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The Democratic lawmakers say they want to 'extinguish any future Middle East arms race'.

Israeli settlers have tried to intimidate and terrorise Palestinians and take over their land, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Emad Moussa

You can imprison Palestinians but not their struggle

Comment: With Barghouti and thousands of other Palestinians behind bars, imprisonment has become a defining part of the Palestinian national consciousness, writes Emad Moussa.

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

Democrat Betty McCollum drafts legislation to block Israel aid

The New Arab Staff

Democrat Betty McCollum drafts legislation to block Israel aid

A US Democrat is drafting legislation to block aid from going to Israel over fears it will be used in the country's campaign to demolish ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Regional shadow war escalates with attack on Iranian ship

When an important Iranian ship off the coast of Yemen was attacked this week, it marked an escalation in the Middle East's shadow war.

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia and West spar over Syria chemical weapons vote

A disagreement has erupted over a vote to strip Syria of its voting rights in the international chemical weapons watchdog.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan's Prince Hamzah confirms house arrest, slams 'corruption'

After reports of his arrest first emerged online, Jordan's ex crown-prince spoke out to denounce government corruption and denied all links to ...

Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission ignores Britain's racist reality

Malia Bouattia

Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission ignores Britain's racist reality

Comment: A new government report concludes that the UK is a model for other white-majority countries. That couldn't be further from the truth, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Donors face $10bn aid appeal at Syria conference

Germany led the way at a two-day video conference by vowing to contribute 1.74 billion euros ($2 billion), ahead of $600 million from the United ...

Israel demolishes dozens of Palestinian homes in March: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel demolishes dozens of Palestinian homes in March: UN

Israel routinely destroys the homes of families of alleged Palestinian attackers as a form of collective punishment against the community.

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 ...

Artist Piers Secunda uses 9/11 detritus for peace-affirming art

Zainab Mehdi

Artist Piers Secunda uses 9/11 detritus for peace-affirming art

British artist and sculptor Piers Secunda has been making drawings using rust ink, paying particular attention to surroundings nearby Osama bin ...

Lebanon joins UN list of 'catastrophic famine' risk countries

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon joins UN list of 'catastrophic famine' risk countries

A report by FAO and WFP lumps Lebanon together with famine-stricken Yemen and war-torn Syria in a list of countries at risk of food insecurity ...

Tabitha Sanders

The cradle of Syria's revolution: Daraa ten years on

In-depth: Daraa occupies a unique role in the story of Syria's war. There, in March 2011, what began as a localised protest became the spark that ignited the revolution.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi coalition strikes advancing Yemen rebels

Air strikes were launched by the Saudi-led coalition in order to support the pro-government forces against the Houthi rebel advance on the ...

The New Arab Staff

Regime fire kills 5 civilians in northwest Syria hospital

The explosion killed at least five civilians, including a child and a woman, and injured medical staff, according to the Syrian Civil Defense ...

Rabyaah Althaibani and Nicholas Chanko

Yemen's 24 hours of violence: how Biden should respond

Comment: Given Yemen's complex conflict, Biden's administration should not try to take control, but instead focus on bringing the parties to the ...

Iran, Russia denounce UK plan to boost nuclear arsenal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran, Russia denounce UK plan to boost nuclear arsenal

The UK announcement that they bolster their nuclear arsenal has not been well received by Russia or Iran.

Chris Doyle

Red Line: The use of chemical weapons in Syria

Book Club: Joby Warrick's new book takes a detailed look at the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the extraordinary efforts to rid the ...

Russia's history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Syria

Thomas O. Falk

Russia's history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Syria

In-depth: While attempting to settle a dispute with Armenia over the effectiveness of its weapons, Russia inadvertently confirmed longstanding ...

Yo-Yo Ma's Silkroad releases Syria 'soundscape' to mark anniversary

The New Arab Staff

Yo-Yo Ma's Silkroad releases Syria 'soundscape' to mark anniversary

The four-minute 'soundscape' is a collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma's non-profit Silkroad and the UNOCHA.

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

Amr Salahi

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

In-depth: A decade after Syria's revolution began, activists say that despite the great sadness they feel for their country, they have no ...

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