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It has taken a populist Shia cleric's public endorsement of vaccinations - and images of him getting the shot last week - to turn things around.

The Half-sister of embattled Princess Raiyah bint Al-Hussein marries British journalist Ned Donovan.

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and prisoners of conscience in the region.

Empowering marginalised women one at a time in Malaysia

Sophia Akram

Empowering marginalised women one at a time in Malaysia

#IWD2020: Many social enterprises have emerged in Malaysia to help women get livelihoods in a complex policy environment for migrants and ...

Kuwait's emir announces 'new government' in latest political shake-up

The New Arab & agencies

Kuwait's emir announces 'new government' in latest political shake-up

Emir of Kuwait, Shaykh Sabah Al-Sabah, has issued a royal decree announcing the formation of a new government, after a month-long ...

The New Arab & agencies

Emirati becomes first Arab to reach ISS

Hazaa al-Mansoori will spend eight days on the International Space Station and will be the first Emirati and the first Arab on the orbiting laboratory.

The New Arab

Egypt authorities accused of illegal random searches on phones

Almost 1,500 people have been arrested so far as Sisi moves to crackdown on protests against his rule.

The New Arab & agencies

UAE says it will stand by Riyadh after attacks

The UAE has pledged its support to Riyadh amid the unprecedented disruption caused by attacks on Aramco oil plants, offering its ally technical ...

The New Arab

Remembering the Great Return March protesters killed by Israel

March 30 the first anniversary of Gaza's Great Return Marches. Here are the names of the 251 protesters killed by Israel while demanding the ...

Seeking escapism: All That I Want to Forget

Amena Ravat

Seeking escapism: All That I Want to Forget

Book Club: Bothayna Al-Essa's latest novel, All That I Want to Forget, weaves a broken narrative, intertwining the past and the present ...

The New Arab

Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli custody following 'medical neglect'

Palestinian prisoner Faris Baroud died in an Israeli prison due to health complications from being neglected by the system.

HTS capture more opposition areas in northern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

HTS capture more opposition areas in northern Syria

In-depth: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have taken over more areas of northern Syria from rebel groups.

Iraqi model shot dead in Baghdad, in latest murder

The New Arab

Iraqi model shot dead in Baghdad, in latest murder

A number of women have been murdered by unknown gunmen in Iraq.

UAE to send its first astronauts into space

The New Arab & agencies

UAE to send its first astronauts into space

Dubai's ruler has named two Emirati astronauts who will set off on a mission to the International Space Station.

Displaced and fearful: How many times must Syrians flee?

The New Arab

Displaced and fearful: How many times must Syrians flee?

Syrians who have already fled their homes for camps in south Syria have again been displaced to Idlib. Many have found respite, but fear for ...

Diana Alghoul

Oren: Israel was not 'diplomatically prepared' for Gaza killings

Israel's deputy minister and former ambassador to the US Michael Oren said Israel needs to be improve its PR in order to justify its crimes against Palestinians to the world.

The New Arab

#GreatReturnMarch death toll reaches 17 after wounded Palestinian dies

Faris al-Raqib, 29, has become the 17th casualty of Friday's Great Return March protests, after being shot and critically ...

The New Arab

Islamic State 'significantly growing' in Somalia: UN report

An Islamic State faction in Somalia has grown significantly over the past year, carrying out attacks in Puntland and receiving some funding from ...

Robert Cusack

It is still possible to protest in Saudi Arabia

A group of exiled opposition figures are organising small-scale, anonymous protests in Saudi Arabia, with videos emerging of citizens mocking ...

Mosul schoolgirls aim to catch up on lost years

The New Arab & agencies

Mosul schoolgirls aim to catch up on lost years

One of the first schools to reopen in west Mosul is now teaching 650 pupils who missed out on three years of education while IS held the city.

The New Arab

Iraqi police raid illegal drugs lab in northern city

Police in Kirkuk stormed a home in the city that had been turned into a 'drug manufacturing plant,' arresting two suspects and confiscating ...

Naming those executed on New Year's Day

The New Arab

Naming those executed on New Year's Day

Blog: Saudi Arabia's executions included political activists and al-Qaeda members alike. These are their names.

'Are we safe?' Turkey no haven for anti-IS activists

Imogen Lambert

'Are we safe?' Turkey no haven for anti-IS activists

In-depth: Following the killing of Naji Jerf, activists and groups urge Turkey to do more to protect Syrian journalists fleeing the conflict.

'ISIL in Aleppo' video director murdered in Turkey

The New Arab

'ISIL in Aleppo' video director murdered in Turkey

Islamic State group has claimed that they have assassinated another member of the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently journalist campaign ...

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