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Analysis: Despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain's already volatile domestic politics, normalisation with Israel confirms the importance of ensuring continued US support.

The World Bank has urged Lebanon to swiftly form a reform-minded government.

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across ...

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

Gaia Caramazza

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

Spain's top court backed the immediate deportation of migrants who enter the country's North African enclaves.

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece could be sued over Syrian expulsion to Turkey

A 26-year-old Syrian man said he was illegally expelled from Greece in 2016 whilst searching for his 11-year-old brother.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Humanitarian ship brings 255 migrants to Sicily

At least 255 migrants rescued from boats in distress were handed over to Italian authorities after being assisted by the humanitarian Open Arms ...

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias emboldened by Biden's victory

While those in official circles are generally in favour of a new US administration under Joe Biden, Iraqi civil society and activists are more ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Second Libya shipwreck raises toll to around 100

'Rescued by local fishermen, they were in shock and terrified; they saw loved ones disappear beneath the waves, dying in front of their eyes,' ...

Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning

"In our society, which is already very polarised, we don't need people who come to spread hatred."

At least 74 migrants dead in Libya shipwreck: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

At least 74 migrants dead in Libya shipwreck: UN

"The boat was reported to be carrying over 120 people, among them women and children."

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria marks 50 years of Assad family rule

Like the Castro family in Cuba and North Korea’s Kim dynasty, the Assads have attached their name to their country the way few non-monarchical ...

Iraq camp closures 'risk homelessness' for over 100,000 refugees

The New Arab Staff

Iraq camp closures 'risk homelessness' for over 100,000 refugees

Refugees forced to leave homes at short notice will have to return to neighbourhoods destroyed during the Iraqi military offensive against the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French minister in Algiers to discuss terrorism, immigration

French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin is in Algeria to discuss extremism and immigration.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy FM proposes US-style 'Patriot Act' after Vienna attack

The Italian official said the EU should adopt 'something like' the Patriot Act the US introduced in the wake of 9/11 attacks.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fire erupts, burns down tents at Greek refugee camp

A fire broke out early in the refugee camp on earthquake hit Greece's Samos island burning down 15 tents, the Migration Ministry said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

The roughly 6,000 Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers in Israel once again fear for their fate.

Trump says US allies 'worse than the enemy'

The New Arab Staff

Trump says US allies 'worse than the enemy'

As the US presidential election reaches its final stages, Donald Trump raised eyebrows after he seemingly attacked his own allies during a ...

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Donald Trump is a danger to Muslims'

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

French police shoot dead 'Generation Identity' attacker

The New Arab Staff

French police shoot dead 'Generation Identity' attacker

French media reports indicate the man threatened a North African shopkeeper with a weapon before being shot dead by police.

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst ...

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