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In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the pandemic was raging.

Comment: A year into the pandemic, and the UK government's failure to provide adequate PPE means that frontline healthcare workers remain in the crosshairs, write Sanjeev Krishna and Yolanda Augustin.

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Charlie Faulkner

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in Afghanistan, who already had a tough time getting their businesses off the ground, are now finding recovery even harder.

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Sam Hamad

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam ...

Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce <em>PPE</em>

The New Arab Staff

Syria's White Helmets awarded funds to produce PPE

The award-winning NGO will produce millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to protect volunteers, healthcare workers and displaced ...

Malia Bouattia

The teachers were right all along

Comment: The government's refusal to listen to the National Education Union's advice on how to protect schools and students is nothing but a criminal display of incompetence, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff

Daily Mail donated masks linked to 'Uighur labour firm'

The masks were purchased from Medwell Medical Products, a company suspected of using forced Uighur Muslim labour.

Malia Bouattia

The Covid-19 vaccine and Britain's mishandling of the pandemic

Comment: Even as doubts linger over equal access and effectiveness, the UK government's touting of the Covid-19 vaccine must not whitewash the ...

The New Arab Staff

Assad says he will personally test Russian coronavirus vaccine

In an interview with the Sputnik news agency, Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad says that he will personally take a controversial new coronavirus ...

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Sam Hamad

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute it is ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Northeast and northwest Syria are witnessing alarming rises in Covid-19 cases, with fears that the situation could get worse this winter.

Syria medics dying from 'severe shortage' of virus protection

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria medics dying from 'severe shortage' of virus protection

Medical staff in Syria's regime-controlled hospitals are dying in growing numbers from Covid-19 due to a 'severe shortage' of PPE, ...

Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

Ali Adam

Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

Fear has gripped Gaza after the first community outbreak of Covid-19.

Medic in Syria warns of 'unprecedented catastrophe' from coronavirus

The New Arab Staff

Medic in Syria warns of 'unprecedented catastrophe' from coronavirus

A medic based in Syria anonymously revealed that a Covid-19 emergency is brewing in regime-held areas.

Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

The New Arab Staff

Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip set up a centre to donate blood to victims of the Beirut blast.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

The United Nations' agencies are scrambling to meet multiple urgent needs in Lebanon following the Beirut blast.

The New Arab Staff

Covid-19 cases in Damascus likely more than 85,000: report

A new report claims the coronavirus outbreak in Damascus is 'out of control', giving a 'conservative' estimate of 85,000 cases, ninety times the ...

The New Arab Staff

British Muslims condemn lockdown announced two hours before Eid

'It is like being told they cannot visit family and friends for Christmas on Christmas Eve itself,' the UK's largest Muslim group said, ...

The New Arab Staff

Fears for Uighur Muslim detainees amid Xinjiang coronavirus outbreak

A rise in reported Covid-19 cases in the Muslim-majority Xinjiang province could mean the virus is spreading among Uighur detainees.

Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

The New Arab Staff

Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

Increasing economic dependence on Beijing has forced Turkey to weaken its criticism of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, a new report alleges.

The New Arab Staff

US blacklists 11 companies over China's mistreatment of Uighurs

The United States has blacklisted companies with alleged links to China's mistreatment of its Muslim Uighur minority.

Chinese face masks 'produced with Uighur forced labour'

The New Arab Staff

Chinese face masks 'produced with Uighur forced labour'

A number of Chinese PPE producers exporting face masks around the world employ Uighur forced labour, according to a new investigation.

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Malia Bouattia

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Sam Hamad

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Comment: Sisi's regime knew full well that Scorpion prison's derelict, unsanitary hospital was full of Covid-19 cases, but they sent journalist ...

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