The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Pirates ambushed a Turkish ship off the Nigerian coast, killing an Azerbaijani national and kidnapping fifteen crew members.

Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

The New Arab Staff

Pakistani man killed during TikTok stunt on train track

Hamza Naveed, 18, was walking next to the tracks while a friend filmed him, a spokesperson for the local rescue agency said.

UK imams mobilise to counter Coronavirus vaccine disinformation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK imams mobilise to counter Coronavirus vaccine disinformation

Islamic religious leaders in the UK are coming together to tackle false information about the coronavirus vaccine.

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, pressured by blackouts and pollution, targets Bitcoin

With toxic smog blanketing Tehran skies and the country buckling under the pandemic, social media has been rife with ...

The New Arab Staff

Ayatollah Khamenei’s Twitter account suspended after Trump 'death threat'

One of Ayatollah Khamenei’s Twitter accounts has been suspended after a picture was posted showing former president Trump under the shadow of a war plane.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia releases activist Essam Koshak after four-year detention

Saudi Arabia has released human rights activist Essam Koshak, but he will remain subject to a travel ban for four years.

The New Arab Staff

UK mosque transforms into Covid-19 vaccination site

The Birmingham mosque is the first in the country to serve as a vaccination centre.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia mothers decry wave of 'arbitrary' arrests after unrest

"Some were arrested without even having taken part in the demonstrations," said Bassem Trifi of the Tunisian League of Human Rights.

Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

Aniqah Choudhri

Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

Comment: The Home Office has finally admitted most child grooming gangs are made up of white men, but for British Muslims the damage has already ...

Mohamed ElBaradei

The eternal promise of the Arab Spring

Comment: The ideals of the Arab Spring remain out of reach for many. But the quest for freedom, though long and uneven, is inevitable and ...

Facebook 'supreme court' to judge Trump suspension

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Facebook 'supreme court' to judge Trump suspension

Facebook asked its independent experts to rule on whether it should uphold former president Donald Trump's suspension.

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

Keira Dignan

How Greece is silencing NGOs to hide refugee abuses

In-depth: A new law prohibiting NGOs from reporting accounts of abuse in refugee camps is part of a wider crackdown since the New Democracy ...

Turkey says evil eye symbol 'impermissible' in Islam

The New Arab Staff

Turkey says evil eye symbol 'impermissible' in Islam

The religious affairs ministry claims the use of the nazar, or evil eye symbol, is not allowed in Islam.

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oman heir joins youthful Gulf royals

Oman's Dhi Yazan bin Haitham was announced as the heir apparent, following Sultan Qaboos' death at the age of 79.

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian Jerusalemites mourn Aqsa 'cat man' following Covid-19 death

Palestinians are mourning Ghassan Younes, a man who used to travel to Jerusalem five days a week to feed cats, after he died of coronavirus

Florence Massena

Racist hashtag says Lebanese should get vaccine before refugees

A hashtag calling for Lebanese people to get vaccines before refugees has sparked renewed debate in Lebanon about racism, prejudice, and the ...

The New Arab Staff

UK Labour Party reportedly hires former Israeli spy

Assaf Kaplan reportedly began working as a “social listening and organizing manager” for the Labour Party in December.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US soldier charged with plotting attack on 9/11 Memorial

A US soldier was arrested for allegedly trying to help the Islamic State attack targets that include the 9/11 Memorial in New York.

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

Narjas Zatat

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

It is Donald Trump's last official day as President of the United States, and his departure is a good time to look back on his problematic ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia seeks to stem wave of night-time street riots

Tunisia is bracing for protests after hundreds were arrested in four nights of street clashes between riot police and disaffected youths

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of ...

Iraq approves AstraZeneca, Sinopharm vaccines amid fall in cases

The New Arab Staff

Iraq approves AstraZeneca, Sinopharm vaccines amid fall in cases

Iraq’s health minister has announced that the country will approve the Oxford AstraZeneca and Sinopharm vaccines as the number of coronavirus ...

Lebanon doctors urge lockdown extension

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon doctors urge lockdown extension

Lebanon's top medics dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have urged an extension of the lockdown, which will last until the last week of ...

Most Popular

Most Popular