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Feature: How the killing of a Syrian refugee in alleged 'self-defence' at a celebrity couple's home brought Lebanon’s most burning issues to the doorstep of its national treasure.

The UK-Africa Investment Summit was organised by the British Government to explore the investment opportunities in the continent as it prepares to leave the EU.

The UK-based grassroots charity taking on the Rohingya crisis

Tahmina Begum

The UK-based grassroots charity taking on the Rohingya crisis

The New Arab Meets: Rahima Begum whose international human rights organisation from East London is contributing proof to the case on the Rohingya people at the highest United Nations court.

Journalists are also victims of Lebanon's security crackdown

Kareem Chehayeb

Journalists are also victims of Lebanon's security crackdown

Lebanese security forces have assaulted more than 20 journalists and media workers covering the protests in Beirut this month alone.

Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

The New Arab

Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

Six women have been appointed in Lebanon's allegedly 'technocratic' government ...

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.

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 a big risk to the environment.

Sabena Siddiqui

Greta Thunberg's message for the Middle East at Davos

The climate theme at Davos has enormous relevance for the Middle East, where rising sea levels, harsher droughts and increased temperatures will have a detrimental impact on shipping and oil.

How Libya forced Algeria out of diplomatic hibernation

Narjas Zatat

How Libya forced Algeria out of diplomatic hibernation

Analysis: With the Libyan crisis knocking on Algeria's door, new president Tebboune has launched unprecedented diplomatic efforts. But questions ...

Key Libya middleman Tunisia left out of Berlin conference

Alessandra Bajec

Key Libya middleman Tunisia left out of Berlin conference

As Libya's closest neighbour with common interests and close relations, the absence of Tunisia at the Berlin conference can be seen as ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: 'Idlib will fall,' Assad regime tells Turkey

The Assad regime is determined to capture the Idlib province, Ali Mamlouk told his Turkish counterpart, an event that will have huge consequences for Ankara and millions of Syrians.

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.

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.

Nicholas Frakes

Businesses struggle as Lebanon's economic crisis continues

As Lebanon marks 90 days since widespread calls for an end to corruption rang across the country, businesses are struggling to stay open as their operating costs increase.

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

Stasa Salacanin

What is next after Operation Peace Spring?

Although Turkey announced the end of their operations in northern Syria late ...

One woman's fight for justice against Palestinian Authority torture

Charlie Hoyle

One woman's fight for justice against Palestinian Authority torture

Suha Jbara was detained, tortured and imprisoned before starting a hunger strike to secure her freedom. Now she is fighting for justice against the Palestinian Authority's opaque legal system.

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 the country's most contentious issues.

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, daily atrocities by the Assad regime.

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?