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Despite efforts to the contrary by international and regional actors, the bloody conflict in Tigray continues.

Syrians farmers are turning to a southeast Asian plant to feed livestock as animal fodder prices skyrocket.

Uighur Muslims 'forced to eat pork' in detention camps

The New Arab Staff

Uighur Muslims 'forced to eat pork' in detention camps

China has been forcing Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang to consume pork, a meat that is strictly prohibited in Islam, mostly in “re-education” camps and detention centres.

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Drought casts shadow over prime Moroccan farming land

Authorities in Morocco have increasingly resorted to diverting water from dams in the region to residential areas, depriving farms of essential irrigation.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan's 'silent death' from flesh-eating cuts

Mycetoma disease, which leaves almost 60 percent of its victims with deformed limbs, acts as a life sentence for workers depending on manual ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus and war pushes Afghans towards opium farming

The coronavirus lockdown in Afghanistan has worsened the pre-existing jobs shortage, to the point where many are turning to lucrative poppy ...

The EU is fueling hunger in Africa

Muhammed Magassy

The EU is fueling hunger in Africa

Comment: Unless the EU urgently rethinks its protectionist trade policies a sharp uptick in food insecurity will turn the Covid-19 crisis into a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan military, civilian rulers trade blame for economy

Sudan's civilian prime minister and the military general who heads the sovereign council have traded blame over a spiralling economic crisis.

UN, AU urge Darfur troop deployment to protect civilians

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN, AU urge Darfur troop deployment to protect civilians

Sudanese authorities have been urged to deploy troops to the Darfur region on Tuesday, where a massacre of more than 60 people was reported just ...

Fresh Darfur killings as Sudan prepares to send troops

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fresh Darfur killings as Sudan prepares to send troops

UN officials on Sunday reported a fresh massacre of more than 60 people in Sudan's West Darfur, as the country's prime minister promised fresh ...

Hundreds of protesters keep up rally in Sudan's Darfur

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hundreds of protesters keep up rally in Sudan's Darfur

Protesters in Sudan's conflict-stricken Darfur region have vowed to continue a sit-in until their demands are met.

Israel approves 7,000 new settler homes in West Bank

The New Arab

Israel approves 7,000 new settler homes in West Bank

Israel has approved the expansion of a West Bank settlement, signalling a defeat for the Palestinians' repeated attempts to claim the land ...

The New Arab & agencies

World Bank warns remittance payments to plunge amid Covid-19

Worldwide shutdowns are causing strain on developing countries who are losing a key source of their income.

Diana Alghoul

Arab veganism: Back to roots or copying the West?

It almost seems as though the rise in veganism in the Arab world directly correlates with 'Western influence' – but how true is this?

The New Arab & agencies

Peace talks drift as Sudan strikes deal with rebels

Sudan's new government has agreed to revive a long-dormant irrigation system in the country's central farming region.

The New Arab

Thirteen Pakistanis killed in Jordan farm blaze

Thirteen Pakistanis, including eight children, were killed in a blaze that broke out shortly after midnight on Monday in Karamah in the Jordan ...

Surrounded by sea, Qatar explores fish <em>farming</em>

Sebastian Castelier

Surrounded by sea, Qatar explores fish farming

Qatar's ambitious self-sufficiency policy forecasts growth in the local production of fish to meet 90% of the country's annual need by 2023.

The New Arab

Twelve Iranian fighters killed in mine explosion in Syria

Twelve pro-regime fighters were killed when an Iranian convoy drove into a minefield in central Syria, thought to have been laid by retreating ...

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian olive farmers, steal crops

The New Arab

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian olive farmers, steal crops

Israeli settlers have attacked Palestinian olive farmers in the occupied West Bank village of Yasouf.

Masked Israeli settlers beat elderly Rabbi assisting Palestinian farmers

The New Arab

Masked Israeli settlers beat elderly Rabbi assisting Palestinian farmers

Eighty-year-old Rabbi Moshe Yehudai suffered blows to his head and a broken arm after masked settlers attacked him with a crowbar for helping ...

Russia 'bombed four Syria hospitals in 12 hours': report

The New Arab & agencies

Russia 'bombed four Syria hospitals in 12 hours': report

A newly-released report says that Russian pilots bombed four Syrian hospitals in the space of just 12 hours, despite the centres being on a UN ...

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