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The first six months of Kais Saied's presidency have been dominated by two major crises - the challenge to form a new government, and the outbreak of Covid-19.

Lebanese people are utilising social media to organise and launch aid-giving drives as the economic situation in the country worsens.

Islamists to continue Pakistan protests until Imran Khan resigns

The New Arab & agencies

Islamists to continue Pakistan protests until Imran Khan resigns

A Pakistani Islamist leader who led thousands of supporters into the capital and demanded Imran Khan's resignation vowed to continue his protest, after the prime minister ignored his 48-hour deadline.

Deforestation and desertification in Afghanistan

Austin Bodetti

Deforestation and desertification in Afghanistan

If Afghans and their allies in the international community want to ready the country for a conflict-free future, they must take the natural ...

About a War: Motives and trauma from Lebanon's war

Sarah Khalil

About a War: Motives and trauma from Lebanon's war

Film review: 'About a War' explores complex personal motivations behind ex-fighters' decisions to take up arms - and what happens when they try ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran praises Iraq's 'pro-Tehran' parliament selection

The selection of a parliamentary speaker and first deputy could end gridlock over the formation of a new government in Iraq.

The New Arab & agencies

Sweden in political gridlock as anti-immigrant, far-right makes gains

The make-up of the new government is up in the air after both the left-wing and centre-right blocs failed to win a majority.

The New Arab

Lebanon 'must dump procrastination and sort out waste situation'

Human Rights Watch has urged Lebanon's parliament to schedule a vote on a waste management law to tackle the country's long-running garbage ...

The New Arab & agencies

Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore

Plastics, tires, footwear, and even cattle bones surfaced this week at Lebanon's once-idyllic Zouk Mosbeh coastline.

Egypt revives plans for new desert capital

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt revives plans for new desert capital

Plans for a new Egyptian capital were first announced in March 2015 and it has been touted as a solution to overcrowding, pollution and rising ...

Roxanne Perugino

Republican-controlled Congress not a carte blanche for Donald Trump

Comment: Republican control of Congress and White House by no means ensures the relationship between Trump and Congress will be smooth sailing ...

The election we aren't following and why it matters

Roxanne Perugino

The election we aren't following and why it matters

Comment: While Trump and Clinton steal the headlines, it is the race for control of the Senate that should be brought into focus, writes Roxanne ...

Car bomb attack on packed Baghdad market

The New Arab

Car bomb attack on packed Baghdad market

Another car bomb rocked the Iraqi capital on Tuesday morning, killing at least 11 people at an outdoor market in a Shia-majority district of ...

Beirut Madinati electoral campaign: redefining Lebanese politics

Diala Haidar

Beirut Madinati electoral campaign: redefining Lebanese politics

Comment: Our right to the city is a political one, and Beirut Madinati represents an opportunity to turn the city into an open, democratic and ...

Iraq's Sadr bids for renewed protests and new government

The New Arab

Iraq's Sadr bids for renewed protests and new government

Iraq's political gridlock has deepened after influential cleric Muqtada al-Sadr called for renewed protests and for members of his ...

The New Arab

Iraq political gridlock heats up anger on the streets

Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr took to the streets and urged prime minister follow through on promised government reforms.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egypt's Sisi pursues political agenda at Paris climate summit

Video: as Paris climate talks kick off in an attempt to prevent calamitous global warming, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is carrying a ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Video: November rain wreaks havoc in Qatar

Qatar was hit by heavy flooding on Wednesday, causing gridlock on the Gulf nation's roads as well as closures of schools and businesses.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Lebanon's parliament ratifies 24 articles

Lebanon's parliament convened for the first time since May 2014, ratifying 24 articles in a bid to secure international loans, but failed to ...

Abadi: The leader who follows

James Denselow

Abadi: The leader who follows

Comment: Running Iraq is not an enviable job, but Abadi's flexibility allows him to balance key domestic, regional and global power players, ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Lebanon cabinet approves plan to end refuse crisis

Lebanon's government agreed a plan to resolve a waste disposal crisis late on Wednesday, ending a dispute that has left piles of rubbish on ...

#YouStink protesters take to Beirut streets despite sandstorm

AAAJ and agencies

#YouStink protesters take to Beirut streets despite sandstorm

Activists are set to hit the Lebanese capital with their anti-government demonstrations on Wednesday, to protest against energy cuts and piling ...

Hungary attacks EU on migration; chaos in Budapest Hungary attacks EU on migration; chaos in Budapest

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Hungary attacks EU on migration; chaos in Budapest

Hungary railed Thursday at EU leaders, as chaos reigned in Budapest, where migrants dashed into the main train station after police stopped ...

Lebanon's rubbish pile needs a political solution

AAAJ and agencies

Lebanon's rubbish pile needs a political solution

Waste is piling up on the streets of Beirut, prompting fears that a political stalemate in Lebanon could also lead the country to an ...

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