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Whenever a catastrophe such as the Beirut explosion takes place, many in the Arab diaspora grapple with feelings of helplessness and guilt, writes Alya Mooro.

A virtual conference is due to be held on Sunday to bring together world leaders in efforts to assist Lebanon after the deadly Beirut port blast.

Canada launches Lebanon relief fund after deadly Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Canada launches Lebanon relief fund after deadly Beirut blast

Canada has vowed to match donations to a Lebanon relief fund to aid the victims of the Beirut port blast, where more than 150 people died and thousands became homeless.

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

Lebanese open homes as 300,000 homeless over Beirut explosion

Narjas Zatat

Lebanese open homes as 300,000 homeless over Beirut explosion

Individuals are offering up their homes after hundreds of thousands have been rendered homeless due to an explosion that rocked Beirut.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Australian killed in Beirut explosions: PM

Two enormous explosions killed at least 73 people and injured thousands, shaking distant buildings and spreading panic and chaos in the capital, Lebanese authorities said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two huge Beirut explosions kill 73, injure thousands

Bloodied and dazed wounded stumbled among the debris, glass shards and burning buildings in central Beirut as the health ministry reported late ...

The New Arab Staff

Deaths and hundreds wounded in Beirut blasts: Red Cross

At least ten people were reported dead, medical sources told The New Arab’s Arabic-language site, adding that there were still bodies inside the ...

The New Arab Staff

At least 30 killed, hundreds wounded in Beirut explosion

At least 30 people were killed and over 2,500 injured in the blast that rocked Beirut's port, the health minister announced late on Tuesday.

At least 50 killed, 2,750 wounded in Beirut blasts

The New Arab Staff

At least 50 killed, 2,750 wounded in Beirut blasts

At least 50 people were killed and over 2,750 injured in the blast that rocked Beirut's port, the health minister announced late on Tuesday.

The New Arab Staff

Yemenis rally around distraught driver who lost bus

A bus driver who lost his only source of income in a fire has seen thousands rally in his support in a two-day social media drive.

Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian vets launch Gaza's first spay-and-neuter programme

Struggling with high numbers of stray cats and dogs, Gaza's only animal rescue organisation has started the Palestinian territory's first ...

In Lebanon, mothers barter clothes for baby milk

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, mothers barter clothes for baby milk

Mothers in Lebanon have resorted to bartering for baby supplies as the economic crisis continues.

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

Yemen in Focus: Houthi rebels impose 'discriminatory' religious tax

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthi rebels impose 'discriminatory' religious tax

This week we focus on the Houthis' new 'Khums' tax, rumoured 'mercy injections' and more.

The New Arab & agencies

UN forced to cut Yemen aid despite coronavirus pandemic

Yemenis need aid now more than ever as the coronavirus rips through the country.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO

Donald Trump has ramped up his rhetoric against the WHO a month after cutting funding for the international health body.

Nazli Tarzi

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Inside Karrar Sattar's work lives a distinctive darkness and haunting sadness that echoes the lived experiences of the nation at large.

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

Sana Uqba

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian hospitals at critical threshold amid increasing coronavirus fear

Egyptian hospitals are suffering from a shortage of staff, medical supplies and protective gear amid fears that the country has not reached the ...

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Stefan Lukas

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Germany's ban on Hezbollah has been a long time in the making.

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

The New Arab & agencies

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

Sabena Siddiqui

Mapping China's Health Silk Road in the Middle East

China is using medical diplomacy as a soft power tool in the Middle East.

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