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Despite faring relatively well compared to some countries, Israel is already preparing for a second wave in coronavirus cases.

Military hardware developed by Terma, a Danish aerospace and defence manufacturer, found its way into Emirati warships, even after Denmark banned arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish Cypriots protest the closure of islands due to Covid-19, whilst Tunisia eases lockdown measures after no new cases. Here's your daily coronavirus roundup for the Middle East.

Prominent artists, actors urge Israel to end Gaza <em>blockade</em>

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Prominent artists, actors urge Israel to end Gaza blockade

Over 200 prominent musicians, actors, filmmakers, authors and more signed on to an open letter urging Israel to end its blockade of ...

Kuwaiti FM meets Qatar leader amid Gulf <em>blockade</em>

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Kuwaiti FM meets Qatar leader amid Gulf blockade

Kuwait, which enjoys friendly relations with Qatar, has been seen likely leader of any future negotiations with other GCC states, notably Saudi ...

Ben Lynfield

Will annexation derail efforts for Hamas-Israel prisoner swap?

A narrow window remains for progress in prisoner exchange talks as Israel's impending annexation of the West Bank threatens to scupper the deal.

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Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

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Egypt's Copts record four new coronavirus cases among priesthood

Four new cases of coronavirus have been recorded among the clergy of Egypt's Coptic Church, amid reports that some Egyptian churches had flouted ...

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza factories roar back to life to make PPE

Until recently, Tamer Emad, a skilled textile worker, could work one week per month at best. He is now on the factory floor every day.

Coronavirus imperils Ramadan meals, assistance in Gaza

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Coronavirus imperils Ramadan meals, assistance in Gaza

Gaza's residents fear this will be the hardest Ramadan they've ever experienced, as coronavirus has left many in the Gaza Strip without aid and ...

Courtney Freer

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Comment: The displacement of a tribe in Saudi Arabia to pave the way for a future megacity signifies the crown prince's drive for control over ...

Qatar, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 Asian Games

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Qatar, Saudi Arabia compete to host 2030 Asian Games

Saudi Arabia's sporting rivalry with Qatar extends from political enmity that worsened in 2017 when Riyadh imposed a total blockade on ...

Ramadan robbed of joy for Rohingya refugees under lockdown

Anu Shukla

Ramadan robbed of joy for Rohingya refugees under lockdown

With lockdown measures and food shortages at refugee camps, Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh face a challenging Ramadan.

Less than zero: The great US oil crash

Paul McLoughlin

Less than zero: The great US oil crash

A price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia has seen US oil prices crash.

BeIN Sports calls for blocking Saudi's Newcastle club buyout

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BeIN Sports calls for blocking Saudi's Newcastle club buyout

Citing piracy concerns, Qatar-based sports network beIN Sports has asked the UK's Premier League to re-examine a Saudi-backed takeover of the ...

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia's record-shattering executions are mass murder

Comment: Saudi Arabia's recent execution spree makes the regime deadlier than ever, but don't expect Trump to hear any criticism from Trump, writes Courtney Freer.

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Turkey blocks Saudi-owned websites in escalating media war

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have since last week engaged in a tit-for-tat blocking of prominent media websites.

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lasting Yemen cease-fire 'expected soon': UN

The UN special envoy for Yemen said he expects Yemen's warring sides to to agree on a lasting cease-fire “in the immediate future.”

How Palestine's Red Crescent is taking charge of Covid-19

Diana Alghoul

How Palestine's Red Crescent is taking charge of Covid-19

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar flies to the rescue as coronavirus halts aviation

Qatar is drawing on the logistics baptism of fire it endured in 2017, when regional allies abruptly sealed borders to Qatari travellers, to ...

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

This week we focus on violations of a ceasefire in Yemen, defections on Socotra island, and more.

Saudi Arabia's faltering divide and rule strategy in Yemen

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia's faltering divide and rule strategy in Yemen

While seeking to keep Yemen weak and divided, yet with no real long-term plan for its political future, Saudi Arabia has inadvertently limited ...

Hamas arrests Palestinian activists for Zoom chat with Israelis

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Hamas arrests Palestinian activists for Zoom chat with Israelis

Palestinians in Gaza are divided over the arrests of six activists who engaged in a video meeting with Israelis.

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