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Lebanon's fuel shortages, which have in recent weeks prompted a spike in prices, have been blamed on smugglers exporting subsidised supplies into war-torn Syria.

Saudi officials are engaging in back-channel talks with Houthi rebels, but observers say a lasting ceasefire is unlikely to materialise.

Houthis inflicting 'grave abuses' on Yemeni women: report

The New Arab Staff

Houthis inflicting 'grave abuses' on Yemeni women: report

The report collected testimonies of victims, relatives of victims and eyewitnesses who suffered during the years of war, especially those in Houthi prisons, police stations, and military checkpoints.

Houthis claim drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthis claim drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco

The Houthis have claimed a drone attack on an Aramco oil refinery in the Saudi city of Riyadh

No ceasefire in Yemen unless blockade lifted, Houthis say

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

No ceasefire in Yemen unless blockade lifted, Houthis say

A spokesman for Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels says that the group will not agree to a ceasefire unless the Saudi-led coalition agrees to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Crowd attacks Iran coast guard after smuggler shot: report

The report said the attack happened on Friday when coast guard patrols shot at vessels smuggling fuel to neighbouring countries, killing at least one smuggler.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from ...

The New Arab Staff

NGOs call on Italy to halt Libya migration agreement

Italy provides financial assistance to the coastguard authorities in Libya, which has been in chaos since 2011.

Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ten hurt in Lebanon gas depot blast

At least 10 people were injured when an explosion rocked a warehouse storing gas canisters near Lebanon's border with Syria, the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: The Assad regime's battle for religious legitimacy

Bashar Al-Assad is once again trying to claim the state's legitimacy in the religious sphere.

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

Medicine in Lebanon is going missing, as the country struggles under the weight of covid-19.

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Nizar Hassan

Hariri's return: the fruit of a counterrevolution

Comment: By returning Hariri to the premiership, Lebanon's ruling class has completed a counterrevolutionary cycle that started with his ...

Arrest warrant issued for Beirut Port customs chief

The New Arab Staff

Arrest warrant issued for Beirut Port customs chief

The customs chief was accused of lifting a travel ban on a Saudi Prince after he was inprisoned for smuggling two tonnes of an ...

Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

This week we focus on Iran's new ambassador to the Houthis in the rebel-held capital.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece says no unaccompanied minors remain in island camps

All unaccompanied minors have been removed from migrant camps on Greek islands, Asylum Minister Notis Mitarachi said Sunday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

The New Arab Staff

France says no evidence of Hezbollah explosives stores

France's foreign ministry has rebuffed Washington’s claim, saying there was “nothing tangible” to confirm that the Shia group had stored ...

Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria blames US for harsh fuel crisis

The Assad regime blames fresh sanctions imposed by Washington earlier this year for the worsening fuel crisis.

Nizar Hassan

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Comment: The 'new contract' Macron proposes for Lebanon will allow corrupt elites to remain in power, while selling the country out to French ...

Saudi Arabia to review death sentences for three minors

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia to review death sentences for three minors

Ali Al-Nimr, Dawoud Al-Marhoon and Abdullah Al-Zaher were arrested as minors on protest-related charges, are set to have their death sentences ...

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and ...

UN migrant return flights take off again from Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN migrant return flights take off again from Libya

Most of the 118 passengers on the charter flight from the Libyan capital to Accra were male migrant workers, but seven women, three children and ...

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