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The mood in Libya is gloomy as they celebrate Eid al-Adha in a state of war and pandemic.

Struggling with high numbers of stray cats and dogs, Gaza's only animal rescue organisation has started the Palestinian territory's first spay-and-neuter programme.

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

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

Sudan's premier appoints civilians as provincial governors

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan's premier appoints civilians as provincial governors

The appointment of the governors forms part of a power-sharing agreement, singed last August between the military and protesters.

A new wave of emigration looms over Lebanon

Alessandra Bajec

A new wave of emigration looms over Lebanon

Betrayed by the ruling elite and disillusioned, many Lebanese are looking for a way out.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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".

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan ratifies law criminalising female genital mutilation

Anyone found guilty of performing the procedure will be sentenced to up to three years in prison, according to a copy of the new law obtained by ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas are facing a devastating fuel crisis that threatens to impact clean water supplies, hospital operations and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF says reached deal with Sudan to reform economy

The IMF deal envisions increasing revenues and reforming subsidies in order to spend more on social programmes.

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Syria's collapsing economy threatens Assad's rule

The Syrian economy has not looked in a worse position for decades with few options for the bankrupt regime.

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes ...

US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

The New Arab & agencies

US growing concerns over Iran-Venezuela oil tankers

Iran has sent millions of gallons of oil to Venezuela, worrying the US.

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

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

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan soldier kills two on 'speeding rickshaw'

Two people were killed after allegedly speeding past a military checkpoint during a strict round-the-clock curfew in the capital Khartoum.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

Egypt is using medical aid as a form of soft power during the coronavirus pandemic.

The New Arab

Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The Ilisu dam, construction of which displaced thousands and submerged an ancient city, will start power generation next week.

Malia Bouattia

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Comment: The new NHS contact-tracing app puts the UK on the slippery slope of declining digital privacy in a post-coronavirus world, writes ...

Major southern authorities reject UAE-backed separatists 'self-governance' declaration

The New Arab & agencies

Major southern authorities reject UAE-backed separatists 'self-governance' declaration

The UAE-backed southern separatists on Sunday declared self-governance in the south after electricity was cut from Aden four days following ...

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza factories roar back to life to make PPE

Until recently, Tamer Emad, a skilled textile worker, could work one week per month at best. He is now on the factory floor every day.

Democracy or dependence? Algeria's future in a rentier economy

Gabriel Davis

Democracy or dependence? Algeria's future in a rentier economy

Comment: Democracy in Algeria will require reduced dependence on the domestic hydrocarbons industry and the networks of cronyism that run it, ...

Coronavirus could make a mirage of Saudi's Vision 2030

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Coronavirus could make a mirage of Saudi's Vision 2030

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman's grand plans to diversify the economy and reduce its oil dependency could be one of coronavirus' biggest ...

Can Beijing's mask diplomacy win Arab hearts and minds?

Kyle Haddad-Fonda

Can Beijing's mask diplomacy win Arab hearts and minds?

Comment: In the absence of US support in the Middle East, China is turning the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity for a PR triumph, writes ...

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