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Film Review: Farah Nabulsi's Oscar-nominated short-film documents the everyday dehumanisation of Palestinians under a torturous occupation. Littered with metaphorical references and heart-wrenching moments, The Present is a must-watch for all.

A report released by The Guardian has claimed that thousands of refugee deaths could be linked to 'illegal methods' used by some EU member states

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

Inigo Alexander

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

With incidents of xenophobia towards Arab communities in Spain on the rise, the establishment of Baynana is a welcome counterweight to anti-immigrant sentiment, and the promotion of Arab-led news.

Over 200 migrants arrive in Sicily on rescue ship

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Over 200 migrants arrive in Sicily on rescue ship

Half of those on board were unaccompanied minors, according to SOS Mediterranee.

How 'indefinite transit' is keeping refugees stuck in limbo

Delphine Rodrik

How 'indefinite transit' is keeping refugees stuck in limbo

Comment: Even for those refugees evacuated from Libya, many are still living in very dangerous conditions, with long-term uncertainty and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greek police pressed to answer migrant pushback claims

Greece has been called upon to answer questions related to accusations that it is pushing back migrants that are seeking refuge.

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The EU's top two officials voiced concerns over human rights in Turkey, while expressing hope for stronger ties.

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Tommaso Segantini

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Comment: The EU says it wants to help refugees, but the new pact reflects the same mindset of deterrence and dissuasion, focusing on border ...

Khaled Diab

Dismantling Denmark's white ghetto mentality

Comment: The concentration of immigrants in certain poor neighbourhoods is far more a sign of the ghetto mentality of Denmark's majority than ...

Last Jewish families 'leave Yemen' after Houthi ultimatum: report

The New Arab Staff

Last Jewish families 'leave Yemen' after Houthi ultimatum: report

Thirteen Yemeni Jews have left their homes in Sanaa after an ultimatum by Houthi rebels.

Philippines probes immigration officers over trafficking women to Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Philippines probes immigration officers over trafficking women to Syria

Philippines Senator Risa Hontiveros, who is leading the inquiry, said the country's own immigration officers seemed to be sending the women ...

Frontex: The EU agency under fire for migrant pushbacks

Keira Dignan

Frontex: The EU agency under fire for migrant pushbacks

In-depth: There are mounting allegations of illegal and violent practices by the EU agency Frontex, suggesting the EU's border system is ...

Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco oasis residents caught between tensions with Algeria

Moroccan farmers who are living from date groves on the other side of the border with Algeria are now struggling as they have been expelled.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthi offensive threatens camps of Yemenis who fled war

A fierce offensive by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s Marib province is threatening the camps of people already displaced by war.

Charlie Faulkner and Rick Findler

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

An increasing threat against judges, journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders has generated a powerful climate of fear among the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

The New Arab Staff

Climate-conflict nexus behind decade of displacement in MENA

Over 1.5 million people have been affected by disaster displacements, with floods and droughts being the principal causes.

UN Eritrea expert urges probe of Ethiopia camp attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN Eritrea expert urges probe of Ethiopia camp attack

Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker said he was concerned for thousands of Eritreans who were in two camps in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region that were ...

The New Arab Staff

Covid-19 sparks drop in east Africa migration to Gulf

The number of migrants making the risky crossing through Yemen to the oil-rich Gulf states has dropped by three-quarters.

Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Displaced families face new exodus in Yemen

The Houthi assault on the government held city of Marib is forcing Yemeni families to flee and search for safety elsewhere.

UN warns battle for Marib threatens millions of Yemenis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN warns battle for Marib threatens millions of Yemenis

Mark Lowcock, the UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, said an assault on the government's last northern stronghold would have ...

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from ...

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