Arabic News

Why Iran is still attacking American troops during the pandemic

Iran is using the United States as a scapegoat amid the coronavirus pandemic. Iran has been decimated by the spread of the novel coronavirus, with more than 83,000 diagnosed cases and 5,200 deaths as of April 20 — at least according to official figures, which are likely much lower than the real numbers. One official from the country’s medical council estimates that the total ...

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Iraq Resists Iranian Pressure to Reopen Border Closed to Slow Covid-19

With the coronavirus raging in Iran, a push to distance their country from their neighbor has gained broader appeal in Iraq. Truck by truck, border post by border post, a power struggle is unfolding between Iraq and Iran over when to reopen the frontier between the two countries, which Iraq closed five weeks ago to limit the spread of the ...

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America’s Abandonment of Syria

By the time Turkey invaded northern Syria, in October, the Ain Issa refugee camp—twenty miles south of the Turkish border—resembled a small city. In recent years, some fourteen thousand people had moved there, displaced by isis, Russian and American air strikes, or the repressive regime of President Bashar al-Assad. The camp had evolved from a few tents in a muddy field into ...

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Arabic press review: Coronavirus means crisis for Arab workers in Turkey

Meanwhile, Egypt’s newspapers hit by virus, Iraq faces financial crisis after oil price drop, and EU ‘excludes Algeria’ from aid Arab companies and workers in Turkey are facing disaster, according to London as the coronavirus pandemic hits hard. Most Arab businesses in Turkey operate in the fields of trade, tourism, hotels, transportation, restaurants, entertainment services and medical tourism. These are the ...

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Officials step up Arabic-language virus news, though Hebrew info more detailed

Several Joint List members demanded last week that authorities make information more accessible in Arabic; firm in charge says it translates info ‘important’ to Arab public The Health Ministry has stepped up its efforts to provide updates in Arabic about the novel coronavirus after coming under sharp criticism for largely failing to do so, but it still continues to share ...

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Suspected Terrorist Found ‘Praying In Arabic’ on Street After Knife Rampage

Romans-sur-Isère (France) (AFP) — A Sudanese refugee went on a knife rampage in a town in southeastern France on Saturday, killing two people in what is being treated as a terrorist attack. The attack in broad daylight, which President Emmanuel Macron called “an odious act”, took place with the country on lockdown in a bid to stem the spread of ...

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Etisalat Arabic literature award invites submissions

The Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature (Etisalat Award), organised by the UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) and sponsored by Etisalat Group, has announced on its social media platforms that it is now accepting submissions for its 12th edition. Authors, publishers and illustrators of Arabic books as well as silent books for children and young adults are ...

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‘Art Jameel’ Releases First Guide for Children on Coronavirus in Arabic

As part of an initiative aimed at raising children’s awareness on coronavirus, Art Jameel, an independent organization that supports arts, education and heritage in the Middle East and beyond, released on Thursday “Corona Virus: A curious guide for courageous kids.” The publication is the first bilingual (Arabic/English) free guide on the health crisis for children. It is produced in collaboration ...

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Tunisia names new government in last bid to avoid early election

PM-designate forms coalition gov’t that will include Ennahda party in a deal that will prevent parliament dissolution. Tunisia’s prime minister-designate Elyes Fakhfakh has announced the formation of a new coalition government after coming to an agreement with Ennahda, the biggest party in parliament, in a deal that will potentially end a months-long political crisis. With this latest agreement, the proposed government will likely ...

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Tunisia: Promising Economic Indicators Hint Successful Tourism Season

Tunisia’s Tourism Ministry has said there were promising economic indicators pointing to a successful tourism season. The growth rate stood at around 13 percent by mid-February, compared with the same period in 2019. It estimated about 650,000 tourists to have visited the country, a boom that has brought about 350 million Tunisian dinars (more than $122 million) in hard currency. ...

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