The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New Arab's top 10 stories of 2019.

Shots have been fired at a convoy of Muslims heading to vote in northern Sri Lanka as a polls close in a hotly contested presidential election.

Weaponising the Muslim vote in Sri Lanka's election

Tasnim Nazeer

Weaponising the Muslim vote in Sri Lanka's election

Comment: A video produced by Rajapaksa's campaign misleadingly positions him as a candidate who would look out for Sri Lanka's Muslims, writes Tasnim Nazeer.

Lebanon's inquisitors invoke 'blasphemy' against gay-fronted band Mashrou' Leila

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon's inquisitors invoke 'blasphemy' against gay-fronted band Mashrou' Leila

Analysis: The crackdown on Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila over their pro LGBT+ rights stance and lyrics deemed 'offensive' to Christianity ...

Ignoring Sri Lanka's Islamophobia harms an already vulnerable community

Tasnim Nazeer

Ignoring Sri Lanka's Islamophobia harms an already vulnerable community

Comment: It's crucial that the Sri Lankan government sets an example in taking a stand against anti-Muslim hate in the country, writes Tasnim ...

The New Arab & agencies

Fake news rampant after Sri Lanka Easter attacks

Social networks saw a surge in fake news after the Easter suicide bombings a month ago despite an official social media blackout.

The New Arab & agencies

Sri Lanka parliament official arrested over extremist ties

Sri Lankan police say that a parliament staffer was among six people arrested in raids against a Muslim extremist group last week.

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli arrested for spitting at Polish ambassador

A 65-year-old Israeli man has been arrested for allegedly spitting at the Polish ambassador, police said Wednesday, adding to tensions between ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim attacks

Sri Lankan authorities have temporarily blocked Facebook, Whatsapp, and other social media and messaging services following anti-Muslim attacks ...

Suicide bomber targets worshipers at Pakistani shrine during Ramadan

The New Arab & agencies

Suicide bomber targets worshipers at Pakistani shrine during Ramadan

A suicide blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least ten people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of ...

The New Arab

Sri Lanka massacre suspects 'all dead or arrested'

73 suspects have been arrested by Sri Lankan police since the Easter bombings on the island.

For Muslims in Sri Lanka, life has changed forever

Tasnim Nazeer

For Muslims in Sri Lanka, life has changed forever

Comment: Sri Lankans of all faiths are united in mourning the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks, but Muslim communities are now ...

IS claims three militants killed by Sri Lanka police

The New Arab & agencies

IS claims three militants killed by Sri Lanka police

The Islamic State group has claimed three of the militants killed in a shootout with police in eastern Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka: 15 killed in shootout with bombing suspects

The New Arab & agencies

Sri Lanka: 15 killed in shootout with bombing suspects

Fifteen people, including six children, died during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up ...

Leading Muslim organisation condemns Saudi Sri Lanka fake news

The New Arab

Leading Muslim organisation condemns Saudi Sri Lanka fake news

A leading Muslim organisation has called out Saudi media for publishing fake news related to the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sri Lanka police chief resigns following Easter Day bombings

Sri Lanka's police chief has resigned due to security mistakes leading up to deadly bombings on Easter Day.

CJ Werleman

Sri Lanka's Muslims brace for Islamophobic backlash

Comment: With the memory of last years' social media led violence against them, the country's Muslim minority is already bracing for the ...

The New Arab

New Zealand, Sri Lanka terror attacks 'not linked'

New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern said her government was not aware of any intelligence implying that attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri ...

The New Arab & agencies

US denies possessing advance intelligence on Sri Lanka attacks

The US has denied having prior knowledge of the militant attack in Sri Lanka which killed at 359 people, including at least 45 children.

Sri Lanka detains new suspects amid hunt for bombers

The New Arab

Sri Lanka detains new suspects amid hunt for bombers

At least 18 new suspects were detained in the ongoing investigation into the Easter bombings that killed more than 350 people in Sri ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sri Lanka suicide bombers pledged allegiance to IS

The attackers who killed more than 300 people in a series of coordinated suicide bombings in Sri Lanka pledged allegiance to IS, according to a ...

'Wealthy family terror cell' masterminded Sri Lanka attacks

The New Arab

'Wealthy family terror cell' masterminded Sri Lanka attacks

The sons of a wealthy Colombo spice trader were among suicide bombers who hit three churches and three luxury hotels, investigators have ...

At least 45 children killed in Sri Lanka attacks

The New Arab

At least 45 children killed in Sri Lanka attacks

The UN said at least 45 children were killed in the devastating Sri Lanka attack, reports confirmed on Tuesday, as the total death toll ...

IS claims Sri Lanka suicide attacks

The New Arab

IS claims Sri Lanka suicide attacks

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for Sunday's devastating series of suicide attacks in Sri Lanka which killed at least 321 ...

Most Popular

Most Popular