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Due to the financial crisis and controls by Lebanese banks over people's savings, pensioners get very little to get by.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will reinforce the need for aid in Syria to the UN.

US lawmakers urge Israel to vaccinate Palestinians, lament disparity

Brooke Anderson

US lawmakers urge Israel to vaccinate Palestinians, lament disparity

Democratic lawmakers call on the Blinken to take action to ensure that Israel provides Covid-19 vaccines and facilitate vaccination programs for Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

Sarah Essa

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

The New Arab Meets: Muad Hrezi, the young Democrat who is running for Congress 2022 in Connecticut's First Congressional District.

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

Sarah Essa

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

The New Arab Meets: Muad Hrezi, the young Democrat who is running for Congress 2022 in Connecticut's First Congressional District.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Acid: The face of violence against Yemen's women

Six years of war, which has left the country on the brink of famine, has "greatly increased" violence against women in Yemen.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two-thirds of world see 'climate emergency': UN survey

Nearly two-thirds of 1.2 million people polled worldwide say humanity faces a climate emergency, a UN survey has found

Hiba Rahim

Florida anti-protest bill threatens even tighter chokehold on communities

Comment: Conservatives in Florida are introducing a new anti-protest bill, but make no mistake about its intended target, writes Hiba Rahim.

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

Keira Dignan

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

In-depth: A new law prohibiting NGOs from reporting accounts of abuse in refugee camps is part of a wider crackdown since the New Democracy ...

The New Arab Staff

Somali PM reserves 30% of parliament seats for women

The Somali prime minister has reserved nearly a third of parliamentary seats for women following demands from citizens.

Palestinians in Jerusalem face a struggle for survival

Jessica Buxbaum

Palestinians in Jerusalem face a struggle for survival

In-depth: Settler groups are engaged in a house-by-house struggle for Jerusalem, using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes.

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part II

Rami G. Khouri

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part II

Comment: Reflecting on a decade of Arab uprisings, Rami Khouri takes stock of a protest movement on hold, as Arab states and citizens enter ...

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Hiba Rahim

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Comment: For Palestinians and US communities of colour, racism is the enabler of violence and oppression. We must unite in our resistance to ...

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

Brooke Anderson

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

In-depth: Georgia's Muslim community is spearheading a grassroots campaign to get voters to the polls ahead of two runoff races which ...

Majed Abusalama

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the international community stands mute, writes Majed Abusalama.

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 ...

Brooke Anderson

Iman Jodeh makes history as Colorado's first Muslim lawmaker

Iman Jodeh, Colorado's first Muslim state representative, reflects on what inspired her to run for office and how she plans to be a voice for ...

Asad Dandia and Hamzah Raza

American Muslims won this election

Comment: Biden's victory affirms the power of those on the margins to organise, assert their voices, and radically transform the political ...

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

Victoria Silva

Jordan's parliamentary elections: New challenges, old expectations

In-depth: Amid a raging pandemic, campaign restrictions have allowed a new generation of candidates to enter the fray. For most Jordanians, ...

The New Arab Staff

Mauree Turner becomes Oklahoma's first non-binary, Muslim lawmaker

A historic double first marks Mauree Turner out among a host of barrier-breaking Muslim officials elected this week.

Arab, Muslim voters 'swung Michigan for Biden', polling shows

Taufiq Wan

Arab, Muslim voters 'swung Michigan for Biden', polling shows

Early polling shows that Arab and other ethnic minority voters may have been a crucial factor in Joe Biden's Michigan victory.

Voting for a freer, more democratic world

Rasha Mubarak

Voting for a freer, more democratic world

Comment: As a Palestinian-American woman voter in Florida, I know what is needed to enfranchise my community and overcome the suppression ...

Arab and Muslim candidates take on local US politics

Brooke Anderson

Arab and Muslim candidates take on local US politics

In-depth: Aside from winning their races, Arab and Muslim politicians also have to win over sceptics.

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