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In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

Saudi Arabia will reopen the umrah to foreign visitors from November 1.

Six dead, buildings <em>collapse</em> as major earthquake hits Turkey

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Six dead, buildings collapse as major earthquake hits Turkey

More than 200 people have been injured in Turkey's southern Izmir province after a major earthquake which measured between 6.6 and 7.0 in magnitude.

Azerbaijan says 21 dead in Armenia missile attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Azerbaijan says 21 dead in Armenia missile attack

Azerbaijan accused Armenia of conducting a deadly missile strike near Nagorno-Karabakh.

Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq's economic woes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bloated public salaries at heart of Iraq's economic woes

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian Hadid sisters unfollow Kim Kardashian 'over Armenia-Azerbaijan feud'

Gigi and Bella Hadid unfollowed Kim Kardashian after she tried to get clarity on their position on the current Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict.

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, ...

Mohamad Karkas

Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Destruction, displacement, a financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have posed intractable challenges to Idlib's education system. But its ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN Security Council discusses Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

The UNSCR members have called for a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Lebanon marks first anniversary of protest movement

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.

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Authorities have struggled to secure funds to maintain Yemen's Seiyun Palace.

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.

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

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 ...

Turkey support lifts spirits in Azerbaijan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey support lifts spirits in Azerbaijan

Strong pro-Turkish sentiment has taken over Azerbaijan following Ankara's support for Baku amid its ongoing military conflict with Armenia over ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to open in Istanbul.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's Hariri to meet parties over French plan

'I will send a delegation to talk with all the main political blocs, to ensure that they are still fully committed' to Macron's initiative, said ...

The New Arab Staff

Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

An agreement between local exchange companies and the Aden-based Central Bank has been reached to establish a regulatory body.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

Hopes that a Russian-brokered ceasefire might hold were further dashed on Sunday with both sides accusing the other of intense shelling.

Former Lebanese PM Hariri announces candidacy for government formation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Former Lebanese PM Hariri announces candidacy for government formation

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said that he is a possible candidate to lead Lebanon’s government formation, following 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.

Armenian PM blames Turkey for deadly Karabakh escalation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenian PM blames Turkey for deadly Karabakh escalation

Armenia's prime minister blamed Turkey's support of Azerbaijan for deadly fighting over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

The New Arab Staff

Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

The Yemeni Teachers Syndicate accused the Houthi rebels of killing and detaining thousands of teachers, academics and administrators since 2014.

A new national identity born of protest and anger

Rami G. Khouri

A new national identity born of protest and anger

Comment: A year after mass protests reignited the Arab region, Rami Khouri explores how the struggle against corruption and poverty became the ...

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