The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

An Istanbul court has ordered the release of five suspects after the trial into the escape of Carlos Ghosn began.

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

<em>Lebanon</em> suicides spark outrage at govt over economic crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon suicides spark outrage at govt over economic crisis

A 61-year-old man shot himself on the sidewalk of a bustling Beirut shopping street in broad daylight.

Middle East staff suspended over sexual misconduct: UN

The New Arab Staff

Middle East staff suspended over sexual misconduct: UN

Two male UN staff members were placed on leave after a video showing a woman straddling a man in the back of a UN-marked vehicle in Tel Aviv ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

The two flight attendants face a one-year prison term each if convicted of not reporting a crime.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Lebanon retailers on strike as currency plummets

A number of popular retail shops in Lebanon announced temporary closures as the country grapples with its financial crisis.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In Iran, nearly 11,000 have died due to Covid-19, whereas Turkey is urging the EU to include it in the list of 'safe' coronavirus partners.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian regime.

More suffering for Lebanese as government lifts bread subsidies

The New Arab Staff

More suffering for Lebanese as government lifts bread subsidies

The cash-strapped Lebanese government has lifted subsidies on bread.

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian journalist accused of attempted recruitment for Hezbollah: reports

Israel's security agency has accused a Lebanon-based Palestinian journalist of attempting to recruit Palestinian Israelis to join ...

South <em>Lebanon</em> judge resigns following ruling against US ambassador

The New Arab Staff

South Lebanon judge resigns following ruling against US ambassador

Judge Mohamad Mazeh tendered his resignation after he was questioned for slapping a year-long gag order on airing or publishing comments made by ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran to start testing coronavirus vaccine on humans, strained Iraqi doctors pushed over the edge battling virus and world ...

Israel praises Saudi FM for tough stance on Iran

The New Arab Staff

Israel praises Saudi FM for tough stance on Iran

Israel's foreign ministry retweeted a quote given by Saudi FM Adel Al-Jubeir calling Iran the 'world's number one terror sponsor', concurring ...

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

Gasia Ohanes

The future of international aid in sanctions-hit Syria

As global donors hold a virtual meeting to pledge funds for Syria's humanitarian crisis, aid workers warn operating in the war-torn country is ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, mothers barter clothes for baby milk

Mothers in Lebanon have resorted to bartering for baby supplies as the economic crisis continues.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon army scraps meat from meals as prices skyrocket

The Lebanese army, which has been condemned for violence against peaceful protesters has scrapped meat from its meals.

The New Arab Staff

Beirut airport prepares to reopen as Lebanon eyes tourism

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, which grounded flights 18 March due to the coronavirus epidemic, will reopen on Wednesday with ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi, US push for extension of Iran arms embargo

US and Saudi officials called for extending a UN arms embargo on Iran, warning of major implications for regional security, accusing Tehran of ...

Israel defence minister warns Hamas against annexation retaliation

The New Arab Staff

Israel defence minister warns Hamas against annexation retaliation

Alternate Israeli Prime Minister threatened Hamas and Hezbollah over the illegal annexation of the occupied West Bank.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon trio sexually assaulted Syrian child, video shows

Three men who were filmed sexually assaulting a Syrian child in Lebanon have caused outrage after the video was posted online.

Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria ends tycoon Makhlouf's duty free contracts

The move comes as part of an ongoing dispute between Assad and his cousin, Rami Makhlouf.

Pope warns of 'mass starvation' in Syria and <em>Lebanon</em>

The New Arab Staff

Pope warns of 'mass starvation' in Syria and Lebanon

As Syria and Lebanon continue to struggle amid worsening economic crises, the Pope on Sunday urged world leaders to help the two ...

Top Lebanese finance ministry official resigns amid crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Lebanese finance ministry official resigns amid crisis

The finance ministry's director general said his resignation was a rejection of the ruling elite's handling of the ongoing economic crisis.

Most Popular

Most Popular