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After widespread demonstrations took place in Libya's capital Tripoli last month, a rare protest erupted in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Comment: As the Israeli-UAE 'peace' agreement takes centre stage, it deflects from a renewed siege on Gaza and the UN's failure to address Israel's settler colonialism, writes Ramona Wadi.

Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

Ali Adam

Under blockade and bombs, Gazans fear Covid-19 disaster

Fear has gripped Gaza after the first community outbreak of Covid-19.

Israel hit by Gaza's untreated sewage after power cut

The New Arab Staff

Israel hit by Gaza's untreated sewage after power cut

Treatment plants in Gaza are unable to operate after Israel cut fuel supplies to the strip.

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon faces darkness as generator owners threaten shut-off

The powerful owners of private generators in Lebanon are demanding the government let them buy fuel at a preferential rate.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas are facing a devastating fuel crisis that threatens to impact clean water supplies, hospital ...

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British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN warns Yemen on the brink of famine again

The UN has once again sounded the alarm over Yemen's descent into famine as donor funds have dried up.

Lebanon's rising power cuts add to economic crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's rising power cuts add to economic crisis

Lebanon is experiencing a serious economic crisis offset by power cuts and austerity.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Iran mulls restrictions while the West Bank extends lockdown, US releases Kassim Tajideen, Yemen again faces famine, and a ...

Venezuela to open its first 'Iranian supermarket'

The New Arab Staff

Venezuela to open its first 'Iranian supermarket'

Venezuela is stocking its first Iranian supermarket, reports said, after a ship carrying food cargo entered Venezuelan waters.

Funding shortfall hinders Covid-19 response: World Bank chief

The New Arab & agencies

Funding shortfall hinders Covid-19 response: World Bank chief

Coronavirus is leading to 'staggeringly large' losses in the global economy, according to World Bank President.

The geopolitics of Iran's <em>fuel</em> shipments to Venezuela

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

The geopolitics of Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela

Iran's fuel shipments to Venezuela are a show of defiance against the US, but they will do little to fundamentally change energy ...

Fourth Iranian tanker docks at Venezuelan port

The New Arab & agencies

Fourth Iranian tanker docks at Venezuelan port

A fourth Iranian tanker has arrived in Venezuela amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between the two countries.

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian oil tanker arrives at Venezuela's largest refinery

The first of five Iranian tankers has arrived at Venezuela's main oil refinery, bringing gasoline and oil derivatives to help boost the country's oil production.

The New Arab

Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

Iranian fuel and oil products entered Venezuelan waters on Saturday, despite growing concerns by the US.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The US has tried to crack down on Iranian shipments, but five tankers are on their way to Venezuela, a fellow sanctioned nation with little to ...

The New Arab

Iran warns US against 'piracy' on Venezuela fuel shipment

Iran and the US are at odds over a shipment of fuel to Venezuela, as both countries suffer under crippling sanctions.

UAE shipped 11,000 tonnes jet <em>fuel</em> to Libya: reports

The New Arab

UAE shipped 11,000 tonnes jet fuel to Libya: reports

Two UAE firms have allegedly shipped jet fuel to renegade general Khalifa Haftar's forces in Libya.

Nizar Hassan

Lebanon should default on its debt now, here's why

Comment: There are good reasons for Lebanon to default and restructure its debt, writes Nizar Hassan.

Syria Weekly: Hard times test Assad loyalists' patience

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Hard times test Assad loyalists' patience

An economic crisis and lack of state support have forced Syrians to take matters into their own hands.

Sudan's 2020 'budget of peace' to continue <em>fuel</em> subsidies

The New Arab

Sudan's 2020 'budget of peace' to continue fuel subsidies

Khartoum's transitional government will spend more on healthcare and education over the next year, Finance Minister Ibrahim Elbadawi said.

US slams 'shameful' China, Russia veto on Syria aid

The New Arab

US slams 'shameful' China, Russia veto on Syria aid

Germany, Belgium and Kuwait presented a resolution extending that authority for a year, winning the support of 13 council members but drawing ...

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