The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Protesters gathered outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank on Tuesday after a leading coordinator of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was arrested by Israel.

Comment: Diab's government was built to fail and based on impossible promises. Its resignation is far from enough for a devastated people looking for justice and change, writes Nizar Hassan.

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly rising poverty - with a pandemic on top of that.

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

Human Rights Watch urges Turkey to probe alleged torture

The New Arab & agencies

Human Rights Watch urges Turkey to probe alleged torture

Human Rights Watch called on Turkey to investigate alleged torture committed by police and "nightwatchmen" against over a dozen people.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Coronavirus-hit Iran warns against weddings and funerals

Iranians have been urged to avoid hosting wedding and funeral gatherings, as the country's novel coronavirus outbreak continues to increase.

The New Arab Staff

Anti-Netanyahu protesters attacked by Israeli pro-government gangs: reports

Israel's public security minister has warned of 'bloodshed' as anti-government protests continue throughout Israel.

The New Arab Staff

Yemenis rally around distraught driver who lost bus

A bus driver who lost his only source of income in a fire has seen thousands rally in his support in a two-day social media drive.

The New Arab Staff

Greek protesters burn Turkish flag following Hagia Sophia conversion

Protesters in the Greek city of Thessaloniki burned Turkish flags after Muslim prayers were held in the Hagia Sophia, while the Turkish and ...

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN warns of alarming rise of hunger in Yemen

"We must act now... The warning signs have returned and with coronavirus pandemic added to the mix, it could get a lot worse if ...

Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

The New Arab Staff

Saudi journalist dies after prison release over unnamed 'disease'

Saleh Al-Shehi, who was detained for his criticism of the Saudi state, was released from prison in May but died shortly after.

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

Israelis protest response to economic fallout from virus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israelis protest response to economic fallout from virus

Protesters gathered at a seaside park with signs reading "Out of touch. We're fed up."

Riyadh hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Riyadh hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

Saudi Arabia will host talks aimed at bringing the global economy to recovery amid coronavirus.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the people's interest, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai holds first 'real life' conference after shutdown

The glitzy emirate hosts dozens of conventions every year but for months the virus forced the lucrative sector to move from conference halls to ...

The New Arab Staff

Qatar ranks as 'safest country in the world'

The latest Numbeo Index has ranked Qatar as the safest country in the world, local reports confirmed.

Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

The New Arab Staff

Iraq Olympic football team goalkeeper found dead in car

Karrar Ibrahim was found dead in his car in the Al-Saadoun area of the capital Baghdad on Friday, authorities confirmed.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria's air defence systems

Chief of staff of Iran's armed forces met with Syrian president Bashar Assad during a visit to Syria, where they signed an agreement to ...

Ten million face acute food shortages in Yemen: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ten million face acute food shortages in Yemen: UN

The UN's World Food Programme spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said action must be taken before a famine is declared.

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Sana Uqba

British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

UN warns Yemen on the brink of famine again

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN warns Yemen on the brink of famine again

The UN has once again sounded the alarm over Yemen's descent into famine as donor funds have dried up.

Most Popular

Most Popular