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Twenty people, most of them women and children, were killed in an air strike in northern Yemen.

World landmarks lit up in solidarity with Lebanon on Tuesday as the hashtag #PrayforBeirut trended on Twitter.

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Bloodied and dazed wounded stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings in central Beirut as the health ministry reported late on Tuesday 73 dead and 3,700 injured.

Yemen floods leave 17 dead, including 8 <em>children</em>

The New Arab Staff

Yemen floods leave 17 dead, including 8 children

Yemen's government and Houthi rebels have made separate appeals called on the UN to help those effected by the floods after 17 ...

Preventing a global education disaster

Kevin Watkins

Preventing a global education disaster

Comment: We must act now to ensure a perfect storm of lost schooling, increased child poverty, and deep budget cuts don't lead to unprecedented ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hunger will kill children in Lebanon by 2021: charity

Children are likely to starve to death in Beirut amid Lebanon's economic crisis, according to Save The Children.

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian medical researchers are developing technology to detect coronavirus

Tunisian medical researchers are tackling an outbreak of Covid-19 with a number of novel technological projects.

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Charity slams UK 'inaction' on orphans stranded in Syria

The UK government has reportedly rebuffed demands for information on when stranded children will be repatriated.

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Moroccan women trapped in Spain demand return home

Thousands of low-earning Moroccan workers in Spain are unable to afford flights home.

Ten million <em>children</em> may permanently leave school over Covid-19

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ten million children may permanently leave school over Covid-19

The pandemic has caused an "unprecedented education emergency" with up to 9.7 million children affected by school closures at ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In crisis-hit Lebanon, will French-language schools survive?

The country's worst economic crisis in decades has left French schools in Lebanon battling to stay afloat as parents struggle to pay ...

In Lebanon, mothers barter clothes for baby milk

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, mothers barter clothes for baby milk

Mothers in Lebanon have resorted to bartering for baby supplies as the economic crisis continues.

IMF approves emergency funding for coronavirus-hit Myanmar

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF approves emergency funding for coronavirus-hit Myanmar

As Rohingya Muslims continue to suffer in camps, the IMF is providing emergency funding for Myanmar to deal with the ...

Twenty-four organisations urge UN chief to blacklist Saudi coalition

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Twenty-four organisations urge UN chief to blacklist Saudi coalition

A coalition of 24 NGOs says the Saudi-led coalition is responsible for killing or maiming 222 children in Yemen in 2019, and ...

Palestinians blinded in one eye by Israeli snipers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians blinded in one eye by Israeli snipers

Dozens of Palestinians have lost an eye after being shot by the Israeli forces, in Gaza, Jerusalem or the West Bank.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

4 Syrian children die in blaze on Jordan farm

The brothers aged from one to 10 died of "severe burns", according to an official.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Saudi-led coalition continues to kill children

Human Rights Watch has slammed as 'shameful' a move by the United Nations to remove the Saudi-led coalition from a blacklist ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi-led coalition denies targeting civilians in Yemen raid

The coalition rejected the allegation that civilians, including children, were killed insisting that it targeted ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi coalition airstrike 'kills' 13 civilians in Yemen

The Houthi-run Health Ministry identified 11 victims, while two bodies were reportedly burnt beyond recognition.

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen donor summit fails to raise required $2.4bn

A donor summit aiming to raise $2.41 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen has only gathered half of the amount, with key player UAE ...

Al Yamaniah: Subverting <em>the</em> stereotypes about Yemeni women

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

Yemen in Focus: War hinders Yemen's battle against coronavirus

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: War hinders Yemen's battle against coronavirus

This week we focus on Yemen's ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Houthi calls to liberate Mecca and a positive Eid story from Yemen.

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Anu Shukla

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

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