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New groups are mobilising across Europe to demand an evacuation of refugee camps as the Covid-19 pandemic makes already bad conditions for asylum-seekers untenable.

Five new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Yemens southern city of Aden.

Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories

Ramona Wadi

Writings on the Wall: Palestinian Oral Histories

Book Club: Thomas Suarez has organised a moving collection of oral histories conveying the hopes and humanity of Palestinians living under Israel's seven-decade military occupation.

Yemen in Focus: Appeals for assistance after Aden flooding

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Appeals for assistance after Aden flooding

This week we focus on deadly flooding in Yemen's coastal city, an expected delivery of Covid-19 tests, and more.

Erdogan's Empire: The rise of Turkey's enigmatic leader

Paul Iddon

Erdogan's Empire: The rise of Turkey's enigmatic leader

Book Club: Soner Cagaptay charts the rise of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and how he sought to make Turkey a major power.

Ramona Wadi

June Rain: A powerful portrait of identity and division

Book Club: Jabbour Douaihy's powerful novel is a poignant portrayal of community, identity and division in Lebanon.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran floods leave 21 dead

21 people died from flooding in Iran as the country braces for more heavy rain to come.

The New Arab

Deadly flash floods in Yemen hamper coronavirus prevention efforts

Shocking footage shows flood waters sweeping down Aden's streets, as many fear the rainy season will have dire consequences for disease ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt thunderstorms bring torrential flooding, killing 21

Most of the victims were in rural areas and slums but apartments in some of the country's richest neighbourhoods have also been flooded.

Kuwait mosques tell believers to pray at home

The New Arab

Kuwait mosques tell believers to pray at home

Mosques in Kuwait have altered the call to prayer to include the words 'pray in your homes'.

The New Arab

Influential Somali academic in hiding after 'blasphemy' death threats

Activists are urging authorities to protect Prof. Mahmoud Jama Ahmed, who has received death threats.

The missing revolution: Palestine's need for new leadership

Laura Albast

The missing revolution: Palestine's need for new leadership

Comment: Without modern leaders who can appeal to major powers, Palestine will continue to stand alone, writes Laura Albast.

Iran raises its coronavirus death toll to 19

The New Arab & agencies

Iran raises its coronavirus death toll to 19

Iranian state television reported Wednesday that 19 people have been killed by the new coronavirus amid 139 confirmed cases in the country so ...

Jordanians protest against normalisation with Israel

Marta Vidal and Sherbel Dissi

Jordanians protest against normalisation with Israel

See in pictures: From opposition to the Wadi Araba treaty, to the gas deal, to Trump's 'peace plan,' Jordanians have been protesting for years ...

Dozens Syrians living in freezing temperatures following Assad shelling

The New Arab

Dozens Syrians living in freezing temperatures following Assad shelling

Entire families are leaving their homes in the dead of night in below zero temperatures as regime forces shell the city.

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Turkey probes pilots after plane crash kills three

Two Turkish pilots are under investigation for possible negligence after their plane crashed on the runway in Istanbul, killing three passengers and injuring 180.

The New Arab & agencies

Plane skids off runway in Istanbul, breaks into two

A plane skidded off the runway on Wednesday at Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen Airport, crashing into a field and breaking into pieces.

Nur Turkmani

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

This February marks the 45th death anniversary of renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress Umm Kulthum, known as the star of the ...

Carmen Geha

The Lebanese revolution is totally winning, and here's why

Comment: Carmen Geha makes the unpopular case for an uncommon sentiment: The Lebanese revolution is totally winning.

Israeli F-16 fighter jets will take 'months' to repair

The New Arab

Israeli F-16 fighter jets will take 'months' to repair

Israeli fighter jets damaged following vicious storm will take months to return to service despite insistence from military that it will only ...

The New Arab

Syria airstrikes resume after bad weather grounds Russian bombers

Rain has prevented aircraft from launching further airstrikes in Idlib province.

Scores of Syrian fighters, civilians killed as ceasefire ‘buried’

The New Arab & agencies

Scores of Syrian fighters, civilians killed as ceasefire ‘buried’

56 regime and rebel fighters were killed in Idlib today amid heavy fighting around the deserted city of Maarat al-Numan, while the regime ...

Syria's White Helmets warns of 'humanitarian catastrophe' in Idlib

Imogen Lambert

Syria's White Helmets warns of 'humanitarian catastrophe' in Idlib

The White Helmets have warned of a 'humanitarian catastrophe' in Idlib as civilians are displaced further north into the province, with their ...

Extreme weather kills dozens in Afghanistan, Pakistan

The New Arab & agencies

Extreme weather kills dozens in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Severe snowstorms, rain and flash flooding across Afghanistan and Pakistan have resulted in the deaths of at least 48, including women ...

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