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Comment: Intellectual property must serve the global good, rather than humanity serving the interests of a few private companies, writes Jeffrey D. Sachs.

Comment: Abbas, Israel and the US all stand to gain from a postponed or cancelled election. Meanwhile Palestinian self-determination is left hanging in the balance, writes Dalal Yassine.

Lebanon approves crisis funding to avert power blackout

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Lebanon approves crisis funding to avert power blackout

An emergency funding of $200 million was approved by the Lebanese parliament to prevent a national power cut at the end of March.

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Mobashra Tazamal

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Comment: Macron is whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment in order to cover up for his own failures: An economic crisis, rising inequality and a ...

Lebanon's economic collapse in numbers

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Lebanon's economic collapse in numbers

Lebanon's national currency is in freefall, while poverty and unemployment are on the rise. Here are some numbers.

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Egyptian arrested for advertising son for sale on Facebook

Egyptian police arrested a man who advertised his infant son for sale on Facebook, according to local media.

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What's fuelling Lebanon's lockdown protests?

More than half the population lives below the poverty line, while the Lebanese pound has lost more than 80 percent of its value against the ...

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Ten million children at risk of famine in 2021

Across the world millions are at risk of acute hunger this year.

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UK pledges an extra £47m in foreign aid

The United Kingdom has promised an additional £47 million in aid to nearly a dozen countries, including Syria and Sudan.

US lawmakers near a vote on virus relief plan

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US lawmakers near a vote on virus relief plan

US lawmakers appeared on track to pass a roughly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package for millions of Americans, after Democrats and Republicans ...

Gaia Caramazza

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus pandemic.

With Ashrawi's resignation goes last shred of PLO decency

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 ...

UN agency to give cash to Beirut blast victims

The New Arab Staff

UN agency to give cash to Beirut blast victims

UN-Habitat announces cash for rent payments to 800 vulnerable families affected by the Beirut blast.

Yemen ‘on edge of precipice’: UNICEF

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Yemen ‘on edge of precipice’: UNICEF

Yemen, which plunged into chaos and civil war after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels captured the capital in 2014, may be the most challenging area ...

Tunisia extends night-time curfew until end of year

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia extends night-time curfew until end of year

Tunisia extended a night-time curfew until the end of the year in a bid to tackle spiking novel coronavirus cases, amid growing discontent and ...

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Child malnutrition surges in war-torn Yemen: UN

The United Nations on Tuesday warned malnutrition among young children has soared to the highest levels ever recorded in parts of war-torn Yemen.

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Sudan peace will cost $7.5 billion: finance minister

A peace deal between Sudan's government and rebels comes with a hefty price tag.

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IMF to monitor Sudan economic reform programme

Sudan reached out to the IMF staff to monitor its reform to establish a "strong track record" of policy and reform implementation – a key ...

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian officer stabbed to death, authorities kill 3 'terrorists'

The attack took place in the tourist district of the city of Sousse, where 38 people, most of them Britons, were killed in a 2015 beachside ...

Lebanon: from deadly explosion to new PM

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Lebanon: from deadly explosion to new PM

On August 4, one of the biggest ever non-nuclear explosions destroyed swathes of the capital. By the end of the month, a new Prime Minister was ...

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MENA billionaires earned double cost of Beirut repairs

The Middle East's 21 billionaires have amassed $63 million every day since March, a combined bounty double the amount needed to repair the ...

Yemen in Focus: Ceasefire can save at-risk heritage sites

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Ceasefire can save at-risk heritage sites

This week we focus on the risks of damage to Yemen's historical heritage sites after weeks of torrential rain.

US envoy David Hale arrives in Beirut for talks

Narjas Zatat

US envoy David Hale arrives in Beirut for talks

US envoy David Hale arrived in Beirut to discuss the reformation of the government, which resigned following criticism for the way it handled ...

Facebook donates $2.1 million relief <em>fund</em> to crisis-hit Lebanon

The New Arab Staff

Facebook donates $2.1 million relief fund to crisis-hit Lebanon

A $2.1 million relief and recovery fund will be sent to Lebanon from Facebook, the social networking giant confirmed on Wednesday.

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