The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Critics see it as yet another example of official corruption in a country reeling from the August 4 explosion.

Flights from at least 31 'high risk' countries will no longer be permitted to land in Kuwait, authorities said, as the Gulf state continues to battle Covid-19.

<em>Sri</em> <em>Lanka</em> must end forced cremation of Muslims

Tasnim Nazeer

Sri Lanka must end forced cremation of Muslims

Comment: Sri Lanka's policy of compulsory cremation for victims of coronavirus is an assault on the religious burial rites of its minority Muslim community, writes Tasnim Nazeer.

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

James Reinl

The human cost of Saudi Arabia's dystopian Neom megacity

The killing of a tribal activist has shone a spotlight on the Western firms helping to build Saudi Arabia's Neom megacity.

Coronavirus outbreak detected among <em>Sri</em> Lankan workers from Kuwait

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus outbreak detected among Sri Lankan workers from Kuwait

Almost 160 Sri Lankans returning from Kuwait have tested positive for coronavirus, including one woman who has died.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at least one incident a month.

The New Arab & agencies

Facebook apologises for role in 2018 Sri Lanka unrest

Facebook has apologised for its role in the 2018 deadly unrest in Sri Lanka, after an investigation found incendiary content ...

The New Arab & agencies

Massive India repatriation begins with flights from UAE

India has planned to repatriate some 15,000 nationals stranded 12 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, beginning with flights and ships ...

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Taufiq Wan

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Meet me at the altar? Probably not for now, but maybe Zoom or HouseParty...

Imrul Islam

Sri Lanka's Muslims mark a year of persecution

Comment: Since last year's Easter bombing, Sri Lanka's Muslim community has suffered increased attacks and Islamophobia at both the ...

Ethnic minority healthcare workers praised in new coronavirus video

The New Arab

Ethnic minority healthcare workers praised in new coronavirus video

A new viral trend call #YouClapForMeNow is celebrating ethnic minority essential workers working in the front lines to battle the Covid-19 ...

UK urged to investigate coronavirus deaths of BAME doctors

The New Arab

UK urged to investigate coronavirus deaths of BAME doctors

The head of the British Medical Association has urged the government to investigate if and why black, Asian and minority ethnic people are more ...

Saudi Arabia bashed for reckless coronavirus response

James Reinl

Saudi Arabia bashed for reckless coronavirus response

Saudi Arabia is facing stern criticism ahead of a G20 meeting to tackle Covid-19, with the kingdom accused of aggravating jittery markets in an ...

Saudi Arabia suspends travel to Europe over coronavirus outbreak

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia suspends travel to Europe over coronavirus outbreak

Saudi Arabia has temporarily suspended flights to a number of countries, some of which have not yet been affected by the coronavirus.

The New Arab

Iran temporarily releases 70,000 prisoners amid rising coronavirus toll

Iranian authorities have released thousands of inmates from prison in a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The New Arab

Iran bootleg booze touted as 'corona cure' kills dozens

Rumours the bootleg alcohol in Iran could cure the deadly coronavirus have killed at least 27 people so far, authorities confirmed.

The New Arab

Qatar shuts schools over coronavirus fears

Travellers from 14 countries will no longer be allowed to enter Qatar, where the number of coronavirus cases has increased to 15.

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh asks travellers arriving from Lebanon, Egypt to self-quarantine

Saudi Arabia asked people returning from Lebanon, South Korea, Egypt and Italy to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival in the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia reopens area around Kaaba amid coronavirus measures

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia reopens area around Kaaba amid coronavirus measures

Muslim visitors are able to enter the area next to the Kaaba but the area between two hills that pilgrims must go between seven times to ...

James Reinl

Can the defunct Quartet keep Palestinian hopes alive?

Abbas laid out his roadmap for peace with the Israelis, calling for the reinvigoration of a defunct Quartet with new members to broker a deal, ...

Saeb Erekat leads Palestinian pushback against US plan

James Reinl

Saeb Erekat leads Palestinian pushback against US plan

PLO Secretary-General, Saeb Erekat, is railing against the 'Deal of the Century peace plan', saying it is really a cover for Israel to grab ...

US-Israel circle wagons as Abbas heads to NYC

James Reinl

US-Israel circle wagons as Abbas heads to NYC

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to address the UN Security Council on February 11, hoping to rally international support behind the ...

Yemenis fleeing coronavirus in China enter Aden 'unexamined'

The New Arab

Yemenis fleeing coronavirus in China enter Aden 'unexamined'

Nearly 100 Yemenis arrived from China on Saturday, though no medical checks were taken at Aden International Airport.

Most Popular

Most Popular