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A report submitted to the UN found a deadly December attack on Aden airport in Yemen to have likely been carried out by Houthi rebels.

A UN report found at least three participants in the Libya peace talks were offered bribes over votes for a prime ministerial candidate.

Protesters' roadblocks cleared in Lebanon amid army warnings

The New Arab Staff

Protesters' roadblocks cleared in Lebanon amid army warnings

Two days after the president's call, the army removed road blocks erected by protestors, but warned that soldiers are feeling the strain of the economic crisis.

Is Barghouti the best hope for a free Palestine?

Emad Moussa

Is Barghouti the best hope for a free Palestine?

Comment: For the disillusioned and the frustrated, Barghouti's presidency seems like an attractive option. But the staying power of his ...

Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya PM-designate defends vote marred by graft claims

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, elected last month transitional prime minister during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF), has to face reports of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bribes for votes at UN-led Libya talks: expert panel

UN experts found that during the Tunisia talks, two participants offered bribes of between $150,000 to $200,000 to at least three LPDF participants if they voted for Dbeibah as PM.

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.

Ramona Wadi

At 75, the UN is still failing Palestinians

Comment: Ambiguous UN ideals of hope and peace ignore the political imbalances that have granted Israel impunity at the expense of Palestinian ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The UAE has been sending weapons to aid Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar in his failing campaign to take Tripoli.

Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Experts: Libya rivals UAE, Russia, Turkey violate UN embargo

The new report follows a warning last week from the top UN official for Libya that the oil-rich country is at 'a decisive turning point'.

The New Arab

TNA Webinar Video: Can community-led efforts Build Beirut Back?

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

Iraqi lawmakers gathered in parliament and chose Mustafa Kadhemi to lead the country through economic turmoil and Covid-19.

Hugh Lovatt

Israeli annexation cements a one-state reality in Palestine

Israel's unrelenting drive to settle the occupied West Bank, combined with international timidity, has led to the unravelling of the two-state ...

Ramona Wadi

Sophie Halaby in Jerusalem: An Artist's Life

Book Club: Palestinian artist Sophie Halaby's life is traced in Laura S. Schor's biography during the ongoing colonisation and occupation of ...

Amr Salahi

How many people have died in Syria since 2011?

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in Syria’s nine-year conflict, but different organisations have provided different numbers, ...

Iran's power in Iraq questioned after US kills Soleimani

The New Arab

Iran's power in Iraq questioned after US kills Soleimani

Soleimani's death will have major implications for the Middle East. He was the man behind Iran's imperial adventures in the region and the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Kuala Lumpur Summit: Islamophobia, Palestine leading Muslims issues

Leaders and delegates from 20 Muslim countries travelled to Malaysia, where they discussed everything from Islamophobia and Palestine to ...

Lebanon's women journalists being harassed for reporting the truth

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanon's women journalists being harassed for reporting the truth

In-depth: The well-connected citizens of protest hit Lebanon have been turning to alternative news sources online amid distrust in mainstream ...

EU slams Israel for building thousands of settlement homes

The New Arab

EU slams Israel for building thousands of settlement homes

The EU has urged Israel to comply with international law by halting the construction of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank.

A free Palestine means freedom of speech, too

Mariam Barghouti

A free Palestine means freedom of speech, too

Comment: The PA's attempt to close down of 59 websites symptomatic of their general efforts to stifle any criticism of their oppressive ...

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