Breaking News

The US has announced a waiver on Covid-19 vaccine patents, opening the door for vaccines to be produced in developing nations.

Israeli police fired tear gas at Palestinians who gathered in protest against restrictions imposed during Ramadan.

Israel to scrap outdoor mask mandate from Sunday

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel to scrap outdoor mask mandate from Sunday

Israel announced plans to scrap the mandatory wearing of masks outdoors, citing success in an inoculation drive that has been criticised for dismissing Palestinians under occupation.

US President Joe Biden sends Ramadan greetings to Muslims

The New Arab Staff

US President Joe Biden sends Ramadan greetings to Muslims

The US president sent his 'warmest greetings' to Muslims in around the world ahead of the first Ramadan fast.

Muslims start Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Muslims start Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus

The Holy month of Ramadan has commenced, with millions of Muslims across the world observing the month-long fast.

Brooke Anderson

US Muslim groups urge health precautions for Ramadan

As Islam's holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslim organisations have urged Muslims to exercise caution as the pandemic remains a threat.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In troubled Sahel, memories of a cinematic golden age

French director Jean Rouch shot around 140 films, including many in the Sahel state of Niger, which started a golden Nigerian cinema age now ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish Kurds in New Year protest over political repression

Kurdish people in Turkey celebrated the Newroz, associated with protests against the repression of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

Tens years after the uprising that removed Qaddafi from power, Libyans are looking to the future with a new interim government.

A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

Tharwa Boulifi

A gradual return to dictatorship in Tunisia?

Comment: Tunisians' biggest fear remains the return to a dictatorial regime that crippled their country. Recent events suggest they have good ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oil prices surge as Saudis pledge to cut output

Oil prices surged following Saudi Arabia's decision to trim production.

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the ...

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

Iranian officials fear 'fourth wave' sparked by winter <em>festivities</em>

The New Arab Staff

Iranian officials fear 'fourth wave' sparked by winter festivities

Officials remain worried about the danger of resurgence amid the Yalda gatherings, which mark the longest and darkest night of the year.

Santa is 'immune' to Covid-19, says WHO

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Santa is 'immune' to Covid-19, says WHO

A lighthearted exchange between a World Health Organisation rep and and a journalist alleviated an otherwise serious conversation about the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hopes crushed as Tunisians mark a decade since revolution

Ten years after the Arab Spring revolutions, Tunisia is still battling for a better future.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Baku, Erdogan hails Azerbaijan 'glorious' win over Armenia

The Turkish president visited Azerbaijan, where he said that the conflict is not over but congratulated the country's 'glorious win'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bethlehem lights up Christmas tree

Bethlehem lit up its Christmas tree without the usual crowds due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Zainab Mehdi

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

This year's Amman Jazz Festival is forgoing international performers and showcasing local talent in a variety of genres, with ...

Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile River

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopians celebrate progress in building dam on Nile River

Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday afternoon, waving Ethiopia's flag to celebrate progress in ...

The New Arab Staff

A revolution not televised: Lebanese mock censorship of song

Lebanese social media users have reacted with outrage and ridicule as the 'revolutionary' lyrics of a well-known patriotic song were censored on ...

British Muslims condemn lockdown announced two hours before Eid

The New Arab Staff

British Muslims condemn lockdown announced two hours before Eid

'It is like being told they cannot visit family and friends for Christmas on Christmas Eve itself,' the UK's largest Muslim group said, ...

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

Saudi parents find their five children dead at home

The New Arab Staff

Saudi parents find their five children dead at home

Five children from the same family have been found dead at their home, local media reported.

Most Popular

Most Popular