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A donor summit aiming to raise $2.41 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen has only gathered half of the amount, with key player UAE donating no funds.

Saudi Arabia is seeking to raise billions of dollars for Yemen, despite leading a coalition that has been accused of war crimes in the war-torn nation.

Syrian stock market halts trading for Assad cousin's company

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Syrian stock market halts trading for Assad cousin's company

Syria's stock market suspended trading for the largest cellular company in the country, owned by his cousin Rami Makhlouf.

First Rohingya refugee dies from Covid-19 in Bangladesh: official

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First Rohingya refugee dies from Covid-19 in Bangladesh: official

An elderly man has become the first Rohingya refugee living in Bangladesh to die of coronavirus.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: First Covid-19 death reported in Bangladesh's refugee camps, Saudi Arabia's mosques reopen and Yemen's influx of migrants ...

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Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

The chief of staff of the Yemeni internationally-recognised government’s army has survived a missile strike on a military camp near Marib which killed his son and seven other people.

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Iran has spent $30bn propping up Assad regime: report

Iran has spent $20-30 billion in aiding Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the money must be paid back, an Iranian lawmaker has claimed.

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Thousands of Rohingya under coronavirus quarantine as cases rise

Although none of the detected infections are critical, health officials and NGO workers in the Rohingya refugee camps are worried transmission ...

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Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more ...

Funding gaps threaten Yemen coronavirus fight, says UN

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Funding gaps threaten Yemen coronavirus fight, says UN

A number of aid programmes in Yemen could be cut due to funding shortages, the UN warned, as the war-torn country grapples with its coronavirus ...

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Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

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

Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Makhlouf

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Syria imposes travel ban on Assad's tycoon cousin Makhlouf

Syria's justice ministry has banned Rami Makhlouf from leaving the country, following a public dispute over millions of dollars the government ...

British Muslims are keeping community spirit alive this Ramadan

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British Muslims are keeping community spirit alive this Ramadan

Ramadan in lockdown still feels fractured, but new creative online spaces and efforts to care for the vulnerable are a testament to thriving ...

Coronavirus lockdown sees 'massive' FGM increase in Somalia

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Coronavirus lockdown sees 'massive' FGM increase in Somalia

As many stay at home to stay safe from coronavirus, girls are now at increased risk of harm amid a reported surge in FGM cases.

Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

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Billionaire Saudi banking tycoon dead at 79, family says

Saleh Abdullah Kamel, founder of the banking and real estate conglomerate Dallah Albaraka Group, died in a hospital at age 79.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

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British-Lebanese Muslim woman shot dead in UK

Aya Hachem was shot dead by an unidentified assailant on Sunday afternoon, according to local reports.

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Syrian lira crashes after latest Rami Makhlouf video

Rami Makhlouf has made a series of videos criticising elements of the Assad regime.

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Makhlouf lashes out at Syria regime in fresh accusations

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf accused the regime of threatening to arrest him and close his telecommunications empire if he does not hand over ...

Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf says will not resign

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Syrian tycoon Rami Makhlouf says will not resign

The owner of Syria's largest telecommunication company said his business was pressured with several 'unlawful' demands from authorities who ...

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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 ...

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

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Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Coronavirus deaths in Yemen spike as hospitals close down

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Coronavirus deaths in Yemen spike as hospitals close down

In Yemen, tracking the spread of Covid-19 is made more difficult with people seeking help for symptoms much later than they should, and deaths ...

Rohingya man tests positive for coronavirus in Bangladesh camp

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Rohingya man tests positive for coronavirus in Bangladesh camp

Rapid investigation teams have been deployed to trace the contacts of one Rohingya refugee and a local man who tested positive for coronavirus ...

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