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Sudanese exiles from the US, Britain and the Gulf have returned to fill government posts and succeed figures in Bashir's Islamist regime.

Last month's explosion generated huge amounts of debris while causing serious damage to the Lebanon's waste management infrastructure

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

Alessandra Bajec

The return of Algeria's Hirak protest movement

The Algerian leadership has proved incapable of addressing people's grievances, instead ramping up its repression of political opponents.

Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

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Iraq's Jews fled long ago, heritage struggles on

With Jewish schools, shops and synagogues crumbling from a lack of maintenance, heritage experts fear there will soon be left little more than ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia bets on non-partisan government to break political deadlock

In-depth: After winning a vote of confidence and averting the dissolution of parliament, the new Tunisian government now faces the major challenge of ruling with a fragile political bedrock.

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon government on brink over blast fallout

The under-fire cabinet, struggling to weather the political storm, was due to meet in the afternoon amid widespread demands for an end to an ...

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Lebanese justice minister resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast

Justice Minister Marie-Claude Najm has become the third Lebanese cabinet member to resign as angry protests continue over the deadly ...

Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

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Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Michal Kranz

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance ...

Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

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Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

The Iraqi army has lanuched a new phase of a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State extremist group in Diyala province, as locals ...

Saudi officer arrested for patrolling Mecca streets on camel

The New Arab Staff

Saudi officer arrested for patrolling Mecca streets on camel

Saudi police were quick to arrest a security officer for patrolling the streets of Mecca on a camel, videos circulating online showed.

Saudi Arabia considering income tax and asset sales

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia considering income tax and asset sales

Saudi Arabia has suffered from low oil prices and the coronavirus epidemic.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Oil tanker spill spells 'global disaster'

This week we focus on the Safer tanker 'ticking time bomb', which environmentalist groups warn would be disastrous not only for Yemen, but for the world.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

Omar al-Bashir, ousted last year amid a popular uprising, and 27 others face trial over a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan to try ousted Bashir over 1989 coup

Bashir, 76, who is already behind bars for corruption, could face the death penalty.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Sam Hamad

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Comment: Sisi's regime knew full well that Scorpion prison's derelict, unsanitary hospital was full of Covid-19 cases, but they sent journalist ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthis allow UN team to visit 'time bomb' tanker

A breach of the vessel would have disastrous results for Red Sea marine life and tens of thousands of impoverished people who depend on fishing ...

UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN to hold crisis Yemen talks as tanker decays

The UN is holding talks on Yemen as a tanker on a Yemeni coast could rupture, causing disastrous consequences for Red Sea marine life.

Hagia Sophia resurrection paves way for 'Al-Aqsa liberation': Erdogan

The New Arab Staff

Hagia Sophia resurrection paves way for 'Al-Aqsa liberation': Erdogan

An Arabic-language statement published on the official Turkish presidency website said the move to 'resurrect' Hagia Sophia paves the way for ...

US 'disappointed' by Turkey mosque move on Hagia Sophia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US 'disappointed' by Turkey mosque move on Hagia Sophia

Turkey's decision to transform the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia into a mosque was 'disappointed' the United States said on Friday.

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