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The UN’s Deputy Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs in Syria has condemned an Assad regime missile strike which killed an education official, three children, and two women.

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the painfully obvious, writes Malia Bouattia.

Of Necessity and Wanting: A kaleidoscopic portrayal of Karachi

Rabeea Saleem

Of Necessity and Wanting: A kaleidoscopic portrayal of Karachi

Book Club: Sascha Akhtar's novel is a collection of interconnected short stories about three different women set in Pakistan's cosmopolitan hub of Karachi.

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Natali Dare

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

Houthi shelling kills one <em>child</em> in Yemen's Marib

The New Arab Staff

Houthi shelling kills one child in Yemen's Marib

Two of the wounded children were in critical condition.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Child among dead in attack on Mogadishu tea shop

An attack on a tea shop in the Somali capital left at least five civilians dead on Saturday, including a child.

The New Arab Staff

Kurdish humanitarian dies from Covid-19 in Sweden

Ghafouri set up a charity to support Yazidis diplaced by IS.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi arrested as juvenile faces execution despite reforms: HRW

"In sentencing a child to die while ignoring torture allegations, the Saudi court made a mockery of the country’s alleged 'reforms'," ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jihadist suspect blows herself, child up in Tunisia: ministry

One child killed and another wounded after suspected foreign jihadist detonates explosives belt in Tunisia.

Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

More than 100 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in Tarhuna, with dozens more missing and presumed dead.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon’s years-long school shutdown increases risk of child abuse

Lebanon's children have been facing school closures since October 2019 and Save the Children warns this is putting them at risk of serious abuse.

Lebanon in 'education catastrophe' with children out of school

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon in 'education catastrophe' with children out of school

Children in crisis-hit Lebanon go without schooling for months due to coronavirus restrictions.

Lebanese military intelligence 'forcibly disappeared, tortured' Tripoli protesters: HRW

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese military intelligence 'forcibly disappeared, tortured' Tripoli protesters: HRW

Lebanese activists have been tortured after taking part in January's Tripoli protests.

French philosopher Michel Foucault 'sexually abused boys in Tunisia'

The New Arab Staff

French philosopher Michel Foucault 'sexually abused boys in Tunisia'

French-American professor Guy Sorman accuses fellow intellectual Michel Foucault of being a "paedophile rapist".

European jihadists' children 'at risk of radicalisation'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

European jihadists' children 'at risk of radicalisation'

Belgian director of the association Child Focus Heidi De Pauw said that it was needed to bring back the children of foreign jihadists ...

The New Arab Staff

More children drop out of schools in Lebanon: report

Enrollment has fallen while dropout rates have grown due to the closure of Lebanon’s schools after the outbreak of Covid-19.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Expelled from US at night, migrant families in expectation

Migrants who were not expected in the United States find themselves having to make choices as they were sent back to small, dangerous Mexican ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt buries train crash dead, toll revised to 19

Egypt’s health minister has revised the toll from a deadly train crash from 32 to 19, as Egyptians mourned the victims and the prime minister ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mexican child, 9, dies trying to enter US

A nine-year-old Mexican girl died while trying to cross the Rio Grande to enter the United States

Four Syrian refugees die of cold in Lebanon mountains

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Four Syrian refugees die of cold in Lebanon mountains

Four Syrian refugees froze to death in a mountainous area of Lebanon

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Film Review: Brother's Keeper

Film Review: Brother's Keeper follows the story of two friends at a secluded boarding school for Kurdish boys, who are struggling through the ...

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

The New Arab Staff

Famine, secession and bloodshed: Six years of Yemen war

Six years after Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen against the Houthis, the conflict is as brutal as ever and has become the world's worst ...

Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

The New Arab Staff

Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

Syrian musicians held a concert to keep hope alive amid worrying reports about the UK government's plans for handling asylum cases.

Misogyny still rampant in Lebanese media and society

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Misogyny still rampant in Lebanese media and society

The degrading comments against Dr Sandrine Atallah on television opened up a wider conversation about the harmful social norms and intrinsic ...

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