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Thousands attended a pro-Palestine rally in the Qatari capital on Saturday, the largest of its kind in the Gulf state.

Protests also took place in Berlin and Paris on Saturday, which is marked by Palestinians as Nakba Day.

US warplanes help Afghan forces fend off Taliban offensive

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US warplanes help Afghan forces fend off Taliban offensive

A local government official in the southern province of Helmand said that 'heavy US air strikes' stopped the militants from advancing towards the provincial capital.

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.

Vaccine campaign begins amid virus surge in rebel-held Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Vaccine campaign begins amid virus surge in rebel-held Syria

A Covid-19 vaccine campaign kicked off in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave this weekend.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Corruption blamed for deadly hospital fire

Many Iraqis say the fire is yet another example of the state's corruption and mismanagement leading to the death and misfortune of civilians.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis blame hospital fire on mismanagement and corruption

The fire that broke out in a Baghdad public hospital killed 82 people and injured 110.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

While the true figure could be significantly higher because of possible government concealment, the number of lives lost is about equal to the ...

The New Arab Staff

Christian women face death penalty over 'Quran sticker': Pakistan

Two Christian women face the death sentence in Pakistan after they removed from a locker, a sticker with a Quran verse on it whilst cleaning.

Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

Easter celebrations are, once more, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as most countries in the world imposed restrictions.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

George Floyd's family demand justice as trial to begin

The trial of the police officer accused of killing 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25, 2020, is starting and Floyd's family is asking for ...

Expelled from US at night, migrant families in expectation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Expelled from US at night, migrant families in expectation

Migrants who were not expected in the United States find themselves having to make choices as they were sent back to small, dangerous Mexican ...

Egypt buries train crash dead, toll revised to 19

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt buries train crash dead, toll revised to 19

Egypt’s health minister has revised the toll from a deadly train crash from 32 to 19, as Egyptians mourned the victims and the prime minister ...

Film Review: Brother's Keeper

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Film Review: Brother's Keeper

Film Review: Brother's Keeper follows the story of two friends at a secluded boarding school for Kurdish boys, who are struggling through the ...

The UK government's pandemic shame

Sanjeev Krishna and Yolanda Augustin

The UK government's pandemic shame

Comment: A year into the pandemic, and the UK government's failure to provide adequate PPE means that frontline healthcare workers remain in the ...

William Christou

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and facing persecution or staying in the camp and hoping their conditions improve.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US tops 500,000 virus deaths

The Covid-19 death toll in the US all but matches the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.

Horriya Marzouk

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Acid: The face of violence against Yemen's women

Six years of war, which has left the country on the brink of famine, has "greatly increased" violence against women in Yemen.

Egypt arrests father, <em>nurse</em> over FGM of 15-year-old girl

The New Arab Staff

Egypt arrests father, nurse over FGM of 15-year-old girl

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is outlawed in Egypt but the practice still continues.

Malia Bouattia

A mass Covid outbreak that should have been avoided

Comment: Despite repeated warnings that the barracks were unsuitable, the government detained hundreds of migrants in close quarters. Now it's ...

Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt begins coronavirus immunisation campaign

A doctor and nurse became the first in Egypt to receive the Chinese-made Sinopharm jab on Sunday

Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Lebanese hospitals fight exhausting battle against coronavirus

Hospitals in Lebanon are struggling under the weight of covid-19 cases.

Muslim ban-afflicted mothers wait for Biden to see children

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Muslim ban-afflicted mothers wait for Biden to see children

Mothers who come from countries that are on Trump's Muslim ban list are counting down the days until Joe Biden becomes president to see their ...

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