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The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

Comment: Sisi's heavy-handed persecution of Hassan instils fear and paranoia that will ultimately cause Egyptians at home and abroad to think twice before speaking out, writes Sam Hamad.

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 its absent government sits idly by.

Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

Alcohol sales have long served as a major barometer of the economy of Dubai, a top travel destination in the UAE.

Rihanna calls on fans to donate to Lebanon

The New Arab Staff

Rihanna calls on fans to donate to Lebanon

The Barbadian singer and beauty mogul directed fans towards fundraisers for the Save the Children and Impact Lebanon.

The New Arab Staff

Russell Crowe donates to Beirut restaurant destroyed in blast

Actor Russell Crowe made a donation on behalf of the late celebrity chef to Le Chef, a restaurant which was destroyed in the twin explosions that destroyed half of Beirut.

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait planning to deport 360,000 migrant workers

A bill making the rounds among Kuwait's government aims to deport as many as 360,000 migrant workers from the Gulf country.

The New Arab Staff

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.

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes ...

Lebanon is nearing critical stage in coronavirus cases: minister

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon is nearing critical stage in coronavirus cases: minister

Health Minister Hamad Hassan has blamed the rise in cases on the return of Lebanese expats after the country's only airport re-opened ...

The New Arab Staff

Fears that Kuwait bill could lead to 'Indian exodus'

Hundreds of thousands of Indian expatriates could lose their jobs.

Beirut airport prepares to reopen as Lebanon eyes tourism

The New Arab Staff

Beirut airport prepares to reopen as Lebanon eyes tourism

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, which grounded flights 18 March due to the coronavirus epidemic, will reopen on Wednesday with ...

Sudan extends coronavirus lockdown in Khartoum state

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan extends coronavirus lockdown in Khartoum state

The coronavirus curfew, which operates from 3pm to 6am, has been extended a number of times.

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

The New Arab Staff

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.

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

The New Arab Staff

Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

A princess from the UAE's extended royal family is the latest to attempt to flee the kingdom, according to a 60 Minutes Australia report.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Iranian medics are saying there are new coronavirus symptoms, Egyptian hospitals have reached critical threshold and other stories from today.

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia to deport expats who flout coronavirus measures

Saudi Arabia is enforcing strict measures during the coroanvirus crisis.

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle ...

Foreigners on frontlines of pandemic in Gulf states

The New Arab & agencies

Foreigners on frontlines of pandemic in Gulf states

Healthcare workers from Egypt and South Asia are battling coronavirus in parts of the Gulf.

The New Arab & agencies

UAE's Indian expats frustrated over government repatriation plans

Indian expats in the Gulf country are worried about plans to return them to India, as coronavirus restrictions make travel hard.

Gulf migrant workers count the cost of coronavirus

Stasa Salacanin

Gulf migrant workers count the cost of coronavirus

Migrant workers in the Gulf are bearing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic as states introduce strict quarantine measures and travel bans.

UAE could review labour ties over coronavirus repatriations

The New Arab

UAE could review labour ties over coronavirus repatriations

Countries that do not take back nationals could see nationals restricted in the job market.

Gulf countries slammed for mass deportations of migrant workers

The New Arab

Gulf countries slammed for mass deportations of migrant workers

Saudi Arabia and UAE are repatriating thousands of foreign workers despite their home nations not being able to sufficiently quarantine them, ...

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