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Temperatures are predicted to drop below minus 15 degrees Celsius in Bosnia, where hundreds of migrants are stranded without shelter.

Indonesian divers returned to a wreckage-littered seabed off Jakarta hunting for black boxes that will likely be key to unlocking the mystery of why a jet fell from the sky

Tunisia cracks down with arrests in Italy waste scandal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia cracks down with arrests in Italy waste scandal

Amid the scandal, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi sacked the environment minister, Mustapha Aroui, while twelve were taken into custody.

Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

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Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

The former president died at the age of 94 due to complications because of covid-19, his family revealed.

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.

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'Let women cook': Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

Lebanon's interior minister was mocked after suggesting women start cooking following a suspension of food deliveries during the country's coronavirus lockdown.

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Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

Filipino bands, a mainstay of nightlife across the Gulf and Asia, face an uncertain fate as the Covid-19 pandemic draws crowds away from clubs.

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

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UNRWA launches new health mobile phone app for Palestinians

UNRWA has launched a new mobile phone app which allows Palestinian refugees with non-communicable diseases to access their health records and ...

Gazans 'searching bins for food': UNRWA chief

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Gazans 'searching bins for food': UNRWA chief

Some Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip are facing such dire circumstances that they are forced to scour bins for food, said UNRWA's head ...

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Rohingya Muslims living in ‘open prison’ in Myanmar: HRW

Myanmar's Rohingya are living in 'squalid and inhumane' conditions, according to rights groups.

Lebanon on verge of another <em>garbage</em> crisis, warns HRW

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon on verge of another garbage crisis, warns HRW

Last month's explosion generated huge amounts of debris while causing serious damage to the Lebanon's waste management infrastructure

Family of slain autistic Palestinian petition to charge officers

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Family of slain autistic Palestinian petition to charge officers

The parents of Iyad Hallaq have filed a petition with Israel's High Court demanding they hand criminal charges the two officers involved in ...

Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

While many have lauded Zahra Hankir for her boycott, her post sparked substantial backlash.

Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

Lebanon has made important labour law changes but human rights say that more must be done.

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Israeli forces shoot disabled Palestinian at Jerusalem checkpoint

Israeli forces shot and injured a mute and deaf Palestinian at Qalandia checkpoint.

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Renewed Lebanon protests as ministers quit

Two members of Lebanon's government have quit over a deadly blast that unleashed public rage against the country's ruling class.

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Furious Lebanese vow new protests over deadly mega-blast

While the exact circumstances that led to the blast are not yet known, protesters say it could not have happened without corruption and ...

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanese mobilise to clean up Beirut after deadly blast

Beirut residents are taking matters into their own hands by cleaning up the mess caused by a blast that has been compared to Hiroshima.

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating ...

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Canadians suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and their families are languishing in displacement camps in northeast Syria.

Slain Palestinian man's family told no footage of killing

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Slain Palestinian man's family told no footage of killing

The parents of a slain autistic Palestinian man called for a probe after being told security cameras were not working at the time of their son's ...

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