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As the political elite point fingers of blame, aid groups stepped up to help Lebanon during this time. Impact Lebanon is one of them.

An Arabic fact-checking site has refuted misleading claims by US network Fox News that Qatar is allegedly financing Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Egyptians outraged by mistranslated Ethiopian foreign minister Nile tweet

The New Arab Staff

Egyptians outraged by mistranslated Ethiopian foreign minister Nile tweet

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has outraged Egyptians with a tweet declaring that 'the Nile is ours'.

Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

Activists across the region are tackling fake news about Covid-19, from unproven remedies and conspiracy theories to falsified figures and ...

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Yasser Abu Hilala

To protect journalists, move Twitter's UAE office to Tunisia

Comment: To protect Twitter and its users, immediately relocate Twitter's regional office to Tunisia, the only democratic country in the Arab ...

The New Arab & agencies

Twitter conceals Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence'

Twitter has concealed a tweet by Trump calling for shooting Black Lives Matter protesters in Minneapolis.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump signs executive order targeting social media giants

Trump has doubled down on Twitter after the the platform labelled two of his tweets with fact-check notices, but critics say the ...

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.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

The New Arab & agencies

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ships ...

Shan. A. Zain

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

The Covid-19 outbreak has stoked vile Islamophobia in India, with right-wing extremists accusing Muslims of deliberately spreading the virus to ...

New video evidence of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

CJ Werleman

New video evidence of Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

Comment: In light of this new, shocking evidence, an ICC investigation into into war crimes is now more urgent than ever, writes CJ Werleman.

Arabic <em>fact</em>-<em>checking</em> site goes online to counter fake news

The New Arab

Arabic fact-checking site goes online to counter fake news

Misbar.com, a new Arabic fact-checking website dedicated to exposing fake news and raising awareness of the problem, has gone ...

Hindu mobs attack Muslims, loot businesses and desecrate mosques

Aamir Ali Bhat

Hindu mobs attack Muslims, loot businesses and desecrate mosques

New Delhi has been rocked by anti-Muslim violence since Parliament approved a new citizenship law, as scores of Muslims are being beaten ...

Sisi dubs Egypt 'oasis of stability' amid crackdown

The New Arab & agencies

Sisi dubs Egypt 'oasis of stability' amid crackdown

Calls for protests on the Egyptian revolution's ninth anniversary have spread on social media.

Lara Uhlenhaut

Lebanon's revolution finds an unlikely parallel in Malta

Comment: In both her native Malta, and her adopted Lebanon, Lara Uhlenhaut sees a clear political awakening; a new generation desperate to break away from traditional forms of politics.

The New Arab

Muslims are fearful in a hate filled India

Muslims are being demonised, alienated, and attacked in India like never before. Violence against the country’s biggest minority has ...

The New Arab

Spotlight on racism in Turkey after Syrian child suicide

Syrians in Turkey are pointing to widespread racism as the cause behind the death by suicide of a nine-year-old Syrian boy.

Diana Alghoul

UK-based pro-Israel outlets systematically smear Palestinian charities

The Jewish Chronicle recently apologised to Palestinian charity Interpal for spewing false claims about them, but how deep does the smearing ...

Tulsi loves Assad: Syria and the 2020 US elections

Amr Salahi

Tulsi loves Assad: Syria and the 2020 US elections

Syria is no longer a major news story in the US, but one Democratic Party presidential hopeful’s record on Syria may come back to haunt her.

Mel Plant

Why is refugee-friendly Turkey turning its back on Syrians?

Turkey threatens to split apart families with the decision to force unregistered Syrian refugees out of Istanbul. Why have tensions with Syrians ...

Facebook's anti-Islam algorithm

CJ Werleman

Facebook's anti-Islam algorithm

Comment: Facebook needs to take its responsibility to remove hate speech a lot more seriously, writes CJ Werleman.

Middle East drone wars heat up in Yemen

James Reinl

Middle East drone wars heat up in Yemen

Drones are being increasingly deployed by insurgents and militias to level the playing field against better-armed adversaries, reports James ...

High points, low points: A history of Iran-Egypt relations

Paul Iddon

High points, low points: A history of Iran-Egypt relations

Egypt and Iran had a lot in common, but seismic geopolitical events have made sure to keep them apart for much of the 20th century and the past ...

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