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Iraq's state revenues have plunged amid a crash in oil prices this year, forcing the government to reconsider the outsized sum it spends on the public sector.

The US State Department is considering declaring certain high-profile human rights group as anti-Semitic.

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest <em>movement</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

It has been one year since the protests erupted in Lebanon, and the coronavirus pandemic has paused the movement.

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope in this dark moment, writes Carmen Geha.

The New Arab Staff

Jordanians outraged after kidnapped boy found amputated, tortured

The kidnapping and torture of a 16-year-old boy has sparked outrage in Jordan after a video showed the moments he was found with amputated hands ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

The New Arab Staff

Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

US academic Henri Barkey and Turkish civil society figure Osman Kavala are accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt against the ...

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

Lebanon to begin consultations to name new premier

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon to begin consultations to name new premier

Lebanon's presidency has announced parliamentary consultations to name a new prime minister will begin next week.

Woes of Beirut rescuers 'microcosm' of troubled Lebanon

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Woes of Beirut rescuers 'microcosm' of troubled Lebanon

Fierce forest fires, a monster explosion that killed friends, then more Beirut blazes; Lebanon's emergency services are reeling from a ...

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

Sudan, rebel groups ink landmark peace deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan, rebel groups ink landmark peace deal

Representatives from the transitional government and rebel groups signed the deal.

The New Arab Staff

Joe Biden's 'Inshallah' clapback to Trump divides the internet

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden set the internet ablaze after he used a Muslim term after Trump talked about his tax returns.

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists, namedrops far-right militia

US President Donald Trump dodged an opportunity to disavow white supremacists during the first presidential debate, instead namedropping a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan blows up 300,000 firearms in mass disarmament campaign

Authorities in Sudan have launched a mass disarmament campaign to collect illegal weapons.

BDS win: Columbia University votes to boycott Israeli companies

The New Arab Staff

BDS win: Columbia University votes to boycott Israeli companies

Columbia University has become the latest institution to stand with Palestine on Tuesday after voting to divest from companies that do business ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

Opponents of authoritarian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have called for large-scale demonstrations on Friday.

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

Iraq activists plan protests for one-year anniversary of uprising

The New Arab Staff

Iraq activists plan protests for one-year anniversary of uprising

The Covid-19 pandemic has weakened the anti-government protests this year but activists are determined to mark the first anniversary of their ...

Four participants withdraw from Israeli documentary festival, citing BDS

The New Arab Staff

Four participants withdraw from Israeli documentary festival, citing BDS

Four participants of Docaviv 2020 have withdrawn themselves and their entries after a campaign by BDS.

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