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Mohamed Ramadan denied knowing Omer Adam was Israeli after he received backlash for taking a photo with the singer, and said that 'Palestine is number one'

In a New Arab interview, Ali Ben Nasser, who refereed the 1986 Argentina-England match mourned Diego Maradona while insisting he was 'not responsible' for allowing the 'Hand of God' goal.

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

Against the Loveless <em>World</em> by Susan Abulhawa

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian struggle.

Tony Blinken: the good, the bad, and potentially ugly

Daniel Larison

Tony Blinken: the good, the bad, and potentially ugly

Comment: Blinken will repair the damage done to international treaties and relationships, but when it comes to questions of military ...

Kamal Afzali

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona dead at 60

Diego Maradona, the Argentine football star considered to be among the greatest players ever, has died at the age of 60 following struggles with ...

The New Arab Staff

Trump sends B-52 bombers to Iran's doorstep

The deployment of the bombers comes after reports that Trump planned strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Biden and the Eastern Mediterranean: Greek optimism, Turkish caution

Analysis: With Greece seeking a more active role from Biden in the Aegean Sea, Turkey could find itself constrained by the president-elect.

Qatar to host FIFA <em>Arab</em> Cup in 2021

The New Arab Staff

Qatar to host FIFA Arab Cup in 2021

Qatar, host of World Cup 2022, will be the venue of a special 22-team Arab Cup next year.

The New Arab Staff

Netanyahu, UAE Crown Prince nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by ...

MuslimPro's 'data sale' is not just an outrageous betrayal

Mobashra Tazamal

MuslimPro's 'data sale' is not just an outrageous betrayal

Comment: MuslimPro's sharing of private data with brokers who passed it on to US military exposed its Muslim users to the lethal consequences of ...

Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met <em>Arab</em> leaders

The New Arab Staff

Israeli agents 'disguised as women' regularly met Arab leaders

The former chief of Israel's spy agency Mossad said agents regularly met with Arab leaders and officials over the years, and on some ...

For US progressives, the fight has only just begun

Brooke Anderson

For US progressives, the fight has only just begun

In-depth: Progressives and minority voters helped Biden across the finish line in key swing states. Now they want to make sure their policy ...

Egypt court to examine Mohammed Ramadan over "normalisation" photos

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt court to examine Mohammed Ramadan over "normalisation" photos

An Egyptian court is to hear a case against prominent singer and actor Mohamed Ramadan after photos emerged of him posing with Israeli ...

The New Arab Staff

Israel ratifies mutual visa exemption agreement with UAE

The visa exemption agreement, reportedly already ratified by the UAE, will now go into effect after being approved by Israeli officials.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national ...

The New Arab Staff

Joe Biden nominates Antony Blinken as Secretary of State

Veteran White House advisor Antony Blinken has been nominated as Joe Biden's Secretary of State.

The New Arab Staff

Arab authors call for boycott of Emirati book prize

Some of the Arab world's most well-known authors have demanded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction cut ties with the UAE.

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, army courts target anti-government protesters

Around 90 civilians have been referred to the military justice system so far, according to Legal Agenda, a human rights group based in Beirut.

Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo's strange farewell tour, full of symbolism and silence

The trip opened with 54 hours in Paris in which he appeared for a total of one minute in public.

Donald Trump to take part in virtual G20 summit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Donald Trump to take part in virtual G20 summit

Donald Trump will take part in the summit, which will be held remotely due to coronavirus restrictions.

G20: <em>World</em> leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Courtney Freer

G20: World leaders will attend, but Riyadh shouldn't rejoice

Comment: Despite calls for boycotting the G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this year, the world will send representatives. But this is ...

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