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The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

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

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 transport, at a time when coronavirus outbreaks are

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Iran mulls restrictions while the West Bank extends lockdown, US releases Kassim Tajideen, Yemen again faces famine, and a ...

Millions at 'risk' if Ethiopia fills dam, Sudan warns

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Millions at 'risk' if Ethiopia fills dam, Sudan warns

Tensions are high between upstream Ethiopia and Sudan and Egypt after recent talks failed to produce a deal on the filling and operation.

Kourosh Ziabari

Gheyzanieh: Where oil flows, but drinking water does not

Comment: For too long, Iran's leaders have neglected the oil-rich Khuzestan region, which provides an economic lifeline to the country, writes Kourosh Ziabari.

The New Arab & agencies

Fear of virus grows in Yemen's squalid camps

Yemen's camps for internally displaced people present ideal breeding grounds for the novel coronavirus, as chances of proper sanitation or ...

The New Arab & agencies

War-torn Yemen reports first coronavirus case

The announcement comes on the second day of a unilateral two-week ceasefire announced by the Saudi-led coalition to help fight the pandemic.

Sam Hamad

Mubarak is dead, but the pharaoh state lives on

Comment: The pharaoh is dead, but the Egypt of rampant corruption and every day savagery that Mubarak had a definitive hand in creating is ...

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Sam Hamad

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Comment: Almost a decade after the January 25 revolution, the problems that fueled it have been wildly exacerbated under Sisi's tyrannical rule, ...

The New Arab

Water used as weapon in Middle East conflicts

Conflict actors in Yemen, Syria and Iraq have targeted civilian water supplies.

Nile states report progress over dam dispute

The New Arab & agencies

Nile states report progress over dam dispute

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan say they made progress in talks over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile, which Egypt fears could ...

Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam: A catastrophe for Egypt?

Amr Salahi

Ethiopia's Great Renaissance Dam: A catastrophe for Egypt?

Ethiopia is building a dam on the Nile which it says is vital to its future development but Egyptians fear that it could cause famine and ...

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 ...

Report documents 72 torture methods used by Syrian regime

The New Arab

Report documents 72 torture methods used by Syrian regime

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has documented 72 torture methods the Syrian regime uses in prisons, along with harrowing testimonies from ...

Austin Bodetti

Ibrahim Ozdemir: One of Turkey's most prominent environmentalists

İbrahim Özdemir, one of Turkey's most prominent environmentalists, believes that the growing number of Muslim environmentalists can find inspiration for their aggressive campaign against global warming from Islam itself.

Austin Bodetti

Yemen could soon face an environmental catastrophe

A Yemeni petroleum tanker has spent several years anchored in the Red Sea, but a buildup of gases could cause the ship to explode, sparking an ...

The New Arab

Climate, water scarcity 'worsening conflict' in Yemen, South Sudan

Experts say increasing water scarcity is intensifying conflict in Yemen and South Sudan.

Stasa Salacanin

Drinking water a major conflict deterrence factor in Gulf

Large parts of the population in Gulf countries are dependent on desalination for their drinking water, but high tensions in the region ...

Jordan trains female citizens and refugees as plumbers

Austin Bodetti

Jordan trains female citizens and refugees as plumbers

In a bid to fight gender inequality and water scarcity, Jordan is training a legion of Jordanian woman and female Syrian ...

Kaamil Ahmed

Rohingya refugees regreen deforested land on Myanmar's border

Feature: Where there was once a forest, barren hills now house hundreds of thousands in the world's largest refugee camp.

When Morsi was ousted, so was Egypt's democracy

Mohamad Elmasry

When Morsi was ousted, so was Egypt's democracy

Comment: Six years after Egypt's fleeting year of democracy, Sisi has engineered a country where political competition no longer exists, writes ...

Haftar's Tripoli battle leaves Libyans without respite over Ramadan

Alessandra Bajec

Haftar's Tripoli battle leaves Libyans without respite over Ramadan

The persistent offensive by rogue warlord Haftar's forces is taking its heavy toll on Tripoli residents since the holy Muslim month of Ramadan ...

Climate change and the Yemeni civil war

Austin Bodetti

Climate change and the Yemeni civil war

Analysis: As Yemen's government, Saudi Arabia and the UAE compete with the Houthi rebels for influence over the Middle East's poorest country, ...

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