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Anti-Iran protests are mounting in a 'prelude to a summer of discontent and violence,' as Iraq is the staging ground for direct talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Save the Children has slammed the UK's aid strategy as 'inconsistent' as London plans to slash budgets by as much as 80 percent.

Euphrates River drying endangers 2.5 million Syrians: monitor

The New Arab Staff

Euphrates River drying endangers 2.5 million Syrians: monitor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights warned of a possible environmental catastrophe for 2.5 million Syrians.

Raising the refugee cap is not enough

Zaina Ujayli

Raising the refugee cap is not enough

Comment: Allocating more funding to resettlement organisations will not fill the gaps created by four years of neglect, writes Zaina Ujayli.

Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

Human Rights Watch described the charges as politically motivated.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi oil firm Aramco's first-quarter profits up by 30%

Aramco said the increase in profits primarily reflects the impact of higher crude oil prices, which have steadily climbed amid increased global demand for crude.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Blinken in UK as G7 FMs resume in-person talks

Britain this week hosts the first face-to-face meeting of G7 foreign ministers in two years which will be joined by Antony Blinken

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'toying with life' of dissident filmmaker: Amnesty

Imprisoned filmmaker Mohammad Nourizad has faced torture and sexual violence in prison, Amnesty International says.

The New Arab Staff

UK to cut global polio fund by 95 percent

The decision to cut funding for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative by 95 percent was revealed in a leaked memo.

Kurdish security forces detain dozens of pro-PKK protesters: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurdish security forces detain dozens of pro-PKK protesters: report

Kurdish security forces have detained dozens of PKK supporters protesting against Turkey’s latest military incursion into Iraqi Kurdistan, an ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Talks underway to sell 1% of Saudi Aramco: prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not name which of the world's 'leading energy companies' was interested in acquiring the stake.

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

Many Iraqis say the fire is yet another example of the state's corruption and mismanagement leading to the death and misfortune of civilians.

Lebanon launches first electric car despite crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon launches first electric car despite crisis

The $30,000 "Quds Rise", emblazoned at the front with a golden logo of the Dome of the Rock shrine in Jerusalem, will hit the Lebanese market in ...

UK admits no impact assessment of Yemen aid cut

The New Arab Staff

UK admits no impact assessment of Yemen aid cut

The UK government has made no assessment into the impact of a 60 percent aid cut to Yemen despite fears of famine.

US to cut emissions by 50 percent by 2030

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US to cut emissions by 50 percent by 2030

Facebook disabled accounts used by the Palestinian Authority's internal intelligence organisation to spy on journalists, human rights activists ...

Hanna Flint

Film Review: The Man Who Sold His Skin

Film Review: Kaothuer Ben Hania's Oscar-nominated production follows a Syrian man whose desperation towards citizenship leads him along an unconventional, and ultimately treacherous path.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan orders temporary social media shutdown after violent protests

It comes a day after French nationals and companies in Pakistan were advised by their embassy to temporarily leave.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's central bank holds interest rate under new chief

It is the first decision the central bank has made since the sacking of former governor Naci Agbal.

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

US envoy presses Lebanon leaders to form govt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US envoy presses Lebanon leaders to form govt

David Hale has urged Lebanon’s leaders to form a government and help stabilise the crippled economy.

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month of ...

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

Saudi Aramco signs $12.4 billion oil pipeline deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Aramco signs $12.4 billion oil pipeline deal

The announcement comes after Aramco posted consecutive falls in profits since it began disclosing earnings in 2019.

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