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Sami Abu Shehadeh won the leadership primary race to front the Balad Party.

President Joe Biden will re-impose a Covid-19 travel ban on most non-US citizens who have been in Britain, Brazil, Ireland and much of Europe.

Pandemic forces Jordanian children into labour market

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pandemic forces Jordanian children into labour market

Schools have been closed for nearly a year in Jordan, forcing many children into the labour market prematurely.

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Shashi Tharoor

Narendra Modi's Potemkin democracy

Comment: The pandemic has given Modi's government the perfect excuse to dispense with the inconvenience of being accountable to the legislature, ...

Biden team: US will not lift Covid travel bans

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Biden team: US will not lift Covid travel bans

US President-elect Joe Biden's spokeswoman quickly dismissed Donald Trump's announcement that a Covid-19 ban on travelers arriving from much of ...

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

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8 Covid-19 patients killed in hospital fire in Turkey

Nearly a dozen Covid patients were killed in a hospital in Turkey.

Sarah Khalil

Mohamed Bouazizi: The fire that lit the Arab Spring

The New Arab profiles the life of the 26-year-old Tunisian street vendor, ten years after his self-immolation sparked a revolution in Tunisia ...

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Majed Abusalama

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the ...

The New Arab Staff

Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

A WHO official said that Gaza's hospital would be unable to care for critical cases 'within a week'.

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The New Arab Staff

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense ...

Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

The New Arab Staff

Fourth doctor in Syria's Idlib province dies from Covid-19

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

G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

Saudi Arabia, the first Arab state to host a G20 summit, has faced disapproval over its human rights record.

UAE's Etihad to fly to Tel Aviv next year

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE's Etihad to fly to Tel Aviv next year

The Abu Dhabi-based airline "will launch daily scheduled year-round flights to Tel Aviv", it said in a statement.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey withdraws more troops from northwest Syria bases

Turkey has pulled out of more bases in Syria's Aleppo province, with locals fearing the regime might be planning a new assault.

Dalia Mogahed

Partisanship, not piety, predicts political views

Comment: While religion has the power to inspire, legitimise and manipulate, a new study shows it has little bearing on political positions, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2015 Mali attack was 'revenge' for Charlie Hebdo cartoons

A Mauritanian jihadist told a trial that he had attacked a club in the capital Bamako in 2015, killing five people.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi commission insists no minors to face death penalty

Human Rights Watch says Saudi prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against eight Saudi men, some of whom allegedly committed as children.

France 'won't give up cartoons' following terror attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France 'won't give up cartoons' following terror attack

Authorities in France said the country won't give up cartoons, as seven people face terror charges for their involvement in the killing of a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE minister of tolerance accused of serious sexual assault

The Hay Festival has vowed not to return to Abu Dhabi while Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan remains the UAE's minister of tolerance.

Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

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Saudi Arabia arrests 45 in fresh 'anti-corruption' campaign

Dozens of people, including public servants, are the latest to be arrested as part of Saudi Arabia's wide-reaching anti-corruption drive.

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Joe Macaron

Prospects of US mediation in the Lebanon-Israel border talks

Comment: As Israel and Lebanon begin landmark maritime border talks, Joe Macaron takes an in-depth look at the players and issues involved in ...

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

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