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Leader of jihadist group Al-Shabaab Abou Obaida Ahmad Omar has called for "attacks" against French and American interests in Djibouti a few weeks before the country's presidential election.

Moroccan-Dutch politician Kauthar Bouchallikht faced an 'Islamophobic and racist' campaign against her election bid, supporters say.

Instagram apologises to Bella Hadid after censoring Palestine post

The New Arab Staff

Instagram apologises to Bella Hadid after censoring Palestine post

Instagram's parent company Facebook admitted Bella Hadid's post should not have been taken down, apologising to the Palestinian-Dutch supermodel.

Bella Hadid accuses Instagram of 'silencing' Palestine’s history

Gaia Caramazza

Bella Hadid accuses Instagram of 'silencing' Palestine’s history

Palestinian-American model Bella Hadid has slammed Instagram's 'censorship' of her father's birthplace.

Government change offers no solution for Iraq

Judit Neurink

Government change offers no solution for Iraq

Comment: If Iraq's party system based on religion, ethnicity and endemic clientelism is not addressed, protests will recur and frustration will ...

The New Arab

Dutch court to hear Gantz 'war crimes' trial

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz could face trial over crimes allegedly committed during the 2014 Gaza war.

The New Arab & agencies

Israelis go to the polls for crunch elections

Israelis began voting today in a crunch election that could decide the future of the country’s right-wing prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ...

Eldar Mamedov

Saudi Arabia's strange bedfellows

Comment: The only credible way for Saudi Arabia to engage the EU is to work with the entire spectrum of European opinion, including critics, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Dutch former defence minister appointed UN Iraq envoy

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has taken over from Jan Kubis to head up the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq.

Gay community in Indonesia targeted by pre-marital sex ban

The New Arab

Gay community in Indonesia targeted by pre-marital sex ban

Indonesia seeks to push forward a draft law clamping down on sex outside marriage, stoking fears for Indonesia's LGBT community.

The New Arab & agencies

Netherlands withdraws ambassador to Turkey as ties sour

Relations between the two NATO allies have spiralled to an all-time low after the Netherlands expelled Turkey's Family Minister Fatma Betul ...

Turkey says 'no difference' between <em>Dutch</em> fascists and liberals Turkey says 'no difference' between Dutch fascists and liberals

The New Arab

Turkey says 'no difference' between Dutch fascists and liberals

Turkey has continued its war of words with The Netherlands, conflating the centre-right Dutch government with the far-right anti-Islam ...

Turkey says <em>Dutch</em> liberals dragging Europe into 'religious wars' Turkey says Dutch liberals dragging Europe into 'religious wars'

The New Arab

Turkey says Dutch liberals dragging Europe into 'religious wars'

While the rest of Europe is celebrating the defeat of a far-right party in the Dutch polls, Turkey is continuing its war of words with ...

Anti-Islam Geert Wilders lags in Netherlands exit poll

The New Arab

Anti-Islam Geert Wilders lags in Netherlands exit poll

Dutch Anti-Islam candidate Geert Wilders did not perform as well as expected in the Netherland's parliamentary elections ...

Turkey warns The Netherlands of 'consequences' following minister's deportation

The New Arab

Turkey warns The Netherlands of 'consequences' following minister's deportation

Tensions between The Netherlands and Turkey have reached fever pitch after a Turkish minister was expelled from the country.

The New Arab & agencies

The Netherlands PM describes expelled Turkish minister as 'undesirable'

Mark Rutte has said he has no regrets at expelling a Turkish minister, a decision which has sparked a diplomatic row between the two countries.

The New Arab & agencies

Dutch back Muslims in far-right fight

Hundreds of Dutch citizens gathered at an Amsterdam mosque on Sunday in solidarity with Muslims after an anti-Islam MP vowed to shut ...

The New Arab

Controversial Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders calls Moroccans 'scum'

Geert Wilders made the racist comments on Saturday as he launched his official electoral campaign to become mayor of Rotterdam, a race the ...

The New Arab

French Jews must renounce Israeli nationality: Marine Le Pen

France's equivalent of Donald Trump has suggested French Jews will be made to renounce Israeli citizenship if she wins the presidential ...

<em>Dutch</em> anti-Islam MP fake picture tweet sparks outrage

The New Arab & agencies

Dutch anti-Islam MP fake picture tweet sparks outrage

Leader of the Netherland's populist Party for Freedom sparks angry recriminations after posting a fake picture that falsely claimed to show a ...

Tommaso Segantini

Rejecting Hamas and the PA: Palestinians need mass-mobilisation

Comment: Palestinians must liberate themselves from the oppressive shackles of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, and work towards an ...

Far-right rising: 'France's Trump' pushes ahead in presidential polls

The New Arab

Far-right rising: 'France's Trump' pushes ahead in presidential polls

Marine Le Pen's aspirations for the French presidency, once fanciful, appear increasingly realistic with elections set to take place on ...

France's Le Pen rides far-right wave of Trump's success

The New Arab

France's Le Pen rides far-right wave of Trump's success

Marine Le Pen's aspirations for the French presidency, once fanciful, appear increasingly realistic with elections set to take place on ...

<em>Dutch</em> MP welcomes Syrians to the Netherlands in Arabic

The New Arab

Dutch MP welcomes Syrians to the Netherlands in Arabic

A Dutch MP welcomed Syrian refugees to the Netherlands in a short Arabic-language speech at the Dutch parliament on Wednesday.

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