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Moscow, an ally of Syria's Bashar al-Assad, vetoed an earlier resolution to see continued aid deliveries through two crossing points to northwestern Syria.

Turkey's coast guard intercepted a tanker carrying 276 migrants on their way to Greece.

UN and West spar with Russia over Syria aid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN and West spar with Russia over Syria aid

The UN and the West have warned Russia that halting cross-border deliveries would cause 'suffering and death'.

Trump to extend US work visa freeze until year-end

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Trump to extend US work visa freeze until year-end

Trump will prolong a ban on US employment permits until the end of 2020, and broaden it to include H-1B visas used widely by tech companies and ...

Abu Dhabi to continue coronavirus lockdown for another week

The New Arab Staff

Abu Dhabi to continue coronavirus lockdown for another week

The UAE capital will remain cut off from the rest of the country due to the threat of coronavirus.

Amr Salahi

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

Thousands of Palestinians, most of them students, have been left stranded and out of pocket around the world as Arab countries refuse them leave to cross through to enter Palestine

The New Arab & agencies

Pompeo to break coronavirus travel restrictions to visit Israel

The Trump administration is pushing ahead with its plans to return to business as normal despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Kareem Chehayeb

In Lebanon, pandemic provides no respite from anti-Palestinian racism

The decision to bar Palestinians from returning to Lebanon amid a repatriation drive highlights entrenched discrimination in the country.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Lebanon's protesters defy coronavirus lockdown, while Iran's daily Covid-19 death rate drops drastically. Here's your daily update.

Turkish police detain gathered union leaders on May Day

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Turkish police detain gathered union leaders on May Day

Police in Istanbul detained at least 15 people, including trade union leaders, who tried to stage a May Day march.

Brooke Anderson

'You're not welcome': Trump's confusing immigration ban sows anxiety

Donald Trump has signed an executive order that temporarily suspends immigration into the US, leading to apprehension and fear in communities ...

No new corona cases in Lebanon in 24 hours

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No new corona cases in Lebanon in 24 hours

Lebanon has not reported any new coronavirus cases in one day, as lockdown measures keep people in their homes.

Lebanon preparing for mass prisoner release amid coronavirus pandemic

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Lebanon preparing for mass prisoner release amid coronavirus pandemic

Lebanese lawmakers will vote on long-awaited legislation that could see the release of thousands of prisoners amid the ongoing coronavirus ...

Fasting strengthens the immune system, Turkey's religious chief says

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Fasting strengthens the immune system, Turkey's religious chief says

Muslims should pray at home and give up harmful habits such as smoking this Ramadan, Turkey's top religious authority has said amid the ...

Beyond Covid-19: Lebanon's unemployment outbreak

Kareem Chehayeb

Beyond Covid-19: Lebanon's unemployment outbreak

On top of the coronavirus outbreak, Lebanon is also facing its worst economic crisis since the 15-year civil war several decades ago.

The New Arab

Mecca, Medina, Riyadh in lockdown as coronavirus cases spike

Mecca, Medina and Riyadh are in full lockdown as the coronavirus pandemic spreads in Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab

Kuwait mosques tell believers to pray at home

Mosques in Kuwait have altered the call to prayer to include the words 'pray in your homes'.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli military admits ultra-Orthodox draft figures were exaggerated

Israel has admitted that less ultra-Orthodox Jews joined the army than previously stated.

The New Arab

Iranians must have 'right to choose' at polls: Rouhani

Controversy has been raging for the last fortnight, pitting the coalition that supports Rouhani's government against the Guardian Council, which ...

US hits Iran with new sanctions, keeps some <em>exemptions</em>

The New Arab & agencies

US hits Iran with new sanctions, keeps some exemptions

The Trump administration announced new sanctions targeting the head of Iran's nuclear program and the agency he directs.

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian Olympic medallist hopes to compete for Germany

Kimia Alizadeh took the bronze medal for taekwondo at the 2016 Rio Olympics. She hopes to compete for Germany in Tokyo this year.

Modi's Crusade: Building an India without Islam

Khaled A. Beydoun

Modi's Crusade: Building an India without Islam

The Citizenship Amendment Bill restricts Muslim immigrants from becoming naturalised citizens. Yet the narrative informing the bill is clear: ...

Israeli army 'lied' about numbers of Orthodox Jewish soldiers

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli army 'lied' about numbers of Orthodox Jewish soldiers

A report conducted by an Israeli public broadcaster has revealed that the IDF nearly doubled figures of the number on Ultra-Orthodox Jewish ...

Sudan seeks $2 billion for economic reform plan

The New Arab

Sudan seeks $2 billion for economic reform plan

The new economic regime will see fuel and bread subsidies remain.

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