The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Sun-lovers and jet-ski enthusiasts braved temperatures of 39 degrees Celsius (102 Fahrenheit) at Doha's Katara Cultural Village, one of the city's most popular public beaches.

1,102 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed among the World Cup workforce, according to a source.

DP World 'prepares for worst' amid looming coronavirus impact

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

DP World 'prepares for worst' amid looming coronavirus impact

Dubai ports giant DP World is anticipating a hit on their industry as coronavirus inflicts the biggest threat global trade.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Saudi Arabia slashes Hajj pilgrim numbers, Iran's second wave continues, Jordan trials ...

Turkey's daily rise in virus cases surpasses 1,000

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's daily rise in virus cases surpasses 1,000

Turkey reported the highest daily rise in coronavirus cases since it began easing lockdown restrictions on 1 June.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt to open tourist destinations less hit-hard by virus

The decision comes even as the pandemic surges in the densely populated capital of Cairo and other major cities, where many people say they can’t find a hospital bed.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey passes controversial bill granting increased powers to 'nightwatchmen'

A new law granting 'nightwatchmen', who patrol neighbourhoods to report crimes and disturbances, almost the same powers as police, with critics ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian-Israelis protest bulldozing of Muslim cemetery in Jaffa

Dozens of Palestinian-Israelis protested as Israeli authorities levelled a Muslim cemetery in the historic city of Jaffa to make way for a new ...

Chanee' Robinson

To end racism, start with America's education system

Comment: We must teach our children about America's black history, and design a curriculum that also encourages black excellence, writes Chanee' ...

To honour George Floyd, make this moment count

Aadam Muuse

To honour George Floyd, make this moment count

Comment: George Floyd's death has brought a window for change. Now is the time to listen to the activists who’ve been laying the groundwork for ...

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran launches 'corona police' force to enforce lockdown as health minister says "one in five" may have been infected.

Iraq authorities continue to enforce virus lockdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq authorities continue to enforce virus lockdown

The streets of Baghdad were deserted amid the restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran says a surge in Covid-19 cases is due to 'increased testing', while Saudi Arabia infections exceeded 100,000 and Israel ...

Istanbul residents ignore virus rules on first weekend out

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Istanbul residents ignore virus rules on first weekend out

Images on social media and in the news media showed crowds picnicking and partying on Saturday night without heeding social distancing or ...

Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan cancels surprise weekend curfew due to coronavirus

The Turkish president decided to cancel a curfew and argued it was to prevent 'social and economic' consequences.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees cases jump to a two-month high as Turkey reopens restaurants, cafes and Istanbul's iconic 15th century Grand ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's restaurants, cafes and iconic Grand Bazaar reopen

Parks, beaches, libraries, museums and airports are also returning to life for the first time since Turkey imposed measures to control ...

The New Arab

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East's resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egypt orders covering face in public, Iran reopens mosques across the country, Turkey to resume national flights and other stories in today's ...

The New Arab

Turkey to resume domestic flights in June

Local flights will operate between five Turkish provinces, while passengers will have to obtain a health safety code through a mobile ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Algeria extends lockdown measures in 44 provinces, while Turkey eases lockdown restrictions as mosques reopen for mass prayers. Here are your ...

Turkish mosques reopen for mass prayers

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish mosques reopen for mass prayers

Turkish mosques reopened as the government eased restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19.

Turkey eases virus lockdown by reopening restaurants, leisure facilities

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey eases virus lockdown by reopening restaurants, leisure facilities

Turkey is planning to reopen restaurants, cafes, libraries, museums and other leisure facilities on 1 June, as well as lifting an inter-city ...

Most Popular

Most Popular