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An amendment backed by rebel Conservative Party MPs and opposition lawmakers failed to pass through the UK parliament's lower chamber on Monday.

UK MPs and activists urge the British government to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia and support an end to the war in Yemen.

UK 'selling arms' to Saudi Arabia despite court ban

The New Arab Staff

UK 'selling arms' to Saudi Arabia despite court ban

The UK has been accused of continued arms sales to the Kingdom despite a court ruling to district the trade.

UK urged to ban riot gear sales to US

The New Arab

UK urged to ban riot gear sales to US

There are growing calls for the UK to ban sales of riot gear to the US.

Labour MPs, including Jeremy Corbyn, condemn Trump's 'peace plan'

The New Arab

Labour MPs, including Jeremy Corbyn, condemn Trump's 'peace plan'

Labour leader hopefuls joined a chorus of voices condemning Donald Trump's latest attempt at geopolitics after he revealed his 'peace plan'.

Narjas Zatat

Stop Uighur internment camps or take Olympics from China

As China gears up to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, the country continues to face accusations of horrific human rights abuses against its Uighur Muslim minority.

Imogen Lambert

The 2020 Labour Party leadership contender guide

Where do the Labour leadership contenders stand on Brexit, racism and the Middle East?

The New Arab

Labour to halt arms sales to Israel, Saudi Arabia

Labour vowed to 'conduct a root-and-branch reform of our arms exports regime so ministers can never again turn a blind eye to British-made ...

The New Arab & agencies

Britain could withdraw from UNESCO, following Israel, Trump administration

Labour frontbencher Emily Thornberry said the suggestion was "an act of political petty-mindedness and shameless cultural ...

For real solidarity, stop arming Israel

Malia Bouattia

For real solidarity, stop arming Israel

Comment: The struggle for Palestinian rights is also a struggle against our own government's support for Israel's violent actions, writes Malia ...

The New Arab

Emily Thornberry 'disgusted' by UK's silence on Gaza

UK's shadow foreign secretary said she is 'disgusted that the UK government abstained' from voting for an investigation into Israel's massacre ...

Syria activists hijack Labour Party fundraiser at swanky restaurant

Paul McLoughlin

Syria activists hijack Labour Party fundraiser at swanky restaurant

Three Syria activists have targeted a UK Labour Party event hosted by Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry, asking her to ...

Why the Israel lobby fears it's losing Labour

Hilary Aked

Why the Israel lobby fears it's losing Labour

Comment: The consolidation of a left-wing, pro-Palestinian leader's power, has been bad news for Israel's supporters in Labour, writes Hilary ...

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the ...

Johnson accused of jeopardising case of jailed Briton

The New Arab & agencies

Johnson accused of jeopardising case of jailed Briton

The husband of a British woman imprisoned in Iran has said that his wife discovered lumps in her breasts and he urged government to step up ...

The New Arab

Johnson to visit Iran after jeopardising jailed Briton's case

Johnson will visit Iran before the end of the year to discuss the case of jailed Briton Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe after a careless blunder which threatens to lengthen her jail sentence.

Ben Clarke

Britain in Palestine: From Balfour to Boycott

Comment: 100 years have passed since Balfour signed his infamous declaration, but what can Britain do now to help end injustice in Palestine?

Tom Charles

Boris Johnson's 'English lion' is an imperial embarrassment

Comment: The UK foreign secretary is not the only one who should be reassessing his imperialist outlook, writes Tom Charles.

The New Arab

UK's Boris Johnson makes shocking gaffe about Libya's Sirte

Gaffe-prone UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson shocked a Conservative Party conference after saying British investors were looking to make ...

Is UK's Labour shifting back to a pro-Israel stance?

Tom Charles

Is UK's Labour shifting back to a pro-Israel stance?

Comment: Labour may be forced to adopt a pro-Israel position, despite its new pro-Palestinian leadership, writes Tom Charles.

The New Arab

UK 'could have done more' to prevent Libya disaster

The UK's Foreign Office minister concedes that Britain could have done better to ensure stability in the aftermath of Muammar Gaddafi's ...

Labour's cluelessness on Syria is not an innocent mistake

Imogen Lambert

Labour's cluelessness on Syria is not an innocent mistake

Labour uses opposition to intervention as a false argument for sparing the Syrian regime from accountability, while many of its symbols ...

UK-Saudi pact to be tested in 2017

Tom Charles

UK-Saudi pact to be tested in 2017

Comment: British support for Riyadh has long gone unchallenged, but this looks set to change next year, writes Tom Charles.

Syrian protester screams at Prime Minister's gates over Aleppo

The New Arab

Syrian protester screams at Prime Minister's gates over Aleppo

Sawsan Abou Zainedin, an active Syrian protester in London, became completely frustrated over the government's lack of action on Aleppo.

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