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A new interview shows a shift in Turkey's policy towards Arab nations, indicating an attempt to strengthen the line of communication.

Local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have been instructed to detain and deport Rohingya refugees.

The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

Sahar Khamis

The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the promise of greater gender equality remains unfulfilled.

Bashar and Asma Al-Assad test positive for <em>Covid</em>-19

The New Arab Staff

Bashar and Asma Al-Assad test positive for Covid-19

Syria's president and his wife have confirmed that they tested positive for the coronavirus and will quarantine.

Jordan prime minister announces major government reshuffle

The New Arab Staff

Jordan prime minister announces major government reshuffle

Jordan has suffered economic hardships following the coronavirus crisis.

The New Arab Staff

International Women's Day 2021: Special Coverage

The New Arab publishes a series of articles highlighting the struggles and triumphs of women and girls in MENA and the world for IWD 2021

Brooke Anderson

US immigrant mothers struggle to homeschool amid pandemic

With no extended family or lifelong friends nearby and language barriers, homeschooling during the pandemic has proven particularly difficult ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

Marking International Women's Day, Amnesty highlights the plight of women throughout the MENA, who struggle with added pressures deriving from ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi-led coalition jets pound Yemen capital after Houthi strikes

A Saudi-led military coalition mounted air strikes on Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa after intercepting a flurry of drones and missiles ...

Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

To end his four-day Iraqi visit, Pope Francis chose to hold the largest mass of his trip in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

The heaviest deployment of security forces yet has been mobilised to protect the 84-year-old on what is perhaps his riskiest day in Iraq.

Gaza girl dons 3D-printed mask to heal burnt face

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gaza girl dons 3D-printed mask to heal burnt face

An eight-year-old Palestinian girl, severely burned in a fire in Gaza last year, has been using a 3-D printed mask to heal her face.

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace ...

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Senate meets under tight security after extremist threat

The Senate carried on with business as usual on Thursday. Yet worries persisted: the Capitol Police are pushing to extend the stay of the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump to be allowed back on YouTube

Donald Trump will be allowed back on YouTube but only when the threat of his inciting violence falls.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope urges end to violence on historic Iraq trip

The pope is defying the pandemic and renewed security fears to make a "long-awaited" trip to comfort one of the world's oldest Christian ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

Elias Jahshan

How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and ...

Harry Hagopian

Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's ...

Palestinian student refused vaccine at Tel Aviv University

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian student refused vaccine at Tel Aviv University

Israel’s health ministry objected to giving the vaccine to a Palestinian student at Tel Aviv University despite a campus-wide inoculation drive.

Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in <em>Covid</em>-19 cases

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait ramps up measures amid spike in Covid-19 cases

A one month curfew has been imposed in Kuwait after a spike in Covid-19 cases were recorded on Thursday.

France chides EU allies over Israel <em>Covid</em>-19 vaccine plan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France chides EU allies over Israel Covid-19 vaccine plan

In a thinly-veiled snub to Austria and Denmark, France's foreign minister criticised what he called "attempts at secession" over the EU's ...

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