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The Guard's announcement did not identify the suspect and only said the hijacker sought to divert the flight to the "southern shores of the Persian Gulf."

Canada has said Iran could not make decisions unilaterally about how families should be compensated over the Ukrainian flight shot down by Tehran last year.

Qatar Airways 'Think Pink' flight raises breast cancer awareness

The New Arab Staff

Qatar Airways 'Think Pink' flight raises breast cancer awareness

'Think Pink' flight QR9901 drew a ribbon in the sky over Qatar to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Israel restricts outgoing flights to bolster coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel restricts outgoing flights to bolster coronavirus lockdown

Israel's decision to restrict flights come as the country imposes another lockdown in an effort to control the spread of covid-19.

Zoom blocks Leila Khaled webinar after protests

The New Arab Staff

Zoom blocks Leila Khaled webinar after protests

The video conferencing company cited US anti-terrorism laws in cancelling the university event featuring Palestinian activist Leila Khaled.

The New Arab Staff

Israel 'hoping to manufacture F-35 wings for UAE sale'

Two Israeli arms manufacturers are aiming to secure contracts to manufacture parts for the F-35 planes the US plans to sell to UAE, despite opposition to the deal in Israel.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, Iran battle over sanctions at ICJ court

The US and Iran will face off at the UN's top court on Monday in the latest round of a battle over sanctions on Tehran reimposed by President ...

The New Arab Staff

UK invests £23.8m in strategic naval base in Oman

A British military base in Oman will soon be tripled in size after the UK announced a £23.8m investment to expand the strategic hub.

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

Karim Traboulsi

Beirut Explosion: Be angry, not just sad, for Lebanon

The New Arab's Managing Editor, Karim Traboulsi, writes a scathing indictment of the Lebanese government and its negligence over the devastating ...

The New Arab Staff

Mahan Air passenger undergoes surgery for 'fractured spine'

After two US jets approached an Iranian flight in the airspace over Syria, several passengers were reportedly hospitalised in Beirut with ...

Iran to take 'political, legal measures' over plane incident

The New Arab Staff

Iran to take 'political, legal measures' over plane incident

Iran's mission to the UN will take its concerns to the Security Council, claiming US military jets "threatened" an Iranian passenger plane over ...

Crashed Pakistani jet's cockpit voice recorder found

The New Arab & agencies

Crashed Pakistani jet's cockpit voice recorder found

Officials hope the plane's black box flight recorder will provide answers into the devastating crash.

Sudanese men caught attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

The New Arab

Sudanese men caught attempting to 'illegally cross' Israeli border

A group of Sudanese men were caught attempting to enter Israel through its border with Lebanon, authorities said on Sunday.

UK renews repatriation efforts, stranded Arab Britons grow weary

The New Arab

UK renews repatriation efforts, stranded Arab Britons grow weary

Shortly before the UK government announced new rescue efforts for stranded nationals, Arab UK citizens told The New Arab of the difficulties ...

The New Arab

Israeli aircraft flies over Sudan for first time

Just weeks after a secret meeting between Israel's prime minister and Sudan's leader Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, an Israeli aircraft flew into Sudanese airspace for the first time.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran confirms two missiles shot down Ukrainian plane

Iran has confirmed that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner with two Russian Tor M-1 missiles, in a catastrophic blunder that killed all 176 ...

The New Arab & agencies

US gives Ukraine 'important data' on Iran plane crash

Ukrainian officials have received 'important data' about the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 flight out of Iran.

The New Arab & agencies

Ukraine leader does not rule out missile in crash

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says he is not ruling out the 'missile theory' behind the plane which crashed earlier this week in Iran.

Iran refutes mounting speculation Ukraine jet downed by missile

The New Arab

Iran refutes mounting speculation Ukraine jet downed by missile

Iran's aviation authority has refuted mounting video and witness testimonies that Ukrainian Flight PS752 was not hit by a missile, while all ...

The New Arab

Who was Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani?

The US assassination of Major-General Qasem Soleimani has unprecedented consequences stretching far beyond the US-Iran relationship. But who was ...

Erdogan invites Tunisia, Algeria and Qatar to Berlin conference

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan invites Tunisia, Algeria and Qatar to Berlin conference

Turkey's president has urged Tunisia, Algeria and Qatar to attend a conference on Libya as Ankara wades deeper into the North African country's ...

Turkey's Erdogan makes surprise visit to Tunisia

The New Arab

Turkey's Erdogan makes surprise visit to Tunisia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a surprise visit to Tunisia to meet with his counterpart Kais Saied amid tensions over Ankara's ...

In this post-9/11 world, you are your digital identity

Wilson Dizard

In this post-9/11 world, you are your digital identity

Comment: The tech advances of our age are helping the US government carry out its authoritarian, discriminatory agenda, writes Wilson Dizard.

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