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The jailed opposition leader has been on hunger strike since March 31. His blood potassium levels are now so high he could "die any minute", doctors say.

President Donald Trump's bombshell announcement that Tel Aviv and Rabat will normalise ties has divided Morocco.

Mossad chief to visit UAE to cement normalisation: report

The New Arab Staff

Mossad chief to visit UAE to cement normalisation: report

Israel's intelligence community has lauded Yossi Cohen for spearheading efforts to forge the agreement, according to local media reports.

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

Rami G. Khouri

Beware the US-Israel-UAE strategic agenda for the Arab region

Comment: The deal announced Thursday serves only the interests of Trump in an election year, Israel, and Arab authoritarianism in the region, ...

Coronavirus 'inching closer' to inmates at Iranian prison

Anu Shukla

Coronavirus 'inching closer' to inmates at Iranian prison

The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office is calling on the Iranian government to immediately allow health professionals into Evin prison to ...

The New Arab & agencies

French-Iranian academic returns to prison after hospitalisation

Fariba Adelkhah will go on trial with her long-time partner Roland Marchal on March 3, on charges of conspiracy against national security.

The New Arab

Turkey removes elected pro-Kurdish mayors for second time

Mayors and other members of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) have previously been removed from their posts and jailed in Turkey.

Karim Safieddine

Lebanon organises protest concert after Mashrou' Leila 'blasphemy' ban

In response to the cancellation of Mashrou' Leila's Byblos concert, independent activist groups organised a free gig entitled 'The Sound of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudanese defy curfew to demand new military rulers quit

Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to ...

Australian senator Fraser Anning censured over Islamophobic Christchurch comments

The New Arab

Australian senator Fraser Anning censured over Islamophobic Christchurch comments

Australian politicians from major and minor parties joined forces to censure the controversial Queensland Senator who linked the Christchurch ...

The New Arab

Forbidden colours: Arab women shut down white trousers debate

Arab women have come together to condemn the latest Twitter saga condemning them for... wearing white trousers.

Settlers destroy hundreds of olive trees in West Bank

The New Arab

Settlers destroy hundreds of olive trees in West Bank

Valuable olive groves have come under attack from both Israeli settlers and Israeli forces, as 'price tag' vandalism continues to rise in the ...

World bids goodbye to Algerian superstar Rachid Taha

The New Arab

World bids goodbye to Algerian superstar Rachid Taha

In his 59 years of life, Rachid Taha gave the world iconic music, social justice and a taste of his homeland.

Palestine supporters rejoice Paraguay embassy return to Tel Aviv Palestine supporters rejoice Paraguay embassy return to Tel Aviv

The New Arab

Palestine supporters rejoice Paraguay embassy return to Tel Aviv

Israel wasn't happy at the new Paraguay decision, but everyone else was.

'Happy meal for adults': Lebanese <em>Twitter</em> discuss legalising weed

The New Arab

'Happy meal for adults': Lebanese Twitter discuss legalising weed

Lebanon's parliamentary speaker announced last week that cannabis could be legalised and people on Twitter couldn't contain their jokes.

CJ Werleman

Justice Kennedy's replacement, an even greater enemy of Arab-Americans

Comment: Trump's new hyperconservative Supreme Court is likely to rubber stamp the worst impulses of the far right, writes CJ Werleman

The New Arab

Muslim women defend 'right to not fast' while menstruating

'No chocolate?' Muslim women hit back at allegations that Islam is sexist because they cannot fast when they are on their period.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

'A self-inflicted disaster': Twitter reacts to Trump's Iran move

Blog: Social media users shared grave warnings over Trump's departure from the Iran deal.

The New Arab

'Screw Lebanon': Racist Lebanese song mocking Syrians infuriates refugees

Calls for a Lebanese TV channel to be shut down spread as a song mocking Syrian refugees goes viral.

The problem is Assad, not his weapons

Sam Hamad

The problem is Assad, not his weapons

Comment: Assad's genocide, in all its forms, isn't even conceived as being the real problem, writes Sam Hamad.

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Polisario Front leader replaces prime minister

Abdelkader Taleb Omar has been forced out, and Mohamed Alwali Akaik, a close ally of the president, has been sworn in, as alliances and ...

Netanyahu's crimes come to light as #ShalomBollywood selfie backfires

Diana Alghoul

Netanyahu's crimes come to light as #ShalomBollywood selfie backfires

Many were angry at Bollywood's normalisation of the Israeli government, which has been accused of carrying out apartheid policies, breaking ...

'Defiance': an outpour of solidarity with Ahd Tamimi

The New Arab

'Defiance': an outpour of solidarity with Ahd Tamimi

Palestinian teen Ahd al-Tamimi was hailed for her courage after confronting an Israeli soldier who shot her cousin, which ultimately led to her ...

World <em>reacts</em> to Trump's Jerusalem move decision

The New Arab

World reacts to Trump's Jerusalem move decision

There have been many mixed reactions to Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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