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With coronavirus lockdowns and planes being grounded, Shell has recorded a large fall in profits.

The New Arab speaks to analyst Lorenzo Trombetta about the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings on Mediterranean geopolitics.

Extinction Rebellion, Palestinian rights activists blockade Israeli arms factory

Narjas Zatat

Extinction Rebellion, Palestinian rights activists blockade Israeli arms factory

XR activists and Palestine Action have teamed up in an effort to close a controversial Israeli arms factory in Oldham.

Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden puts climate crisis at the forefront of policy

US President Joe Biden has put the climate crisis at the forefront of his global policies.

Biden to remake US role in climate crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden to remake US role in climate crisis

Through a raft of executive orders, President Joe Biden committed the United States to tackling the climate crisis.

The New Arab Staff

Air pollution in Iranian cities reaches 'hazardous' levels

This year's contamination of air has been worse than previous, putting further strain on the country’s health infrastructure which has already been burdened by Covid-19.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump, Biden trade blows in 'civil' final debate

Foreign policy issues took a backseat as US President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden sparred for the final time on Thursday.

Yousef Munayyer

The progressive vote and the 2020 election

Comment: The rapid growth of the progressive vote in America over the past four years reveals how voting patterns will continue to change in ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

Comment: Despite both candidates attempting to appeal to a broad base of voters, the gulf between their parties was clear for all to see, writes ...

Iraq planning to build nuclear reactors 'for research purposes'

The New Arab Staff

Iraq planning to build nuclear reactors 'for research purposes'

Iraq is 'looking forward to restoring its position in nuclear science, which it occupied in the 1970s and 1980s', said the head of the country's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': UN

World powers must come together for the sake of the global climate, or else humanity is 'doomed', warned UN chief Antonio Guterres.

China's changing oil strategy in the Middle East

Austin Bodetti

China's changing oil strategy in the Middle East

Chinese oil purchases offered Beijing a sphere of influence in the Middle East, but Covid-19 has upended this once-promising strategy.

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab economies to shrink by 5.7% amid virus fallout

Some 14.3 million people will be pushed into poverty, raising the total number to 115 million - a quarter of the total Arab population, the UN ...

Top UK architect under fire over Saudi airport deal

The New Arab Staff

Top UK architect under fire over Saudi airport deal

Climate-concerned architects have demanded answers from Norman Foster and his firm Foster and Partners over the airport contract.

Coronavirus lockdown brings Istanbul's dolphins close to shore

The New Arab

Coronavirus lockdown brings Istanbul's dolphins close to shore

Istanbul's tourist hotspot waterways have quietened considerably amid the coronavirus pandemic, enticing dolphins to swim and play in clear view.

Sebastian Castelier

Gulf hubs asphyxiated by coronavirus

Comment: The key role airlines play in Gulf development strategies implies a potentially profound knock-on effect, writes Sebastian Castelier.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi to raise oil exports to record levels

Saudi Arabia said it will raise its oil exports to a record 10.6 million barrels per day starting despite a global supply glut, escalating a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran, Israel cooperated to destroy Iraq, says Jack Straw

Blair-era minister Jack Straw has said that Iran and Israel cooperated to destroy Iraq during the 1980s, when the two states were once allies.

Sabena Siddiqui

Greta Thunberg's message for the Middle East at Davos

The climate theme at Davos has enormous relevance for the Middle East, where rising sea levels, harsher droughts and increased temperatures will ...

Gulf's use of oxo-biodegradable plastics is toxic for environment

Nadine Sayegh

Gulf's use of oxo-biodegradable plastics is toxic for environment

The UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are allowing the use of plastic that falls under the category of 'oxo-degradable plastic' which poses ...

Gaia Caramazza

Can the Middle East afford to ignore climate change?

Political and economic difficulties affecting the region could mean that climate change is a low priority for many of its ordinary citizens, but ...

Sugarcoated and shrouded in mystery: Saudi Aramco's IPO

Mohammed Cherkaoui

Sugarcoated and shrouded in mystery: Saudi Aramco's IPO

Comment: From outside Saudi Arabia, the deal looks like a potential financial asset, but is in fact entangled in a web of political liability ...

Saudi oil giant Aramco guilty of 'highest greenhouse emissions'

The New Arab

Saudi oil giant Aramco guilty of 'highest greenhouse emissions'

Six out of the 20 companies with the most emissions are in fact owned by Middle Eastern states, showing the Arab world is greatly contributing ...

How Khashoggi's death brought China and Saudi Arabia closer

Austin Bodetti

How Khashoggi's death brought China and Saudi Arabia closer

In the eventful year since October 2, 2018, when Khashoggi was killed, China and Saudi Arabia have built an alliance that owes as much to public ...

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