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Three young men, all Palestinian citizens of Israel, were shot dead in two incidents on Friday evening amid a continuing crime wave in Israel's Palestinian community.

The new undercover police unit targeting Palestinian communities in Israel is "illegal" and must be disbanded, Adalah says.

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Malia Bouattia

Whitewashing state racism: 40 years after the Brixton uprising

Comment: Today, just as in the 80s, communities of colour are being driven to protest, only to be met with a government that denies the painfully obvious, writes Malia Bouattia.

Crime wave rattles Arab Israelis ahead of vote

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Crime wave rattles Arab Israelis ahead of vote

An epidemic of crime has ravaged Israeli Arabs - many of whom blame police racism.

The New Arab Staff

Family of kidnapped Pakistan girl slam authorities' inaction

The case is now being examined by a government inquiry into the forced conversions of religious minority women and girls.

The New Arab Staff

Tunisia's Defence Minister pressed by lawmakers on riots

Ibrahim Al-Bartaji appeared to break the silence of Tunisia’s divided political leadership on the protests in a formal statement to parliament.

The New Arab Staff

Three killed amid alarming rise in murders among Palestinian-Israelis

Three Palestinian-Israeli relatives have been shot dead in the city of Baqa al-Gharbiyya, bringing the total number of murders in the ...

Kamal Afzali

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa ...

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root cause of ...

The New Arab Staff

Israeli soldier arrested on suspicion of murdering Palestinian

A soldier is the second Israeli arrested over alleged involvement in the deadly shooting of Mahmoud Abu Khdeir, 27, in East Jerusalem earlier ...

Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

Protesters had gathered to demand the resignation of Basra governor Asad al-Eidani after two activists were gunned down in the city in the past ...

Palestinian-Israeli mother and son injured in Haifa shootout

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian-Israeli mother and son injured in Haifa shootout

A 57-year-old mother and her 23-year-old son were lightly wounded after being shot at in the Hadar neighbourhood in Haifa.

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

Lebanese authorities had raised the alarm on the dangerous stockpile of explosive material at Beirut's port at least 10 times prior to the ...

Four-year-old killed by stray bullet in east Jerusalem

The New Arab Staff

Four-year-old killed by stray bullet in east Jerusalem

The tragic death of four-year-old Hanan Yassin Zalloum from a stray bullet in east Jerusalem signals the gun violence epidemic among Palestinian ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Twitter under fire in UK over rapper's anti-Semitic posts

Twitter on faced a temporary boycott by some critics in Britain and a backlash from the government over its handling of a series of anti-Semitic posts by a high-profile rapper.

The New Arab Staff

Iraq intelligence chief sacked in latest military shakeup

Observers say the reshuffle is linked to investigations into the deadly suppression of protests which broke out in October last year.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's marginalised Tataouine rises up against broken government promises

In-depth: Tunisia's south has long been marginalised, with successive governments since the revolution unable or unwilling to address the ...

Sarah Yerkes and Maro Youssef

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Comment: Much of Tunisia's crucial legislation designed to protect women is yet to take effect, leaving women more vulnerable than ever, write ...

Four-year-old Palestinian girl dies after being shot

The New Arab

Four-year-old Palestinian girl dies after being shot

Four-year-old Rafif Qara'een arrived unconscious at a hospital in Jerusalem on 21 May with 'severely traumatic brain injuries'.

Kamal Afzali

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

19-year-old killed as gun violence plagues Israel's Palestinian communities

The New Arab

19-year-old killed as gun violence plagues Israel's Palestinian communities

13 Palestinians have been killed in separate incidents this year.

Syrian military defector testifies on torture by regime forces

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian military defector testifies on torture by regime forces

Days before the Syrian war enters its tenth year, Syrian activists laid out the ongoing brutal torture conducted by regime forces.

Assad's greatest asset? EU-NATO appeasement

Sam Hamad

Assad's greatest asset? EU-NATO appeasement

Comment: Turkey has demonstrated that Assad's regime could be defeated in Syria, were it not for the curse of global indifference, writes Sam ...

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