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A Danish citizen allegedly involved in gang-related crime that span from Denmark to Spain has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates.

Independent artists in Jordan are finding ways to overcome the challenges of lockdown as coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global music industry.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East's resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

110-year-old Moroccan woman recovers from coronavirus

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110-year-old Moroccan woman recovers from coronavirus

She joins a highly select group of super-centenarians who have so far defied all the odds and become free of the deadly virus.

Moroccan actor arrested for mocking Islam

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Moroccan actor arrested for mocking Islam

Moroccan actor Rafik Boubker told people 'to make their ablution with wine and perform prayers with whiskey'.

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Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

A month after gay men were outed in Morocco, Ramadan and the Covid-19 lockdown have only made matters worse for the LGBT community.

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China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

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Moroccan editor in pre-trial detention over sex claim

A Moroccan judge placed the head of an independent daily newspaper in pre-trial detention for suspected sexual assault, his lawyer said.

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

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Did Muslim countries mistake other planets for Eid moon?

An Emirati astronomy centre said some Muslim countries may have mistaken other planets for the new moon sighting that signals the end of Ramadan.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Muslims are preparing for a muted Eid as lockdown dampens upcoming celebrations, while Covid-19 funding for Yemen is at risk. Here's the latest.

<em>Morocco</em> prisoners make masks for fellow inmates

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Morocco prisoners make masks for fellow inmates

Prisoners in Morocco have been hard at work producing thousands of face masks for fellow inmates.

Sixteen Moroccan companies export face masks to Europe

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Sixteen Moroccan companies export face masks to Europe

Moroccan companies are providing face masks to countries in Europe, as Covid-19 lockdown eases in some countries

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

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WATCH: Algeria reports sighting of ultra-rare Saharan cheetah

Algerian conservationists sighted the near-extinct big cat in the Ahaggar National Park following a months-long research and imaging project.

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Private UAE jet repatriated Israelis stranded in Morocco: report

The allegations made by Israel’s Channel 12 cement the notion of the rapid normalising relations between Israel and the UAE.

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Stranded Moroccan citizens repatriated from Spanish-run enclave of Melilla

Two hundred Moroccan citizens, trapped in the disputed Spanish-run enclave of Melilla by the coronavirus pandemic, have made their way home to ...

Alessandra Bajec

INSAF: Helping Morocco's most vulnerable survive the coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

Algeria summons <em>Morocco</em> envoy over 'enemy' remarks

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Algeria summons Morocco envoy over 'enemy' remarks

Algeria has responded to a video clip allegedly showing a Moroccan diplomat calling Algeria an "enemy" country, reviving long-standing tensions ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco are trapped by coronavirus and poverty and Iran reopens mosques for holy Ramadan nights despite ...

<em>Morocco</em>, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

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Morocco, Tunisia arrest female bloggers over social media jokes

Rights groups are concerned with the way some North African countries are controlling citizens during Covid-19 lockdown.

Sub-Saharan migrants in <em>Morocco</em> trapped by virus and poverty

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Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco trapped by virus and poverty

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco grapple with worsening living conditions amid the kingdom's Covid-19 restrictions.

Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

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Coronavirus cases near Sahrawi refugee camps prompt outbreak fears

Nine Covid-19 cases have been detected in Algeria’s Tindouf province, where tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees live in camps.

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