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The United Arab Emirates and Qatar will reopen flights at the end of the month.

Dubai has announced that entertainment venues are to close amid a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, which is pushing healthcare services to their limits.

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

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Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

Dubai's troubled theme park operator to go private

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai's troubled theme park operator to go private

Meraas, a firm backed by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is set to take on debts incurred by and DXB Entertainments and make ...

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Rare Christmas sales in Saudi Arabia

For decades, Christmas sales were largely underground, and Christians from the Philippines, Lebanon and other countries celebrated behind closed doors or in expat enclaves.

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Saudi Arabia plans spending cuts to trim deficit

Saudi Arabia has been grappling with a budget deficit since oil prices first plunged in 2014.

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Saudi wounds French consulate guard in Jeddah knife attack

A Saudi citizen wounded a guard at the French consulate in Jeddah.

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MBC's Shahid faces backlash over series on Beirut explosion

Lebanese social media users accused MBC-owned Shahid of attempting to profit off the Beirut port explosion tragedy, saying the series is 'too ...

Indonesia jails leaders of Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group

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Indonesia jails leaders of Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group

The court said Wijayanto, 56, who took over JI's top job in 2009, recruited Indonesians to fight and train with groups, including an Al-Qaeda ...

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Jerusalem hit hard by coronavirus resurgence

A new outbreak of coronavirus is threatening to decimate Jerusalem's tourism-centric economy, as Israel and the Palestinian Authority impose ...

Saudi Arabia pushes plans to transform Riyadh into metropolis

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Saudi Arabia pushes plans to transform Riyadh into metropolis

Saudi Arabia is hoping to turn its capital into one of the Arab world's biggest metropolises.

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

Kamal Afzali

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

This year's Hajj pilgrimage has been scaled back to 1,000 participants in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Here is everything you need ...

WWE denies wrestlers were 'intimidated' for boycotting Saudi tour

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WWE denies wrestlers were 'intimidated' for boycotting Saudi tour

An ex-WWE wrestler claims staff were intimidated for refusing to participate in the sports entertainment's tours of Saudi Arabia.

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Siana Bangura

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Comment: Tearing down statues is a step towards wider change, but we mustn't feel content with symbolic actions alone, writes Siana Bangura.

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees record rise in new cases, Israel suspends parliament after MK tests positive and fears mount of second wave of ...

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Saudi Arabia begins lifting coronavirus curfew

Saudi Arabia said it is moving toward a 'post-lockdown normal'.

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Thousands of Israelis flout coronavirus guidelines at anti-lockdown concert

In what appears to be the biggest gathering since Israel's coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Israelis packed an event billed as a "protest" ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Saudi Arabia lifts its lockdown, Egypt's doctors lay into the government, Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity reopens and Ikea's car parks host ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkey's coronavirus cases are beginning to decline and Algeria continues to crackdown on free speech amid strict pandemic measures are some of ...

As society opens, Saudi women surge into job market

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As society opens, Saudi women surge into job market

Despite Saudi Arabia's prevailing ultraconservatism, Saudi women have successfully made their mark in the kingdom's job market.

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Courtney Freer

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Comment: The displacement of a tribe in Saudi Arabia to pave the way for a future megacity signifies the crown prince's drive for control over ...

Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

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Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

People across the Middle East are looking forward to a bleak Ramadan as social activities, communal prayers, and nightly get-togethers are ...

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