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More than 4,000 daily Covid-19 deaths have now been recorded in India as French President Emmanuel Macron urged for an end to vaccine export limits.

Mohamed Nasheed, 53, underwent 16 hours of life-saving operations for injuries to his head, chest, abdomen and limbs in the Maldivian capital after a bomb blast late Thursday.

How Lebanese and Syrians became to settle in Jamaica

Yasmin Al-Najar

How Lebanese and Syrians became to settle in Jamaica

Often ignored, we explore how Lebanese and Syrian communities began to settle in Jamaica, and how their footprint has now cemented their place within Jamaican history.

Kuwait bans foreign travel for unvaccinated citizens

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait bans foreign travel for unvaccinated citizens

Several governments around the world are adopting so-called vaccine passports.

Saudi Arabia's futuristic mega-city mired by employee doubts, resignations

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia's futuristic mega-city mired by employee doubts, resignations

Engineers working on NEOM doubt the Saudi crown prince's multi-billion dollar vision is possible, according to a new report.

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Dubai police arrest attackers after brawl that killed three

Police in Dubai have arrested 10 suspects following a massive knife fight which killed three people.

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Turkish lake resembling early Mars gains unwanted fame

A Turkish lake which NASA says resembles what Mars could have looked like billions of years ago has gained international fame, but campaigners ...

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Russia to resume flights to Egypt after 6-year hiatus

Moscow suspended all flights to Egypt after the Sinai's IS affiliate shot down a Russian passenger jet.

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Bahrain, Israel to recognise each other's Covid vaccinations

The move will allow citizens of the two countries to travel without quarantining.

What's driving Turkey and Ukraine's growing alliance?

Fuad Shahbazov

What's driving Turkey and Ukraine's growing alliance?

Analysis: Turkey's influence in Ukraine has steadily increased in recent years. Amid heightened tensions with Russia, the Ankara-Kyiv alliance ...

The New Arab Staff

Yemeni model held in Houthi prison threatens hunger strike

Entisar Al-Hammadi is a model and actress who has been kidnapped by the Yemeni rebel Houthi group, and is now threatening to go on hunger strike.

Knights Templar legacy lives on in Cyprus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Knights Templar legacy lives on in Cyprus

The Templars, an international army of elite warriors set up to guard European pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem, used the island as their ...

Israel, UAE, Greece, Cyprus top diplomats to meet Friday

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel, UAE, Greece, Cyprus top diplomats to meet Friday

Officials from the four nations will meet in Paphos to discuss strategic interests.

Iran used fake Instagram accounts to nab Israelis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran used fake Instagram accounts to nab Israelis

Israeli spy agencies accused Iran of using fake social media accounts to lure its citizens abroad to harm them.

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mideast 'early inoculators' to recover by 2022: IMF

The International Monetary Fund raised its 2021 MENA growth forecast because of early inoculation of the vaccine, while saying inequalities are ...

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Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of 3,000-year-old ancient city

Brick houses, artefacts, and tools from pharaonic times among the treasures found at the 3,000-year old ancient city in Egypt.

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Andrea Bocelli performs in Saudi Unesco World Heritage site

The singer belted out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in a duet with his young daughter Virginia at UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra, in the ...

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Egypt unearths 3,000-year-old 'Lost Golden City'

Egypt's "largest" ancient city has been unearthed by archaeologists who say the discovery is the most important since Tutankhamun's tomb.

The New Arab Staff

UAE's Etihad airlines launches direct flights to Israel

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is the latest to provide direct flights between the two countries, which normalised ties last year.

Turkey records most infections since pandemic's start

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey records most infections since pandemic's start

Turkey recorded its highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan king, addressing family feud, says 'sedition buried'

The King of Jordan has addressed the recent crisis that has rocked the country, and declared it to be over.

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

UK's Johnson confirms return to pubs but sounds caution

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK's Johnson confirms return to pubs but sounds caution

Boris Johnson confirmed pubs and restaurants could reopen to serve outdoors in a week's time, as Covid restrictions are lifted, but sounded a ...

Egypt's 'Indiana Jones' appointed UNWTO <em>tourism</em> ambassador

The New Arab Staff

Egypt's 'Indiana Jones' appointed UNWTO tourism ambassador

Hawass becomes the first Egyptian appointed to the UN position and is charged with promoting international tourism on behalf of the UN ...

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