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A US-brokered deal to normalise ties with Israel is imminent after an American-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan this week, official said.

The IMF has urged Middle Eastern and North African countries to speed up the pace of economic reform as coronavirus and low oil prices take their toll.

Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

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Hundreds march in Lebanon to mark year of protests

People took to the streets to remember the start of the protest movement which changed the political landscape of Lebanon.

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

G20 finance ministers and central bankers held talks aimed at spurring global recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession.

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Tunisians protest after man dies in kiosk demolition

Protests erupted in an impoverished Tunisian town on Tuesday after a man died when authorities demolished an illegal kiosk where he was sleeping.

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Tunisian unemployment soars amid economic crisis

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraq launches probe into death of Daewoo executive

An investigation has been launched into the death of Park Il-ho, the director of Daewoo who was working on the construction of Al Faw port in ...

Malia Bouattia

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Comment: The UK appears to be taking lessons from Australia in mistreating migrants, with the idea of an offshore asylum processing centre on ...

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

The New Arab Staff

Almost half of Arab youth want to emigrate: survey

The survey found that out of the 4,000 young people interviewed from 17 countries in the region, 42 percent have considered emigrating and 15 ...

A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A year after unprecedented Iraq protests, what has changed?

The nationwide demonstrations which broke out on October 1, 2019 spiralled into a decentralised movement slamming unemployment, poor ...

Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from ...

Pandemic impact on Tunisia tourism 'catastrophic'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pandemic impact on Tunisia tourism 'catastrophic'

A Tunisian official said that sixty percent of hotels have not opened this year and are at risk of permanently shutting their doors.

Israeli military concerned about fresh unrest in West Bank

The New Arab Staff

Israeli military concerned about fresh unrest in West Bank

Guaranteeing Israel's safety means having Palestinian stability, security officials have said.

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Ten drowned, 485 migrants picked up off Algeria

Nearly 500 refugees were picked up at sea off Algeria, whilst 10 drowned.

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Lebanon's president renews calls for return of Syrian refugees

In a UN address marking its 75th anniversary, Aoun said his country can no longer afford to host Syrian refugees.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia picks up 246 refugees at sea over night

Tunisia said that naval patrols had intercepted 19 boats carrying a total of 246 people seeking to cross from the North African nation to Europe ...

The New Arab Staff

Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

Hundreds of protesters have blocked roads and bridges in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah after one activist was kidnapped and another ...

Sam Hamad

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment ...

Huge blast rocks Jordan military base

The New Arab Staff

Huge blast rocks Jordan military base

A huge ball of flames was seen rising into the sky after an explosion ripped through an arms depot near the Jordanian city of Zarqa at dawn on ...

Jordan reinstates compulsory military service as <em>unemployment</em> rises

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan reinstates compulsory military service as unemployment rises

The Jordanian government has reinstated compulsory military service for jobless men aged between 25 and 29 as unemployment rates ...

Lebanon bank governor says he won't quit despite rumours

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon bank governor says he won't quit despite rumours

"I am the governor who tried, with the means we have, to maintain the system, not to let the system collapse," Riad Salameh claimed amid rumours ...

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