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Britain has come under increasing pressure from critics to tackle the refugee crossings.

French maritime patrol say it acted "on several reports of small boats of migrants in difficulty in the straights" off Calais

UK angry at 'unacceptably high' Channel migrant numbers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK angry at 'unacceptably high' Channel migrant numbers

British interior minister Priti Patel deplored the number of migrants crossing into the UK from France.

Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

A Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank is set to receive a large donation, after British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million ...

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

Courtney Freer

UK imposes sanctions, then praises ties with Saudi Arabia

Comment: In a weak attempt at justice for Jamal Khashoggi, the UK imposed sanctions, but then apparently apologised and returned to negotiating arms exports with Saudi Arabia, writes Courtney Freer.

The New Arab Staff

UK 'issued private apology' to Saudi Arabia over sanctions

Britain's defence minister reportedly called his Saudi counterpart to heap praise on the kingdom a day after UK sanctions were imposed on Saudi ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia selects royal court head as WTO candidate

Countries are putting forward their candidates for WTO head.

James Snell

What patchy sanctions tell us about Raab's post-Brexit priorities

Comment: UK sanctions on Saudi and Russian individuals are encouraging but will do little to the punish the regimes that allowed these abuses to ...

Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudis top UK 'independent' sanctions list for rights violators

Saudi Arabia has topped UK's sanctions list for human rights violations.

The New Arab Staff

Khashoggi's Saudi 'killers' sanctioned by UK government

The UK foreign office has designated sanctions against some of the officials involved in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

The Muslims who saved Liverpool F.C.

Khaled A. Beydoun

The Muslims who saved Liverpool F.C.

Comment: Liverpool wingers Salah and Mane are scoring goals well beyond the football pitch, writes Khaled Beydoun.

UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

The New Arab Staff

UK Foreign Office urged to secure Gulf activists' safety

A group of UK lawmakers urged the UK Foreign Office to intervene in the cases of three Gulf activists who are at risk of contracting Covid-19 in ...

Boris Johnson's new-model colonial policy

Arkebe Oqubay

Boris Johnson's new-model colonial policy

Comment: Johnson's decision to put the Department for International Development directly under the control of the foreign ministry is indicative ...

London mayor warns of 'violence' as far-right protest planned

The New Arab Staff

London mayor warns of 'violence' as far-right protest planned

London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan fears clashes may break out between far-right and anti-racism protestors in London this weekend.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

The New Arab & agencies

UK aide Dominic Cummings defies calls to quit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top aide Dominic Cummings defied calls to resign over allegations that he broke coronavirus rules and ...

The New Arab

UK should punish Israel annexation with 'economic sanctions'

Israel was the first country to secure a post-Brexit trade agreement with the UK, set to come into effect on January next year.

TootArd: Trailblazing fusion music from the occupied Golan Heights

Yousif Nur

TootArd: Trailblazing fusion music from the occupied Golan Heights

The New Arab Meets: Musical sensation TootArd, an inventive ensemble from the occupied Golan Heights whose sound fuses desert blues, ska and ...

The New Arab & agencies

UK flies in Turkish coronavirus medical aid

A shipment of 84 tonnes of personal protective equipment has arrived in the UK from Turkey, amid mounting criticism of the government's ...

Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

Charlie Faulkner

Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

Displaced Syrian academics are struggling to continue their careers after being forcibly uprooted by war, with many separated from their ...

MbS' lust for power could sink Saudi Arabia

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

MbS' lust for power could sink Saudi Arabia

Comment: Mohammed bin Salman is erratically pursuing short-term gains in a desperate and dangerous bid to secure his own ambitions, writes ...

On Palestine, Labour leadership contenders are failing, once again

Malia Bouattia

On Palestine, Labour leadership contenders are failing, once again

Comment: When it comes to international solidarity and Palestine, we're seeing a return to the pre-Corbyn status quo, writes Malia Bouattia.

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