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DP World and a large Israeli firm are bidding to privatise Israel's largest shipping hub.

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

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Nizar Hassan

Oligarchs crashed the economy, Lebanese are paying the price

Comment: Lebanon's oligarchs have avoided taking necessary action, sabotaged IMF negotiations, and are now seeking an impossible solution. All ...

Saudi officer arrested for patrolling Mecca streets on camel

The New Arab Staff

Saudi officer arrested for patrolling Mecca streets on camel

Saudi police were quick to arrest a security officer for patrolling the streets of Mecca on a camel, videos circulating online showed.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia considering income tax and asset sales

Saudi Arabia has suffered from low oil prices and the coronavirus epidemic.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia selects royal court head as WTO candidate

Countries are putting forward their candidates for WTO head.

Karim Safieddine

Hezbollah and the IMF: Rhetoric over practice

Hezbollah's pro-poor populist rhetoric has often conflicted with its political strategies and proposed economic policies.

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 ...

BAME coronavirus inquiry will lack trust of a community

Malia Bouattia

BAME coronavirus inquiry will lack trust of a community

Comment: Trevor Phillips' role in the coronavirus BAME inquiry undermines trust from a community most in need of support, writes Malia Bouattia.

Malia Bouattia

No coronavirus vaccine should turn Africans into lab rats

Comment: Thought using Africans to develop vaccines was a thing of colonial times past? Think again, writes Malia Bouattia.

Arab leaders were already incompetent, then came coronavirus

Rami G. Khouri

Arab leaders were already incompetent, then came coronavirus

Comment: Weak political and economic management will now be further exposed, as coronavirus and multiple new crises roll over the region, writes ...

Beirut under quarantine

Carmen Geha

Beirut under quarantine

Comment: With no safety net, and privatised, corrupt interests running basic services, Lebanon is woefully under-prepared to respond to ...

Lebanon can save its economy, without the IMF's help

Karim Safieddine

Lebanon can save its economy, without the IMF's help

In-depth: Most experts agree that resorting once again to the IMF is a non-starter, as it would only prolong the same vicious cycle of austerity ...

Lebanon cabinet approves economic plan despite protesters’ misgivings

The New Arab

Lebanon cabinet approves economic plan despite protesters’ misgivings

Lebanon’s new cabinet has approved a political and economic plan to steer the country out of crisis, but protesters have called the statement ...

Jean-Pierre Sereni

The Egyptian army's cheap tricks

Comment: An unprecedented study reveals the damage wrought by a system marked by low productivity, secrecy and collusion schemes, writes Jean-Pierre Sereni.

The New Arab & agencies

Indian police open fire, as millions go on strike

India was at a standstill on Wednesday as millions across the country participated in a mass strike against the government's economic policies.

Malia Bouattia

Our NHS is already on life support

Comment: Tory plans to inject corporate involvement into healthcare would see Britain's most vulnerable suffer the most, writes Malia Bouattia.

Asa Winstanley

Labour's 'anti-Semitism crisis' is a manufactured scare campaign

Comment: Jeremy Corbyn has been targeted by an organised smear campaign led by the Israel lobby and Labour's right wing, writes Asa Winstanley.

A May '68 for the modern era

Malia Bouattia

A May '68 for the modern era

Comment: The Global South is witnessing an unprecedented wave of protest movements, and a new kind of global solidarity, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab

Lebanon protesters angered by PM pick

According to senior officials speaking on condition of anonymity and Lebanese press reports, key political players agreed that Mohammed Safadi ...

Former Lebanese finance minister 'agrees to PM post'

The New Arab

Former Lebanese finance minister 'agrees to PM post'

Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said former finance minister Mohammad Safadi had agreed to become the new prime minister.

Lebanese protesters decry army violence, detentions

The New Arab

Lebanese protesters decry army violence, detentions

Lebanese protesters are calling on authorities to release demonstrators detained overnight.

Feminist candlelit march held in Beirut's central square

The New Arab

Feminist candlelit march held in Beirut's central square

A feminist march was held in a central Beirut square in the evening, with thousands of women carrying candles as banging on saucepans.

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