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Comment: Liverpool wingers Salah and Mane are scoring goals well beyond the football pitch, writes Khaled Beydoun.

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

Syria harvest boom brings hope as hunger spikes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria harvest boom brings hope as hunger spikes

Heavy rains and reduced violence in parts of the country this year have led to a much improved harvest.

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Stuart Schrader

What defunding police can mean for US foreign policy

Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the foundation for ...

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of football.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Damascus blasts Syria donor conference

"Syria denounces such conferences, which are considered a blatant interference in Syria's internal affairs."

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, mothers barter clothes for baby milk

Mothers in Lebanon have resorted to bartering for baby supplies as the economic crisis continues.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon army scraps meat from meals as prices skyrocket

The Lebanese army, which has been condemned for violence against peaceful protesters has scrapped meat from its meals.

The New Arab Staff

Beirut airport prepares to reopen as Lebanon eyes tourism

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, which grounded flights 18 March due to the coronavirus epidemic, will reopen on Wednesday with ...

Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The move comes as part of an ongoing dispute between Assad and his cousin, Rami Makhlouf.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

Migrant workers in Iraq are stranded without wages by their employers, leaving them at risk.

Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in Covid-19 infections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt eases restrictions despite surge in Covid-19 infections

Egypt has lifted restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, despite a rise in infections.

Syria facing 'unprecedented' hunger crisis amid coronavirus outbreak: UN

The New Arab Staff

Syria facing 'unprecedented' hunger crisis amid coronavirus outbreak: UN

The United Nations has warned that Covid-19 and the deteriorating economic situation in Syria could prove to be a cocktail of disaster for the ...

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

The New Arab Staff

TripAdvisor must vacate illegal Israeli settlements: Amnesty

With a 'sharp increase' in Israeli settlement expansion underway, Amnesty has called on the holiday booking site to not 'legitimise settlements by doing business in them'.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

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Empty fridges as Lebanon economic crisis bites

Lebanon's economic crisis is leaving residents with empty fridges as instability continues.

Arkebe Oqubay

Boris Johnson's new-model colonial policy

Comment: Johnson's decision to put the Department for International Development directly under the control of the foreign ministry is indicative ...

Qatar Charity donates $1.5 million to UNRWA

The New Arab Staff

Qatar Charity donates $1.5 million to UNRWA

The contribution will assist UNWRA in the coastal enclave, whose work is conducted by 13,000 staff, most of whom are Palestinian refugees ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Israeli demolitions in Palestine 'increase by 250 percent': UN

The New Arab Staff

Israeli demolitions in Palestine 'increase by 250 percent': UN

The weekly average of Israeli demolitions in the occupied West Bank has increased by 250 percent, the United Nations has warned.

Refugees face a 'pandemic of <em>poverty</em>’, UN warns

The New Arab Staff

Refugees face a 'pandemic of poverty’, UN warns

Refugees are facing Covid-19 challenges that have triggered poverty, UN's Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on World ...

Syrian refugees urge UN to solve crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian refugees urge UN to solve crisis

On World Refugee Day, Syrians have urged the United Nations to resolve their country's crisis and facilitate a safe return home.

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