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Saudi Arabia will reopen the umrah to foreign visitors from November 1.

Russia's foreign ministry announced it was ready to offer the United States a mutual one-year freeze on the number of nuclear warheads.

Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

G20 finance ministers and central bankers held talks aimed at spurring global recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession.

Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The New Arab Staff

Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at ...

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

African Union lifts post-coup suspension of Mali

The decision comes three days after ECOWAS announced it was ending its tough post-coup sanctions.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey slams Canada’s suspension of arms sales

Turkey has reacted angrily to Canada’s decision to suspend arms exports to Ankara over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, accusing Canada of “double ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian hospitals struggling to cope with rise of coronavirus

Hospitals are struggling under the weight of a rise in coronavirus cases.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mecca to reopen for limited pilgrimages after 7-month pause

Saudi Arabia will reopen for umrah pilgrimage after a long break in response to Covid-19.

UAE suspended from global equestrian competitions over fraud

The New Arab Staff

UAE suspended from global equestrian competitions over fraud

The International Equestrian Federation banned the UAE from taking part in all equestrian competitions till the new year after an investigation ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan, Egypt, EU urge new Israel-Palestinian talks

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, France and Germany held a meeting to discuss the future fo the peace process.

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

UN nuclear watchdog to visit second Iran site soon

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN nuclear watchdog to visit second Iran site soon

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog are expected to visit the second of two sites in Iran in a few days.

Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months ...

Internet users 'cancel' Arab League following UAE-Israel deal

The New Arab Staff

Internet users 'cancel' Arab League following UAE-Israel deal

The Arab League was embroiled in a social media storm following its failure to pass a resolution condemning the normalisation deal between the ...

Sarah Khalil

Habibi Collective: Collating films made by Arab women

The New Arab speaks to Roisin Tapponi, the founder of the Habibi Collective project, about the digital archiving of films made by women from the Middle East.

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

The New Arab Staff

Virus deaths surpass 1,000 as Israel mulls new restrictions

More than 3,000 new cases a day have been confirmed in the most recent spike, raising the specter of a renewed nationwide lockdown.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: The battle for Marib

This week we focus on the ongoing Houthi offensive to capture Marib.

Libya interior minister back in post after post-demos <em>suspension</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya interior minister back in post after post-demos suspension

Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has 'lifted the temporary suspension' on interior minister Fathi Bashagha.

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN expresses concern over 'dramatic turn' in Libya crisis

The UN said the power struggle emerging between Tripoli's leaders after the shooting and abduction of protesters “underlines the urgent need to ...

Yemen's southern separatists withdraw from peace talks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen's southern separatists withdraw from peace talks

Yemen's southern separatists announced their withdrawal from talks over a Saudi-sponsored deal with the internationally recognised government.

Gaza reports first coronavirus cases outside quarantine, declares lockdown

The New Arab Staff

Gaza reports first coronavirus cases outside quarantine, declares lockdown

Authorities in Gaza immediately imposed a lockdown, prompting locals to make a rush for supplies in supermarkets.

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