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The UN's aid chief warned the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's conflict-hit Tigray region is worsening, where people are now dying of hunger.

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

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.

Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

Negotiations are underway between the Suez Canal authorities and the owners of the ship that blocked the passage for a number of days, causing ...

Egypt 'seizes' megaship over nearly $1bn Suez claim

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt 'seizes' megaship over nearly $1bn Suez claim

A megaship which blocked Egypt's Suez Canal and crippled world trade for nearly a week has been 'seized' on court orders.

The New Arab Staff

Sudan to receive $400 million in Saudi, UAE aid

Sudan is getting $400 million to help with its agricultural production from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Tala Ramadan

In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly ...

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.

Sam Hamad

How Biden failed his own litmus test on Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its ...

New start for Paris mosque closed after teacher's murder

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New start for Paris mosque closed after teacher's murder

Some 200 worshippers returned for Friday prayers at the 1,300-person capacity mosque in Pantin.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suez Canal blockage to weigh heavily on reinsurers

The blockage caused by the grounding of the Ever Given held up an estimated $400 million per hour in international trade. Insurers are ...

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions ...

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

Indonesia 'cannot accept' delays of 100 <em>million</em> AstraZeneca jabs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indonesia 'cannot accept' delays of 100 million AstraZeneca jabs

Indonesia has an ambitious coronavirus vaccine programme. However, this looks threatened after Jakarta said 100 million doses of the ...

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 ...

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

Vaccine efforts against polio have stalled in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the Covid pandemic but workers remain defiant, despite the recent ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey records most infections since pandemic's start

Turkey recorded its highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hezbollah fugitive can't appeal over Hariri murder: court

A UN-backed court said fugitive Hezbollah suspect Salim Ayyash, who is convicted of assassinating Rafic Hariri, cannot appeal against the ...

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

African bank funds Egypt train safety after deadly crash

The African Development Bank announced a loan of 145 million euros ($170 million) Tuesday to improve safety on Egypt's rail ...

Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced court in his corruption trial while his bid to form a government after another inconclusive election ...

Iran faces fourth Covid wave following Nowruz holiday

The New Arab Staff

Iran faces fourth Covid wave following Nowruz holiday

Iran is braced for a fourth coronavirus wave after millions of people travelled across the country for new years celebrations despite ...

Algerian government withdraws controversial 'deprivation of nationality' bill

The New Arab Staff

Algerian government withdraws controversial 'deprivation of nationality' bill

The proposed amendment that would see Algerian nationality withdrawn for dual nationals in case of 'prejudice' against the state has been ...

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