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The UN and other aid groups are seeking more than $4 billion for aid within Syria and $5.8 billion for the refugees at this year's donor conference.

The war in Yemen is turning the impoverished country into an "unviable state" that will be almost beyond repair, a top UN official warned.

UN, European states call on Israel to halt demolitions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN, European states call on Israel to halt demolitions

The UN and European stated called on Israel to halt demolitions of Bedouin settlements in the Jordan Valley.

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Charlie Faulkner

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in Afghanistan, who already had a tough time getting their businesses off the ...

BBC News Arabic documentary unveils Yemen's deadly Covid-19 battle

The New Arab Staff

BBC News Arabic documentary unveils Yemen's deadly Covid-19 battle

'Yemen: Coronavirus in a Warzone’ film showcases how both the Houthi rebels and the internationally-recognised government have failed to protect ...

Muhammad Shehada

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

Comment: Hanan Ashrawi's departure leaves the PLO a poorer place, headed by a power hungry Abbas, and in desperate need of reform, writes Muhammad Shehada.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France to host virtual donor conference for Lebanon

France decided to push ahead with the conference due to the devastating impact Covid-19 pandemic, according to sources.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

The New Arab Staff

Mauree Turner becomes Oklahoma's first non-binary, Muslim lawmaker

A historic double first marks Mauree Turner out among a host of barrier-breaking Muslim officials elected this week.

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

Brooke Anderson

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

In the hotly contested 2020 election, local organisers are mobilising Arab and Muslim communities in key swing states to make sure their votes ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel demolished nearly 80 Palestinian structures in September: Report

In September, Israel demolished 76 Palestinian owned homes, schools and other vital structures.

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

For Lebanese, recovery too heavy to bear after blast

Lebanese families are still struggling with rebuilding in the wake of the massive explosion centered at Beirut's port.

World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

World leaders pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be ...

Russia abuses UN veto, snuffing out Syrians' final lifeline

Sam Hamad

Russia abuses UN veto, snuffing out Syrians' final lifeline

Comment: Russia is exploiting its UN Security Council veto power for the purposes of aiding and abetting war crimes in Syria, writes Sam Hamad.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Iran mulls restrictions while the West Bank extends lockdown, US releases Kassim Tajideen, Yemen again faces famine, and a ...

Gasia Ohanes

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

As global donors hold a virtual meeting to pledge funds for Syria's humanitarian crisis, aid workers warn operating in the war-torn country is becoming increasingly challenging.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hunger stalks children in Yemen amid UN aid cuts

Millions of children in Yemen - already in the midst of what the UN terms the world's worst humanitarian crisis - face starvation amid UN aid ...

Nour Odeh

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Analysis: A lack of political will in the international community will allow Israeli annexation to proceed with impunity.

The New Arab Staff

Refugees face a 'pandemic of poverty’, UN warns

Refugees are facing Covid-19 challenges that have triggered poverty, UN's Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on World Refugee Day.

Syrian refugees urge UN to solve crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian refugees urge UN to solve crisis

On World Refugee Day, Syrians have urged the United Nations to resolve their country's crisis and facilitate a safe return home.

The New Arab

NRC deplores Israel for not protecting Palestinians during Covid-19

The Norwegian Refugee Council has deplored Israel for continuing its brutal occupation in the West Bank which leaves Palestinians vulnerable to ...

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus 'disaster in the making' in war-torn Syria

Aid groups are sounding the alarm on the potentially devastating consequences of a severe outbreak in war-torn Syria.

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Coronavirus outbreak sparks more fears of epidemic

Two reported deaths from coronavirus in Syria point to a much higher outbreak than is being acknowledged by authorities.

Norway pleads for more aid for Palestinians amid coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Norway pleads for more aid for Palestinians amid coronavirus

So far, only 12 cases of the new coronavirus have been confirmed in the Gaza Strip, an impoverished Palestinian territory under an Israeli ...

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