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In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly leading their communities out of the pandemic.

Lebanon's coronavirus vaccine rollout is at risk of marginalising refugees and migrant workers.

Pakistanis rush to buy Covid-19 vaccine through private sales

The New Arab Staff

Pakistanis rush to buy Covid-19 vaccine through private sales

As commercial sales of the Russian vaccine were possible for the first time in Pakistan, thousands of Pakistanis rushed to get vaccinated.

Libya receives Russia’s Sputnik vaccine

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Libya receives Russia’s Sputnik vaccine

Libya is expected to start vaccinating its population as the first 100,000 doses arrived, as hospitals can't handle the pressure of the pandemic.

First pharmaceutical plant opens in rebel-held north Syria

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First pharmaceutical plant opens in rebel-held north Syria

The newly inaugurated pharmaceutical plant will be the first laboratory operating outside Syrian regime control.

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US extends Iraq's sanction waiver ahead of talks

The US has granted Iraq a wavier for sanctions that will allow it to import oil and gas from Iran.

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Italy pressed to remove illegal Tunisia waste shipment

Hundreds of containers of waste illegally shipped and stored at a port in Tunisia have caused criticism from conservation groups.

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Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

In-depth: The World Bank's threat to suspend coronavirus financing over Lebanon's queue-jumping scandal shows there is no easy answer to vaccine ...

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Syria halts cellphone imports to shore up forex reserves

A report in Al-Watan newspaper said the ban was part of new measures taken by the government to stem the devaluation of the Syrian pound against ...

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Faisal Ali

Turkey's growing influence in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: In the last decade, Turkey has moved from being a peripheral country with little presence in the Horn of Africa to one of the region's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In pandemic year, Syrians blocked from Zoom, Netflix

Syria is one of only four countries without access to Netflix and one of five countries that cannot use Zoom, making residents in the war-torn ...

With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The Lebanese currency hits new lows on a daily basis and the political parties are in a state of atrophy.

Libya arms embargo 'totally ineffective': UN report

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Libya arms embargo 'totally ineffective': UN report

A UN report found Libya's arms embargo to be "totally ineffective".

Freefalling Lebanon currency hits new low

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Freefalling Lebanon currency hits new low

Lebanon's currency tumbled to a new low against the dollar on the black market on Tuesday

Middle East arms imports grew by 25 percent: watchdog

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Middle East arms imports grew by 25 percent: watchdog

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said that arms imports to the Middle East rose by a quarter in the last decade

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Lebanese parliament approves World Bank loan

The approval of the $246 million loan came as the local currency tumbled to a record new low on the black market, triggering immediate protests.

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Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic ...

The New Arab Staff

Hamas official demands details of Egypt-PA gas deal

Mousa Abu Marzouk said that Gazans 'should not stand by and watch as our natural resources go away' after the Palestinian Authority and Egypt ...

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Iran's homemade Covid vaccine '90% effective'

Iran's new Covid-19 vaccine is still in the human trials stage, but preliminary results offer hope.

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN envoy issues Myanmar warning over Suu Kyi

The UN special envoy on Myanmar has warned of the potential for an escalation of violence in the country on Wednesday.

Myanmar junta cuts internet again to quell anti-coup rallies

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Myanmar junta cuts internet again to quell anti-coup rallies

Troops fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Mandalay, Myanmar's second largest city, hours before authorities again cut internet ...

Pakistan to allow private sales of Covid vaccines

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan to allow private sales of Covid vaccines

A Pakistani lab will soon receive Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine for commercial sale, making the country one of the first to allow this ...

After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

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After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

On Monday, only small fires were smoldering at the Islam Qala border crossing, after three days of firefighting efforts from both Iran and ...

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