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Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

Dilemma for West over foreigners jailed in Iran

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dilemma for West over foreigners jailed in Iran

Iran has repeatedly detained foreigners and dual nationals on charges campaigners and governments say are unfounded, with the prisoners only ...

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

Following agreements to normalise relations with the UAE and Bahrain, thousands of Israeli tourists are scheduled to travel to the Gulf this ...

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Academic arrives in Australia after Iran release

Academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert returned to Australia on Friday amid reports she was detained after Iranian authorities discovered she was in a relationship with an Israeli citizen.

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Jordan records highest numbers of coronavirus cases

Jordan announced a daily record of 5,877 cases among its 10 million population count, placing it amongst the countries with the highest rates of ...

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Dubai to stock Israeli-grown wine from occupied Golan Heights

The Israeli wine will be available at hotels, restaurants and shops in Dubai, where only non-Muslims are legally allowed to drink.

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Treaty banning nuclear weapons to enter into force

Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the treaty, drawing praise from human rights groups around the world.

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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 ...

Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

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Qatar to stage Asian Champions League final

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds.

Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

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Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

Restaurants and caterers in Dubai are rushing to prepare for what they hope will be a flood of Jewish visitors arriving on new direct flights.

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

Austin Bodetti

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic ...

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Austin Bodetti

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Unburdened by the colonial legacies dogging other countries in Western Europe, Ireland has received a warm reception in the Arab world.

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Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

Austin Bodetti

China's changing oil strategy in the Middle East

Chinese oil purchases offered Beijing a sphere of influence in the Middle East, but Covid-19 has upended this once-promising strategy.

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

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Jordan to reopen to 'low risk' countries in August

The move comes as the country is trying to revive its economy which has been badly hit since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

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Thailand halts flights after Egyptian breaks quarantine with virus

A group of Egyptian soldiers who entered via a military-controlled airport without any screening went to a nearby shopping mall. A soldier in ...

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 Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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.

UN nuclear watchdog passes resolution criticising Iran

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN nuclear watchdog passes resolution criticising Iran

The UN's nuclear watchdog passed a resolution critical of Iran after the Islamic Republic has blocked inspections of two sites where nuclear ...

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