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As Lebanon's economic situation deteriorates, thrift shopping has seen an exponential rise [Getty]
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As Lebanon's economy continues to spiral out of control, Lebanese shoppers have turned to thrift stores, or baleh in Arabic, as a way to keep costs down. The New Arab speaks with thrift shop owners about their operations, and the challenges faced.
Mosul's Al-Nuri Mosque has been left in a dilapidated state since the fall of Islamic State
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An integral and symbolic part of Mosul's architecture, al-Nuri's hunchback minaret had towered over the city until its destruction in 2017. With UNESCO-reconstruction plans threatening to remove key features, Iraqis fear cultural white-washing.
A derailed passenger train is seen leaving 8 dead, 100 injured in incident in city of Qalyubia, Egypt [Getty]
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With systemic failings and neglect at the heart of a recent derailing of a train in Egypt that tragically left 32 dead and more than 100 injured, The New Arab finds out why Egypt's railways are in such dire condition, and which parties are at fault.
Members of the Uighur community and human rights activists demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London
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Three young British activists share their efforts to spur change through advocacy and activism in a bid to fight for an end to genocide of the Uighurs in Xinjiang
Gaza destroyed building
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As Israel bombs Gaza indiscriminately, stories are emerging of civilians suffering unspeakable loss and tragedy. This is the story of Shaimaa, killed in an Israeli strike days before her wedding. Alaa al-Helou reports from the besieged enclave.
Slaves of the Supply Chain: The Xinjiang Cotton Story
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As the Uighur people endure state-sponsored genocide by the Chinese government, we examine the complicity of Western organisations in forced labour practices, and the relative failure of boycott attempts.
With Lebanon's economy in freefall, its students face a precarious future
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With Lebanon's economy in free fall, Lebanese students have faced sustained pressures to continue their studies. The New Arab finds out how, after the decimation of the Lebanese currency, some students have turned to desperate measures.
A lone tourist explores what's left of tourist village Chenini, Tunisia [Getty]
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Despite no Covid-19 cases, the tiny Amazigh village Chenini faces massive economic consequences from the pandemic. But while coronavirus is exceptionally destructive, in Chenini it feels like the culmination of years of economic decline.
[jamaica , 1940s
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Often ignored, we explore how Lebanese and Syrian communities began to settle in Jamaica, and how their footprint has now cemented their place within Jamaican history.
India COVID-19 crisis
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As India descends into further chaos, the lack of oxygen and adequate healthcare provisions have elevated doctors to the status of 'demi-gods'. Yet, the end is far from sight.