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Iranian authorities have shut down a newspaper which published comments by an expert who said that official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths represent only 5% of the true total

At least four people were killed and 35 others injured after clashes erupted in Port Sudan.

Landmark 19th century palace destroyed in Beirut blast

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Landmark 19th century palace destroyed in Beirut blast

The deadly 4th August Beirut blast has destroyed the historic Sursock Palace in Achrafieh, which was built in 1860 and survived political upheaval and civil war.

Macron hosts Trump for virtual donor conference on Lebanon

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Macron hosts Trump for virtual donor conference on Lebanon

A virtual conference is due to be held on Sunday to bring together world leaders in efforts to assist Lebanon after the deadly Beirut port blast.

Canada launches Lebanon relief fund after deadly Beirut blast

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Canada launches Lebanon relief fund after deadly Beirut blast

Canada has vowed to match donations to a Lebanon relief fund to aid the victims of the Beirut port blast, where more than 150 people died and ...

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Electric night of Lebanon protests after blast

A group led by retired army officers snuck into the foreign ministry and declared the building a "headquarters of the revolution".

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Lebanon PM Diab to call for early polls

Hassan Diab said he would propose early polls to cabinet on Monday.

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Beirut blast protesters storm Lebanese foreign ministry

Protesters led by retired Lebanese army officers stormed the foreign ministry in Beirut and declared it the 'headquarters of the ...

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Khartoum 'regrets' US advice against travel to Sudan

Sudan has complained to the US that it has not taken into account changes since the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir in its recent warnings against ...

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Michal Kranz

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Beirut, a welcoming cosmopolitan city loved by all those who call it home, lies in ruins. Michal Kranz, a journalist until recently based in ...

Macron visits Lebanon after deadly mega-blast

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Macron visits Lebanon after deadly mega-blast

Macron's visit was the first by a foreign head of state since Tuesday's unprecedented tragedy.

Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb on literature, memory and displacement

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb on literature, memory and displacement

The New Arab Meets: Huzama Habayeb, an award-winning Palestinian novelist who explores the relationship between exile and nostalgia in her ...

Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

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Scores dead after massive explosion rocks Beirut

Authorities have blamed the devastating blast on a years-old store of ammonium nitrate fertiliser at the Beirut port.

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

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A revolution not televised: Lebanese mock censorship of song

Lebanese social media users have reacted with outrage and ridicule as the 'revolutionary' lyrics of a well-known patriotic song were censored on ...

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Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

Iran said it has detained Jamshid Sharmahd, the leader of a US-based Iranian monarchist group, accusing him of planning a deadly 2008 bombing in ...

Bassam Zaazaa

Lebanon medical staff fight back after 'shameful' mass layoffs

Former employees have initiated legal action after the American University of Beirut arbitrarily fired 850 medical staff.

Tunisia parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi survives no confidence vote

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Tunisia parliament speaker Rached Ghannouchi survives no confidence vote

Rached Ghannouchi, leader of Tunisian Ennahdha Party, will stay on as parliament speaker.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

US Democrats deny motion to acknowledge Israeli occupation

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US Democrats deny motion to acknowledge Israeli occupation

The US Democratic National Committee voted overwhelmingly against a measure pushing for more critical language towards Israel in the party's ...

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

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