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Film review: The sophomore feature by Scottish writer-director Ben Sharrock lives up its title, portraying the purgatorial existence of asylum seekers living on a remote Scottish island, writes Hanna Flint.

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of the city-state’s economy

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time, a first in US history.

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Owner confronts Israeli team's racist past in interview

Moshe Hogeg said the team already is trying to recruit an Arab player.

Judit Neurink

Violence will only incite desperate young Kurds even more

Comment: The brutal crackdown on anti-government protests is a dangerous way to react to the desperation of young, jobless people who have lost all trust in politics, writes Judit Neurink.

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

Brooke Anderson

Georgia's Muslims mobilise the vote in Senate race battle

In-depth: Georgia's Muslim community is spearheading a grassroots campaign to get voters to the polls ahead of two runoff races which could ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

What Trump’s next move might be if he loses

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

What Trump’s next move might be if he loses

If he loses Tuesday's election, Donald Trump's future may be as unconventional and erratic as his presidency

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump and Biden to do battle in final debate

The debate in the southern city of Nashville will fire the starting gun on the final sprint to the November 3 election.

Armenia and Azerbaijan: a decades-long bloody rivalry

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenia and Azerbaijan: a decades-long bloody rivalry

A summary of the key issues surrounding Armenia and Azerbaijan's conflict over Nagorny Karabakh.

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

Ali Adam

Facing mounting Arab indifference, Palestinians eye unity

With the Palestinian national movement facing an existential crisis, political factions have embarked on the long road to unity.

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 ...

Needing election boost, Trump prepares to dominate party convention

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Needing election boost, Trump prepares to dominate party convention

President Donald Trump will seek to revive his re-election hopes this week at the Republican Party's largely online convention.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Kurdish authorities target media amid social unrest

As social unrest grows in Iraq's Kurdish region, media outlets are facing increasing pressure from authorities for their role in covering anti-government protests.

Ernest Khoury

UAE-Israeli alliance: Quid pro quo for Trump’s re-election campaign

Despite denying secret relations with Israel for decades, the UAE has now officially normalised ties but the timing benefits US President Donald ...

Fawzi Bakeer

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

More than thirty years on, Greek actress Tania Palaiologou reflects on filming 'Landscape in the Mist' with legendary filmmaker Theo ...

The New Arab Staff

'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

Reporters from the BBC and Sky News have taken to the Channel amid a rise in migrant crossings; critics accuse journalists of treating the risky ...

World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon mountain club dodges economic crisis

Seeking to escape the doom and gloom of Lebanon's economic crisis, wealthy Lebanese chose to summer in the country's mountain resort town.

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to existing ...

Trump to relaunch his coronavirus briefings as polls slide

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump to relaunch his coronavirus briefings as polls slide

US President Donald Trump said he will soon resume his televised coronavirus briefings, signalling a bid to regain control of the message.

Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

Black citizens in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who come to work, study or try to reach Europe, say ...

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