The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Human Rights Watch has slammed as 'shameful' a move by the United Nations to remove the Saudi-led coalition from a blacklist of children killers, despite numerous recent violations.

The Houthi-run Health Ministry identified 11 victims, while two bodies were reportedly burnt beyond recognition.

Syrian fighters upping attacks on civilians during pandemic: UN

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian fighters upping attacks on civilians during pandemic: UN

United Nations rights chief Michelle Bachelet lamented a surge in violence in Syria.

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

Triple bombing kills scores in Syria's Qamishli

The New Arab

Triple bombing kills scores in Syria's Qamishli

An Armenian priest and his father were also killed on Monday in an assassination claimed by the Islamic State group.

Mel Plant

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Investigation: Desperate for foreign cash, the Egyptian regime has cooked up a plan to revive the tourist mecca of Sharm el-Sheikh by building a wall around the city.

The New Arab & agencies

IS extremist suspected of executing 100 people captured

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces have captured Anwar Haddouchi, an Islamic State extremist suspected of executing over 100 people and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sri Lanka police overturn local council ban on Muslims

Sri Lanka's police stepped in to prevent a local council from banning Muslim traders from a weekly fair in another backlash from the devastating ...

Elisabeth Longuenesse

Syria: A wrecked school system, a country in ruins

Comment: Syria's education system was decimated by the brutal civil war, and the outlook under Assad is equally bleak, writes Elisabeth ...

Manbij bombing could become major propaganda coup for IS

Paul Iddon

Manbij bombing could become major propaganda coup for IS

Analysis: Spinning the US withdrawal as a forced retreat, the Islamic State group is capitalising on its recent attacks in Manbij and Hasakah.

Ghada Karmi

Gaza's lonely heroism

Comment: The people of the West Bank should follow Gaza's example; there is no alternative for them but popular resistance, writes Ghada Karmi.

Turkish tourism makes a comeback after 2016 downturn

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish tourism makes a comeback after 2016 downturn

Tourists have returned in droves to Turkey, helped this summer by the sharp fall in the value of the Turkish lira following economic uncertainty ...

US-led coalition admits killing 40 civilians in Syria school

The New Arab

US-led coalition admits killing 40 civilians in Syria school

A US-led coalition fighting IS has admitted to killing 40 civilians in an airstrike on a school sheltering displaced civilians near IS former ...

Iraq suicide bombing kills eight at Baghdad security checkpoint

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq suicide bombing kills eight at Baghdad security checkpoint

A suicide bomber targeting a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad has killed eight and wounded at least 10 others, including police officers ...

The Iraq Report: US 'violated child soldiers law'

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: US 'violated child soldiers law'

This week in Iraq: Insurgent attacks intensify after the Islamic State group is routed from its territory, while fears are raised over next ...

The New Arab

Russia blamed for horrific Syria market bombing

Russia has been blamed for air raids on a busy Syrian market in a rebel town on Monday that left at least 61 people dead.

The New Arab & agencies

Somalia's 'deadliest' terror attack kills 276, injures 300

Desperate Mogadishu residents searched for news of missing relatives after a monster explosion on Saturday killed at least 276 people and ...

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

The Iraq Report: IS loses yet another Iraqi city

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: IS loses yet another Iraqi city

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

The New Arab & agencies

Suspected IS car bomb targets busy Baghdad market

A car bomb ripped through a busy market area in eastern Baghdad on Monday morning, killing at least nine people, Iraqi officials said.

Deadly al-Shabaab minibus attack rocks Mogadishu: security source

The New Arab

Deadly al-Shabaab minibus attack rocks Mogadishu: security source

An al-Shabaab car bombing left at least ten dead in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, a security source said, in the latest attack on civilians ...

Police ban face veil to guard Iraq's post-IS Mosul Police ban face veil to guard Iraq's post-IS Mosul

The New Arab & agencies

Police ban face veil to guard Iraq's post-IS Mosul

Iraqi forces, who have retaken eastern Mosul from the Islamic State group after three years, banned the face veil as part of a package of ...

Al-Shabab fighters on Ramadan killing spree in Mogadishu

The New Arab

Al-Shabab fighters on Ramadan killing spree in Mogadishu

Two restaurants were targeted by al-Shabab militants with an overnight rampage and bombing leaving at least 19 civilians and five guards dead, ...

Most Popular

Most Popular