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Algerian conservationists sighted the near-extinct big cat in the Ahaggar National Park following a months-long research and imaging project.

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.

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.

Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

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Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

A photo from Sudan's protests demanding civilian rule has won a prestigious photography award.

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Malia Bouattia

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Comment: UK communities of colour are propping up the stay-at-home privileged class, and putting themselves at risk in the process, writes Malia ...

Rami G. Khouri

Arab leaders were already incompetent, then came coronavirus

Comment: Weak political and economic management will now be further exposed, as coronavirus and multiple new crises roll over the region, writes Rami Khouri.

CJ Werleman

Why Amo Bernie falls short on Syria and Palestine

Comment: While a Sanders presidency would be a major step up, there's still room for improvement in his foreign policy, writes CJ Werleman.

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Pope joins chorus of condemnation against Trump’s Mideast Plan

Pope Francis has called Donald Trump's Middle East plan 'unfair' to Palestinians.

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Ultra-rare snowfall carpets Baghdad for second time in century

Baghdad witnessed its second snowfall in 100 years this week, in the latest rare weather incidents to hit the Middle East.

Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

Anu Shukla

Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

The New Arab Meets: Former MEP Magid Magid, who is demanding 'real action' in response to the anti-Muslim rhetoric he witnessed in the media and ...

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Gulf at risk of oil wealth vanishing by 2034

The Gulf risks its oil wealth vanishing by 2034 if it doesn't diversify its economy.

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Charlie Hoyle

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with protection from ...

Katie Hopkins tricked into accepting fake award by prankster

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Katie Hopkins tricked into accepting fake award by prankster

A YouTube prankster has documented how he tricked Katie Hopkins into flying to Prague for a fake ceremony where she accepted the 'Campaign To ...

Greta Thunberg's message for the Middle East at Davos

Sabena Siddiqui

Greta Thunberg's message for the Middle East at Davos

The climate theme at Davos has enormous relevance for the Middle East, where rising sea levels, harsher droughts and increased ...

UAE organises session for the first time at WEF

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UAE organises session for the first time at WEF

The forum will include leaders from the Middle East as well as US President Donald Trump and community leaders like Greta Thunberg, and they ...

Nadine Sayegh

Gulf's use of oxo-biodegradable plastics is toxic for environment

The UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are allowing the use of plastic that falls under the category of 'oxo-degradable plastic' which poses a big risk to the environment.

Dani Qappani

'Humanity is dying': Syrians feel abandoned by the world

Syrians have been abandoned for almost nine years by the international community, who they accuse of being blind, deaf and mute to the endless, ...

Aniqah Choudhri

It's not Extinction Rebellion that's the problem, it's Prevent

Comment: Criticism of Prevent for briefly including Extinction Rebellion misses the point - it's a racist, scheme that fosters fear and ...

Malia Bouattia

Cyprus rape case exposes toxic system, stacked against women

Comment: The Cypriot state has demonstrated exactly where its judicial system stands when it comes to believing women, supporting survivors and ...

Saudis share videos of rare snowfall over desert kingdom

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Saudis share videos of rare snowfall over desert kingdom

Residents of Tabuk shared jaw-dropping videos of Saudi Arabia's deserts covered in snow.

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Israel's environment minister calls green activists 'ignorant charlatans'

Speaking at an environmental conference in Tel Aviv, Israel's environment minister accused climate change activists of trying ...

How war has handcuffed journalism in Yemen

A Yemeni journalist

How war has handcuffed journalism in Yemen

The longer the war lasts in Yemen, the more dangerous the journalism profession becomes.

Landmark Austrian coalition deal to include hijab ban

The New Arab & agencies

Landmark Austrian coalition deal to include hijab ban

Austria's Greens will find some elements of the deal with their right-wing leader coalition partners hard to swallow.

32 days in December? Sudan forgets about New Year

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32 days in December? Sudan forgets about New Year

Authorities at Sudan's Khartoum Airport appear to have dated a traveller's exit visa for the non-existent "32" of December.

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