The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

In-depth: Settler groups are engaged in a house-by-house struggle for Jerusalem, using Israel's legal system to take over Palestinian homes.

Comment: Researchers at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies take an in-depth look at how a Lebanese cabinet backed up with real legislative authority would help address Lebanon's multiple crises.

Egypt's Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

Active and former military staff will only be allowed to run for office with the army's approval, in a bid to bar any of Sisi's rivals from the presidency.

Egypt to allow military personnel to run in elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt to allow military personnel to run in elections

Egypt's parliament on Monday approved amendments allowing active or former military personnel to run for the presidency and parliament pending ...

Palestinian journalist faces four criminal charges over Facebook post

Florence Dixon

Palestinian journalist faces four criminal charges over Facebook post

Sami al-Sai, who was detained over a video about watermelons, has been subject to years-long 'systemic' harassment and torture ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthi rebels impose 'discriminatory' religious tax

This week we focus on the Houthis' new 'Khums' tax, rumoured 'mercy injections' and more.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Egyptian actress Ragaa Al-Geddawy in a stable condition after receiving a plasma blood treatment for coronavirus ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Noble' Yemeni doctor treats poor patients from his car

A Yemeni doctor has been praised for treating patients from his car, in a move to provide access to the country's poorer civilians.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran sees record rise in new cases, Israel suspends parliament after MK tests positive and fears mount of second wave of ...

Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

Moroccan actress Mariam Hussein has been attacked on Instagram for posting a ‘blackface’ photo of herself, meant as an act of solidarity with ...

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 ...

Lebanese protesters back on the streets as economy crumbles

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese protesters back on the streets as economy crumbles

Angered by Lebanon's economic crisis, demonstrators across the country are re-energising a protest movement against a political class the ...

The Caravan: Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad

Tam Hussein

The Caravan: Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad

Book Club: Thomas Hegghammer details the life of Palestinian scholar Abdallah Azzam, who is seen as the founding father of global jihad.

Kuwait and Philippines edge closer to workers protection agreement

The New Arab

Kuwait and Philippines edge closer to workers protection agreement

Kuwait and the Philippines have edged closer to signing a workers protection agreement for Filipino nationals.

Jailed <em>Sami</em> Anan who challenged Sisi for presidency freed

The New Arab & agencies

Jailed Sami Anan who challenged Sisi for presidency freed

Egypt released from jail a former military chief of staff arrested in 2018 after he tried to challenge President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ...

Tareq Hajjaj and Pam Bailey

Eyes 'common target' of Israeli snipers at Gaza's March

To date, Gaza's Ministry of Health reports that 50 protesters have been shot in the eye by Israeli soldiers since the demonstrations began last March leaving them permanently blind.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

Nationwide demonstrations erupted on October 17 over a plunging economy. They quickly grew into calls for sweeping aside Lebanon's entire ruling ...

The New Arab

Detained Lebanese protester released after 'harassment' outrage

Lebanese protesters decried Dana Hamoud's detention as 'arbitrary'.

The New Arab

Cancer-stricken Palestinian dies in Israeli detention 'after medical negligence'

Palestinian authorities have called for a 'day of rage' after a 36-year-old died in prison after being denied release on humanitarian and ...

Lebanon's Ponzi-scheme economy is broken. Protesters want a solution

Federica Marsi

Lebanon's Ponzi-scheme economy is broken. Protesters want a solution

Dispatch: Lebanon's already crippled economy has plunged into crisis amid widespread protests in the country. Protesters want a radical solution

The New Arab

Petrol pumps halt in protest-hit Lebanon over dollar shortage

The shuttering of petrol stations came as demonstrators again took to the street across the country, keeping up their three-week-long movement ...

Jordan schools shut as strike hits UN Palestinian agency

The New Arab

Jordan schools shut as strike hits UN Palestinian agency

The strike demanding pay rises is being observed by around 7,000 workers, UNRWA spokesman Sami Mshamsha said, and comes as the agency ...

Lebanon protests turn violent as army removes road-blocking demonstrators

The New Arab

Lebanon protests turn violent as army removes road-blocking demonstrators

Lebanon remains on lockdown despite the army attempting to break up human roadblocks on the country's key highways as the protests enter their ...

Good cop, bad cop: Israeli judiciary's role in apartheid

Hassan Ben Imran

Good cop, bad cop: Israeli judiciary's role in apartheid

Comment: The Israeli judiciary isn't just doing PR for Israel's war crimes and apartheid, it is directly complicit, writes Hassan Ben Imran.

Most Popular

Most Popular