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Conspiracy theories and misinformation have surged in Iraq, where a history of dictatorship, war and political crises have undermined public trust in authority.

Local authorities in opposition held areas of northern Syria have ordered the closure of restaurants, cafes and other public gathering areas amid an unprecedented rise in coronavirus cases.

British Muslim medics face 'shocking Islamophobia' from patients: report

The New Arab Staff

British Muslim medics face 'shocking Islamophobia' from patients: report

More than 100 British Muslim medics surveyed for an investigation into Islamophobia at the NHS said they faced abuse from managers, colleagues and patients.

Greece races to shelter migrants after Lesbos camp fire

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece races to shelter migrants after Lesbos camp fire

Fires on the Greek island destroyed a camp hosting more than 10,000 asylum seekers, but locals oppose the construction of new tents or camps for ...

Over 200 UN <em>staff</em> in Syria 'infected with coronavirus'

The New Arab Staff

Over 200 UN staff in Syria 'infected with coronavirus'

The United Nations reported over 200 of its staff in Syria tested positive for Covid-19 amid the country's spike in virus cases, ...

The New Arab Staff

Toppled Mali president flies to UAE for medical treatment

Mali's former president was toppled in a coup last month.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears of Covid-19 outbreak in northern Syria

Northeast and northwest Syria are witnessing alarming rises in Covid-19 cases, with fears that the situation could get worse this winter.

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria medics dying from 'severe shortage' of virus protection

Medical staff in Syria's regime-controlled hospitals are dying in growing numbers from Covid-19 due to a 'severe shortage' of ...

UN official: COVID cases likely higher than Syria says

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN official: COVID cases likely higher than Syria says

“12 health facilities had to suspend operations this month due to staff becoming infected, having to self-isolate, or due to lack of ...

James Snell

Regime coronavirus numbers expose Assad's contempt for Syrian life

Comment: Deceit has characterised the Syrian regime's response to the pandemic, while the international community takes false regime numbers at ...

Gaza reports first coronavirus cases outside quarantine, declares lockdown

The New Arab Staff

Gaza reports first coronavirus cases outside quarantine, declares lockdown

Authorities in Gaza immediately imposed a lockdown, prompting locals to make a rush for supplies in supermarkets.

Morocco closes net on Marrakesh, Casablanca as virus spikes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco closes net on Marrakesh, Casablanca as virus spikes

Covid-19 infections have been on the rise since the start of August, reaching a rate of 1,000 new cases a day in the country of 35 million.

Lebanon needs an independent cabinet with legislative authority

Lebanese Center for Policy Studies

Lebanon needs an independent cabinet with legislative authority

Comment: Researchers at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies take an in-depth look at how a Lebanese cabinet backed up with real legislative ...

Can vaccines be allocated on anti-racist terms?

A. Kayum Ahmed

Can vaccines be allocated on anti-racist terms?

Comment: Given the extent to which Covid-19 disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, a vaccine should be allocated on an actively ...

Gaia Caramazza & Florence Dixon

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to get even worse.

International Crisis Group

The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

Comment: Blatant, perhaps criminal, negligence and bureaucratic ineptitude were the immediate causes of the explosion, says the International ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Volunteers move mattresses for Beirut field hospital

Volunteers flooded to the city of Beirut in support and to help citizens following a deadly blast that killed over 150.

Michal Kranz

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

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

'Armageddon' at Beirut hospitals after blast hurt medics, patients

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Armageddon' at Beirut hospitals after blast hurt medics, patients

The deadly explosion that struck Beirut left Lebanese medical staff sustaining the same injuries as their patients.

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating ...

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

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 ...

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