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World powers must come together for the sake of the global climate, or else humanity is 'doomed', warned UN chief Antonio Guterres.

A series of prominent figures, from academics to social media influencers and political activists, are once again being targeted for assassination.

Iran says 'sabotage' caused Natanz nuclear site blast

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Iran says 'sabotage' caused Natanz nuclear site blast

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization said on Sunday that "sabotage" was the cause of an explosion that damaged the Natanz nuclear facility last month.

UN tries to sort out hazardous Beirut blast waste

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UN tries to sort out hazardous Beirut blast waste

The United Nations Development Programme said it also wanted to find out how much the August 4 blast in the Lebanese capital may have polluted ...

HRW calls for 'impartial, expert probe' into Beirut blast

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HRW calls for 'impartial, expert probe' into Beirut blast

Human Rights Watch called on Lebanese authorities to invite international experts to conduct an independent probe into the explosion that rocked ...

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Beirut a 'wake-up call' for Israel's Haifa, warns mayor

The mayor of Haifa, home to Israel's largest industrial area, warned of a scenario similar to the Beirut explosion could strike the city.

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

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 ...

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

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In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

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Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of the civil war.

Iraq to face 'severe shortages' as river flows drop

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Iraq to face 'severe shortages' as river flows drop

A recent UN report found that water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates are decreasing at an "unprecedented rate".

Iranians' dissatisfaction a 'threat for everyone', says Tehran mayor

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Iranians' dissatisfaction a 'threat for everyone', says Tehran mayor

Tehran's mayor has said in an interview that low voter turnout among Iranians is a sign of widespread malaise in the country due to the ...

Mysterious damage to Iran nuclear site could be Israel

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Mysterious damage to Iran nuclear site could be Israel

An incident at a nuclear site in Iran has some guessing that it is connected to Israel.

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Iran says damage at Natanz nuclear site 'significant'

The damages at Natanz nuclear facility are 'significant', Iran's atomic energy spokesperson said.

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Iran reports 'accident' at nuclear site, warns enemies

After an "accident" at a nuclear complex in Iran, Tehran warned its enemies against hostilities.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

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Oil rises above $30 as coronavirus lockdowns are eased

Oil prices have climbed over the $30 mark for the first time in months.

Gloves and masks litter Middle East amid virus panic

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Gloves and masks litter Middle East amid virus panic

Across the Middle East, disposable masks and gloves that remain in high demand to protect populations from the coronavirus pandemic are ...

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Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

Lawyers from a rights group have already filed a lawsuit, arguing that the move jeopardises the priceless artefacts.

Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

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Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

Egyptian authorities have been ridiculed for the construction of a bridge that takes no consideration for the surrounding residential tower ...

Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

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Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

Egyptian authorities have relocated four ancient sphinxes to Cairo's Tahrir Square, prompting fears that the city's high air pollution ...

Coronavirus lockdown brings Istanbul's dolphins close to shore

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Coronavirus lockdown brings Istanbul's dolphins close to shore

Istanbul's tourist hotspot waterways have quietened considerably amid the coronavirus pandemic, enticing dolphins to swim and play in clear view.

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