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Egypt's doctors have issued a list of urgent demands for improved coronavirus precautions in hopsitals, after at least 50 medics died from Covid-19.

Egyptians have taken to Twitter to mock the president's lavish spending plans for a new administrative capital city, while the regime's response to the Covid-19 crisis remains 'shaky'.

Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

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Egyptian pro-Sisi media launch campaign of incitement against doctors

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

Eighth death from <em>medical</em> negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

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Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle ...

Sam Hamad

UN failures put fate of Syrians in Assad's hands

Comment: The UN's imbalanced and unjust structure is allowing Assad to weaponise aid to vulnerable Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

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

Amr Salahi

Thousands of Palestinians stranded by coronavirus appeal for repatriation

Thousands of Palestinians, most of them students, have been left stranded and out of pocket around the world as Arab countries refuse them leave ...

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Iraq security forces arrest armed men after protester killed

Several men were arrested over the death of an Iraqi protestor.

Amnesty demands release of four Yemeni journalists facing execution

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Amnesty demands release of four Yemeni journalists facing execution

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, Amnesty International is calling on Yemen's Houthi rebels to release journalists sentenced to death for ...

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Red Cross urges Israel to release 'at-risk' Palestinian prisoners

The Red Cross and other leading NGOs have raised concern over more than 5,000 Palestinian prisoners that are susceptible to contracting the ...

Together Against Coronavirus: Shining a spotlight on frontline heroes

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Together Against Coronavirus: Shining a spotlight on frontline heroes

In this special series, The New Arab profiles charities, organisations, and initiatives leading the response against the coronavirus pandemic ...

Saudi closes in on Newcastle football club takeover deal

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Saudi closes in on Newcastle football club takeover deal

A deal allowing a Saudi Arabian group backed primarily by Mohammed bin Salman to take over Newcastle United football club appears to be on the ...

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Ella Linskens

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Egypt's imposition of a mandatory "self-isolation" in the North Sinai governorate may allow it to steer clear of a coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

Alessandra Bajec

Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

While some Middle East regimes have temporarily released inmates as the coronavirus spreads in crowded jails, countless political prisoners, ...

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Israeli forces 'steal' coronavirus food aid for Palestinians

Israeli forces have confiscated food from a Palestinian aid convoy that was meant for needy families in occupied East Jerusalem.

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian-Israelis are not being tested for coronavirus

Palestinian citizens of Israel say they are being discriminated against with the coronavirus outbreak.

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

Amr Salahi

Hosni Mubarak: The godfather of Egypt’s corrupt police state

Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday at the age of 91. His uninspired rule lasted for 29 years and saw the entrenchment of corruption and the ...

Egyptian court demands whereabouts of Arab Spring icon

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Egyptian court demands whereabouts of Arab Spring icon

Many fear Egyptian blogger and lawmaker Mostafa al-Naggar has been killed.

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Palestinian stabbed to death in Tel Aviv

A Palestinian man died from stab wounds after being attacked by an unidentified perpetrator in Tel Aviv.

Saudi Arabia arrests hundreds for 'immodesty' and harassment

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Saudi Arabia arrests hundreds for 'immodesty' and harassment

Saudi police have arrested over 200 people for offences including 'wearing immodest clothing' and 'harassment' of concert goers.

Saudi political prisoners launch hunger strike

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Saudi political prisoners launch hunger strike

Three Saudi political prisoners, including prominent liberal blogger Raif Badawi, have gone on hunger strike to protest being held in solitary ...

Iraqi protesters establish a 'mini-state' in Baghdad's Tahrir Square

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Iraqi protesters establish a 'mini-state' in Baghdad's Tahrir Square

Offering services their government has failed to provide, Iraq's protesters have created a 'mini-state in Baghdad's Tahrir Square.

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