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A French court on Thursday jailed for life a Moroccan man who planned a terror attack on a Paris-bound international train in 2015.

Comment: Biden has his work cut out, but he must stand up to the warmongers and formulate a peace policy for Iran and the region, writes Arash Azizi.

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

Medicine in Lebanon is going missing, as the country struggles under the weight of covid-19.

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Sam Hamad

Syrian gravedigger recounts a genocide, but is anyone listening?

Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the ...

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Despite dealing with their own hopelessness and guilt, Lebanon's famously vast and intrinsically connected diaspora has sprung into action while ...

The New Arab Staff

Syria's Assad suffers drop in blood pressure mid-speech

The presidency's Facebook page posted that the speech would be aired later Wednesday after an initial delay.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Egyptian actress Ragaa Al-Geddawy in a stable condition after receiving a plasma blood treatment for coronavirus ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war ...

Irked US squeezes Iraq with cash delays, short waivers

The New Arab & agencies

Irked US squeezes Iraq with cash delays, short waivers

Washington's patience with Iraq over its ties with neighbouring Iran seems to be running out.

Tamara Albanna raises awareness about women through Iraq's goddess

Ash Gallagher

Tamara Albanna raises awareness about women through Iraq's goddess

The New Arab Meets: Tamara Albanna to talk more about her artistry, her deep connection to a homeland she barely knows and her hopes of keeping ...

Iraqi women victim to online sexual blackmail

Alessandra Bajec

Iraqi women victim to online sexual blackmail

Iraqi women face a staggering rise in online 'sextortion', a practice known as revenge porn, with Iraqi males exploiting private images on ...

In South Sudan, Israel is sowing seeds of war

Suraya Dadoo

In South Sudan, Israel is sowing seeds of war

Comment: In addition to its brutal military occupation of Palestine, Israel is also supplying the weapons to extend South Sudan's deadly civil ...

The New Arab

Outrage after Egypt hospital staff deny AIDS patient treatment

Images of an AIDS patient being violently dragged out of a hospital by staff in the Egyptian town of Kafr El-Zayat have caused uproar on social media.

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan protesters, generals trade blame for bloodshed at rally

Sudan's protest leaders and ruling generals traded blame for deadly new violence as three blood-stained bodies were found a day after ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Scapegoating Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Comment: Outrightly racist, anti-refugee sentiment from Lebanese politicians is sign of increasing national populism in the country, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan protesters reject talks after 108 killed in massacre

Sudanese protest leaders on Wednesday turned down an offer by the ruling military council for talks and demanded justice for a crackdown that ...

Eurovision brings Israel's record on LGBT+ rights to forefront

Jad Salfiti

Eurovision brings Israel's record on LGBT+ rights to forefront

If Israel is as tolerant as it purports to be, the question is for whom? Certainly, not LGBT+ Palestinians nor LGBT+ African asylum seekers it ...

The New Arab

Khashoggi children receiving 'blood money' from Saudi authorities

The children of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been receiving monthly 'blood money' payments, as well a $4 million ...

Kashmiri students flee Indian 'revenge attacks' after suicide bombing

The New Arab & agencies

Kashmiri students flee Indian 'revenge attacks' after suicide bombing

More than 500 students, along with 100 businessmen, have already arrived back in Kashmir to flee a 'climate of fear and intimidation across ...

Sudan: This time it's different

Reem Abbas

Sudan: This time it's different

Comment: This is the first protest movement of its kind to demand regime change from the outset, writes Reem Abbas.

Qatar repels Saudi-led blockade

Emile Nakhleh

Qatar repels Saudi-led blockade

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has failed to coerce Qatar to change course to suit Saudi Arabia's regional hegemonic aims, writes Emile ...

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