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Protesters were angry that Tripoli, the most impoverished city in Lebanon, is unable to cope with the nearly month-long lockdown with little to no government assistance.

The Saudi General Authority for Statistics revealed more than 250,000 foreign workers left the kingdom in a period of three months.

Five Kuwaiti officials imprisoned for embezzlement

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Five Kuwaiti officials imprisoned for embezzlement

Kuwait's Criminal Court has sentenced at least five government officials and employees to prison in two separate cases involving seizing public money.

Rare Christmas sales in Saudi Arabia

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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 ...

Kuwaiti school fires teacher after including Israel in assignment

Diana Alghoul

Kuwaiti school fires teacher after including Israel in assignment

Kuwaitis forced an American international school to apologise after a teacher 'broke local morals' and gave her students a map that includes ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

How Egypt's Sisi intends to survive the Biden era

Comment: Whether Biden will hold Sisi accountable over human rights abuses remains unclear. But one thing is certain: Sisi's Egypt cannot stay afloat without US support, writes Bahey el-Din Hassan.

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Kuwait plans 'foreigner-free' public oil sector by mid-2021

Kuwait is planning to fire all foreigners from its national oil sector by July 2021, although private and foreign companies will be exempt.

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Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

Filipino bands, a mainstay of nightlife across the Gulf and Asia, face an uncertain fate as the Covid-19 pandemic draws crowds away from clubs.

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Libyan pleads guilty to murder over UK 'terror' stabbings

A Libyan man pleaded guilty at a pre-trial hearing for stabbing six people, killing three, at a park in Reading, UK.

Sri Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

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Sri Lanka tea storm swirls around Lebanon president

Critics see it as yet another example of official corruption in a country reeling from the August 4 explosion.

Sam Hamad

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Comment: Sisi's heavy-handed persecution of Hassan instils fear and paranoia that will ultimately cause Egyptians at home and abroad to think ...

UAE anti-normalisation movement vows to amplify opposition voice

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UAE anti-normalisation movement vows to amplify opposition voice

A movement founded by six Emirati activists is voicing UAE society's opposition to the deal with Israel to combat authorities' crackdown on ...

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Despite dealing with their own hopelessness and guilt, Lebanon's famously vast and intrinsically connected diaspora has sprung into action while ...

Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

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Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

Kuwaiti MP Muhammad Barak Al-Mutair claimed the government is putting citizens at risk by allowing expats to return.

Fears that Kuwait bill could lead to 'Indian exodus'

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Fears that Kuwait bill could lead to 'Indian exodus'

Hundreds of thousands of Indian expatriates could lose their jobs.

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Libyan, 25, in court over UK 'terror' stabbing

Khairi Saadallah is charged with three counts of murder over the June 20 stabbings in Reading.

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Police given more time to quiz UK terror suspect

Khairi Saadallah will remain in custody until 27 June after being arrested near the scene of a stabbing in a park in Reading, in which three ...

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NGO to open 'educational city' for orphans in Sudan

Taiba Education City, spread over 9000 square metres, includes a primary and secondary school complete with sports facilities and on-site ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Syria fighting could spark coronavirus outbreak in Idlib, Abu Dhabi eases coronavirus lockdown, expatriates expected to ...

Over million expatriates expected to leave Saudi Arabia

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Over million expatriates expected to leave Saudi Arabia

Some 178,000 applications to leave the kingdom were made within a period of just over a month.

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Saudi influencer under fire for TikTok dancing video

A Saudi model is facing a backlash for defying ultraconservative norms by dancing in a TikTok video.

Kuwait to impose '150% increase' on <em>expat</em> visa fees

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Kuwait to impose '150% increase' on expat visa fees

Kuwait will more than double its expat visa fees by September, according to a document seen by The New Arab's Arabic-language edition.

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

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Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

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