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The individuals, most of whom were construction workers, were accused of putting up social media posts 'which incited violence or stoked communal unrest'.

French users of a Muslim prayer app accused of selling data that ended up with the US army are suing the company, their lawyers said Monday.

EU takes Tunisia off virus-safe travel list

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Azerbaijan using Israeli 'kamikaze' drones in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

The New Arab Staff

Azerbaijan using Israeli 'kamikaze' drones in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

An Azeri official has hailed the 'highly effective' Israeli drones.

China coaxes Taliban with roads in exchange for peace

The New Arab Staff

China coaxes Taliban with roads in exchange for peace

Chinese officials have allegedly continued to meet Taliban representatives as the Trump administration began withdrawing troops.

The New Arab Staff

Donald Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump has once more been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for the US brokered normalisation deal between Israel and the UAE.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The geopolitical race to rebuild Beirut's port

Hopes of acquiring greater influence in the Eastern Mediterranean are driving competition to gain control of Beirut's port.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

Prosecutors said the case had "tarnished the country's image as a kleptocracy" and sought a deterrent sentence to remind those in public office ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan warns video-sharing app TikTok over 'immoral content'

Critics blame TikTok for spreading nudity and pornography among young people in the conservative Muslim-majority country.

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Gregory A. Maniatis

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Comment: Governments should take five urgent, essential steps to address the precarious situation of migrants during the pandemic, writes ...

The New Arab Staff

Eid al-Adha poses major coronavirus risk, Turkish expert says

Scientists and officials in several Muslim-majority countries have expressed concerns over the potential spread of Covid-19 at sacrificial ...

Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan slaps wristbands on arrivals to monitor virus quarantine

Jordan is using electronic wristbands to ensure they stick to home-quarentine measures.

Anxious Muslims anticipate Hajj cancellation as Covid-19 spikes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Anxious Muslims anticipate Hajj cancellation as Covid-19 spikes

Saudi Arabia is expected to either largely scale back or cancel the annual pilgrimage as coronavirus cases spike worldwide.

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

Twenty-two suspected human traffickers have been arrested in Bangladesh, suspected of links to the deaths of 30 migrants in Libya.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab & agencies

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Contact-tracing app launches in Tunisia, Kuwaiti polygamists find a way to bypass lockdown rules and an Etihad Airways aircraft lands in Israel's airport carrying aid for Palestinians.

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia launches virus-tracking app

The E7mi application, available on Android and awaiting validation for Apple's iOS, was developed by a Tunisian start-up specialised in digital ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ships ...

Asia's Muslims brace for Ramadan in shadow of coronavirus

Shan. A. Zain

Asia's Muslims brace for Ramadan in shadow of coronavirus

This year millions of Muslims across the world are facing a Ramadan like never before, as communal and cultural events are disrupted by the ...

The New Arab & agencies

US oil rebounds after crash as stocks suffer losses

US oil prices have bounced back after they crashed below $0 for a number of hours on Monday.

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

Sebastian Castelier

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

Comment: The key role airlines play in Gulf development strategies implies a potentially profound knock-on effect, writes Sebastian Castelier.

Coronavirus is killing NHS workers. Their deaths were preventable

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Coronavirus is killing NHS workers. Their deaths were preventable

Comment: The NHS is the UK's biggest BAME employer, and the deaths of many of its frontline workers could have been prevented, writes rapper and ...

Will coronavirus cancel Ramadan?

The New Arab

Will coronavirus cancel Ramadan?

Ramadan is nearing - will the fasting month still be a time for family and togetherness as the novel coronavirus continues to spread?

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