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Honduras became the 50th country to ratify the treaty, drawing praise from human rights groups around the world.

First in line for the group's joint project list is a treatment for Covid-19 administered via a nebuliser.

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the First Intifada of 1987.

World becoming less tolerant of migrants, new poll claims

The New Arab Staff

World becoming less tolerant of migrants, new poll claims

A new Gallup poll found that countries around the world have become far less tolerant of migrants, as Europe unveils a new asylum plan.

EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan to share responsibility

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan to share responsibility

The EU will announce a plan for member states to share the responsibility for asylum seekers.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey blasts southern EU leaders' 'biased' sanctions threat

Turkey called a statement by southern European leaders threatening sanctions on Ankara 'biased, disconnected from reality and lack a legal basis'

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Aegean angst: Greece and Turkey's dangerous Eastern Mediterranean game

Tensions between Greece and Turkey have ignited a geopolitical storm in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron urges EU to unite over Turkey's 'unacceptable' conduct

Turkey is 'no longer a partner' in the eastern Mediterranean region, Macron said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty says Malta using 'illegal tactics' against migrants

Malta has been condemned for using 'illegal tactics' against migrants making their way from North Africa.

Suha Arafat apologises to UAE over Israel normalisation protests

The New Arab Staff

Suha Arafat apologises to UAE over Israel normalisation protests

While UAE media and mouthpieces are in raptures over her apology, senior Palestinian officials have distanced themselves from the statement.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US calls for political solution in Libya, targets smugglers

Washington has called for a UN-backed ceasefire and the withdrawal of foreign military personnel from Libya.

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Turkey urges 'immediate' end to Haftar support in Libya

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey urges 'immediate' end to Haftar support in Libya

Turkey earlier this year stepped up its support for the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord after Haftar launched an offensive in April ...

Italy to take in 180 refugees rescued in Mediterranean

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy to take in 180 refugees rescued in Mediterranean

Italy on Sunday authorised charity vessel Ocean Viking to transfer 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean to a ship in Sicily for quarantine, ...

Libya militia leader Haftar 'lost millions' to western mercenaries

The New Arab Staff

Libya militia leader Haftar 'lost millions' to western mercenaries

Libya's rogue general has reportedly lost over $55 million to western mercenaries and businessmen in purchased war apparatus that never turned ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrant rescue boats return to Mediterranean seas after hiatus

Two charity boats have headed back to the Mediterranean after a two-month hiatus in migrant rescue operations.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

Nearly three months after lockdown, Cyprus has allowed its first tourist flights to take place.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader buried in Damascus

Ramadan Shallah was buried following the afternoon prayers in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malta takes in 400 migrants living on boats

The migrants were stranded on boats near Malta's territorial waters before they were allowed to come to shore

Former head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad dies

The New Arab Staff

Former head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad dies

The former head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, Ramadan Shallah, has died at the age of 62 after spending over three years in a coma

The New Arab & agencies

Malta to open migrant coordination centres in Libya

The move comes as Malta's ports remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

The New Arab

Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

Tribes in Syria have slammed Russia's Wagner military group for its efforts in luring young members to fight alongside General Khalifa Haftar ...

Russia denies Moscow-printed Libyan money is counterfeit

The New Arab

Russia denies Moscow-printed Libyan money is counterfeit

Russia said the Libyan currency worth $1.1 billion seized in Malta is not counterfeit. While the US has said a Russian state-owned ...

<em>Malta</em> seizes $1bn in counterfeit Libyan money

The New Arab & agencies

Malta seizes $1bn in counterfeit Libyan money

Maltese authorities seized counterfeit Libyan money worth $1.1 billion that was printed by a Russian firm, the US State Department said.

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