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India's total coronavirus caseload has become close to 20 million as oxygen shortages in hospitals continue.

Syrians will go to the polls in presidential elections next month, although the process of choosing a leader has already been decided.

What's keeping Iranians on Clubhouse all night long?

Hossein Derakhshan

What's keeping Iranians on Clubhouse all night long?

Comment: For Iranians tired of one-dimensional 'likes', persistent trolls, and absent audiences, Clubhouse has fostered a new kind of more inclusive, real-time political dialogue, writes Hossein Derakhshan.

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

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 ...

Kurds impose 10-day curfew in NE Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents are doing their best to reconstruct a stable life.

The New Arab Staff

Emirati aid, Iranian oil arrive in crisis-hit Syria

A plane carrying UAE aid and an Iranian oil tanker have arrived in Syria after the US said that its Caesar Act sanctions on the regime excluded ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria 'rations' fuel as Suez Canal jam persists

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

War-torn Syria suffers effects of Suez Canal blockage

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

War-torn Syria suffers effects of Suez Canal blockage

The Syrian regime’s oil ministry says it has begun organising distribution of fuel in response to the delays in shipments caused by the blocking ...

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Film Review: Brother's Keeper

Film Review: Brother's Keeper follows the story of two friends at a secluded boarding school for Kurdish boys, who are struggling through the ...

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

Syria Insight: Bread <em>queues</em> and hunger in Assad's Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

After ten years of war, Syrians across the country are facing unprecedented hunger and poverty.

'Republic of <em>Queues</em>': Syria is a hungry nation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Republic of Queues': Syria is a hungry nation

As Syria passes the 10th year anniversary mark of the start of the popular uprising against its leader, civilians are hungry and impoverished

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK's PM eyes end to lockdown amid vaccine success

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to start unwinding England's third and - he hopes - final coronavirus lockdown, as a quickening UK-wide inoculation drive relieves pressure on hard-hit hospitals.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria temporarily cuts supplies of fuel to meet shortages

Long lines have formed outside of gas stations and bakeries as the government rationed what it has, further deepening the crunch felt by Syrians.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many ...

The New Arab Staff

Assad blames Lebanese banking controls for Syria’s economic crisis

Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad has blamed Syria’s deepening economic crisis on capital controls imposed by Lebanese banks, saying that billions ...

Sudan protester killed as police clear streets: medics

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan protester killed as police clear streets: medics

At least 14 protesters were also wounded and more suffered breathing difficulties as a result of the 'extreme violence,' medics said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan closes Khartoum roads amid online calls for protests

Soldiers have been deployed across Khartoum to close off roads amid calls for protests.

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Edna Mohamed

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Turkey has become the go-to destination for self-improvement, but the pandemic has devastated one of the country's fastest growing industries.

Syria limits subsidised bread as economic crisis worsens

The New Arab Staff

Syria limits subsidised bread as economic crisis worsens

Syrian families larger than six are at risk of starvation after a government decision limited access to subsidised bread amid an economic crisis.

Greece to 'end' Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece to 'end' Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

Many migrants refused to enter a new 3,000-capacity camp set up by authorities at Kara Tepe, a few kilometres from the destroyed Moria camp, ...

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