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The World Health Organization's emergency committee said it was against international travellers being required to have proof of vaccination, partly on grounds such a measure would deepen inequities.

The "general states of secularism" will be launched in France on Tuesday as a way to define secularism.

Saudi Arabia expected to host 'undisputed heavyweight boxing fight'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia expected to host 'undisputed heavyweight boxing fight'

Both fighters' camps have reportedly agreed to hold the bout in Saudi Arabia.

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi interviews the next generation of female Iraqi sports stars, their arduous journeys towards recognition, and the future of ...

Oman imposes night-time Ramadan lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

The New Arab Staff

Oman imposes night-time Ramadan lockdown as Covid-19 cases surge

Oman has imposed a night-time partial lockdown throughout Ramadan as coronavirus cases increase at a worrying rate.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey imposes partial lockdown for first half of Ramadan

Turkey has imposed a partial lockdown for the first half of Ramadan as coronavirus cases continue to rise.

The New Arab Staff

Qatar's Sheikha Asma eyes record with Everest expedition

Sheikha Asma Al Thani hopes to climb Mount Everest this month as part of an expedition.

The New Arab Staff

French-Algerian actor angers Moroccans with comments on women

French-Algerian actor Bouhlel Brahim and two others have caused outrage in Morocco with disparaging comments about women and children.

Kamal Afzali

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education backtracked on a decision to impose a nationwide singing ban on schoolgirls, following an outcry, as women ...

Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar races mounting virus toll with vaccine drive

With the number of infections rising, Qataris are calling for another lockdown, to prevent the spread.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya authorities release 120 captured pro-Haftar fighters

Fighters from Khalifa Haftar’s forces have been released by Libya authorities, after being captured in 2019.

WHO experts: Covid probably came to humans from animals

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

WHO experts: Covid probably came to humans from animals

Covid-19 probably passed to humans from a bat via an intermediary animal, an international expert mission to China concluded, with investigators ...

Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China abuses

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Airbnb asked to drop Olympic ties over China abuses

Campaigners are calling on Airbnb to drop its sponsorship connection with the Olympics over alleged rights abuses in Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong ...

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

Stasa Salacanin

Is there a space race in the Middle East?

In-depth: Space has become a new frontier in the competition for political power and economic development in the Middle East.

Fauci: US weighs 3-foot distancing rule, a major change

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fauci: US weighs 3-foot distancing rule, a major change

The top pandemic advisor said that authorities were considering cutting social distancing rules to three feet, a move that would change a key ...

The New Arab Staff

Footballer Aboutrika to remain on Egyptian ‘terror’ list

Egypt's government has accused the iconic footballer of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which Aboutrika denies.

Sarah Essa

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

The New Arab Meets: Muad Hrezi, the young Democrat who is running for Congress 2022 in Connecticut's First Congressional District.

Sarah Essa

Muad Hrezi: The 'unapologetically Muslim' Libyan-American running for Congress

The New Arab Meets: Muad Hrezi, the young Democrat who is running for Congress 2022 in Connecticut's First Congressional District.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi prince adds French side Chateauroux to football portfolio

Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad has acquired French football club Chateauroux.

India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees to military-ruled Myanmar

The New Arab Staff

India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees to military-ruled Myanmar

Local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have been instructed to detain and deport Rohingya refugees.

The New Arab Staff

Coach Fatima Garsi opens Muslim gym in Canada

A female fitness coach has made history for opening one of Canada's few women-only Muslim gyms.

Millionaire Saudi prince to buy French club

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Millionaire Saudi prince to buy French club

Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad, a Saudi millionaire, decided to buy the French Chateauroux second division club

Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

To end his four-day Iraqi visit, Pope Francis chose to hold the largest mass of his trip in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan

How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

Elias Jahshan

How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and ...

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