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Jordan has suffered economic hardships following the coronavirus crisis.

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic identity

Protests in Lebanon enter fifth day as currency plummets

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Protests in Lebanon enter fifth day as currency plummets

"We want all 118 MPs to resign now ... we need to remove the legitimacy of the ruling class."

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace ...

The New Arab Staff

Will Pope Francis' visit help fix Iraq's many problems?

In-depth: Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is significant to Iraqis who have faced violence by scores of militant groups over previous years, but others doubt it will improve their lives

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Defiant Sarkozy on offensive after graft conviction

France's ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy fervently rejected his three-year sentence for corruption.

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Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador disputed the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill ...

Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

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Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, elected last month transitional prime minister during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), has to face reports of ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention ...

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Anu Shukla

Myanmar's coup: How global powers failed Rohingya Muslims

Analysis: With the veneer of Myanmar's democracy now removed, the plight of Rohingya Muslims continues to be overshadowed by geopolitical ...

Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

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Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

UN experts found that during the Tunisia talks, two participants offered bribes of between $150,000 to $200,000 to at least three LPDF ...

<em>Anger</em> brews over prison death of Bangladesh writer

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Anger brews over prison death of Bangladesh writer

Hundreds of people in Bangladesh took part Saturday in a second day of demonstrations sparked by the death of a writer at a high security ...

Clashes in Bangladesh capital after writer dies in jail

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Clashes in Bangladesh capital after writer dies in jail

Clashes erupted in Bangladesh's capital after writer and government critic Mushtaq Ahmed died in jail.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi says 'completely rejects' US assessment on Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia "completely rejects" the declassified US report that found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for greenlighting the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

4 protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

Clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators in the city of Nasiriyah left four protesters dead.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fear and tension in Yangon as police clear protests

Security forces have steadily increased use of force - but in commercial hub Yangon, authorities have exercised restraint, largely relying on ...

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's Hirak proves it never went away

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or ...

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

Sofia Nitti

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan ...

The New Arab Staff

Alleged suicide of Kuwaiti 'Bidoon' child sparks outrage

The alleged suicide of 11-year-old Khaled Alshammari has brought the plight of the impoverished, stateless community to the fore in Kuwait.

Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

Rockets fired by groups loyal to Iran are being viewed as a message to the US and an attempt to get leverage.

Saudi Arabia says 'men only' job ads are illegal

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia says 'men only' job ads are illegal

The Saudi government has enacted a series of social and economic reforms under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

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Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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