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Yemeni conjoined twins 'Yousuf and Yassin' travelled with their parents to Riyadh for a medical check.

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies in Morocco

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malian woman gives birth to nine babies in Morocco

In what appears to be the first recorded instance of its kind, a Malian woman has given birth to nine babies at the same time at a clinic in Morocco

Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq pushes vaccine rollout amid widespread apathy, distrust

It has taken a populist Shia cleric's public endorsement of vaccinations - and images of him getting the shot last week - to turn things around.

Middle East rallies to assist India amid Covid-19 crisis

The New Arab Staff

Middle East rallies to assist India amid Covid-19 crisis

On 1 May, India counted more than 400,000 new daily cases and more than 3,500 deaths, pleading with the world for emergency assistance.

Brooke Anderson

Remembering a Yemeni-American labour leader on May Day

Nagi Daifallah left Yemen for a better life, but died fighting for workers’ rights in California.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'toying with life' of dissident filmmaker: Amnesty

Imprisoned filmmaker Mohammad Nourizad has faced torture and sexual violence in prison, Amnesty International says.

Khaled Diab

How not to make Europe great again

Comment: Politicians promoting a Christian European renaissance do not understand the history of the Renaissance, nor the current position of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

44 killed in Israel pilgrimage stampede

At least 44 people celebrating the Jewish festival of Lag BaOmer died in a stampede at a pilgrimage site in the north of Israel on Friday, ...

What Baghdad hospital fire reveals about Iraq's health system

Benjamin Isakhan

What Baghdad hospital fire reveals about Iraq's health system

Comment: For years, the Iraqi state has been too weak to prosecute corruption, and ordinary Iraqis are paying for it with their lives, writes ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran UN women's committee membership an 'insult': activists

Activist groups have expressed outrage following news that Iran has been elected to a UN committee on women’s rights.

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

Alessandra Bajec

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other essential ...

India sets new record for Covid cases

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

India sets new record for Covid cases

India has set a grim new record for new covid cases, as Boris Johnson cancelled plans to visit the country over virus fears.

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Sumaiyya Naseem

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary spectrum.

Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

The New Arab Staff

Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

Hezbollah is preparing for the economic collapse of Lebanon, importing fuel, food, and medicine from its allies in Syria and Iran, and ...

The New Arab Staff

Libyan army accuses Egypt of sending weapons to Haftar

A Libyan army spokesperson has accused Egypt of sending two planes loaded with ammunition to rogue General Khalifa Haftar, under the guise of medical aid.

The New Arab Staff

Sudan to receive $400 million in Saudi, UAE aid

Sudan is getting $400 million to help with its agricultural production from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure ...

Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The New Arab Staff

Foreign lenders cut ties with Lebanon as crisis deepens

The severed relationship between Banque du Liban and foreign correspondent banks will make it tough for Lebanon to transfer foreign payments and ...

Davide Abbatescianni

Souad: The young, the real, the virtual

Film Review: Ayten Amin’s sophomore feature is an intimate look at the life of a 19-year-old girl's transition into adulthood, who dreams of ...

US issues new Syria sanctions guidance for NGOs

The New Arab Staff

US issues new Syria sanctions guidance for NGOs

The US State Treasury has issued new guidance for NGOs working in Syria to avoid sanctions.

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Natali Dare

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

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