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Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani called President Michel Aoun to offer condolences and support.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he discussed the region's coronavirus outbreaks and other issues with his Emirati counterpart in rare talks held via a videoconference call.

Expect 'lengthy' coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Expect 'lengthy' coronavirus pandemic, warns WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to be a 'lengthy' one, the WHO said, after an evaluation.

Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

Harris Iqbal

Friday's 'Covid Eid' takes another bittersweet turn for Muslims

Comment: Covid-19 has revealed the vulnerability, resilience and generosity of the UK's disproportionately impacted Muslim community, writes ...

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 ...

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN calls on Arab world for solidarity against pandemic

The United Nations is urging Arab countries to unite against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron denounces Turkey's 'violations' of Greek, Cypriot sovereignty

The French President said that it was "not acceptable" for the maritime space of EU member to be threatened and urged that violators "must be ...

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Canadians suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and their families are languishing in displacement camps in northeast Syria.

Madonna shows <em>solidarity</em> with 'Google deletes Palestine' campaign

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Madonna shows solidarity with 'Google deletes Palestine' campaign

Madonna posted a series of posts on Instagram supporting Palestine.

Khaled A. Beydoun

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour in China

Comment: American consumers must use the power of the purse to protest the use of Uighur labour in the supply chains of global brands, writes ...

Israel nurses strike over staffing shortages amid pandemic

The New Arab Staff

Israel nurses strike over staffing shortages amid pandemic

Israeli nurses launched a strike in protest of staff shortages after failed negotiations with the finance ministry.

Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

Black citizens in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who come to work, study or try to reach Europe, say ...

Yemenis outraged after imam's incitement to kill young 'magician'

The New Arab Staff

Yemenis outraged after imam's incitement to kill young 'magician'

An imam in Yemen's Aden city called for the killing of a young trickster magician, prompting backlash that saw locals rally in support of ...

Riyadh hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Riyadh hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

Saudi Arabia will host talks aimed at bringing the global economy to recovery amid coronavirus.

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

Many young Lebanese feel trapped in a disintegrating country where hope is in short supply.

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Freedom of speech and the exceptional case of Palestine

Comment: Too many 'progressives' are unwilling to extend their anti-racist and anti-colonial values to support for Palestine, writes Randa ...

The New Arab

TNA Webinar Video: Beyond Minneapolis, #BlackLivesMatter highlights global racism

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

Keira Dignan

Greek government faces resistance over dictatorship-era anti-protest law

In-depth: The Greek government is extending police powers to quell mass protests, a move refugee groups say will limit their ability to mobilise.

Pope condemns 'hell' of migrant detention camps in Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope condemns 'hell' of migrant detention camps in Libya

Pope Francis deplored the "hellish" migrant detention camps in Libya during a mass at his residence in the Vatican.

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.

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Nima Gerami

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, ...

#SoundOfResilience: Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

The New Arab Staff

#SoundOfResilience: Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

This year's Baalbek International Festival broadcasted performances, held among Roman columns, on local and regional TV stations and streamed on ...

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

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