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"'I can't breathe.' Those were George Floyd's last words," Biden said, hours after the verdict. "We can't let those words die with him. We have to keep hearing those words."

Crowds across America erupted into joy as the jury's verdict was read out but their elation was tinged with wariness of the progress left to be made.

US ex-cop Derek Chauvin convicted of George Floyd's <em>murder</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US ex-cop Derek Chauvin convicted of George Floyd's murder

Sacked police officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of the murder and manslaughter of George Floyd after being found guilty on all three charges he faced.

Jury reaches verdict at trial over George Floyd's death

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jury reaches verdict at trial over George Floyd's death

The jury has reached a verdict at the murder trial of ex-policeman Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

Biden says evidence 'overwhelming' in tense George Floyd trial

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden says evidence 'overwhelming' in tense George Floyd trial

The president's unusually strong comments came as jury deliberations for the trial of an ex-policeman accused of murdering George Lloyd entered ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jury begins deliberations in George Floyd murder trial

A 12-member jury hearing the case against former officer and murderer of African-American man George Floyd, Derek Chauvin has begun.

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt killed three suspects in jihadist murder of Copt

Egypt's interior ministry said Monday it killed three "terrorist elements" in the Sinai Peninsula.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron urges law change, Jewish woman's killer avoids trial

President Emmanuel Macron urged a change in French law after a man who murdered a Jewish woman in 2017 avoided a trial.

George Floyd <em>murder</em> trial hears closing arguments

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

George Floyd murder trial hears closing arguments

A jury is to hear closing arguments on Monday in the trial of the white ex-police officer accused of murdering African-American George Floyd.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia expected to host 'undisputed heavyweight boxing fight'

Both fighters' camps have reportedly agreed to hold the bout in Saudi Arabia.

Egyptian cleric Qaradawi tests positive for Covid-19

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian cleric Qaradawi tests positive for Covid-19

The news came on the Doha-based cleric's official twitter account. He is reportedly in a good condition and receiving medical care.

Two Palestinian-Israeli brothers killed in Tulkarm amid crime wave

The New Arab Staff

Two Palestinian-Israeli brothers killed in Tulkarm amid crime wave

Two Palestinian-Israeli brothers have been killed in the West Bank city of Tulkarm in an incident linked to the continuing wave of murders in ...

Derek Chauvin is on trial - not George Floyd

Khaled A. Beydoun

Derek Chauvin is on trial - not George Floyd

Comment: Once again, a campaign to pin blame on the victim, and more specifically, the Black victim, was the essential first step towards ...

Parents of Regeni thank Al-Araby for 'uncovering' witnesses

The New Arab Staff

Parents of Regeni thank Al-Araby for 'uncovering' witnesses

The New Arab's Arabic-language sister service Al-Araby TV has been commended by the parents of Giulio Regeni for uncovering new witnesses in the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi man on trial for Berlin motorway rampage

The Iraqi man is charged with attempted murder, dangerous interference with traffic and fleeing the scene of an accident.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK PM denies helping Saudi prince over Newcastle bid

Boris Johnson admitted to instructing a senior aide to look in to the bid but said he did not intervene.

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to ...

New witnesses in Regeni <em>murder</em> trial testify in Italy

The New Arab Staff

New witnesses in Regeni murder trial testify in Italy

Fresh witnesses have come forward to testify against the men accused of torturing and murdering Italian academic student Giulio Regeni in 2016.

Sabena Siddiqui

Can Saudi Arabia and Pakistan mend frayed ties?

Analysis: Amid new geopolitical shifts and realignments in the region, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan appear to be pursuing a reset in relations.

'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaigns against Islamophobia in UK

Tasnim Nazeer

'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaigns against Islamophobia in UK

The 'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaign, launched by British Muslim activist Maz Saleem, invites people to share their own lived experiences of ...

Ballad of a White Cow: A journey for justice

Davide Abbatescianni

Ballad of a White Cow: A journey for justice

Film Review: Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam's moving drama centres on Mina, who devastatingly learns of her husband's execution for a ...

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Ruba Ali Al-Hassani

Post-war Iraq at 18: A state of impunity endures

Comment: The impunity with which the US waged their invasion of Iraq paved the way for a culture of statebuilding based on more of the same, ...

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