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Often ignored, we explore how Lebanese and Syrian communities began to settle in Jamaica, and how their footprint has now cemented their place within Jamaican history.

Jordan has moved Syrian activist Hasna al-Hariri to Azraq Camp for her unspecified "illegal activities”.

#VeganRamadan: Three easy, healthy and low-waste iftar ideas

Diana Alghoul

#VeganRamadan: Three easy, healthy and low-waste iftar ideas

Three easy and recipes to make for iftar that are fast, vegan and affordable and are also adaptable to what is already available to reduce food waste.

Ramadan in the shadow of Lebanon's food price crisis

Tala Ramadan

Ramadan in the shadow of Lebanon's food price crisis

In-depth: Ramadan tables in Lebanon are lighter this year, as inflation makes Iftar meals unaffordable for many families.

Syria Insight: Assad begins his re-election campaign

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Assad begins his re-election campaign

Syrians will go to the polls in presidential elections next month, although the process of choosing a leader has already been decided.

Ilhan Abdi

Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen: Mouth-watering lamb koftes

A hearty meal: In the second part of our Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen series, Ilhan Abdi shares her lush lamb kofte recipe, guaranteed to be a family Iftar favourite.

Diana Alghoul

#VeganRamadan: Quick fruity recipes for a healthy post-iftar dessert

Here are three quick and easy ways to make fruity desserts when you're low on time and don't want to head for a chocolate bar...

Alessandra Bajec

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other essential ...

Sara Ezzeldin Saeed

Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen: Shawarma braided pastry

Heritage with a twist: In the first of our Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen series, Sara Ezzeldin Saeed shares her unexpected cooking journey ...

Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

As the number of cases across northeastern Syria rise, Kurdish authorities have imposed a curfew to stop the spread.

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

The New Arab Staff

Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded ...

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

Lebanese trade union calls for boycott of supermarket ‘mafias’

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese trade union calls for boycott of supermarket ‘mafias’

Lebanon's economic crisis has caused extreme poverty across the country, prompting one trade union to take drastic action.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Traditional manousheh leaves tables in poverty-hit Lebanon

The economic crisis in Lebanon is now affecting the most basic items in the country, including the famed manousheh.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Expelled from US at night, migrant families in expectation

Migrants who were not expected in the United States find themselves having to make choices as they were sent back to small, dangerous Mexican ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria 'rations' fuel as Suez Canal jam persists

Authorities in Damascus warned they were "rationing" fuel to avoid shortages.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

War-torn Syria suffers effects of Suez Canal blockage

The Syrian regime’s oil ministry says it has begun organising distribution of fuel in response to the delays in shipments caused by the blocking ...

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

Syria Insight: <em>Bread</em> queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

After ten years of war, Syrians across the country are facing unprecedented hunger and poverty.

Lebanon joins UN list of 'catastrophic famine' risk countries

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon joins UN list of 'catastrophic famine' risk countries

A report by FAO and WFP lumps Lebanon together with famine-stricken Yemen and war-torn Syria in a list of countries at risk of food insecurity ...

Syria sends oxygen aid to Lebanon to fight Covid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria sends oxygen aid to Lebanon to fight Covid

Syria has pledged to deliver 75 tonnes of oxygen to Lebanon "immediately" after Beirut's health ministry requested the aid to save hundreds of ...

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