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Amnesty International is calling on Saudi Arabia to release female activists from jail ahead of a summit critics are calling hypocritical.

The United Nations Development Programme said it also wanted to find out how much the August 4 blast in the Lebanese capital may have polluted the Mediterranean Sea.

World's poorest nations face 'summer of violence and virus'

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World's poorest nations face 'summer of violence and virus'

A BBC war reporter is warning that there could be serious ramifications for Yemen and Afghanistan in the fight against Covid-19.

Jordan rolls out coronavirus electronic bracelets trial

The New Arab Staff

Jordan rolls out coronavirus electronic bracelets trial

A limited number of Jordan citizens will begin trialling the new electronic bracelet, the latest measure to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Jordan is trialling electronic bracelets to monitor Covid-19 and rights groups condemned Egypt over detention of medics criticising the ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordan to trial electronic bracelets in monitoring coronavirus cases

Jordan's Health Minister Saad Jaber announced that 300 electronic bracelets will be distributed in the initial phase of the trial.

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon's uphill corruption battle against an 'untouchable class'

Corruption in Lebanon is widespread, but there are hopes a new law can root out pervasive nepotism.

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World must aid Sudan transition or pay 'terrible price'

Sudan has been embroiled in an economic crisis for years. The international community should help, a UN official has said.

Yemen in Focus: Will Israel join the deadly conflict?

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Yemen in Focus: Will Israel join the deadly conflict?

This week we look at Israel's intentions in Yemen, the government's frustrations with its Emirati allies, UN concerns and more.

The New Arab

Unpaid pledges could close 'life saving' Yemen aid programs

The United Nations warned 22 'life-saving' aid programs will be forced to close in Yemen in the next two months if countries do not pay their ...

Yemen in Focus: Rebel attacks kill UAE's right-hand man

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Rebel attacks kill UAE's right-hand man

This week we look at three separate attacks on UAE-trained security forces in Yemen, plus Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on a market and more.

UN urges world 'not to turn back' on Yemen

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UN urges world 'not to turn back' on Yemen

A senior UN official appealed for the international community "not to turn its back" on Yemen and to honour its pledges of aid for the ...

Rohingya refugees regreen deforested land on Myanmar's border

Kaamil Ahmed

Rohingya refugees regreen deforested land on Myanmar's border

Feature: Where there was once a forest, barren hills now house hundreds of thousands in the world's largest refugee camp.

WFP gains access to vital Yemen food aid

The New Arab

WFP gains access to vital Yemen food aid

WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel said a WFP-led mission and a technical team of the Red Sea mills company gained access to the food aid.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'Most destructive conflict' since Cold War

This week we look at the worsening humanitarian and economic impact of the conflict, the Houthi rebels' economic suggestions and how journalists are being unlawfully detained and tortured.

Ariane Lavrilleux

FGM: Why is Egypt still world's biggest offender?

Despite being made illegal, FGM is still commonplace, with most cutting operations performed by doctors who should know better.

Austin Bodetti

Could Bosnia's past provide role-models for Iraq and Yemen?

Analysis: Bosnia's interfaith, post-war approach to environmentalism provides a model for Middle Eastern countries that have struggled with ...

Tarek Cheikh

Hope rises for a third revolution in Sudan

Comment: The recent unprecedented protests against dictator Omar al-Bashir have rekindled the hope for radical change, writes Tarek Cheikh.

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh sparks ecological crisis

The Rohingya influx has contributed to air pollution, deforestation, groundwater pollution, and soil erosion in a country that has already ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iconic iron bridge reopens in Iraq's Fallujah

The UN Development Programme announced the reopening of the "iconic landmark", which was inaugurated in 1932 by King Faisal.

Real progress in Libya depends on women's empowerment

Guma El-Gamaty

Real progress in Libya depends on women's empowerment

Comment: There needs to be a paradigm shift in the way the role of women is viewed in Libyan society, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Solar Empowered: Gazans develop life-saving electricity initiative

Raya al-Jadir

Solar Empowered: Gazans develop life-saving electricity initiative

In-depth: EmpowerGaza - a solar energy initiative by Palestinians for Palestinians - is restoring power to Gaza's stricken hospitals, writes ...

Myanmar 'ready' to accept UN help in Rohingya repatriation

The New Arab & agencies

Myanmar 'ready' to accept UN help in Rohingya repatriation

Yangon says it is ready to accept UN help, despite the world body recently saying that Myanmar's campaign of 'ethnic cleansing' against Rohingya ...

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