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Moh Salah wrote a message of support on Facebook for victims of the Egypt train crash.

The news came on the Doha-based cleric's official twitter account. He is reportedly in a good condition and receiving medical care.

Israeli scientists claim yogurt can help Covid-19 symptoms

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 the body.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal boosts Iranian ambitions

Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power ...

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

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are deepening between countries.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden keeps cap on Pentagon budget

The budget for the US military will see a small increase in its budget, a change from the large increases made by the previous president.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Covid overwhelms ICUs in Syrian capital

As the virus rages in Syria, hospitals in Damascus are now so overwhelmed that Covid-19 patients are being transferred outside the city for ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

OPEC+ to boost oil production after US 'pressures' Riyadh

Following a call from US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to her Saudi counterpart Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, OPEC+ countries have agreed to ...

IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF grants $174m emergency loan to South Sudan

The IMF has given millions in a loan to South Sudan

Diana Alghoul

Exploring generational trauma with The Arsonists' City

Book club: The Arsonists' City is a gripping novel about an Arab-American family facing its trauma and demons after taking a reluctant trip to ...

OPEC+ expected to keep output cuts amid Covid <em>recovery</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

OPEC+ expected to keep output cuts amid Covid recovery

Saudi Arabia has agreed to cut its own output to one million barrels a day as the market struggles to recover from Covid.

H&M 'dedicated to regaining trust' in China after boycott

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

H&M 'dedicated to regaining trust' in China after boycott

Following a boycott over H&M's decision to stop sourcing Xinjiang cotton, Chinese social media users criticised the company after it expressed a ...

Kuwait's Covid-19 frontliners to share $1.99 billion bonus

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait's Covid-19 frontliners to share $1.99 billion bonus

The draft law will now to go Kuwait's emir for approval.

Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

Assad, 55, and his wife, Asma, who is 10 years younger and had announced her recovery from breast cancer in 2019, had isolated ...

The New Arab Staff

UN warns UK about potential aid cut to Syria

The UN's humanitarian aid chief has warned the UK against making a massive cut to aid to Syria, saying that such a move would "bite us all tomorrow".

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.

Rosie McCabe

Vaccine corruption in Lebanon and the World Bank's dilemma

In-depth: The World Bank's threat to suspend coronavirus financing over Lebanon's queue-jumping scandal shows there is no easy answer to vaccine ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE raises investment in UK with life sciences focus

The British government announced the UAE is increasing UK investment with a focus on life sciences.

Dubai's deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid dies

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai's deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid dies

Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who served as the UAE's finance minister since 1971, had been in poor health for several months.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Aramco 2020 profits slump on lower crude prices

Saudi oil company Aramco lost 44.4% of net profit in 2020 because of lower prices due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Iran's Khamenei,Rouhani promise better times as New Year starts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran's Khamenei,Rouhani promise better times as New Year starts

Sanctions have left Iran's economy grappling with rising inflation and a sharply devalued currency, a decline aggravated by the Covid-19 crisis.

Biden signs huge stimulus bill ahead of coronavirus speech

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden signs huge stimulus bill ahead of coronavirus speech

President Joe Biden signed a massive $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill ahead of giving a national address where he was set to urge "hope".

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