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While the true figure could be significantly higher because of possible government concealment, the number of lives lost is about equal to the population of Kyiv, the capital city Ukraine.

Analysis: The US is mulling limiting any future arms deals with Saudi Arabia to 'defensive' weapons. This has been tried before.

Israel receives letter from ICC detailing war crimes investigation

The New Arab Staff

Israel receives letter from ICC detailing war crimes investigation

A letter has reportedly been sent to Israel laying out the scope of a war crimes investigation launched by the international court.

The UK government's pandemic shame

Sanjeev Krishna and Yolanda Augustin

The UK government's pandemic shame

Comment: A year into the pandemic, and the UK government's failure to provide adequate PPE means that frontline healthcare workers remain in the ...

Berlin film festival 2021 roundup: The MENA films

Sarah Khalil

Berlin film festival 2021 roundup: The MENA films

The MENA films selected by this year's Berlinale brimmed with ambition and artistic audacity.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE dismantles Eritrea base

A military base in Assab is being dismantled by the UAE as it winds down its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move

In his first day in office, President Biden has overturned the unpopular ban on immigration from Muslim majority countries.

Paul Iddon

What does the future hold for Libya's Haftar?

Analysis: With Haftar's allies divided, questions loom about the LNA leader's future role in Libya.

The New Arab Staff

End of the rift? The Gulf crisis explained

The Gulf crisis has seen three years of ruptured relations among GCC nations but that could be about to change.

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gulf Arab leaders sign declaration with Qatar

Leaders signed a new declaration with Saudi Arabia today in steps towards repairing broken ties.

Paul McLoughlin

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

Iran Guards vow response to 'any action' amid tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran Guards vow response to 'any action' amid tensions

Salami was speaking on the eve of the first anniversary of the US killing of top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in a Baghdad drone ...

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Saudi Arabia pumps $130m into Yemen developmental projects

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia pumps $130m into Yemen developmental projects

Saudi Arabia announced a range of developmental projects in Yemen, including a new medical and educational city and the rehabilitation of Aden ...

Sudan investigation committee summons military over sit-in massacre

The New Arab Staff

Sudan investigation committee summons military over sit-in massacre

Military figures, including de-facto ruler Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, have been summoned to testify before an investigation into the killing of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to sing.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN food chief: Yemen faces 'looming famine', needs millions

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Programme warned war-torn Yemen faces "looming famine" and urged nations to immediately provide ...

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

The New Arab Staff

Covid-19 vaccine firm founded by children of Turkish immigrants

Biotech firm Biotech, which partnered with Pfizer to find a Covid-19 vaccine, was founded by the children of Turkish immigrants.

Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine 90% effective

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pfizer says Covid-19 vaccine 90% effective

A Pfizer and BioNTech coronavirus vaccine was 90 percent effective in preventing Covid-19 infections in ongoing Phase 3 trials, the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jailed Iran rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh granted temporary release

Jailed human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been granted temporary release, the Iranian judiciary's Mizan Online news website reported on ...

Biden win could see oil glut over Iran deal

The New Arab Staff

Biden win could see oil glut over Iran deal

A Biden win could lead to more crude on the market.

UAE sends over $550 million to Sudan after normalisation

The New Arab Staff

UAE sends over $550 million to Sudan after normalisation

After apparent pressure on Sudan to normalise ties with Israel, the UAE has sent aid to the African country.

Saudi Arabia wages populist campaign against Turkish products

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia wages populist campaign against Turkish products

Saudi Arabian supermarkets are taking Turkish products off shelves and branding Turkish food ‘Greek’ amid a government-inspired campaign against ...

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