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Three months after Lebanon's uprising began, protesters target banks

Sarah Khalil

Three months after Lebanon's uprising began, protesters target banks

In-depth: Public anger has boiled over in crisis-hit Lebanon as the protest movement enters its third month. The New Arab interviewed an activist to understand why banks are being targeted.

Date of publication: 17 January, 2020

Palestinians denied drilling rights in Mediterranean gas fields

Yousef Alhelou

Palestinians denied drilling rights in Mediterranean gas fields

Egypt and Jordan began to receive shipments of natural gas from Israel this month, upsetting Palestinians who continue to be denied their right to drill and extract gas from Gaza.

Gulf's use of oxo-degradable plastics is toxic for environment

Nadine Sayegh

Gulf's use of oxo-degradable plastics is toxic for environment

The UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are allowing the use of plastic that falls under the category of 'oxo-degradable plastic' which poses ...

Is Iran's nuclear deal still viable?

Sabena Siddiqui

Is Iran's nuclear deal still viable?

Following the killing of Qasem Soleimani, Iran feels it is not bound by the ...

UK adds entire Hezbollah movement to terror blacklist

The New Arab & agencies

UK adds entire Hezbollah movement to terror blacklist

Britain's finance ministry previously only targeted the Shia organisation's military wing but has now listed the whole group, after the government designated it a terrorist organisation last March.

Angry plane crash mourners rip Iran flag from coffins

The New Arab

Angry plane crash mourners rip Iran flag from coffins

Videos from the funerals of plane crash victims in Iranian Kurdistan show mourners pulling Iranian flags off the coffins, reflecting rising anti-government anger since authorities admitted shooting down the plane.

Khamenei leads Friday prayers amid ongoing Iran crisis

The New Arab & agencies

Khamenei leads Friday prayers amid ongoing Iran crisis

It is the first time Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei has led the Friday prayers since 2012.

Author Arshin Adib-Moghaddam talks more on Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Anu Shukla

Author Arshin Adib-Moghaddam talks more on Qasem Soleimani's assassination

The New Arab Meets: Author and professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam to discuss how the escalation of US-Iran relations has put a spotlight on some of ...

'Humanity is dying': Syrians feel abandoned by the world

Dani Qappani

'Humanity is dying': Syrians feel abandoned by the world

Syrians have been abandoned for almost nine years by the international community, who they accuse of being blind, deaf and mute to the endless, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Philippines reimposes ban on citizens working in Kuwait

A Filipina maid was allegedly sexually abused and killed by her employer, sparking another row between Kuwait and the Philippines.

Canada, Iran foreign ministers to meet on Friday

The New Arab

Canada, Iran foreign ministers to meet on Friday

More than 50 Canadian citizens were among the 176 people killed last week when Iran mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet.

Libya peace conference documents nearly ready: Russia

The New Arab & agencies

Libya peace conference documents nearly ready: Russia

Officials from Russia, Turkey, the United States and the European Union are due to convene for a Libya peace summit on Sunday.

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan appoints new intelligence chief after crushing mutiny

Five people were killed when agents from the intelligence agency's former military wing rebelled over their severance pay.

My Life in Jihad, from Algeria to Afghanistan

Sadek Hamid

My Life in Jihad, from Algeria to Afghanistan

Book Club: Abdullah Anas and Tam Hussein's To the Mountains: My Life in Jihad, ...

Greece threatens to block Libya deal over maritime dispute

The New Arab & agencies

Greece threatens to block Libya deal over maritime dispute

Officials from the US, EU, Russia and Turkey are due to meet in Berlin on Sunday for a Libya summit.

Lebanon police forced to apologise after violent crackdown

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanon police forced to apologise after violent crackdown

Protesters say that police came from nowhere and started firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

Iran asks plane crash countries not to 'politicise' disaster

The New Arab

Iran asks plane crash countries not to 'politicise' disaster

'We request all sides not to make human issues, particularly this tragic accident, into an excuse for political gestures,' said Iran's foreign ministry following calls for compensation for the victims.

Arab veganism: Back to roots or copying the West?

Diana Alghoul

Arab veganism: Back to roots or copying the West?

It almost seems as though the rise in veganism in the Arab world directly correlates with 'Western influence' – but how true is this?

Taliban proposes 10-day ceasefire with US to restart talks

The New Arab & agencies

Taliban proposes 10-day ceasefire with US to restart talks

Taliban sources have voiced the group's proposal of a 10-day ceasefire with the US and face-to-face talks with the Afghan government if a peace ...

The New Arab

Turkish soldiers among 10 killed by Syria car bomb

Ankara has strongly condemned a suspected YPG car bomb which killed three Turkish soldiers and seven allied Syrian fighters at a traffic stop in Suluk, near the Turkish border.

Protesters decry Lebanese security forces' 'systematic targeting' of journalists

The New Arab & agencies

Protesters decry Lebanese security forces' 'systematic targeting' of journalists

Dozens of people gathered outside Lebanon's Interior Ministry and the American University of Beirut to protest against arrests of demonstrators and violence against journalists.

Why Iraq is contemplating buying Russian missiles

Paul Iddon

Why Iraq is contemplating buying Russian missiles

Iraq is considering the purchase of yet more long-range missiles from Russia amid American and Iranian strikes on its soil.

The New Arab

Israeli journalist sneaks into Saudi Arabia to film report

Israeli journalist Henrique Cymerman filed a special news report for Israeli channel i24 News from the Saudi city of Jeddah on Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman's 'reforms'.

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