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Actor Russell Crowe made a donation on behalf of the late celebrity chef to Le Chef, a restaurant which was destroyed in the twin explosions that destroyed half of Beirut.

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Italy must pressure Egypt over fate of imprisoned student

Dario Sabaghi

Italy must pressure Egypt over fate of imprisoned student

Comment: Italy should be doing much more to secure the release of researcher Patrick Zaky, who might otherwise face a similar fate to murdered student Giulio Regeni, writes Dario Sabaghi.

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his running mate

Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris as his running mate, making her the potentially first Black woman Vice President.

Algeria wants to 'reassess' EU trade deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria wants to 'reassess' EU trade deal

Algeria's president has requested the country's trade minister reassess a deal with the European Union, ahead of a free trade agreement.

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Iran shuts down newspaper which questioned official coronavirus statistics

Iranian authorities have shut down a newspaper which published comments by an expert who said that official figures on coronavirus cases and deaths represent only 5% of the true total

International Crisis Group

The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

Comment: Blatant, perhaps criminal, negligence and bureaucratic ineptitude were the immediate causes of the explosion, says the International ...

The New Arab Staff

Beirut blast wreaks havoc on businesses, leaving hundreds unemployed

The Beirut explosion has destroyed businesses that managed to withstand the country's economic crisis.

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Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after ...

Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

The New Arab Staff

Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi PM orders expulsion of militias from Mosul

Officials and residents in Mosul have expressed hopes for better security and the return of displaced people after Iraqi Prime Minister Kadhimi ...

A father, a sister, a son: Mourning Beirut's victims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A father, a sister, a son: Mourning Beirut's victims

A twin sister, a doting father attending his daughter's cancer treatment, and a student working double-shifts at the port: Families begin to ...

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a ...

Macron visits Lebanon after deadly mega-blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron visits Lebanon after deadly mega-blast

Macron's visit was the first by a foreign head of state since Tuesday's unprecedented tragedy.

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Brooke Anderson

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Arabic language learning has thrived online during the pandemic, as lessons move from the classroom to the living room.

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating Beirut explosion.

The New Arab Staff

Biden says he'll end Trump's 'Islamicphobia' travel ban

Joe Biden made a well-meaning vow to end 'Islamicphobia'.

Rauf Mammadov

Russia and Turkey on collision course in Libya's conflict

Analysis: Moscow and Ankara are vying for influence in Libya, but their competing economic interests could collide.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Desperation, misery in Kashmir a year after Indian clampdown

India has reimposed a curfew on the Muslim-majority region ahead of the first anniversary of the decision to strip Kashmir of its autonomy.

Restricted Hajj hits Somalia's livestock economy

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Restricted Hajj hits Somalia's livestock economy

Exports are predicted to be sliced in half this year, primarily due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Alainna Liloia

Loujain al-Hathloul turns 31 in a Saudi prison cell

Comment: Loujain al-Hathloul's imprisonment and torture is an international problem, and it requires an international solution, writes Alainna ...

Trim for Eid: Qatar barbers and salons re-open

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trim for Eid: Qatar barbers and salons re-open

After being closed for four months, salons in Qatar have finally re-opened just in time for Eid al-Adha.

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