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Egypt's first female ship captain was the topic of a false internet rumour that accused her of blocking the Suez Canal.

Syria's primary schools will close their doors from Monday, where cases are said to have risen dramatically last week. Universities will be closed for two weeks.

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an unprecedented crackdown, including children.

Heavy snowfall hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel in winter storm

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Heavy snowfall hits Syria, Lebanon, Israel in winter storm

Heavy snows have hit the Levant region, causing disruption, and affecting displaced people most severely.

Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

The New Arab Staff

Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

Two cases of sexual assault in Egypt have revealed faults in prosecuting the accused and caring for victims.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese-Canadian academic to be tried over 1980 Paris bombing

Lebanese-Canadian academic Hassan Diab, 67, will be tried over the 1980 Paris bombing.

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community ...

The New Arab Staff

LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

Egyptian police and prosecutors have been accused of inflicting verbal abuse, extracting forced confessions and denying detainees access to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese soccer player dies from stray bullet head wound

The origin of the stray bullet that struck Lebanon's leading soccer player Mohammed Atwi was never determined.

Trump's sister slams US president as 'cruel', 'liar'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump's sister slams US president as 'cruel', 'liar'

Maryanne Trump Barry, a former federal judge, slammed her brother as 'cruel' and 'a liar'.

Aniqah Choudhri

A-level U-turn comes too late for Britain's BAME students

Comment: The government's dire handling of A-level exam results will hit already disadvantaged students the hardest, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Iran shuts down newspaper which questioned official coronavirus statistics

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran shuts down newspaper which questioned official coronavirus statistics

Iranian authorities have shut down a newspaper which published comments by an expert who said that official figures on coronavirus cases and ...

Saudi Arabia jails Yemeni blogger over LGBTQ+ rights support

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia jails Yemeni blogger over LGBTQ+ rights support

The blogger is scheduled to be deported to Yemen, where he faces death threats.

Europe suspend Pakistan's PIA over fake pilot licence scandal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Europe suspend Pakistan's PIA over fake pilot licence scandal

Pakistan's national carrier has been suspended from the European Union for six months, officials confirmed, after shocking reports revealed ...

Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo slams China’s forced sterilisation of Uighur Muslims

China's Uighur minority have faced gross human rights abuses.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new investigation has revealed.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan airline 'grounds' about 150 pilots in licence probe

A Pakistan government review found that more than 260 of the country's 860 active pilots had fake licenses or cheated on exams.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt 'killing graduates' by holding in-person exams, say students

The education ministry's decision - made during an online meeting - to hold physical exams in crowded halls has sparked fury among ...

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, Egypt's ...

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Diana Alghoul

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Many Muslim women under lockdown miss their friends and family, but for them, sisterhood knows no distance.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran reports 35 new virus deaths

Iran has reported 35 new coronavirus deaths on Saturday, the lowest number since March 7 despite a rise in infections.

Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

The New Arab

Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

Egypt has adopted measures that it believes will allow it to 'coexist' with coronavirus.

Saudi families plead for bodies of executed relatives

Anthony Harwood

Saudi families plead for bodies of executed relatives

Saudi families of 37 people beheaded in a mass execution are pleading with authorities to return the bodies of their relatives, a year after ...

Refugee doctors to join UK medics in coronavirus battle

The New Arab

Refugee doctors to join UK medics in coronavirus battle

Hundreds of foreign-born medics, including refugees, have signed up to help the UK tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

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