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The United States edged close to registering 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, the latest grim milestone for the country just weeks before voters decide if President Donald Trump will stay in office.

Justice Ginsburg was instrumental in championing women's rights issues in the United States.

'Charity founded by MbS under review over suspected scandals'

The New Arab Staff

'Charity founded by MbS under review over suspected scandals'

Two lawsuits have implicitly and explicitly made a mention of the MbS-affiliated foundation, prompting a review by the Kingdom, a report said.

Pompeo failed to replicate UAE-Israel deal, here's why

Rami G. Khouri

Pompeo failed to replicate UAE-Israel deal, here's why

Comment: Pompeo's failure to garner more UAE-style normalisation agreements suggests that Arab public opinion still counts for something, writes ...

Samah Jabr: The psychiatrist fighting Palestine's mental health crisis

Ben Lynfield

Samah Jabr: The psychiatrist fighting Palestine's mental health crisis

Psychiatrist Samah Jabr has emerged as an unsung hero in the Palestinian Authority's life and death battle against coronavirus.

Yousra Samir Imran

Imperialism, patriarchy and the history of Palestinian LGBTQ activism

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian scholar Dr. Sa'ed Atshan to discuss his new book 'Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique'.

Rami G. Khouri

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

Comment: The deal announced Thursday serves only the interests of Trump in an election year, Israel, and Arab authoritarianism in the region, ...

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US caps foreign student numbers on all-online courses

The policy change was announced in a statement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

S.Sudan dissident thanks President Trump for US asylum

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

S.Sudan dissident thanks President Trump for US asylum

Prominent South Sudanese dissident Peter Biar Ajak thanked President Donald Trump for giving him refuge after fleeing 'a death squad sent by ... ...

The New Arab Staff

Afghan all-female robotics team creates ventilator amid coronavirus

A group of female scientists in Afghanistan have developed a special ventilator to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Trump administration rescinds rule on international students

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump administration rescinds rule on international students

The US government has dropped plans to deport international students who have been forced to take their learning online due to coronavirus.

US: International students whose classes move online risk deportation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US: International students whose classes move online risk deportation

The US said it would not allow foreign students to remain in the country if all of their classes are moved online in the fall because of the ...

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Rami G. Khouri

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, ...

Father-son duo accused in Ghosn escape scheme fight extradition

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Father-son duo accused in Ghosn escape scheme fight extradition

Michael and Peter Taylor are wanted in Japan, on allegations that they helped Carlos Ghosn flee the country in a box.

Hugo Goodridge

Charting the dramatic collapse of Syria's national currency

Covid-19, Lebanon's dollar crisis and the Rami Makhlouf saga have triggered the collapse of Syria's currency.

The New Arab & agencies

US father-son duo accused of masterminding Ghosn's escape

Michael Taylor, a 59-year-old former Green Beret and private security specialist, and Peter Taylor, 27, are wanted by Japan on charges they ...

The New Arab

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week

The New Arab & agencies

Afghan girls attempt to build ventilator from car parts

Part of the school girl group known as the ''Afghan Dreamers'' their prototype is made of spare parts from a Toyota Corolla, a car ubiquitious ...

'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

The New Arab

'Father of Iraqi architecture' Rifat Chadirji dies aged 93

The designer of many of Baghdad's most symbolic modern buildings died in London after contracting the coronavirus.

Rami G. Khouri

Three big lessons from Yemen's five years of war

Comment: Arab autocracies, Saudi-Emirati military muscle-flexing and a mythical 'international community' have all contributed to five years of ...

Arab leaders were already incompetent, then came coronavirus

Rami G. Khouri

Arab leaders were already incompetent, then came coronavirus

Comment: Weak political and economic management will now be further exposed, as coronavirus and multiple new crises roll over the region, writes ...

Embattled Syrian areas uninhabitable for years: report

The New Arab & agencies

Embattled Syrian areas uninhabitable for years: report

Intense fighting in northwest Syria has rendered swaths of the region uninhabitable as conditions deteriorate.

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Rami G. Khouri

Palestinians must lead the world's last anti-colonial struggle

Comment: The Palestinians must dare to lead their anti-colonial battle with a powerful raft of political, economic, legal, and mass mobilisation ...

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