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Global infections have surged past 49 million and Europe has become the new pandemic epicenter in recent weeks.

France's Emmanuel Macron has reportedly ended efforts to find a solution to Lebanon's financial and political crisis.

Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a <em>haircut</em>'

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu’s wife violated lockdown 'to get a haircut'

Netanyahu is already facing trial for bribery, fraud and breach of trust. So with protesters rallying against lockdown restrictions, Mrs. Netanyahu’s violations are likely to be under intense scrutiny.

Trim for Eid: Qatar barbers and salons re-open

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trim for Eid: Qatar barbers and salons re-open

After being closed for four months, salons in Qatar have finally re-opened just in time for Eid al-Adha.

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Nizar Hassan

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Comment: Lebanon's oligarchs have avoided taking necessary action, sabotaged IMF negotiations, and are now seeking an impossible solution. All ...

Jim Muir

Lebanon: Adrift in stormy seas

Comment: With its currency in free-fall, half the population plunged into poverty, and IMF talks in disarray, Lebanon appears to be lurching towards a chaotic collapse, writes Jim Muir.

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but ...

The New Arab

Coronavirus lockdowns are further eroding civil rights in Mideast

A new tracker has been launched to monitor the degradation of civil liberties across the world as countries grapple with a fast-spreading virus ...

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza factories pivot to masks in homemade corona response

The suits, masks and gloves are being made initially for the local market, with the potential to later export to Israel.

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

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon banks tighten withdrawal caps, sparking outcry

Major banks in Lebanon began tightening banking controls this month, halving the amount of dollars depositors are allowed to withdraw every ...

Conversation circles generate ideas in the Lebanese Revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Conversation circles generate ideas in the Lebanese Revolution

Protests and strikes are not the only nationwide thing dominating Lebanon. Open discussions held by groups of citizens is the latest phenomenon ...

Lebanon's Ponzi-scheme economy is broken. Protesters want a solution

Federica Marsi

Lebanon's Ponzi-scheme economy is broken. Protesters want a solution

Dispatch: Lebanon's already crippled economy has plunged into crisis amid widespread protests in the country. Protesters want a radical solution

Assad’s wife declares herself 'totally free' of breast cancer

The New Arab & agencies

Assad’s wife declares herself 'totally free' of breast cancer

Asma Al-Assad, the wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, has said that she has "totally conquered" her breast cancer, which she has suffered ...

Lebanon's economy is not collapsing...but it is a 'zombie'

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon's economy is not collapsing...but it is a 'zombie'

Analysis: Reports of Lebanon's financial collapse are greatly exaggerated, according to Lebanese economist. But that could be somewhat bad news ...

The New Arab

Stranded Syrian refugee arrives in Canada after months-long ordeal

Hassan al-Kontar gained thousands of followers afer tweeting about his daily routine in Terminal 2 of Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

The New Arab & agencies

Stranded Syrian refugee given refugee status in Canada

Hassan al-Kontar has been given refugee status in Canada, his lawyer confirmed.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian survivors of sarin attack grieve one year on

The Khan Sheikhoun attack was yet another low point in seven years of Syria's war. Survivors mourn their loved ones one year later.

Uri Levy

Talk of Cairo: This week in Middle East football

Egypt has taken centre stage in football, with Mo Salah continuing to increase his remarkable goal scoring tally while a new Egyptian star has ...

'Sheikh Jackson' moonwalks into Toronto film festival

The New Arab

'Sheikh Jackson' moonwalks into Toronto film festival

'Sheikh Jackson' is a tale of how a young imam struggles to reconcile his desire to be a better Muslim with his love for the King of Pop.

The New Arab

#GameOver: Netanyahu axes rumble between Jordanian and Israeli MP

Jordanian MP Yehiya al-Saoud called on controversial Israeli MK Oren Hazan to a confrontation at the Israeli border.

UAE footballers' 'unethical' hairstyles don't make the cut

The New Arab

UAE footballers' 'unethical' hairstyles don't make the cut

Forty seven footballers in the UAE's Arabian Gulf League have been reportedly issued letters demanding they cut their hair, due to authorities ...

Playing with fire: Hot trends in Gaza's barber shops

Mohammed Arafat

Playing with fire: Hot trends in Gaza's barber shops

Meet the Palestinian barber in Gaza styling hair with fire - could these fiery haircuts be the way forward?

Mystery of Ancient Egyptian 'sex spell' unravelled by experts

The New Arab

Mystery of Ancient Egyptian 'sex spell' unravelled by experts

Researchers decipher a second century text to reveal a magical solution for unrequited love including remedies such as burning a woman's heart ...

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