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Fresh graves are being dug to meet demand as Covid-19 related deaths spike in the war-torn nation.

Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the community and society.

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

Gaia Caramazza

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

While attending the Arab Spring protests, Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted. Ten years on, she reflects on violence against women and why Egypt needs a feminist revolution.

North Sinai crackdown 'fails' to secure safety for locals

The New Arab Staff

North Sinai crackdown 'fails' to secure safety for locals

Sniper and bomb attacks, as well as the entire capture of villages, are on the rise as Sisi's government lauds its development projects in the ...

Rights groups slam Houthi attack on Taiz children's hospital

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

US: Turkey-sent Syrian fighters generate backlash in Libya

The US Defence Department alleges Turkey sent around 5,000 Syrian mercenaries to fight alongside the UN-backed government in Libya.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New Zealand mosque gunman unmoved as survivors recount ordeal

At the opening of the sentencing hearing in a Christchurch courtroom, the white supremacist who murdered 51 Muslims in last year's New Zealand ...

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.

The New Arab Staff

Yemenis rally around 9-year-old girl shot by Houthi sniper

A little girl that had been fetching water was reportedly shot by Houthi rebels and is currently in critical condition.

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

South Africa’s chief justice condemned for pro-Israel remarks

The chief justice of South Africa has been condemned by the ruling ANC and other parties for getting involved in politics and making pro-Israeli ...

Palestinians blinded in one eye by Israeli <em>snipers</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians blinded in one eye by Israeli snipers

Dozens of Palestinians have lost an eye after being shot by the Israeli forces, in Gaza, Jerusalem or the West Bank.

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

The New Arab

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

UN: Massive deployment of Russian mercenaries bolstering Libya's Haftar

The New Arab & agencies

UN: Massive deployment of Russian mercenaries bolstering Libya's Haftar

As many as 1,200 mercenaries have been recruited by a Putin-linked PMC firm to fight and assist Haftar in Libya.

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

This week we focus on violations of a ceasefire in Yemen, defections on Socotra island, and more.

The New Arab

Israeli snipers brag about deliberately crippling Gaza protesters

Six IDF snipers told Israeli newspaper Haaretz about their experiences "shooting knees" on the border with Gaza.

The New Arab & agencies

'They're the virus': Iraq coronavirus outbreak refuels anti-government protests

Iran's deadly coronavirus outbreak has sparked public panic in neighbouring Iraq, where 19 cases have been confirmed.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

This week we focus on the escalation between Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal fighters, deadly coalition 'revenge' strikes and a prisoner swap.

The New Arab

Fate of Saudi crew in Yemen jet crash 'unknown'

Two officers who were flying a Saudi fighter jet that crashed in Yemen's Al-Jawf are missing after the incident.

Saudi-led forces to face trial over Yemen violations

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi-led forces to face trial over Yemen violations

The cases being investigated include a 2018 air strike on a school bus in the northern region of Dahyan that killed at least 40 children.

The New Arab

Syrian regime helicopter downed in Idlib, amid Turkey tensions

A helicopter belonging to either the brutal Assad regime or ally Russia was shot down whilst flying over Idlib.

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

David Isenberg

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

Comment: Foreign interference by states, their proxies, and military companies is enabling the conflict in Libya to continue, writes David ...

Lebanese protesters eyes injured due to rubber bullets

The New Arab

Lebanese protesters eyes injured due to rubber bullets

People online are posting photos covering one eye to show solidarity with protesters in Lebanon whose eyes were injured due to rubber bullets ...

Gaza's women entrepreneurs set up online business Giftbox

Israa Mohammed Jamal and Pam Bailey

Gaza's women entrepreneurs set up online business Giftbox

Female entrepreneurs in Gaza have founded the online business Giftbox, to help those struggling to celebrate important events and occasions ...

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