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A group of vulnerable asylum seekers have been taken to Rwanda.

Macron accused Turkey of 'distorting' his words and 'playing on post-colonial resentment' in Africa.

EU takes Tunisia off virus-safe travel list

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EU takes Tunisia off virus-safe travel list

A rise in Covid-19 cases in Tunisia has prompted the European Union to remove it from its list of countries exempt from its coronavirus travel ban.

Former Zanzibar sultan settles in Oman

The New Arab Staff

Former Zanzibar sultan settles in Oman

Former Zanzibar Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah Al-Said is believed to have landed in Oman after living for 50 years in the United Kingdom.

Israel limits virus quarantine but stays shut to tourists

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel limits virus quarantine but stays shut to tourists

Israel said that citizens, residents and foreign workers returning from 20 countries would be exempted from a 14-day coronavirus quarantine ...

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World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny killer that has upended life just about everywhere.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus partners.

The New Arab Staff

Sudan could try Bashir in hybrid court over Darfur

Omar Al-Bashir and three other Sudanese wanted by the ICC over alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur are currently held in ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Sudan appoints first ambassador to US in decades

The New Arab

Sudan appoints first ambassador to US in decades

Khartoum has appointed veteran diplomat Noureldin Sati as its first ambassador to Washington in 23 years.

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Refugees protest under coronavirus lockdown in Rwanda

Refugees relocated to Rwanda from Libya's crowded detention camps protested the host country's coronavirus lockdown after it was ...

Yemen to receive IMF debt relief to stem coronavirus

The New Arab

Yemen to receive IMF debt relief to stem coronavirus

Twenty-five countries, including Yemen, will receive a total of around $215 million in IMF debt relief to focus efforts on fighting coronavirus.

UN chief names new head of Palestinian refugee agency

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UN chief names new head of Palestinian refugee agency

The UN has appointed a new chief for its crisis-stricken Palestinian refugees agency.

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Turkey retaliation blocks regime's advance in Idlib

Turkish strikes on Syrian military positions has halted the momentum of the regime's offensive in Idlib.

Turkey will open borders for Syrian refugees

The New Arab

Turkey will open borders for Syrian refugees

Nearly one million Syrians have fled the escalating violence in Idlib, and Turkey has decided it will open its borders and allow refugees to ...

Amr Salahi

Kafranbel: Iconic revolutionary town falls to the Assad regime

The town of Kafranbel in Idlib province, which rose to global fame with its satirical protest slogans and revolutionary art, has now been captured by the Assad regime.

Tahmina Begum

The UK-based grassroots charity taking on the Rohingya crisis

The New Arab Meets: Rahima Begum whose international human rights organisation from East London is contributing proof to the case on the ...

The New Arab

Qatar emir unlikely to attend GCC summit in Riyadh

Qatar will likely be represented at the summit by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

The New Arab

Qatar emir to attend anti-corruption summit in Rwanda

There are question marks over whether the Qatar Emir will attend a breakthrough GCC summit in Riyadh this week.

UAE's P5 ties allow it to act with impunity

Lyndon Peters

UAE's P5 ties allow it to act with impunity

Comment: In Africa, the UAE, like the P5, works alongside autocratic regimes to expand their strategic interests, writes Lyndon Peters.

The New Arab & agencies

600,000 Rohingya at 'serious risk of genocide', UN warns

The UN warns that any attempted repatriation is 'impossible' in a damning report that accuses the Myanmar government of war crimes against the ...

In South Sudan, Israel is sowing seeds of war

Suraya Dadoo

In South Sudan, Israel is sowing seeds of war

Comment: In addition to its brutal military occupation of Palestine, Israel is also supplying the weapons to extend South Sudan's deadly civil ...

Tens of thousands of Syrians suffering tropical disease outbreak

The New Arab

Tens of thousands of Syrians suffering tropical disease outbreak

Humanitarian organisations are blaming the UN's 'weak response' for poor sanitary and housing conditions among hundreds of thousands of ...

Pakistan demands urgent UN meeting on Kashmir crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan demands urgent UN meeting on Kashmir crisis

Pakistan called for an urgent UNSCR meeting regarding occupied Kashmir as fears of a genocidal war by India looms.

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