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Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact vaccination roll-out in the UK.

Comment: Saudi Arabia's ability to comply with its own green goals may remain elusive, but its rhetorical commitment to renewable energy is already a step forward, writes Courtney Freer.

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial sanctions on Ankara will always be off the table.

Hezbollah braces for the worst amid Lebanon economic collapse

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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 supplies ...

The New Arab Staff

Iran Natanz bomb 'may have been planted years ago'

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert said the foundations of Sunday's Natanz uranium enrichment facility attack in Iran would have probably been set a long time ago.

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Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

As the number of cases across northeastern Syria rise, Kurdish authorities have imposed a curfew to stop the spread.

The New Arab Staff

Israeli scientists claim yogurt can help Covid-19 symptoms

Scientists from Ben-Gurion University have presented a paper which claimed that kefir can help to restore the balance of the immune system in ...

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Iran vows to enrich uranium to 60%

The announcement has been confirmed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and comes after an explosion knocked out power at Iran's main nuclear facility.

WHO urges Arabic-language Ramadan dramas to cut smoking scenes

The New Arab Staff

WHO urges Arabic-language Ramadan dramas to cut smoking scenes

The global health body called for the advertising of tobacco and smoking products to be banned from Ramadan dramas.

Tala Ramadan

In Lebanon, even vaccine distribution can't escape political bribery

In-depth: With 2022 elections approaching some Lebanese politicians are launching vaccination drives, portraying themselves as singlehandedly ...

WHO tells Iraqis to get Covid-19 jab amid disinformation

The New Arab Staff

WHO tells Iraqis to get Covid-19 jab amid disinformation

The World Health Organization in Iraq is concerned that disinformation about Covid-19 vaccines is preventing people from getting the jab.

'Green Paradise' brings hydroponics to Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Green Paradise' brings hydroponics to Libya

Siraj Bechiya and his partner Mounir have developed a project of hydroponic farming in Libya.

Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Veteran ruler Guelleh re-elected Djibouti president for fifth term

73-year-old Ismail Omar Guelleh, who has controlled Djibouti with an iron fist since 1999, is set to start a fifth term after winning over 98 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little threat to the strongman.

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Iran releases seized South Korean tanker: Seoul foreign ministry

Iran was a key oil supplier to resource-poor South Korea until Washington's rules blocked the purchases.

The New Arab Staff

Reported 'black market' dodges unofficial Turkish-Saudi trade blockade

Turkish traders are reportedly shipping products to third countries before they are exported to Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

WHO report says animals likely source of COVID

A joint WHO-China study on the origins of Covid-19 listed four possible scenarios, the most likely being the transmission of the virus from bats ...

Syria 'rations' fuel as Suez Canal jam persists

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria 'rations' fuel as Suez Canal jam persists

Authorities in Damascus warned they were "rationing" fuel to avoid shortages.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suez chief cites possible 'human error' in ship grounding

Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, told reporters that the ship could've been blocked due to human and technical error.

Ships stuck in Suez 'at risk of piracy': reports

The New Arab Staff

Ships stuck in Suez 'at risk of piracy': reports

Many ships waiting in the currently blocked Suez Canal are worried about risks of piracy and security.

Megaship blocking Suez Canal may be refloated Saturday: owner

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Megaship blocking Suez Canal may be refloated Saturday: owner

The Japanese owner of the Ever Given megaship which is blocking the Suez Canal said it may be refloated Saturday, as work continued to free it.

Attempt to refloat megaship blocking Egypt's Suez fails: company

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Attempt to refloat megaship blocking Egypt's Suez fails: company

"Another attempt to refloat the vessel earlier today... was not successful."

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