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With the registration process for Iran’s election set to last five days, The New Arab provides a brief run-through of names to keep an eye on.

While officials have tried to reassure the Lebanese public that fuel supplies are assured, long queues were seen at gas stations as people panic-bought fuel.

Yemenis in Marib gear up for Eid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemenis in Marib gear up for Eid

In Marib, people are continuing to prepare for the end of Ramadan despite ongoing fighting around the city.

Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

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Algeria claims strikes exploited by 'subversive' plots

Algeria on Thursday blamed subversive movements for increasing protests by trade unions.

Water shortages in Khartoum before second Renaissance Dam filling

The New Arab Staff

Water shortages in Khartoum before second Renaissance Dam filling

Serious water shortages in Khartoum come ahead of the second Grand Renaissance Dam filling, though water experts place blame elsewhere.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Drought-hit Jordan 'critical' as water sources dry up

Drought in Jordan is continuing to affect the crops and livelihoods of farmers, who are hoping for rain.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi oil firm Aramco's first-quarter profits up by 30%

Aramco said the increase in profits primarily reflects the impact of higher crude oil prices, which have steadily climbed amid ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia could benefit from slow fiscal adjustment: IMF

Saudi Arabia tripled VAT to 15 percent in July 2020 to help its economy recover.

Tala Ramadan

Ramadan in the shadow of Lebanon's food price crisis

In-depth: Ramadan tables in Lebanon are lighter this year, as inflation makes Iftar meals unaffordable for many families.

Algerian president seeks to calm social anger

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algerian president seeks to calm social anger

Abdelmadjid Tebboune urged the government to create dialogue to appease Algerian social anger.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Foreign workers struggle to escape India Covid horror

Indian workers, who are unable to fly to the UAE, are struggling to leave India due to the growing number of infections.

As MBS rises, giant Bin Laden construction company declines

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As MBS rises, giant Bin Laden construction company declines

The giant Saudi Bin Laden construction company, founded by Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden’s father, survived the fallout of September 11 but ...

Talks underway to sell 1% of Saudi Aramco: prince

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Talks underway to sell 1% of Saudi Aramco: prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman did not name which of the world's 'leading energy companies' was interested in acquiring the stake.

Celebrating Ramadan vegan style

Nick McAlpin

Celebrating Ramadan vegan style

How are vegan Muslims celebrating the holy month of Ramadan? The New Arab finds out more.

Saudi Arabia could save $200 billion with green energy

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia could save $200 billion with green energy

Saudi Arabia needs funding to invest in all the plans leading up to the completion of Saudi Vision 2030.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis blame hospital fire on mismanagement and corruption

The fire that broke out in a Baghdad public hospital killed 82 people and injured 110.

Alessandra Bajec

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other essential ...

Jean Stern

Scorpion: How Israel is developing France's future defence system

Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi anti-corruption agency launches new crackdown on ministry officials

New cases mentioned by Nazaha involve staff employed by the several government ministries and regional directorates.

For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a tough Ramadan

Amid a serious economic crisis and lack of assistance towards refugees, Syrians in Lebanon celebrate Ramadan in poverty.

The New Arab Staff

Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

Hezbollah is preparing for the economic collapse of Lebanon, importing fuel, food, and medicine from its allies in Syria and Iran, and issuing ...

Lebanese minister blames fuel shortages on smuggling to Syria

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Lebanese minister blames fuel shortages on smuggling to Syria

Lebanon's fuel shortages, which have in recent weeks prompted a spike in prices, have been blamed on smugglers exporting subsidised ...

Turkey's central bank holds interest rate under new chief

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's central bank holds interest rate under new chief

It is the first decision the central bank has made since the sacking of former governor Naci Agbal.

Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon central bank chief: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Money laundering probe eyes Lebanon central bank chief: report

An investigation into the embezzlement of funds from Lebanon’s central bank is examining activities linked with Riad Salemeh.

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