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Siraj Bechiya and his partner Mounir have developed a project of hydroponic farming in Libya.

Italy and Greece's prime ministers joined a growing number of foreign leaders visiting Libya as participates in a UN-sponsored peace process.

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

Charlie Faulkner and Rick Findler

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

An increasing threat against judges, journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders has generated a powerful climate of fear among the population.

UN calls for women participation in Afghan peace process

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN calls for women participation in Afghan peace process

The UN on Friday called for the "full, equal and meaningful participation of women" in Afghanistan's peace process.

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Yousra Samir Imran

Clubhouse app creates a buzz in the Middle East

Bringing people together during the pandemic, this newest by-invite-only app is providing a space for Arabs, regardless of background, to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Market for edible flowers blossoms in Tunisia

Edible flowers have grown in popularity in Tunisia, and are being used in high-end hotel restaurants.

Courtney Freer

Evolving notions of citizenship in UAE and the Gulf

Comment: UAE's plan to expand citizenship reflects a nation keen to shore up its assets while protecting access to this traditionally exclusive ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel begins exit from third virus lockdown

Israeli barbershops and some other businesses reopened Sunday as the country began easing its third coronavirus lockdown amid an aggressive ...

Grenfell: A united community through the love of food

Zainab Mehdi

Grenfell: A united community through the love of food

After the Grenfell fire tragedy, the local community came together in many different ways including through the love of food, where witnesses ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with speculation. Soon, fingers ...

The future is bright for the Arabic audiobooks industry

Natasha Tynes

The future is bright for the Arabic audiobooks industry

As the world celebrates Arabic Language Day, its 390 million speakers are becoming an important market for the growing popularity of audiobooks.

Refugees from Ethiopia conflict scratch a living in Sudan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Refugees from Ethiopia conflict scratch a living in Sudan

Ethiopian refugees are restarting their lives in Sudan, saying 'they have nothing more to do' in their home country.

UAE expands eligibility for 'golden' residency visa

The New Arab Staff

UAE expands eligibility for 'golden' residency visa

All holders of doctorate degrees, medical doctors and also computer, electronics, programming, electrical and biotechnology engineers are ...

Delegation from illegal Israeli settlements meet with Dubai businessmen

The New Arab Staff

Delegation from illegal Israeli settlements meet with Dubai businessmen

A delegation of Israeli settlers visited Dubai to forge business ties.

The New Arab Staff

Dubai to stock Israeli-grown wine from occupied Golan Heights

The Israeli wine will be available at hotels, restaurants and shops in Dubai, where only non-Muslims are legally allowed to drink.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai goes kosher after Israel peace deal

Restaurants and caterers in Dubai are rushing to prepare for what they hope will be a flood of Jewish visitors arriving on new direct flights.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greek government accuses refugees of 'burning' Moria camp

Greece accused migrants of deliberately burning their overcrowded camp last week on Lesbos island, where hundreds reluctantly moved to a new ...

Saudi Arabia 'agreed to open airspace to Israeli flights'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia 'agreed to open airspace to Israeli flights'

Senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner added that Bahrain also agreed to a similar move after Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel’s biggest bank expects deals with UAE soon

Dov Kotler, the head of Israel’s Bank Hapoalim, says that he expects to make new deals with the UAE’s largest banks soon.

Egypt to stop issuing commercial permits to 'successful' Syrians

The New Arab Staff

Egypt to stop issuing commercial permits to 'successful' Syrians

Egypt has accused the Syrian refugee community of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar after their many found successes in business.

Lebanese recycle glass from Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese recycle glass from Beirut blast

Through recycling initiatives, volunteers, NGOs and entrepreneurs hope to salvage at least part of the tonnes of glass littering the ...

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

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