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Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, told reporters that the ship could've been blocked due to human and technical error.

Save the Children says the real number of children killed in the war is likely much higher.

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Turkey and Iran trade diplomatic blows

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention against Kurdish separatists.

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Sam Hamad

Egypt buries a decade of hope and tyranny

Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains ...

Officials reject Trump claims on toll, defend vaccine rollout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Officials reject Trump claims on toll, defend vaccine rollout

US officials on Sunday rejected Donald Trump's claim that the national Covid-19 death toll of 350,000 has been exaggerated, but defended the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US military prepares for vaccine rollout

Trucks and cargo planes are at the ready to distribute millions of doses of coronavirus vaccine across the United States.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its '95 percent effective' vaccine produced with BioNTech.

The New Arab Staff

Trump Jr mocked for geographically wrong election prediction map

Donald Trump Jr has been mocked for tweeting a map of his election predictions, with the whole world coloured red for his father - ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian unemployment soars amid economic crisis

A decade on from a revolution that toppled the old regime, leaders are struggling to meet the expectations of the people, who have seen little ...

Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cooperate on climate or 'we will be doomed': UN

World powers must come together for the sake of the global climate, or else humanity is 'doomed', warned UN chief Antonio Guterres.

Aniqah Choudhri

A-level U-turn comes too late for Britain's BAME students

Comment: The government's dire handling of A-level exam results will hit already disadvantaged students the hardest, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Riyadh hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Riyadh hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt crisis

Saudi Arabia will host talks aimed at bringing the global economy to recovery amid coronavirus.

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Malia Bouattia

It's time essential workers pulled the emergency brake

Comment: Without essential workers, our society would collapse. They should use their power to rise up, writes Malia Bouattia.

Kuwait mulls cutting subsidies as deficit <em>predictions</em> worsen

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait mulls cutting subsidies as deficit predictions worsen

The plan to cut subsidies would see an increase in the cost of key utilities, including electricity, water and fuel, by up to 30 per cent, local ...

DP World 'prepares for worst' amid looming coronavirus impact

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

DP World 'prepares for worst' amid looming coronavirus impact

Dubai ports giant DP World is anticipating a hit on their industry as coronavirus inflicts the biggest threat global trade.

The New Arab

Dubai warns that 70 percent businesses could go bust

Dubai's chamber of commerce has painted a bleak picture for the UAE's most well-known city.

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 ...

The New Arab

Could Lebanon's prestigious American University of Beirut go bankrupt?

The world-renowned American University of Beirut faces months of political and economic upheaval combined with the global coronavirus crisis.

Diana Alghoul

Five books on Palestine to read during Covid-19 lockdown

Book Club: From history, culture, to food, fiction and beyond, here are five brilliant books on the theme of Palestine to discover while on ...

Pandemic will push Sudan deeper into recession: IMF

The New Arab

Pandemic will push Sudan deeper into recession: IMF

Unemployment and inflation are set to rise due to the coronavirus pandemic, punishing already struggling Sudanese workers.

Ben Lynfield

Netanyahu's tightening grip on power bodes badly for Palestinians

Palestinians have been dealt a painful political blow after Benny Gantz folded and decided to join a unity government, allowing Netanyahu to ...

Lebanese psychic who predicted coronavirus guesses its end

Diana Alghoul

Lebanese psychic who predicted coronavirus guesses its end

Layla Abdel Latif, a Lebanese astrologer who predicted coronavirus, has returned to predict when it will end.

Bashir won't be sent to the ICC just yet

The New Arab

Bashir won't be sent to the ICC just yet

The announcement that ex-dictator Bashir could be handed over to the ICC has an important caveat.

Saeb Erekat leads Palestinian pushback against US plan

James Reinl

Saeb Erekat leads Palestinian pushback against US plan

PLO Secretary-General, Saeb Erekat, is railing against the 'Deal of the Century peace plan', saying it is really a cover for Israel to grab ...

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