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A hashtag calling for Lebanese people to get vaccines before refugees has sparked renewed debate in Lebanon about racism, prejudice, and the right to medical care.

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of the city-state’s economy

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a small elite.

Saudi Arabia reshuffles $360 billion sovereign wealth fund's management

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia reshuffles $360 billion sovereign wealth fund's management

Riyadh's reshuffle at the PIF comes as the $360 billion fund looks set to dramatically increase domestic spending.

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IMF approves release of $1.67 billion aid to Egypt

The IMF's board approved the release of a second tranche of aid valued at $1.67 billion for Egypt.

Sarah Khalil

Mohamed Bouazizi: The fire that lit the Arab Spring

The New Arab profiles the life of the 26-year-old Tunisian street vendor, ten years after his self-immolation sparked a revolution in Tunisia ...

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China bails-out Pakistan to return $2 billion Saudi debt

Pakistan reportedly returned $1 billion to Saudi Arabia on Monday, and plans to pay the remaining $1 billion to be paid in January.

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Lebanon parliament calls for unhindered public sector audit

Lebanon's parliament voted in favour of a sweeping financial audit of state institutions.

Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Women, Islamists lose seats in Jordan vote

The election for the 130-seat parliament - 15 of which are reserved for women - was marked by low turnout and overshadowed by the novel ...

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Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

Medicine in Lebanon is going missing, as the country struggles under the weight of covid-19.

Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan votes in election clouded by pandemic

On the eve of polling day, the kingdom had confirmed around 115,000 infections.

Jordan faces virus-era polls in crisis mode

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Jordan faces virus-era polls in crisis mode

On Tuesday, some 4.5 million people eligible to vote will cast their ballots for candidates to fill 130 seats in parliament.

How US blackmail pushed Sudan to normalise Israel ties

Nour Odeh

How US blackmail pushed Sudan to normalise Israel ties

Analysis: The normalisation deal between Sudan and Israel was the result of political and financial extortion by the Trump administration.

Israeli delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli delegation visited Sudan in push to normalise ties

An Israeli delegation visited the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday in order to pave the way for the normalisation of relations, amid ...

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As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

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Oman considering possible financial assistance from Gulf states

Oman has struggled financially after years of low oil prices.

Dario Sabaghi

Lebanon-Israel maritime dispute: Normalisation or technical talks?

In-depth: For the first time in 30 years, Lebanon and Israel will hold talks to resolve the disputed maritime border between the two countries.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

Lebanon is facing a grim and uncertain future after efforts to form a new government under former prime-minister designate Mustafa Adib ...

Saudi private sector deteriorates after signs of recovery

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi private sector deteriorates after signs of recovery

Low oil prices, new taxes, and the coronavirus crisis have battered the Saudi economy.

Brooke Anderson

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Black Muslims are part of the backbone of America's civil rights movement.

Kuwait running out of cash to pay government workers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait running out of cash to pay government workers

Kuwaiti lawmakers have stalled annual payments to a sovereign wealth fund as the cash-strapped Gulf state assesses its options.

Tunisia PM designate says will form technocratic government

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia PM designate says will form technocratic government

Tunisia's largest faction, the Islamist Ennahdha party, has said it will oppose the formation of a non-political government by prime ...

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Nizar Hassan

Good riddance to Lebanon's government, radical change begins now

Comment: Diab's government was built to fail and based on impossible promises. Its resignation is far from enough for a devastated people ...

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