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A hashtag calling for Lebanese people to get vaccines before refugees has sparked renewed debate in Lebanon about racism, prejudice, and the right to medical care.

The Israeli military injured a Palestinian man in the besieged Gaza Strip when a shell hit his home in a refugee camp.

Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen's Houthis defiant as US labels rebels 'terrorists'

Yemen's Houthis were defiant after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President Donald Trump.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Negar Mortazavi

Q&A: Ilhan Omar awaits more productive US foreign policy

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar talks to Negar Mortazavi about her hopes for the Biden administration's foreign policy, and takes stock of the damage done over the last four years.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nine in 10 Lebanon-based Syrian refugee families extremely poor

The UN found nine out of 10 Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

Award-winning writer Neil Gaiman said the world should remember that refugees are ordinary people dealing with upheaval.

Majed Abusalama

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the ...

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community ...

The New Arab Staff

World must not turn away from Afghanistan: UN

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi urged the international community not to turn its back on Afghanistan.

Grim conditions await Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Grim conditions await Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the ...

Tigray forces fire rockets into neighbouring region of Ethiopia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tigray forces fire rockets into neighbouring region of Ethiopia

Tens of thousands have fled conflict between Ethiopian government and Tigray forces this month.

UN prepares for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN prepares for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Around 32,000 people have already fled the conflict-stricken Tigray region, the UN refugee agency said.

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters inertia, corruption and greed, writes Carmen Geha.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Full-scale humanitarian crisis unfolding' in Ethiopia: UN

UN refugee agency spokesman Babar Baloch said the refugee influx into Sudan was at a pace "unseen over the last two decades".

Brooke Anderson

Meet Fady Qaddoura, Indiana's first Muslim state senator

Palestinian-American Fady Qaddoura will be the first Muslim to serve in the Indiana Senate. A Democrat in a Republican stronghold, he wants to ...

The New Arab Staff

Joe Biden set to roll back controversial Trump policies

The Democratic president-elect plans major changes in immigration, healthcare and climate policy.

#Election2020: Don't tell me not to be 'political'

Leena Zahra

#Election2020: Don't tell me not to be 'political'

As a daughter of immigrants, I'm proud to cast a ballot that represents all of those who cannot vote but who endlessly give back to this ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from ...

Biden and global Islamophobia

Laila Ujayli

Biden and global Islamophobia

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global ...

Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

The New Arab Staff

Restrictions imposed amid unprecedented coronavirus outbreak in rebel-held Syria

Local authorities in opposition held areas of northern Syria have ordered the closure of restaurants, cafes and other public gathering areas ...

Over 200 UN staff in Syria 'infected with coronavirus'

The New Arab Staff

Over 200 UN staff in Syria 'infected with coronavirus'

The United Nations reported over 200 of its staff in Syria tested positive for Covid-19 amid the country's spike in virus cases, according to a ...

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