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Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that the time had come to reinforce Greece's armed forces "as a legacy to the security of the country".

Lebanon has made important labour law changes but human rights say that more must be done.

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Nizar Hassan

Macron's neo-colonial theatrics throw lifeline to Lebanon's corrupt elite

Comment: The 'new contract' Macron proposes for Lebanon will allow corrupt elites to remain in power, while selling the country out to French interests, writes Nizar Hassan.

Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

Human Rights Watch on Monday published a report accusing Qatar of failing to pay migrant workers, prompting Doha to strongly reject the ...

Assad awards duty-free <em>contract</em> to Rami Makhlouf’s brother

The New Arab Staff

Assad awards duty-free contract to Rami Makhlouf’s brother

Bashar al-Assad has awarded a contract to operate Syria’s duty-free shops to the brother of Rami Makhlouf, Assad’s billionaire ...

Rabah Arezki

Fomenting intellectual revolution in the MENA region

Comment: Across the Middle East and North Africa, countries need wholesale reform to rebalance the role of the state writes the World Bank's Rabah Arezki.

Nour Odeh

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Analysis: Political fault lines in the region have shifted and a dramatic adjustment is required to save the Palestinian national movement.

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia PM designate says will form technocratic government

Tunisia's largest faction, the Islamist Ennahdha party, has said it will oppose the formation of a non-political government by prime ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Thailand halts flights after Egyptian breaks quarantine with virus

A group of Egyptian soldiers who entered via a military-controlled airport without any screening went to a nearby shopping mall. A soldier in ...

IMF predicts worst Mideast downturn in half century

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IMF predicts worst Mideast downturn in half century

The IMF said that the region's hardest-hit countries will be those that are "fragile and in conflict situations," with their economies forecast ...

Malia Bouattia

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

Comment: The weapons deals and military training France and the UK provide to Saudi Arabia are killing civilians abroad, and harming workers at ...

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Jo Schietti

Egypt's medics battle Covid-19 and state persecution

Egypt is arresting healthcare workers who criticise the government's mishandling of the public health crisis.

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Gaia Caramazza

Saudi spends $1.7 million on NEOM megacity PR plan

Saudi Arabia has invested heavily in the NEOM project.

Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

The New Arab Staff

Saudi postpones reforms forcing husbands to disclose multiple wives

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council ignored a recommendation aimed at ensuring Saudi women are aware if their husband has multiple wives or is already ...

Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

Amid its worst economic crisis in decades, the seemingly contradictory state policy to splurge billions on overseas assets is raising eyebrows.

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle under the Kafala system.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

The New Arab

Kuwait to jail anyone flouting coronavirus face mask law

Kuwaiti authorities have warned that anyone not wearing a face mask in public will face jail time.

Courtney Freer

What will be left of Saudi Vision 2030, post-coronavirus?

Comment: As coronavirus and oil revenues force the Saudi government to make cuts that will impact its citizens, the fate of its grandiose Vision ...

Arab stock markets plunge almost 25% in three months

The New Arab & agencies

Arab stock markets plunge almost 25% in three months

Coronavirus and the oil price collapse have led to a 23-percent average loss for major Arab stock markets in the first quarter of 2020, ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran sees new spike in coronavirus cases, Lebanese troops at a military court have caught Covid-19, while economies have been battered from the ...

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

The New Arab & agencies

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's dream project hit a new roadblock when a member of the local Huwaitat tribe was gunned down after he ...

BAME coronavirus inquiry will lack trust of a community

Malia Bouattia

BAME coronavirus inquiry will lack trust of a community

Comment: Trevor Phillips' role in the coronavirus BAME inquiry undermines trust from a community most in need of support, writes Malia Bouattia.

Arab economies take massive shocks following oil price crash

The New Arab & agencies

Arab economies take massive shocks following oil price crash

Economies across the Arab World are expected to face massive shocks, including debt crises and cuts in salaries which could potentially lead to ...

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