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Israeli environmentalists are warning that a UAE-Israeli oil pipeline deal threatens unique Red Sea coral reefs and could lead to "the next ecological disaster".

The Iraq Report: Anti-corruption activists assassinated with impunity

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The Iraq Report: Anti-corruption activists assassinated with impunity

A series of prominent figures, from academics to social media influencers and political activists, are once again being targeted for assassination.

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

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The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Black waters: Oil spills pollute northeast Syria creeks

Oil pollution in Syria has been a growing concern since the 2011 onset of the civil war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq to face 'severe shortages' as river flows drop

A recent UN report found that water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates are decreasing at an "unprecedented rate".

Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

The New Arab & agencies

Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

Lawyers from a rights group have already filed a lawsuit, arguing that the move jeopardises the priceless artefacts.

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Arab Americans rally behind Bernie Sanders in Michigan

Michigan’s Arab American community laid on a traditional dabke dance for Bernie Sanders at his rally in Dearborn ahead of the primary vote on 10 ...

Can the Middle East afford to ignore climate change?

Gaia Caramazza

Can the Middle East afford to ignore climate change?

Political and economic difficulties affecting the region could mean that climate change is a low priority for many of its ordinary citizens, but ...

Nile countries meet for high-stakes talks amid dam fears

The New Arab & agencies

Nile countries meet for high-stakes talks amid dam fears

The irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are meeting in Cairo for talks over Ethiopia’s mega-dam project, which Egypt fears could ...

Q&A: Lebanon's revolt

International Crisis Group

Q&A: Lebanon's revolt

Comment: Crisis Group expert Heiko Wimmen says the emergency measures may be too little, too late. Most protesters are demanding the ...

Turkey doctor gets 15 months for revealing <em>pollution</em> risk

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey doctor gets 15 months for revealing pollution risk

The whistle-blower exposed a government study detailing high cancer rates linked to industrial pollution in Turkey.

Austin Bodetti

Bangladesh's 'quiet revolution' of embracing aquaculture

Analysis: Bangladesh has overcome a history of famine by pioneering aquaculture, the process of farming seafood. This strategy can become a model for Middle Eastern countries struggling with economic shortages.

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The Iraq Report: Iraq caught between Iran and US

This week, Iraq is caught in the middle of skyrocketing tensions between adversaries Iran and the US, while inside the country deadly violence ...

Austin Bodetti

Renewable energy in the Gulf

Analysis: From Abu Dhabi to Manama, engineers and scientists in the Gulf are pioneering energy development to prepare for a fast-approaching ...

Naseh Shaker

Danger of another cholera outbreak looms in Yemen capital

Sewer damage prompts closure of Sanaa's main road, with officials saying the capital is at risk of a new cholera outbreak, reports Naseh Shaker.

'Greening the desert': What drives militants' environmentalism?

Austin Bodetti

'Greening the desert': What drives militants' environmentalism?

Analysis: Propaganda or genuine concern? From al-Qaeda to the Taliban, armed groups have long been pushing demands for environmental ...

Wilson Dizard

Sanders must make water his first priority in Israel/Palestine

Comment: Bernie Sanders gets many things wrong about Palestine, writes Wilson Dizard. But he's right about the centrality of water ...

The final days of the Iraqi marshes

Sylvain Mercadier

The final days of the Iraqi marshes

Feature: A vital ecosystem home to traditional lifestyles may be facing, and losing, its final challenge.

Could Bosnia's past provide role-models for Iraq and Yemen?

Austin Bodetti

Could Bosnia's past provide role-models for Iraq and Yemen?

Analysis: Bosnia's interfaith, post-war approach to environmentalism provides a model for Middle Eastern countries that have struggled with ...

The Iraq Report: A year of instability, chaos, corruption

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: A year of instability, chaos, corruption

The last of our regular round-ups from Iraq tackles the highs and lows of 2018.

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