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In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other essential items tripling or quadrupling in price.

In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a bid to deprive refugees of their rights.

Lebanon PM calls on Qatar to rescue nation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon PM calls on Qatar to rescue nation

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab called for wealthy Qatar's help during a visit to the Gulf country on Monday as his nation sinks deeper into economic ruin.

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Worldwide Covid-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

While the true figure could be significantly higher because of possible government concealment, the number of lives lost is about equal to the ...

Uighur workers 'advertised in package deals' on Chinese Internet

The New Arab Staff

Uighur workers 'advertised in package deals' on Chinese Internet

Uighur Muslims are being advertised for labour under military-style management in 'package deals' on Chinese websites, in the latest evidence ...

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US warns of punitive actions for Lebanese blocking reforms

David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs, did not specify what kind of punitive actions Lebanese officials could face.

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Ramadan breeds dread in crisis-hit Iraq

Faced with sharp price rises, a decline in the buying power of the dinar and rising unemployment, Iraqis enter the Muslim fasting month ...

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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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon civil war survivors say today's crisis even worse

Lebanon's worst economic crisis has brought survivors of the civil war (1975-1990) to express their urgent concerns at the dire situation.

Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

The New Arab Staff

Former Iraqi PM faces French lawsuit over protester killings

Five Iraqi families have brought a lawsuit in France against Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, alleging that he was responsible for the killing ...

The New Arab Staff

Irish MEPs promote militias accused of Iraq atrocities: video

Video footage has surfaced showing two Irish MEPs visiting a headquarters of the Iraqi Popular Mobilisation Forces militia, which has committed ...

Visit to Covid victims' families 'triggered Jordan royal rift'

The New Arab Staff

Visit to Covid victims' families 'triggered Jordan royal rift'

Prince Hamzah's visit was seen as undermining King Abdullah and Crown Prince Hussein, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Malia Bouattia

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the ...

Iraq charges five policemen following deadly suppression of protests

The New Arab Staff

Iraq charges five policemen following deadly suppression of protests

An Iraqi investigative committee has charged five policemen with unauthorised use of deadly force against protesters in Nasiriyah in February ...

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its institutions must hastily re-imagine innovative ways for it to survive.

Annelle Sheline

Jordan's crackdown on dissent

Comment: Feeling threatened by protests, high unemployment, and a dismal economy, King Abdullah may see this as a useful excuse to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron urged to freeze 'doubtful' Lebanese assets

President Emmanuel Macron is being urged to freeze suspect assets held by Lebanese officials in France.

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Jordanian prince's criticism put kingdom's allies in bind

King Abdullah II got support expressed from Jordan's allies as his half-brother criticised how the country is rules.

Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

The New Arab Staff

Germany to propose Beirut port reconstruction: report

Berlin will tie reconstruction funding to the formation of a new reformist government, sources said.

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Saudi plans $3.2 trillion investments to boost private sector

Saudi Arabia announced plans for $3.2 trillion in investments by 2030 to boost the private sector and diversify its oil-reliant economy.

US to finally push for Syria aid at UN

Brooke Anderson

US to finally push for Syria aid at UN

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will reinforce the need for aid in Syria to the UN.

European diplomats visit Libya,show of support for unity govt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

European diplomats visit Libya,show of support for unity govt

The joint visit comes 10 days after the formation of an interim government to lead Libya to December elections.

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Bread queues and hunger in Assad's Syria

After ten years of war, Syrians across the country are facing unprecedented hunger and poverty.

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