The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Afghan authorities announced they began to release 400 Taliban prisoners as part of the long-delayed peace talks between both sides.

Netanyahu stated Israel's planned annexation of large parts of the West Bank is still on the table despite statements by the US and UAE to the contrary.

Turkey-<em>US</em> talks to establish demilitarized zone in central Libya

The New Arab Staff

Turkey-US talks to establish demilitarized zone in central Libya

The demilitarised zone would include the oil-rich city of Sirte where Russian mercenaries are believed to hold growing influence.

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

Brooke Anderson

What a Biden-Harris ticket means for the Middle East

America's strategy in the Middle East has failed. But can a Biden presidency repair it?

Islamic State threat 'growing' in west Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Islamic State threat 'growing' in west Syria

Conditions in the region controlled by Syrian regime are now "as bad or worse" than they were leading up to the rise of IS, the general warned.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

US Ambassador Kelly Craft stressed the need for a new mandate at a closed council meeting on the UN peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Flights resume out of Libya's Tripoli after four-month suspension

After a four-month suspension, flights have resumed from Libya's Tripoli airport.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast

An alleged blast that rocked the Iraq-Kuwait border is being investigated by the US military.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran says 2 convicted of spying for Israel, UK

Two people have been convicted in Iran for allegedly spying on behalf Israel, the UK and Germany.

Palestinian family living in cave face eviction by Israel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian family living in cave face eviction by Israel

Israeli occupation authorities have threatened to demolish the West Bank cave that a Palestinian family have sought sanctuary in after they were ...

The New Arab Staff

Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

At least four people were killed and 35 others injured after clashes erupted in Port Sudan.

Fact-checking site refutes claims of Qatari financing of Hezbollah

The New Arab Staff

Fact-checking site refutes claims of Qatari financing of Hezbollah

An Arabic fact-checking site has refuted misleading claims by US network Fox News that Qatar is allegedly financing Iran-backed ...

Afghan peace talks near after Taliban prisoner release approved

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghan peace talks near after Taliban prisoner release approved

Kabul's peace council announced peace talks between the government and the Taliban could soon restart, after some 400 militant prisoners were ...

Israel destroys own drone suspecting it came from Lebanese

The New Arab Staff

Israel destroys own drone suspecting it came from Lebanese

Israel shot down its own drone, thinking it had come from Lebanon.

Iran demands UN hold <em>US</em> accountable for plane interception

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran demands UN hold US accountable for plane interception

Iran described the interception of a passenger plane by US fighter jets in Syria last month as 'unlawful' and 'adventuristic', calling ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi PM to visit Trump, signalling warming US ties

Iraq's PM Kadhimi will visit Trump in Washington on 20 August, signalling US-Iran ties are recovering seven months after breaking down over the US strike on Baghdad

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudanese troops, civilians killed in clash with rebels

Sudanese troops and civilians were killed in a clash with a rebel group in the country's south.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire during West Bank clash

A Palestinian woman died after being shot near clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli army says downs drone arriving from Lebanon

The Israeli army shot down a drone that came from Lebanon amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

UN rights chief decries attacks on press in Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN rights chief decries attacks on press in Yemen

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged all parties to the conflict in Yemen to release detained ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

India's Modi launches Hindu temple on Kashmir anniversary

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the construction of a new Hindu temple at a contested religious site with a history of deadly ...

<em>US</em> defence officials reject Trump's 'Beirut bomb' claims

The New Arab Staff

US defence officials reject Trump's 'Beirut bomb' claims

The US president claimed that Tuesday's tragedy in Beirut was caused by 'a bomb'.

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

Most Popular

Most Popular