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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to help Israel's unemployed.

Comment: Governments should take five urgent, essential steps to address the precarious situation of migrants during the pandemic, writes Gregory A. Maniatis.

Israel president slams government's handling or coronavirus outbreak

The New Arab Staff

Israel president slams government's handling or coronavirus outbreak

Israel's president criticised the government's Covid-19 response as the Jewish state experiences a spike in new daily cases.

Tunisia’s biggest party's 'suspicions' about PM threatens government stability

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia’s biggest party's 'suspicions' about PM threatens government stability

Tunisia's premier has answered questions, which could threaten the government.

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

An American student in Egypt has been released after spending over a year in prison after months of pressure from the Trump department.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The couple are suspected of taking advantage of the instability that followed the Arab Spring in the early 2011 to loot ancient relics.

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

Israel's Netanyahu struggles to sell West Bank annexation plans

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel's Netanyahu struggles to sell West Bank annexation plans

Israel's plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank face opposition from the international community but it is unclear how Western and ...

Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message to Turkey

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greek-Italian maritime deal sends clear message to Turkey

The Greek-Italian maritime deal comes amid a Mediterranean power struggle sparked by events in Libya's war.

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

The New Arab Staff

Turkey bolsters reinforcements in northern Syria

Adding to rising tensions, sources told The New Arab that Syrian regime forces had sent reinforcements to areas under Kurdish control.

Protect and punish: Can sanctions avoid harming Syrians, too?

Sam Hamad

Protect and punish: Can sanctions avoid harming Syrians, too?

Comment: The Caesar Act's purpose is noble, but with the economy in ruins and Russia waiting in the wings, more sanctions risk entrenching ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US court hears torture case against Libya's Haftar

Libyan families are seeking $85 million against Khalifa Haftar and his two sons, dual US-Libyan citizens, over extrajudicial killings and torture committed during the 2014 Benghazi offensive.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia decides against demanding French apologies for colonial-era crimes

Tunisian MPs debated for 15 hours over whether the country should demand Frace apologise for murder, torture, rape and other crimes committed ...

Narjas Zatat

Arabs send Americans advice on how to protest safely

Across the world Arabs are sending messages of support to American protesters coming out to demonstrate police brutality and racism following ...

The New Arab

US pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt launched a blockade on Qatar in June 2017.

Jordan's independent music scene turns crisis into opportunity

Victoria Silva

Jordan's independent music scene turns crisis into opportunity

Independent artists in Jordan are finding ways to overcome the challenges of lockdown as coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global music industry.

Gaia Caramazza

Why art still matters in the Middle East

Despite a global pandemic, artists in the Middle East are finding new ways to express themselves.

Libya's Haftar, GNA agree to hold ceasefire talks: UN

The New Arab

Libya's Haftar, GNA agree to hold ceasefire talks: UN

Mounting calls from Libyans calling for peace have prompted the two warring sides of the conflict to agree to another round of ceasefire talks, ...

Aden protests power outage under scorching 37-degree heat

The New Arab

Aden protests power outage under scorching 37-degree heat

As the city battles increasing number of coronavirus-linked deaths, Aden has been plunged into darkness despite rising temperatures.

Haftar's forces retake key town from Libya rivals: spokesman

The New Arab & agencies

Haftar's forces retake key town from Libya rivals: spokesman

Haftar's forces lost the town of al-Asabaa to UN-backed government forces last month, but regained the town after airstrikes on Monday, ...

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