The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Inside Karrar Sattar's work lives a distinctive darkness and haunting sadness that echoes the lived experiences of the nation at large.

A crash in oil prices has plunged Iraqi Kurdistan into economic crisis, with Baghdad's budget cuts adding to the region's financial woes.

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the 'liberated' Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Saudi Arabia signals warming ties with neighbouring Iraq

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia signals warming ties with neighbouring Iraq

Saudi Arabia will reappoint an ambassador to Iraq, a Saudi official said, adding that the kingdom is keen on cooperating with the new government.

Church in Germany hosts Friday prayers for muslims

The New Arab

Church in Germany hosts Friday prayers for muslims

A pastor and an imam collaborated in Germany to provide a space of worship to muslims inside a church, in a bid to observe strict social ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq seeks Gulf funds to stave off fiscal collapse

Ali Allawi met with his Saudi counterpart in Riyadh on Friday, seeking emergency funds from the GCC to stave off an impending financial crisis in the country.

The New Arab & agencies

Two regional IS leaders killed in Syria: CentCom

Two regional Islamic State group leaders were killed in a strike on Deir az-Zour province earlier this week.

The New Arab

Baghdad residents deplore display of Iranian leader posters

Iraqis in Baghdad have called for the removal of a massive number of posters showing Iranian leaders on Quds Day, an event supposedly ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab & agencies

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Netflix releases nostalgic Arabic films for Eid under lockdown, Turkey declares 'mission accomplished' in the battle against coronavirus, and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ramadan: In Baghdad, calls to pray keep coronavirus away

In Baghad, calls to prayer are being used to talk about Covid-19.

Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

The New Arab

Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

Rocket hits near US embassy in <em>Baghdad</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad

One rocket hit near the US embassy in Baghdad early Tuesday morning, security sources told AFP, the first to land in the high-security ...

Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

The New Arab

Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

Angry protesters broke into the Baghdad office of Saudi-owned MBC television, after one of its broadcasts called Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, ...

EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

The New Arab

EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

An LGBTQ flag that was raised by western diplomats in Iraq's capital Baghdad prompted a swift backlash online, forcing the missions to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Khamenei: US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

Iran's supreme leader said that the United States will be expelled from Iraq and Syria and alleged that even Washington's allies "abhor" it now.

The New Arab

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by raising the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Gloves and masks litter Middle East amid virus panic

Across the Middle East, disposable masks and gloves that remain in high demand to protect populations from the coronavirus pandemic are ...

The New Arab

Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The Ilisu dam, construction of which displaced thousands and submerged an ancient city, will start power generation next week.

Iraq security forces arrest armed men after protester killed

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq security forces arrest armed men after protester killed

Several men were arrested over the death of an Iraqi protestor.

The New Arab

Iraq protests erupt after formation of new al-Kadhimi government

Iraqis flocked to the streets on Sunday, just hours after a new government was formed.

Iraq's new government reaches out to October protesters

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's new government reaches out to October protesters

Iraq's new government has promised to release protesters detained during mass protests in October.

US Senate fails to override veto of Iran resolution

The New Arab

US Senate fails to override veto of Iran resolution

As the US and Iran negotiate an exchange of prisoners, the US Senate failed to override Trump's veto of a resolution placing checks on military ...

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

The New Arab

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

Most Popular

Most Popular