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The 46-year-old had developed illnesses during a jail sentence in the UAE for posting about the country's involvement in the war on Gaza in 2014

In-depth: With elections on the horizon, activists and mainstream parties have been discussing possible alliances. But many in Iraq's protest movement fear they will be silenced.

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Cilina Nasser

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Comment: While Lokman Slim's killing may not lead to accountability, it will certainly not silence his comrades, writes Cilina Nasser.

Children in Jordan head back to classrooms

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Children in Jordan head back to classrooms

Kindergarten and early elementary school levels, as well as students in their final year of high school, went back to classrooms on Sunday.

Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas to discuss elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas to discuss elections

Technical, legal and security issues must be resolved first, observers say, to ensure the first Palestinian votes in 15 years are not derailed ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating Beirut explosives

Three Syrian businessmen who have been sanctioned by the US over their alleged ties to the regime, have been linked to the purchase of ammonium nitrate.

Natasha Tynes

The future is bright for the Arabic audiobooks industry

As the world celebrates Arabic Language Day, its 390 million speakers are becoming an important market for the growing popularity of audiobooks.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's PM refuses further questioning over port blast

Premier Hassan Diab has rejected the charges as "politically targeting" the position of prime minister, accusing the prosecutor leading the ...

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst ...

Palestinians mark anniversary of horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians mark anniversary of horrific Sabra and Shatila massacre

Palestinian survivors of the Sabra and Shatila massacre still remember the horrible events of 16th September 1982, in which up to 3,500 people ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon judge issues new arrest warrants over Beirut blast

Two officials and three Syrian workers had warrants issued for their arrest over the Beirut blast.

Lebanon judge issues new arrest warrants over Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon judge issues new arrest warrants over Beirut blast

The explosion at the Beirut port caused the deaths of over 170 people, made some 300,000 homeless and caused billions of dollars in damages.

Assad press officer among six sanctioned by US

The New Arab Staff

Assad press officer among six sanctioned by US

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the sanctions were imposed in memory of the victims of the chemical attacks in Ghouta seven years ago.

UN denies responsibility for explosives 'cleared' into Beirut

The New Arab Staff

UN denies responsibility for explosives 'cleared' into Beirut

The United Nations has denied it allowed a cargo ship carrying 3,000 tonnes of ammonium nitrate into Beirut Port.

Arrest warrant against top customs official over Lebanon blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arrest warrant against top customs official over Lebanon blast

A Lebanese judge leading investigations into Beirut's port blast issued a preliminary arrest warrant Monday against customs director-general ...

The New Arab Staff

#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of the victims to date.

The New Arab

Palestinian minister files coronavirus complaint over Israeli police assault

Palestine's minister for Jerusalem affairs Fadi al-Hidmi has filed a complaint against Israeli police who he said assaulted ...

Marta Vidal

Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

Residents, shop owners and activists are organising themselves to prevent multinational corporations from taking over one of the oldest ...

The New Arab

Israel arrests Palestinian Authority's Jerusalem minister

Israeli police stormed Fadi al-Hidmi's home, arresting him on charges of conducting Palestinian political activities in east ...

The murder case haunting Lebanon's pop queen Nancy Ajram

Florence Dixon

The murder case haunting Lebanon's pop queen Nancy Ajram

Feature: How the killing of a Syrian refugee in alleged 'self-defence' at a celebrity couple's home brought Lebanon’s most burning issues to the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Husband of Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram kills 'intruder'

The family of Mohammad Al-Mousa have claimed he was a domestic worker for the Lebanese pop diva and that the he was killed as he came ...

Nancy Ajram's husband shoots intruder dead in their home

The New Arab

Nancy Ajram's husband shoots intruder dead in their home

A black-clad intruder was shot dead by Dr Fadi El Hachem, the husband of superstar singer Nancy Ajram, in the couple's home in Lebanon.

Lebanese protesters decry army violence, detentions

The New Arab

Lebanese protesters decry army violence, detentions

Lebanese protesters are calling on authorities to release demonstrators detained overnight.

Lebanon financial, fuel crises escalate amid continued protest

The New Arab

Lebanon financial, fuel crises escalate amid continued protest

A liquidity crisis has caused shortages in medicine and fuel as endemic corruption continues to cut off Lebanon's electricity supply.

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