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The fertiliser which caused the explosion has come under intense scrutiny over the last few days, as Lebanese people blame negligence on the part of the government.

Boris Prokoshev captained the ship the carried 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate to Beirut.

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating Beirut explosion.

Man killed in clashes between Lebanese army, villagers

The New Arab Staff

Man killed in clashes between Lebanese army, villagers

A man has been killed in clashes between the army and villagers in north Lebanon following a dispute over "smuggled" livestock which the army ...

Gloomy mood in Libya on eve of Eid al-Adha

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gloomy mood in Libya on eve of Eid al-Adha

The mood in Libya is gloomy as they celebrate Eid al-Adha in a state of war and pandemic.

Sabena Siddiqui

US pressure pushes Iran into China and Russia's arms

Analysis: Iran has edged closer to China and Russia as the US exerts a strategy of maximum pressure.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco sees travel mayhem after snap movement restrictions

Morocco's roads and transport hubs saw chaotic scenes after authorities announced snap movement restrictions affecting eight cities and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan to reopen to 'low risk' countries in August

The move comes as the country is trying to revive its economy which has been badly hit since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia interior minister named as new PM

As well as being interior minister in the outgoing government, Mechichi has been a counsellor to the Tunisian President.

Bodies of Afghans who died seeking asylum brought home

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bodies of Afghans who died seeking asylum brought home

Dozens of migrants were killed last month after a boat capsized in Turkey's Lake Van.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

The geopolitics of ports in the Horn of Africa

Analysis: Ports in the Horn of Africa risk becoming new flashpoints in Middle East rivalries.

Turkey suspends Iran and Afghanistan flights over coronavirus outbreak

The New Arab Staff

Turkey suspends Iran and Afghanistan flights over coronavirus outbreak

Turkey has suspended flights to Iran and Afghanistan as part of measures against the coronavirus outbreak, the transport ministry said ...

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Malia Bouattia

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

'Vindicated Qatar' says blockading states will face justice

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Vindicated Qatar' says blockading states will face justice

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt will soon face justice for violating international rules, Qatar said on Tuesday, after ...

Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court

The Hague-based court said it unanimously 'rejects the appeal' by the rival states against a decision in favour of Qatar over sovereign airspace.

The New Arab Staff

Top UK architect under fire over Saudi airport deal

Climate-concerned architects have demanded answers from Norman Foster and his firm Foster and Partners over the airport contract.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN restarts aid to Syria but shuts access point

Following a week of division and seven ballots, the Council passed a proposal submitted by Germany and Belgium allowing the use of the Bab ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN to vote on reduced extension of Syria aid

Saturday's vote will be on a new draft text submitted overnight by Germany and Belgium, which would provide for a single aid access point into ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Emirates airline to cut up to 9,000 jobs: report

Before the crisis hit, Emirates employed some 60,000 staff, including 4,300 pilots and nearly 22,000 cabin crew.

Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas are facing a devastating fuel crisis that threatens to impact clean water supplies, hospital operations and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iranians' dissatisfaction a 'threat for everyone', says Tehran mayor

Tehran's mayor has said in an interview that low voter turnout among Iranians is a sign of widespread malaise in the country due to the ...

Iran reports record one-day coronavirus death toll of 200

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran reports record one-day coronavirus death toll of 200

Iran announced the highest recorded number of Covid-19 deaths in a day, as the virus continues its deadly spread across the Middle East.

Israel minister admits to breaking own social distancing rules

The New Arab Staff

Israel minister admits to breaking own social distancing rules

Transport Minister Miri Regev said she had knowingly broken the rules at an official event just hours after they were passed.

UAE in major government shake-up as coronavirus hits economy

The New Arab Staff

UAE in major government shake-up as coronavirus hits economy

The UAE has embarked on a sweeping government reshuffle.

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