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Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance alive, writes Michal Kranz.

The powerful owners of private generators in Lebanon are demanding the government let them buy fuel at a preferential rate.

California man charged with smuggling mosaic from Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

California man charged with smuggling mosaic from Syria

The mosaic, seized by FBI investigators at his Palmdale house in 2016, depicts Hercules and dates back to the Roman Empire.

Saudi burning record amounts of oil during coronavirus summer

The New Arab Staff

Saudi burning record amounts of oil during coronavirus summer

Saudis are staying at home this summer, as coronavirus continues to spread.

Chinese face masks 'produced with Uighur forced labour'

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Chinese face masks 'produced with Uighur forced labour'

A number of Chinese PPE producers exporting face masks around the world employ Uighur forced labour, according to a new investigation.

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Iraqi Prime Minister to travel to Saudi Arabia, Iran

Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi will travel to Saudi Arabia and Iran next week in a trip carefully calculated to balance Iraq’s ties to the two regional rivals.

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Lebanon looks to China to help in economic crisis

Lebanon's deepening economic crisis has the country seeking help in the Far East.

The New Arab Staff

Algeria's new economic reforms aims to save $20 billion

The North African country is launching an economic plan that would help it out of its financial strait.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq PM vows to fight customs corruption

Customs offices are accused of getting kickbacks from traders in exchange for charging no or low import duties.

Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

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Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas are facing a devastating fuel crisis that threatens to impact clean water supplies, hospital operations and ...

The New Arab Staff

Eid al-Adha poses major coronavirus risk, Turkish expert says

Scientists and officials in several Muslim-majority countries have expressed concerns over the potential spread of Covid-19 at sacrificial ...

Lebanon's rising power cuts add to economic crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's rising power cuts add to economic crisis

Lebanon is experiencing a serious economic crisis offset by power cuts and austerity.

Syria harvest boom brings hope as hunger spikes

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Syria harvest boom brings hope as hunger spikes

Heavy rains and reduced violence in parts of the country this year have led to a much improved harvest.

UAE, Egypt 'buying oil derivatives' from US-sanctioned Iran

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UAE, Egypt 'buying oil derivatives' from US-sanctioned Iran

US allies, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, have continued to purchase oil derivatives from Iran despite sanctions against the Islamic ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

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Security Council extends Libya arms embargo for one year

The United Nations Security Council has extended an arms embargo on Libya, as fighting between the GNA and General Haftar's forces continues.

Hugo Goodridge

Charting the dramatic collapse of Syria's national currency

Covid-19, Lebanon's dollar crisis and the Rami Makhlouf saga have triggered the collapse of Syria's currency.

CJ Werleman

To stop Uighur abuses, hit China where it hurts

Comment: Western governments must target supply chains, and punish corporations that continue to profit from directly from forced Uighur labour, ...

Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

The New Arab

Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

Iranian fuel and oil products entered Venezuelan waters on Saturday, despite growing concerns by the US.

The New Arab & agencies

US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

Iran has sent millions of gallons of oil to Venezuela, worrying the US.

Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

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Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial crisis ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Owais Zaheer

Turkey, US sanctions and the looming S-400 showdown

Tensions over Turkey's S-400 missile system have subsided amid the coronavirus pandemic, but the US Congress remains poised to act.

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