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Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ruled that people who convert to Judaism through the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel are also Jewish and entitled to become citizens.

Travel has been prohibited and venues have been closed as Gulf nations attempt to contain the spreading virus.

Saudi Arabia halts entertainment as virus surges

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Saudi Arabia halts entertainment as virus surges

All cinemas, restaurants, and entertainment centres in Saudi Arabia have been closed, as virus cases rise.

London's ultra-Orthodox Jews have ‘shocking’ coronavirus infection rate

The New Arab Staff

London's ultra-Orthodox Jews have ‘shocking’ coronavirus infection rate

A study has found that London's Haredi, or ultra-Orthodox Jews, have a shocking 64% coronavirus infection rate, nine times higher than the UK ...

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How the odds were stacked against Yemen's revolution

In-depth: A decade since the 2011 uprising, the hopes of Yemenis for freedom and an end to authoritarian rule have been shattered by war and a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli police, ultra-Orthodox protesters clash over schools

Clashes erupted between Israeli police and ultra-Orthodox protesters over the opening of religious schools despite coronavirus lockdown orders.

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UAE scrambles to allay Danish concerns over Covid-19 tests

The United Arab Emirates is in contact with Denmark to "clarify the details" after the latter suspended flights over coronavirus concerns, Abu ...

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Israel extends Covid lockdown despite vaccination drive

The Israeli government extended the country's coronavirus lockdown as infections soar despite a rapid vaccination campaign.

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

The price of Arab resilience

Nadine Talaat

The price of Arab resilience

Comment: Too often, narratives of resilience are told in place of critique, letting those responsible for crony politics, corruption and human ...

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Jordan opens first Covid-19 field hospital

The 300-bed hospital was erected in two weeks in the northern Zarqa province, around 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the capital Amman, at a cost ...

WATCH: UAE hosts first Orthodox Jewish wedding in Dubai

The New Arab Staff

WATCH: UAE hosts first Orthodox Jewish wedding in Dubai

The wedding reportedly took place at the Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel and featured some 150 guests, Ynet reported, adding that at least half the ...

Lebanon to ease virus curbs from Monday

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon to ease virus curbs from Monday

Lebanon is to gradually ease restrictions imposed two weeks ago after a surge in coronavirus infections, in a bid to relieve its struggling ...

Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down Covid-era <em>weddings</em>

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Small is beautiful: Gaza's toned-down Covid-era weddings

What were once huge events, Gaza's weddings are now being toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jordan records highest numbers of coronavirus cases

The New Arab Staff

Jordan records highest numbers of coronavirus cases

Jordan announced a daily record of 5,877 cases among its 10 million population count, placing it amongst the countries with the highest rates of ...

Brooke Anderson

Muslims face election-day anxiety over Trump's travel ban

In-depth: For Muslims in America and around the world, the 2020 US election could very well determine their life trajectories.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan's medics in danger as Covid-19 kills doctors

Authorities in Jordan have been accused of negligence after a rise in the number of healthcare worker deaths was reported this week.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese soccer player dies from stray bullet head wound

The origin of the stray bullet that struck Lebanon's leading soccer player Mohammed Atwi was never determined.

The New Arab Staff

Jordan closes schools, mosques after new Covid-19 outbreak

Jordan has seen a new wave of coronavirus cases leading authorities to respond.

Istanbul introduces limits to gatherings as coronavirus spreads

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Istanbul introduces limits to gatherings as coronavirus spreads

Turkey reimposed new restrictions in Istanbul after an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, authorities said.

The New Arab & agencies

After early virus success, Israel heads for partial lockdown

Israel passed the milestone of 1,000 novel coronavirus deaths this weekend.

British soldier refuses to serve over Saudi arms sales

The New Arab Staff

British soldier refuses to serve over Saudi arms sales

A British soldier under investigation by military police over a demonstration he attended against the war in Yemen spoke to The New Arab about ...

Landmark 19th century palace destroyed in Beirut blast

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Landmark 19th century palace destroyed in Beirut blast

The deadly 4th August Beirut blast has destroyed the historic Sursock Palace in Achrafieh, which was built in 1860 and survived political ...

Former Miss Lebanon holds wedding despite coronavirus ban

The New Arab Staff

Former Miss Lebanon holds wedding despite coronavirus ban

Valerie Abou Chacra appears to be courting controversy in her decision to hold her wedding celebrations in the midst of a pandemic.

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