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Comment: Opposition to migrant camps must be rooted in human rights concerns, not hatred and xenophobia, writes Malia Bouattia.

A Banksy-funded rescue vessel has said it is overcrowded and unable to move after rescuing two boats in the Mediterranean, and has at least one dead migrant on board

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a new life awaits.

Trim for Eid: Qatar barbers and salons re-open

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trim for Eid: Qatar barbers and salons re-open

After being closed for four months, salons in Qatar have finally re-opened just in time for Eid al-Adha.

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

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.

The New Arab Staff

London mayor warns of 'violence' as far-right protest planned

London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan fears clashes may break out between far-right and anti-racism protestors in London this weekend.

The New Arab

Egyptian gang caught raiding shop wearing Mo Salah masks

An armed gang of robbers was apprehended while wearing face masks of Egypt's most famous footballer.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

<em>UK</em> cotton imports under scrutiny over forced Uighur labour

Jan-Peter Westad

UK cotton imports under scrutiny over forced Uighur labour

Lawyers and activists are calling for the UK to ban Chinese cotton from Xinjiang over the alleged use of forced labour involving Uighur ...

The New Arab

UK police investigating 'corona cough attack' on Muslim woman

A Muslim woman said she was coughed on, threatened with coronavirus and verbally assaulted while walking down a high street in ...

<em>UK</em> police to review disappearance of Dubai ruler's daughter

The New Arab

UK police to review disappearance of Dubai ruler's daughter

A UK court ruled this week that Sheikha Shamsa was likely abducted off the streets of Cambridge by her father, Sheikh Mohammed bin ...

Unravelling the misuse of international law with Noura Erakat

Elias Jahshan

Unravelling the misuse of international law with Noura Erakat

The New Arab Meets: Noura Erakat, a Palestinian-American legal scholar, human rights attorney, activist and author of Justice for Some: Law and ...

<em>UK</em> summons Iranian ambassador over Tehran envoy arrest

The New Arab

UK summons Iranian ambassador over Tehran envoy arrest

The UK summoned the Iranian ambassador in London after Tehran arrested its envoy in what was described as an unacceptable breach of the ...

Cyprus court to sentence Briton over 'imaginary' gang-rape

The New Arab & agencies

Cyprus court to sentence Briton over 'imaginary' gang-rape

A Cypriot court is due Tuesday to sentence a British teenager convicted of falsely accusing a group of Israelis of gang-rape, in a case that has ...

Sami Rahman

Nike's Modest Swimsuit makes tides in Islamic fashion

The collection, titled Victory Swim, will officially launch in February 2020 and is set to fill a gap in the modest swimwear industry.

Courtney Freer

Saudi Arabia is open for business, not political activism

Comment: More arrests in Saudi Arabia signal that the crown prince only has eyes for an economic agenda, as political space continues to ...

Salma Haidrani

Our Women On the Ground

Book Club: This powerful essay collection touching on love, loss, dual identities, exile and grief, celebrates the oft-overlooked Arab women ...

Ben Armbruster

Iran's nuclear deal breach isn't a dash to bomb

Comment: The media is falsely portraying Iran's nuclear deal breach as a dash to bomb, but there's no evidence Tehran is rushing to build a ...

UK's 'shady relations' with the UAE are nothing new

Joe Lo

UK's 'shady relations' with the UAE are nothing new

According to an archived document, the UK and UAE governments tried to deport the editor of a London-based Arab newspaper for a ...

The New Arab

More than 20 killed since start of Sudan sit-in

A historic mass sit-in in the Sudanese capital Khartoum has proved both the largest and most deadly of the country's protests since December.

Brexit Britain: Financially destitute and morally bankrupt

James Brownsell

Brexit Britain: Financially destitute and morally bankrupt

Comment: Victims of human rights abuses in the Middle East will receive no support from a Britain dependent on trade deals with despots and ...

No, the yellow vests movement isn't Europe's Arab Spring

Sam Hamad

No, the yellow vests movement isn't Europe's Arab Spring

Comment: The violence and extreme politics associated with the yellow vests is far removed from the Arab Spring's push for egalitarianism, ...

Nigel Farage quits UKIP due to its 'anti-Muslim' fixation

The New Arab

Nigel Farage quits UKIP due to its 'anti-Muslim' fixation

MEP Nigel Farage has quit UKIP, a right-wing party he founded, due the growing anti-Muslim policies.

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