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At least 23 people have been injured as clashes between security forces and anti-lockdown protesters continued in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

Filipino women and girls have made an appeal for help from the Philippine's embassy in Damascus.

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's revolutionary demand for economic justice remains unmet

In-depth: The political freedoms of Tunisia's revolution have not brought economic equality, with wealth still concentrated in the hands of a ...

Hackers hit Hezbollah lender Qard al-Hasan, leak accounts data

The New Arab Staff

Hackers hit Hezbollah lender Qard al-Hasan, leak accounts data

The Hezbollah-affiliated financial foundation was hacked by a group that has published what it claims to be leaked databases of lenders and ...

Malia Bouattia

Algeria's sleeping revolution is reignited

Comment: Some said the Arab Spring would never reach Algeria, but as the people cheered on the regional protests, their own revolution was brewing, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Deadly unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan

With a crumbling economy, rampant corruption and unpaid salaries, Iraqi Kurdistan's woes are intricately linked to the wider problems the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqis panic as leaked budget draft signals devaluation

The Finance Ministry expressed "resentment" over publication of the proposed law, which gives an anticipated exchange rate of 1,450 Iraqi dinars ...

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost ...

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

Alessandra Bajec

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

The New Arab Staff

BDS renews calls to boycott Arab-Israeli vlogger Nas Daily

The Jordan and Kuwait accounts of the the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement renewed calls to boycott Nas Daily.

The case for an Arabian Universal Basic Income

Steffen Hertog

The case for an Arabian Universal Basic Income

Comment: While a generous UBI remains unaffordable in western countries, in MENA oil states it could offer a way to reform welfare and an ...

'One dead' in Iraq protests, police shut TV station

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'One dead' in Iraq protests, police shut TV station

Demonstrations against the Kurdish regional government (KRG) and the region's main parties have broken out in recent days over months of public ...

Trump administration <em>wages</em> last major Supreme Court fight

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump administration wages last major Supreme Court fight

If the outgoing president's plan goes forward, states with large numbers of undocumented immigrants could see their influence reduced in the US ...

Saudi king points to Iran as top threat

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi king points to Iran as top threat

He accused Iran of supporting terrorism and fuelling sectarianism in the region.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

Human rights groups have cautioned the move does not appear to be a full abolition of the 'kafala' system.

Basma Alawee

Mobilising the refugee vote in Florida

Comment: I am voting to make sure the road is paved for my daughters and for other refugees, writes Basma Alawee, a refugee organiser in the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

A Lebanese judicial council decision to strike down a new work contract for foreign domestic workers has been slammed.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia wages populist campaign against Turkish products

Saudi Arabian supermarkets are taking Turkish products off shelves and branding Turkish food ‘Greek’ amid a government-inspired campaign against ...

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

As oil prices dive, Iraq seek to diversify economy

Iraqi Kurdistan is diversifying its economy as oil prices dive and the coronavirus pandemic destabilizes the economy.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Death toll rises in Karabakh clashes

Yerevan and Baku have been locked in a territorial dispute over the ethnic Armenian region of Nagorny Karabakh for decades, with deadly fighting ...

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

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 ...

BDS calls to boycott Nas Daily citing 'normalisation agenda'

The New Arab Staff

BDS calls to boycott Nas Daily citing 'normalisation agenda'

Arab influencers and content creators should boycott the Next Nas Daily training program offered by the famous Arab-Israeli vlogger, BDS said in ...

Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to around 250,000 migrants, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's ...

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