The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

A Frontex investigation into allegations of illegal migrant pushbacks on Greece and Turkey's maritime border turned out to be inconclusive.

Turkey and Egypt could negotiate a maritime demarcation agreement in the eastern Mediterranean if ties warm between the two countries.

Pregnant refugee charged with arson after attempted self-immolation

The New Arab Staff

Pregnant refugee charged with arson after attempted self-immolation

The woman has been told that she must remain in Greece, where she will face trial.

Pregnant migrant sets herself on fire in Greek camp

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pregnant migrant sets herself on fire in Greek camp

The 26-year-old woman placed her two children outside her tent on Sunday before setting fire to it in a bid to burn herself alive, police said.

Hamas official demands details of Egypt-PA gas deal

The New Arab Staff

Hamas official demands details of Egypt-PA gas deal

Mousa Abu Marzouk said that Gazans 'should not stand by and watch as our natural resources go away' after the Palestinian Authority and Egypt ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany convicts Syrian in landmark torture trial

A German court has found Eyad al-Gharib guilty of aiding crimes against humanity and sentenced him to four and a half years in prison.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey accuses Greek jets of 'harassing' Turkish boat

A Greek plane was alleged to have dropped a chaff cartridge, used to disable radars, two miles away from a Turkish research vessel, as tensions ...

Alex Kassidiaris

Normalisation with Kosovo: Israel's expansion through the Balkan corridor

Analysis: Israel had long rejected ties with Kosovo, but amid shifting diplomatic alliances mutual recognition could extend Tel Aviv's ...

The New Arab Staff

Greece accused of downplaying lead risk in refugee camp

Human Rights Watch has accused Greece of neglecting concerns about lead poisoning at a new camp for refugees in Lesbos and failing to ...

A new chapter in Greece's Middle East military strategy

Eva J. Koulouriotis

A new chapter in Greece's Middle East military strategy

Analysis: Concerns about Turkey's regional assertiveness have pushed Greece to adopt a more proactive foreign policy, with Athens ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fighting fears of vaccines high up in Turkey's mountains

Turkish doctors working to vaccinate citizens for the coronavirus are coming up against fears and refusals.

EU sets deadline for Turkey on tax blacklist: diplomats

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU sets deadline for Turkey on tax blacklist: diplomats

The EU has reportedly again kept Turkey on its 'grey list of offenders', countries that are asked to make changes to their policy and are given ...

Greek NGOs denounce inaction over illegal migrant pushbacks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greek NGOs denounce inaction over illegal migrant pushbacks

Six rights groups on Monday denounced what they said was the lack of an effective investigation of reports that Greece is illegally ...

Israel, Cyprus agree travel deal for vaccinated citizens

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel, Cyprus agree travel deal for vaccinated citizens

Israel and Cyprus have agreed in principle a deal allowing coronavirus-vaccinated citizens of the two countries to travel between them without ...

<em>Greece</em> calls migrant pushback claims 'fake news'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece calls migrant pushback claims 'fake news'

Rights groups have accused Greece of illegally forcing back to Turkey thousands of migrants.

The New Arab Staff

Greece forcibly returned 9,000 refugees in ten months: report

Many of the refugees were fleeing war-ravaged countries like Afghanistan and Syria.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Aegean Sea a 'lawless space' for migrants: NGO

A Berlin-based NGO found an "unprecedented escalation" of human rights violations against migrants in the Aegean Sea last year.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU to spare Turkey from tax blacklist: sources

The EU wants Turkey to comply with international standards related to its commitments on tax evasion.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's interim leader arrives in Benghazi

Mohammad Younes Menfi has met with Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi, following the election of a new interim government, ahead of ...

East Libya strongman offers support to new executive

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

East Libya strongman offers support to new executive

Khalifa Haftar reiterated a recent pledge of support for the leaders of Libya's new executive authority, mandated to lead the country through to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya embarks on new transition phase

In a potential 'turning point' move, Libya has stepped into a new phase following the selection of a new unity government.

Surprise as Dbeibah elected Libyan transitional PM

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Surprise as Dbeibah elected Libyan transitional PM

Libyan delegates at UN-facilitated talks outside Geneva made the surprise choice of Abdul Hamid Dbeibah as the transitional unity prime minister ...

Cypriots urged by UK to 'seize opportunity'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cypriots urged by UK to 'seize opportunity'

The UK and Cyprus have discussed efforts to revive talks that seek to reunify the Mediterranean island.

Kashmir and the Eastern Mediterranean power struggle

Alex Kassidiaris

Kashmir and the Eastern Mediterranean power struggle

Analysis: With friction growing between Ankara and Athens, the longstanding alliance between Pakistan and Turkey has prompted Greece ...

Most Popular

Most Popular