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Lebanon approved a draft law allowing imports of coronavirus vaccines as the country hit a new record in case numbers.

Five civilians in eastern Algeria were killed by a homemade roadside bomb.

Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating Beirut explosives

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Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating Beirut explosives

Three Syrian businessmen who have been sanctioned by the US over their alleged ties to the regime, have been linked to the purchase of ammonium nitrate.

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move would ...

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Lebanon's Hariri pays unannounced visit to Erdogan

Lebanon's Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri paid an unannounced visit to Turkey to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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UN envoy arrives in Aden after deadly airport blast

Special envoy Martin Griffiths arrived at Aden airport, where he expressed his condolences and emphasised the need for a solution to the ...

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Covid-19 hit Lebanese in desperate hunt for hospital beds

There are shortages in hospital beds Lebanon due to the coronavirus crisis.

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Explosions rock Saudi military headquarters in Yemen's Abyan

At least two explosions were heard near the Shakra High School building in Abyan, where the Saudi-led coalition has reportedly set up base.

Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot <em>blast</em>

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Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot blast

At least 10 people were injured when an explosion rocked a warehouse storing gas canisters near Lebanon's border with Syria, the Lebanese Red ...

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2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Turkish nationals among 4 dead in Somalia bombing: officials

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Turkish nationals among 4 dead in Somalia bombing: officials

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 14 others wounded in the blast, including three Turks, were being treated at a Turkish-run ...

Car bomb kills five in Turkish-controlled Syria: monitor

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Car bomb kills five in Turkish-controlled Syria: monitor

The Turkish defence ministry said two children had been killed and two civilians wounded.

In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

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In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

Iran condemns deadly attack on Yemen airport

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Iran condemns deadly attack on Yemen airport

The airport explosion has killed dozens, and no group or individual has so far claimed responsibility.

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Car bomb hits near Russia base in northeast Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported several wounded in the attack after midnight in the Tal Saman area in Raqa province.

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Yemeni PM accuses rebels, Iran of Aden airport attack

As the newly reshuffled cabinet convened for the first time in Aden, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik repeated his accusation that Houthi ...

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Yemen government vows to restore stability after deadly attack

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Yemen government vows to restore stability after deadly attack

The new power-sharing Yemeni government vowed on Thursday to bring stability after a fatal blast targeted Aden's airport.

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Lebanon PM's office backtracks on FBI blast report

Diab told journalists a report by the US domestic intelligence agency showed less than a quarter of the reported ammonium nitrate had actually ...

Second <em>blast</em> targets ministers at Yemen presidential palace

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Second blast targets ministers at Yemen presidential palace

The second bomb struck Aden’s Al-Ma'asheeq district, where just moments earlier the newly-formed government of Yemen were transferred following ...

<em>Blast</em> at Aden airport kills at least 26

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Blast at Aden airport kills at least 26

The explosion has killed nearly two dozen people, and that number may climb.

Lebanon government says it can only afford six-months subsidies

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Lebanon government says it can only afford six-months subsidies

Many Lebanese rely on government subsidies to afford basic goods.

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