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Beirut, a welcoming cosmopolitan city loved by all those who call it home, lies in ruins. Michal Kranz, a journalist until recently based in Beirut, offers a message of solidarity

Fears are growing over an impending health crisis after three health workers were diagnosed with Covid-19 in Syria's Al-Hol camp, where conditions have been described as 'apocalyptic'

UN rights chief decries attacks on press in Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN rights chief decries attacks on press in Yemen

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged all parties to the conflict in Yemen to release detained journalists.

Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

Malia Bouattia

Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

Comment: Interrogating the impact of words means little if the policies which legitimise racist ideologies related to Muslims continue to exist, ...

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes will define this watershed moment, writes Yazan Al-Saadi.

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indian-administered Kashmir locks down as coronavirus cases surge

The lockdown in Kashmir comes just ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival and the first anniversary of the controversial stripping of the ...

The New Arab Staff

Afghan doctor in Iran helps refugees fight coronavirus

A refugee doctor in Iran is working hard to treat other refugees with coronavirus.

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel nurses strike over staffing shortages amid pandemic

Israeli nurses launched a strike in protest of staff shortages after failed negotiations with the finance ministry.

Iraqi 'experts' panned after making extraordinary coronavirus vaccine claims

Amr Salahi

Iraqi 'experts' panned after making extraordinary coronavirus vaccine claims

Two advisors to the Iraqi government have been mocked after appearing on a television show to claim that a coronavirus vaccine will be freely ...

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Malia Bouattia

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

Algeria plans law protecting medics from physical, verbal attacks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria plans law protecting medics from physical, verbal attacks

Algeria's president called for legislation to protect health workers after an increase in attacks as the country experiences a spate of ...

Stranded African migrants in Yemen 'scapegoated' amid Covid-19 fears

The New Arab Staff

Stranded African migrants in Yemen 'scapegoated' amid Covid-19 fears

African migrants stranded in war-torn Yemen experience forced displacement and violence after being accused of carrying the coronavirus, the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran says 140 health workers died from coronavirus

Healthcare workers in the front lines are dying of Covid-19, as thousands of others are infected.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Khamenei urges fight against 'tragic' virus resurgence

Iran has been struggling to contain the outbreak since announcing its first cases in February.

Keira Dignan

Greek government faces resistance over dictatorship-era anti-protest law

In-depth: The Greek government is extending police powers to quell mass protests, a move refugee groups say will limit their ability to mobilise.

Sana Uqba

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.

UN warns Yemen on the brink of famine again

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.

Jo Schietti

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

Amnesty slams Russia's 'despicable' Syria aid veto

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty slams Russia's 'despicable' Syria aid veto

Russia and China abused their veto power in order to end vital cross-border aid supplies for Syrian civilians, said Amnesty, calling it ...

New at Saudi hajj: Bottled holy water, sterilised pebbles

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New at Saudi hajj: Bottled holy water, sterilised pebbles

The Kingdom has released a number of important guidelines in an effort to control the potential spread of Covid-19 as the country slowly opens ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies after contracting the COVID-19, Iran and Morocco report new record one-day virus death ...

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