The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Comment: The Home Office has finally admitted most child grooming gangs are made up of white men, but for British Muslims the damage has already been done, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Ethiopia has accused Sudanese forces of looting and killing civilians amid an ongoing dispute over a fertile border area.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

The New Arab Staff

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Iran honours Soleimani, killed a year ago by US

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran honours Soleimani, killed a year ago by US

Iran is mourning the first anniversary of the death of military commander Qasem Soleimani.

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

Fuad Shahbazov

Turkey's rise and Iran's decline in the South Caucasus

Analysis: With Turkey asserting its influence in the South Caucasus region during the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, Iran must now adapt to a new ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey detains 11 suspected of spying for Iran

State intelligence agents arrested the Turkish nationals following the disappearance in Istanbul of Iranian political dissident Habib Chaab.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey summons Iranian ambassador over Azeri poem tensions

The poem the Turkish president recited was considered offensive.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US says Eritrea involvement "credible" in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Ethiopia has repeatedly denied Eritrean involvement in the conflict.

Brooke Anderson

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

In-depth: Georgia's Muslim community is spearheading a grassroots campaign to get voters to the polls ahead of two runoff races which could ...

Erdogan hopes France will 'get rid of Macron'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan hopes France will 'get rid of Macron'

President Erdogan told reporters that with Macron as its president, France is going through a 'very dangerous period'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Azerbaijan troops enter first district handed over by Armenia

Azerbaijani troops entered the Aghdam district, one of three handed back to Baku in a Russian-brokered peace deal with Armenia.

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Russia and Turkey's delicate balancing act in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: With Western powers sidelined, Russia and Turkey have emerged as dominant powerbrokers in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Rami G. Khouri

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Comment: For there to be any real progress in our region, Biden must grasp how we reached this situation, and how we get out of it, writes Rami ...

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

Ethiopia nears war as PM orders military confrontation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopia nears war as PM orders military confrontation

Observers have worried for months about the growing tensions and their implications for the long-turbulent Horn of Africa region.

Azmi Bishara

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Comment: President Macron's defence of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons raises important questions around secularism and free speech in a global climate of increasing intolerance, writes Dr. Azmi Bishara.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France says stop boycott calls, Erdogan ups Macron insults

Erdogan took a second insulting swipe at French President Emmanuel Macron, who said calls to boycott French products were the work of a "radical ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Le Pen weighs in on France-Turkey spat, backs Macron

The president of France's far-right National Rally party has weighed in on the war of words between Emmanuel Macron and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Sectarian killings revive fears of strife

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many ...

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

Sabena Siddiqui

How Turkey, Israel and Pakistan ended up backing Azerbaijan

Analysis: The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict has produced an unlikely alignment of traditionally hostile regional actors.

A new national identity born of protest and anger

Rami G. Khouri

A new national identity born of protest and anger

Comment: A year after mass protests reignited the Arab region, Rami Khouri explores how the struggle against corruption and poverty became the ...

NATO chief tells Turkey to help calm Karabakh conflict

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

NATO chief tells Turkey to help calm Karabakh conflict

The head of NATO said he expected Turkey - a key ally of Azerbaijan - to use its "considerable" influence to calm the conflict in the region of ...

Fighting by Armenia and Azerbaijan injures 4 journalists

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fighting by Armenia and Azerbaijan injures 4 journalists

Four journalists have been wounded in fighting in the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh.

Most Popular

Most Popular