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Hatem Ali was known for role in spreading the popularity of Syrian dramas in the Arab world.

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and influence even further.

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.

The Iraq Report: Iran's covert control over Iraq exposed

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran's covert control over Iraq exposed

Iranian intelligence cables leaked by the media have caused a stir in recent weeks as officials in Tehran attempt to downplay the extent of ...

Exit polls show Ennahdha party leading Tunisia election

The New Arab & agencies

Exit polls show Ennahdha party leading Tunisia election

Exit polls showed Ennahdha leading that of a jailed business tycoon in Tunisia's legislative polls.

The New Arab

Tunisian security forces kill IS militants planning Ramadan attacks

Tunisian security forces say they have killed three suspected members of an IS-affiliated group in Sidi Ali Ben Oun in the centre of the country, thwarting attacks planned for Ramadan.

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisia teachers protest after months on strike

Thousands of Tunisian teachers took to the capital's streets on Wednesday to demand bonuses and improved working conditions months into a strike ...

Uri Levy

Final whistle blows for Asian Cup 2019

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar, the unlikely victors, have proven all critics wrong and paved the path to the 2022 World Cup.

The New Arab

UAE 'downgrades' Asian Cup closing ceremony after Qatar win

Plans to have superstar singers perform scrapped as medals awarded by low-level dignitaries.

Qatar defy odds and blockade to win Asian Cup

The New Arab

Qatar defy odds and blockade to win Asian Cup

Qatar are the 2019 Asian Cup winners, beating Japan 3-1 in a tense, nervy match.

Uri Levy

Asian Cup 2019: Qatar v UAE preview

Both teams have surprised many in reaching this stage of the tournament.

Did Yemen's Houthis fabricate Saleh killing video?

The New Arab

Did Yemen's Houthis fabricate Saleh killing video?

Yemeni government officials and loyalists to the former President Ali Abdullah Saleh believe the scenario surrounding his death was ...

Gaza power struggle melts hopes of summer ice-cream

Rami Almeghari

Gaza power struggle melts hopes of summer ice-cream

Gaza needs an estimated 550 megawatts each day, but the blockaded Strip's power plant generates just 40 percent of that amount, reports Rami ...

Egypt blocks more internet sites

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt blocks more internet sites

The latest Egyptian news websites made inaccessible include Al-Badil and Al-Bedaya, which has often published material critical of government ...

TV dramas you don't want to miss this Ramadan

Sarah Khalil

TV dramas you don't want to miss this Ramadan

Ramadan is when star-studded dramas take over television screens in Arab households across the region. The New Arab brings you the top five ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Mother of murdered West Bank toddler dies of wounds

Riham Dawabsheh, mother of toddler murdered by settlers in arson attack in West Bank died on Monday of her burns with Palestinians saying Israel is complicit in the murders.

AAAJ and agencies

Libya chaos deepens as PM says will resign

The future of Libya's internationally recognised government was uncertain Wednesday after Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said he would ...

Zana K. Gul

Baghdad should cooperate with the locals to retake Anbar

Baghdad’s military strategy needs to be coupled with political concessions to Sunni communities and tribes to recapture Anbar and maintain ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egypt in a state of 'ruthless, all-out repression'

Egypt's Sisi has regressed into "all-out repression", with tens of thousands of the country's brightest languishing in jail, rights group ...

‘You're not journalists' campaign launched against Lebanese TV programmes

Karim Traboulsi

‘You're not journalists' campaign launched against Lebanese TV programmes

Blog: Lebanese have used Twitter to express anger at television shows they accuse of gutter journalism.

Farah Saleem

Tunisian court orders Ben Ali assets to be returned

Analysis: Confiscated assets worth $13bn must be returned to Ben Ali's family, a court has ruled.

Tikrit battle could exacerbate sectarian tensions

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Tikrit battle could exacerbate sectarian tensions

Comment: Unless Iraqis rediscover their common identity and the government seriously works toward that, victories against IS will only be ...

US hosts talks with Iraqi Sunni leaders: report

Safaa Abdul Hamid

US hosts talks with Iraqi Sunni leaders: report

Political source tells al-Araby al-Jadeed that members of Islamic army, Mujahideen army, Naqshbandis and Baathists are in Washington in attempt ...

Coalition plans to target the IS group's leadership

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Coalition plans to target the IS group's leadership

The US-led coalition hopes to erode confidence in the Islamic State group by killing its leading figures - in a plan dubbed 'hyena hunting' - ...

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