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Iran's Nuclear chief is along thousands of people to contract covid-19 in the last month.

A decade on from a revolution that toppled the old regime, leaders are struggling to meet the expectations of the people, who have seen little increase in living standards.

Iran's hospitals turn away non-emergency patients

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Iran's hospitals turn away non-emergency patients

Covid-19 patients have filled Iran's hospitals, meaning non-emergency treatment will now be halted as the country tries to tackle its third wave of the virus

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

US hits 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

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US hits 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

The United States edged close to registering 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide ...

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Iran hit by 'alarming' third wave of Covid-19

Officials in Iran are alarmed by a recent spike in coronavirus cases and are calling for a renewed lockdown.

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Iran 'moving towards third wave of Covid-19' says official

After a brief decline last month, coronavirus infections and deaths are now surging in Tehran, with the rest of the country likely to follow

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Syrian refugees still 'finding their way' in Sweden

Sweden - traditionally homogenous and now with a high-skilled labour market - can be challenging for refugees arriving from war-torn countries.

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Father of police shooting victim Jacob Blake recites Quran

A clip of the father of Wisconsin man Jacob Blake reciting part of the Quran has gone viral.

Iraqi female activist shot dead in Basra

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Iraqi female activist shot dead in Basra

Prominent female activist Reham Yacoub was gunned down by unidentified militants.

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Beirut buries more of its dead as world mobilises

Top foreign diplomats kept streaming into traumatised Beirut to show solidarity as Lebanon continues to bury more of its dead.

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Mitchell Plitnick

Pro-Palestine Democrat wins reveal weakening influence of Israel money

Comment: A string of defeats for pro-Israel candidates shows that Israeli support is not enough to overcome the progressive wave taking ...

<em>Third</em> of Afghans estimated to have contracted virus: officials

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Third of Afghans estimated to have contracted virus: officials

Almost one third of Afghanistan's population has been infected with the novel coronavirus, according to the health ministry.

Two anti-government protesters killed by police in Baghdad

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Two anti-government protesters killed by police in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces killed two protesters taking part in demonstrations on Monday, local reports confirmed.

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

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Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave ...

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Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

The vote is the third to take place in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011.

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India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

India has become the third country to surpass one million Covid-19 cases.

Gregory A. Maniatis

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

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

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus partners.

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

The New Arab Staff

Explainer: Israel's Trump-backed annexation plan for the West Bank

Your questions about Israel's plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, answered.

Ibrahim Husseini

Palestinians face uncertainty amid crashing economy and Israeli annexation

Two pressing issues dominate the conversation among Palestinians - a struggling economy and Israel's anticipated annexation.

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Noor Ghazal Aswad

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, ...

Lebanon army arrests dozens after protests amid economic crisis

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Lebanon army arrests dozens after protests amid economic crisis

The Lebanese army said it had arrested dozens of suspects for "vandalism", after days of protests triggered by a plunging local currency amid ...

Lebanon president to discuss security after days of protests

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Lebanon president to discuss security after days of protests

Anti-government protests have returned to Lebanon as the coronavirus pandemic heightens economic insecurity, forcing the lira to plunge to new ...

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