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Hundreds of homes in Nayapara Camp have been destroyed by a fire that broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The US social media company announced a policy in December to crack down on what it described as potentially "false or misleading information" about Covid-19 vaccinations.

Gunmen kill 11 miners in southwest Pakistan: officials

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gunmen kill 11 miners in southwest Pakistan: officials

Attackers tied the hands and feet of workers at a remote mine, all members of the minority Shia Hazara community, and “brutally slaughtered” them, a government official said.

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

Qatar joins IAEA convention on nuclear <em>safety</em>

The New Arab Staff

Qatar joins IAEA convention on nuclear safety

Qatar has joined the International Atomic Energy Agency convention on nuclear safety on Monday, after repeated calls to protect the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US to start vaccinating as Germany returns to lockdown

The United States prepared to start its Covid-19 vaccination program as the nation's death toll edged towards 300,000, while Germany announced a partial lockdown over the holidays.

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the ...

The New Arab Staff

Rights groups slam Houthi attack on Taiz children's hospital

Doctors Without Borders [MSF] and local rights organisations condemned the recent shelling of a children's hospital by Houthi rebels in Taiz.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyan factions sign 'permanent' ceasefire after talks

This week's agreement was a first step towards a 'comprehensive settlement of the Libyan crisis', the UN's mission in the war-torn country said.

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Sabena Siddiqui

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Exhausted Armenians gather at Karabakh border after fleeing fighting

Families are fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh to the Armenian border town of Goris, as first step to reaching Yerevan, 350 kilometres to the northwest.

Opposing a migrant camp for all the wrong reasons

Malia Bouattia

Opposing a migrant camp for all the wrong reasons

Comment: Opposition to migrant camps must be rooted in human rights concerns, not hatred and xenophobia, writes Malia Bouattia.

'Gas explosion' at UAE restaurants causes injuries

The New Arab Staff

'Gas explosion' at UAE restaurants causes injuries

Authorities said a 'gas explosion' caused the injuries in Abu Dhabi.

Yemen in Focus: 'No explosives found' at Aden port

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: 'No explosives found' at Aden port

This week we focus on the result of an investigation into alleged ammonium nitrate at Aden port, Yemen's viral 'water girl' and more.

UAE connects first Arab nuclear plant to power grid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE connects first Arab nuclear plant to power grid

The UAE has announced that it has connected its nuclear power plant to the national grid.

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating Beirut explosion.

The New Arab Staff

Fire breaks out at Iranian power station

A fresh fire broke out at an Iranian power station, the latest of a series of similar blazes, while Israel said it is not “necessarily” behind ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

4 Syrian children die in blaze on Jordan farm

The brothers aged from one to 10 died of "severe burns", according to an official.

The New Arab & agencies

Charges filed against four police officers in Floyd killing

Derek Chauvin, the white policeman filmed kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, has been charged with second-degree murder while his three ...

Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

The New Arab

Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

A month after gay men were outed in Morocco, Ramadan and the Covid-19 lockdown have only made matters worse for the LGBT community.

The New Arab

British-Lebanese Muslim woman shot dead in UK

Aya Hachem was shot dead by an unidentified assailant on Sunday afternoon, according to local reports.

Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

The New Arab

Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

Egyptian authorities have been ridiculed for the construction of a bridge that takes no consideration for the surrounding residential tower ...

India's coronavirus response ignores its slumdwellers, all 65 million

Puja Changoiwala

India's coronavirus response ignores its slumdwellers, all 65 million

Comment: One in six Indians reside in slums which are fast becoming hotbeds of coronavirus infection. The government must act now to help stop ...

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Mellissa Fung

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, writes Mellissa ...

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