel loses to Spain, the FIFA global rankings are likely to shock the world, writes Uri ...

Iraq premier 'refuses renewed pressure to join anti-Qatar bloc'

The New Arab

Iraq premier 'refuses renewed pressure to join anti-Qatar bloc'

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has refused pressure from Bahrain to join the diplomatic and economic offensive aimed at Doha led by ...

Baghdad 'refuses' Saudi-Emirati pressure to join anti-Qatar bloc

The New Arab

Baghdad 'refuses' Saudi-Emirati pressure to join anti-Qatar bloc

Iraq's prime minister has reportedly refused demarches from Saudi and Emirati officials to join the diplomatic offensive against Doha.

Belligerent Saudis made the wrong choice in sidelining Qatar

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Belligerent Saudis made the wrong choice in sidelining Qatar

Comment: Bullying Qatar with the rhetoric of anti-terrorism is illogical; its isolation is actually down to refusing to align with Saudi foreign ...

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