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A report submitted to the UN found a deadly December attack on Aden airport in Yemen to have likely been carried out by Houthi rebels.

Oman and China signed a waiver visa agreement on Monday, as the two countries held talks on strengthening ties.

Syrian foreign minister visits Oman as countries bolster relations

The New Arab Staff

Syrian foreign minister visits Oman as countries bolster relations

The Syrian regime and Omani have further strengthened relations.

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's ...

Crime wave rattles Arab Israelis ahead of vote

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Crime wave rattles Arab Israelis ahead of vote

An epidemic of crime has ravaged Israeli Arabs - many of whom blame police racism.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian activist jailed for 'insulting' police while lodging complaint

The lawyer of a Tunisian gay rights and democracy activist said she was accused of 'insulting' police officers and sentenced to prison while filing a complaint.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq gets first shipment vaccine from China

Iraq on Tuesday received 50,000 Sinopharm vaccines donated by China.

The New Arab Staff

Oman-US talks in Muscat aim to tackle Yemen war

US Special Envoy to Yemen Timothy Lenderking is on a 10-day visit to the Gulf to discuss Yemen and other regional concerns.

Iraq sees record Covid-19 cases as new lockdown begins

Iraq has been among the countries hardest-hit by coronavirus in the Middle East, with more than 660,000 reported cases and over 13,200 deaths.

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Feared IS leader killed in raid

The Islamic State's most powerful operative in Iraq has been killed by counter-terrorism and security forces, striking a serious blow to the ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi crown prince gets Covid-19 vaccine shot

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received on Friday the country's first dose of the coronavirus vaccine in line with the ministry of ...

Iraq inks preliminary deal for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq inks preliminary deal for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Iraqi authorities inked a preliminary deal to obtain the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine by early next year.

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

MbS summoned to court on WhatsApp over 'assassination' attempt

The New Arab Staff

MbS summoned to court on WhatsApp over 'assassination' attempt

Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been summoned to court via the WhatsApp messaging platform over torture charges.

The New Arab Staff

Lawyers hired to represent MbS in Al-Jabri lawsuit: report

MbS and his aides have been assigned US lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the crown prince of sending a hit squad to Canada to allegedly assassinate ex-Saudi official Saad al-Jabri.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

James Snell

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly ...

How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

In the 17 years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran's ancient allies have cycled through Iraq's corridors of power.

Mohammed Shiaa

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

An alleged cover-up of the killing of local activists in Basra reveals how a corrupt political network in southern Iraq is ready to do anything ...

Oman's sultan names new foreign minister

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oman's sultan names new foreign minister

The Sultan of Oman has appointed a new foreign minister, replacing Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, just days after the UAE normalised relations ...

Israeli forces beat elderly Palestinian man during overnight raids

The New Arab Staff

Israeli forces beat elderly Palestinian man during overnight raids

Suliman al-Hathalin ,70, was beaten and re-arrested after Israeli forces broke into Umm al-Khair village in southern Hebron.

Israel says it arrested Hamas militant who fled Gaza

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel says it arrested Hamas militant who fled Gaza

The announcement confirms weeks of rumours that a Hamas figure had “defected” to Israel.

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