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The move comes as Malta's ports remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite a global pandemic, artists in the Middle East are finding new ways to express themselves.

Cyclone Nisarga rains leave 13 dead in Yemen

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Cyclone Nisarga rains leave 13 dead in Yemen

Five children were among those killed in Yemen's Hadramout province.

Yemen coronavirus programs might stop by end of June

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Yemen coronavirus programs might stop by end of June

The United Nations has warned it may have to stop its programs fighting coronavirus, which it says is 'already spreading rapidly' in Yemen.

Somalia facing 'triple threat' of coronavirus, floods, and locusts

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Somalia facing 'triple threat' of coronavirus, floods, and locusts

The UN has warned that Somalia's political and security gains could be reversed.

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes Kourosh Ziabari.

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Yemen donor summit fails to raise required $2.4bn

A donor summit aiming to raise $2.41 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen has only gathered half of the amount, with key player UAE ...

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Saudi seeks to raise $2.3bn in Yemen donor conference

Saudi Arabia is seeking to raise billions of dollars for Yemen, despite leading a coalition that has been accused of war crimes in the war-torn ...

Ibtisam Azem

UN humanitarian coordinator Lise Grande: Covid-19 will devastate Yemen

The New Arab spoke with UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande about dealing with coronavirus in war-torn Yemen.

Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

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Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

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Saudi intensifies Yemen bombardment ahead of co-hosting aid conference

Saudi Arabia, accused of committing 'war crimes' in Yemen, is hosting an emergency donor conference for the impoverished country.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: First Covid-19 death reported in Bangladesh's refugee camps, Saudi Arabia's mosques reopen and Yemen's influx of migrants ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: UAE reopens despite a rise in cases, Yemen's coronavirus efforts run short of funding, Gazans celebrate the reopening of ...

UN forced to cut Yemen aid despite coronavirus pandemic

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UN forced to cut Yemen aid despite coronavirus pandemic

Yemenis need aid now more than ever as the coronavirus rips through the country.

Yemen's Houthis claim they are developing a coronavirus vaccine

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Yemen's Houthis claim they are developing a coronavirus vaccine

The much-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine will emerge from Yemen's Houthis, the rebels' health minister vowed this week.

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Houthis 'benefit' from Iran, Iraq, Oman relations, official admits

A member of Yemen's Houthis' political council said the rebel group benefits from neighbouring Arab and Muslim relations, including Iraq, Iran and Oman.

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Yemen urges action against UAE-backed forces for 'torturing journalist'

Aseel Suwaid, a young journalist in Yemen was abducted by UAE-backed forces and released with torture marks a month later.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Algeria extends lockdown measures in 44 provinces, while Turkey eases lockdown restrictions as mosques reopen for mass prayers. Here are your ...

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UN urges $2.4 billion for Yemen war, Covid-19 relief

The UN has urged for billions in aid to help Yemen cope with the war and coronavirus.

UN officials appeal for Yemen funding amid coronavirus pandemic

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UN officials appeal for Yemen funding amid coronavirus pandemic

UN agencies appealed to donors for emergency funds for Yemen, saying they were 'increasingly alarmed' about the rapid spread of coronavirus in ...

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Israel tried to save Sudan diplomat diagnosed with coronavirus

Israeli doctors were reportedly flown out to Sudan in an attempt to treat a Sudan diplomat for Covid-19, who died as a result of the virus.

Sudan says three jailed Bashir aides have virus

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Sudan says three jailed Bashir aides have virus

Three former senior aides to ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir have caught the novel coronavirus in prison.

US ends sanction waivers on Iran's nuclear programs

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US ends sanction waivers on Iran's nuclear programs

The waivers had allowed Russian, European and Chinese companies to continue to work on Iran's civilian nuclear facilities without drawing ...

Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

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Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

Sudan's military has denied rumours of an Israeli jet landing in Khartoum despite controversial moves to normalise ties between the two ...

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