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The global Covid-19 death toll has passed two million.

Turkmenistan and Afghanistan have introduced new transport, power and communications links.

Iraq kickstarts railway project linking Baghdad to Turkish border

The New Arab Staff

Iraq kickstarts railway project linking Baghdad to Turkish border

Iraq started operations to lay down a new railway network that expects to make it a conduit for goods from Australia and East Asia to Europe via Turkey.

Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

European countries banned flights from the UK as the British government warned that a new strain of the virus was "out of control".

Iran, Afghanistan open first <em>rail</em> link

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, Afghanistan open first rail link

Iran and Afghanistan have opened a historic rail link in the hopes of increasing trade between the two countries.

The New Arab Staff

UN agency to give cash to Beirut blast victims

UN-Habitat announces cash for rent payments to 800 vulnerable families affected by the Beirut blast.

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel plans rail link between Mediterranean and Gulf states

The discussion came after Israel recently signed deals to normalise ties with Gulf states Bahrain and the UAE.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan is Saudi Arabia's largest trade partner: ambassador

Saudi ambassador to Amman Nayef bin Bandar Al-Sudairy said trade relations between Riyadh and Amman have been growing in recent years.

Kosovo to recognise Israel, Serbia to relocate embassy

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kosovo to recognise Israel, Serbia to relocate embassy

As part of a US-brokered accord to normalise economic ties, Kosovo has agreed to recognise Israel and Serbia will move its embassy from Tel Aviv ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia reimposes curfew in virus hotspot

The North African country has registered a total of 2,543 cases and 63 fatalities since the start of the outbreak.

Spanish royal palace confirms that ex-king fled to UAE

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Spanish royal palace confirms that ex-king fled to UAE

The royal palace in Spain has confirmed previous reports that former King Juan Carlos, who faces corruption allegations, has fled to Abu Dhabi

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Mitchell Plitnick

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Comment: A string of defeats for pro-Israel candidates shows that Israeli support is not enough to overcome the progressive wave taking over the ...

Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after ...

Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

The New Arab Staff

Disgraced former Spanish king 'hiding in Abu Dhabi'

A Spanish newspaper alleges scandal-hit former king Juan Carlos is staying in a $12,000-a-night suite at the Emirates Palace hotel, after ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Former Spain king leaves country after Saudi corruption allegations

Spain's former king has been dogged by a corruption scandal involving Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab Staff

Iranian hackers claim major attack on Israeli railway system

An Iranian hacker group has claimed responsibility for a major cyberattack affecting 28 railway stations in Israel, in the latest in a series of ...

Omid Shokri Kalehsar

China and Iran's strategic partnership: A zero sum game?

Analysis: China and Iran's bilateral relationship is gaining strategic significance.

Sabena Siddiqui

US puts the brakes on burgeoning Israel-China ties

Israel's blossoming ties with China are being scrutinised by the US as tensions grow between Washington and Beijing.

Former Spanish king faces probe over Saudi kickbacks scandal

The New Arab Staff

Former Spanish king faces probe over Saudi kickbacks scandal

Former King Juan Carlos allegedly received $100 million in kickbacks from Saudi Arabia in relation to a multi-billion dollar rail deal.

The New Arab & agencies

White House hits out at 'Deep State' conspiracy

The White House hit back at fierce criticism over the firing of the State Department's top watchdog, suggesting he was a disloyal member of a ...

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Ramona Wadi

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Literature has always been a critical tool in communicating the Palestinian experience of exile and loss.

Israel approves new lockdown measures as virus spreads

The New Arab

Israel approves new lockdown measures as virus spreads

Under new regulations unanimously voted through by Israel's government, Israelis will only be able to leave the house under certain conditions.

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

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