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Lebanon is suffering from a severe Covid-19 spike and authorities have imposed a curfew in a desperate attempt to contain the virus.

Hundreds of homes in Nayapara Camp have been destroyed by a fire that broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating Beirut explosives

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Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating Beirut explosives

Three Syrian businessmen who have been sanctioned by the US over their alleged ties to the regime, have been linked to the purchase of ammonium nitrate.

Lebanese health minister admitted to hospital with Covid-19

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Lebanese health minister admitted to hospital with Covid-19

Lebanon's minister of public health has been admitted to hospital, just over a week after he was allegedly pictured at a large social gathering.

Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

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Lebanon enters strict lockdown to stem coronavirus uptick

Lebanon began its first day of a strict 11-day lockdown imposed in a bid to slow down the coronavirus spread.

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One person killed as explosions target Baghdad alcohol store

Two explosions targeting a liquor store in Baghdad killed at least one person and injured another, local news reported.

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

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Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23

Multiple attacks have occurred in Afghanistan as talks resume with the Taliban in the hope of ending the conflict.

Lebanon faces new curbs after new year Covid-19 spike

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Lebanon faces new curbs after new year Covid-19 spike

The Lebanese government announced tightened restrictions through January in a bid to contain a spike in novel coronavirus infections threatening ...

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Explosions rock Saudi military headquarters in Yemen's Abyan

At least two explosions were heard near the Shakra High School building in Abyan, where the Saudi-led coalition has reportedly set up base.

Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot blast

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Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot blast

At least 10 people were injured when an explosion rocked a warehouse storing gas canisters near Lebanon's border with Syria, the ...

Yemen's Aden airport receives first flight since deadly attack

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Yemen's Aden airport receives first flight since deadly attack

Yemeni Interior Minister Ibrahim Haidan said the speedy reopening of the airport underscored "the determination of the government to overcome ...

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

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2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

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Medics warn of coronavirus 'catastrophe' in Lebanon

Lebanon, with a population of around six million, has recorded 183,888 coronavirus cases, including 1,466 deaths, since February.

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Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Local officials said five women were killed, and children were among seven others wounded, when what appeared to be an artillery shell hit the wedding venue.

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Iran condemns deadly attack on Yemen airport

The airport explosion has killed dozens, and no group or individual has so far claimed responsibility.

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Yemeni PM accuses rebels, Iran of Aden airport attack

As the newly reshuffled cabinet convened for the first time in Aden, Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik repeated his accusation that Houthi ...

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

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Lebanon PM's office backtracks on FBI blast report

Diab told journalists a report by the US domestic intelligence agency showed less than a quarter of the reported ammonium nitrate had actually ...

Second blast targets ministers at Yemen presidential palace

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Second blast targets ministers at Yemen presidential palace

The second bomb struck Aden’s Al-Ma'asheeq district, where just moments earlier the newly-formed government of Yemen were transferred following ...

Blast at Aden airport kills at least 26

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Blast at Aden airport kills at least 26

The explosion has killed nearly two dozen people, and that number may climb.

Explosions rock Aden airport as new Yemen government arrives

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Explosions rock Aden airport as new Yemen government arrives

New Yemeni ministers landing in the temporary capital on Wednesday were met with at least three explosions at Aden International Airport.

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