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French maritime patrol say it acted "on several reports of small boats of migrants in difficulty in the straights" off Calais

Palestinian children in Gaza have returned to school on a reduced schedule after a five-month breakduring the Covid-19 outbreak

Israel's Lebanon aid offer unlikely to find a taker

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel's Lebanon aid offer unlikely to find a taker

Humanity or hypocrisy? Israel has offered aid to Lebanon following the port explosion, 14 years after it destroyed swathes of Beirut and killed thousands in the 2006 war

UK angry at 'unacceptably high' Channel migrant numbers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK angry at 'unacceptably high' Channel migrant numbers

British interior minister Priti Patel deplored the number of migrants crossing into the UK from France.

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Josh Ruebner

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Comment: Most Jewish-Americans, like Seth Rogen, are still only awakening to the moral and political ramifications of Israel's settler-colonial ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU releases 33 million euros emergency aid for Beirut

The European Union will organise a donor conference for reconstruction in addition to supplying $39 million to aid the operation of Beirut's hospitals and emergency services.

The New Arab Staff

World Bank intends to help fund Beirut after explosion

The World Bank has offered to look into ways of aiding Lebanon as the country sinks further into financial crisis.

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a ...

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly ...

Yemen's historic Marib dam floods amid concerns of collapse

The New Arab Staff

Yemen's historic Marib dam floods amid concerns of collapse

Thousands of families, including internally displaced refugees, have lost their homes in Marib, where the historic 8th century BC dam ...

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Biden has pledged to demolish Trump policies on Day One, including reversing Trump’s ban on immigration from mainly Muslim countries and restore ...

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been ...

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Hugo Goodridge

The painstaking hunt for Assad's henchmen in Europe

Former regime officials accused of war crimes are living across Europe, but Syrian activists and the German judiciary are working tirelessly to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hunger will kill children in Lebanon by 2021: charity

Children are likely to starve to death in Beirut amid Lebanon's economic crisis, according to Save The Children.

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey 'deporting' Uighur Muslims to China via third countries

Increasing economic dependence on Beijing has forced Turkey to weaken its criticism of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, a new report alleges.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World Cup host Qatar eyes up 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

World Cup 2022 host, Qatar has announced its interest in bidding for the the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

UN warns 100 migrants risk drowning in Mediterranean

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN warns 100 migrants risk drowning in Mediterranean

The United Nations on Monday warned some 100 migrants that fled Libya have found themselves in difficulty while crossing the Mediterranean.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Missing Rohingya migrants found alive in Malaysia

Authorities confirmed a group of Rohingya migrants that were feared to be dead were found alive on an island in Malaysia.

Dozens of Rohingya <em>refugees</em> feared dead off Malaysia's coast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens of Rohingya refugees feared dead off Malaysia's coast

Only one Rohingya refugee from a group of 25 made it ashore after an attempt to swim ashore from their boat.

Tunisian man in coma transported 'illegally' to Italy

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian man in coma transported 'illegally' to Italy

A Tunisian family has taken the drastic step of taking their 18-year-old son, who has been in a four-year-long coma, to Italy for treatment on ...

Turkey calls Greek reaction to Hagia Sophia prayers 'hostile'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey calls Greek reaction to Hagia Sophia prayers 'hostile'

Relations between NATO allies Ankara and Athens have been uneasy in recent months but tensions increased over Hagia Sophia and energy riches in ...

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