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The family of Alireza Monfared, 20, reportedly murdered him after finding out his sexual orientation on his military exemption card.

Mohamed Nasheed, 53, underwent 16 hours of life-saving operations for injuries to his head, chest, abdomen and limbs in the Maldivian capital after a bomb blast late Thursday.

US warplanes help Afghan forces fend off Taliban offensive

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US warplanes help Afghan forces fend off Taliban offensive

A local government official in the southern province of Helmand said that 'heavy US air strikes' stopped the militants from advancing towards the provincial capital.

Thousands of Afghans flee homes as fighting erupts

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Thousands of Afghans flee homes as fighting erupts

Afghan families have fled their homes to escape fighting in the province of Helmand, where the US military on Sunday handed over a base to ...

Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden quadruples Trump refugee cap after delay backlash

After delaying replacement of the record-low ceiling set by his predecessor, President Biden has raised the America's cap on refugee admissions ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greek police pressed to answer migrant pushback claims

Greece has been called upon to answer questions related to accusations that it is pushing back migrants that are seeking refuge.

Racha Abazied

Goodbye, Michel Kilo

Comment: Racha Abazied remembers Michel Kilo, a key figure in the Syrian opposition who dedicated his life and work to the struggle for ...

The New Arab Staff

Top Yemeni judge dies in Marib clashes

General Abdullah al-Hadhiri had served as the the chief of Yemen’s military judiciary and attorney general of the defence ministry.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthis advance on Marib, dozens dead: military sources

The Houthis have advanced closer to Marib city in the last northern stronghold of Yemen.

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Sumaiyya Naseem

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary spectrum.

The New Arab Staff

Germany wants to protect Afghan staff by offering refuge

As Germany is also withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan this year, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to offer protection for ...

Heavy fighting near Yemen's Marib leaves 96 dead: loyalists

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Heavy fighting near Yemen's Marib leaves 96 dead: loyalists

The rebels see Marib as a strategic prize that will give them more bargaining power in peace talks that Washington says must begin soon.

Al Araby journalist considers leaving Spain after 'Mossad interrogation'

The New Arab Staff

Al Araby journalist considers leaving Spain after 'Mossad interrogation'

A Palestinian journalist who claims he was interrogated by Mossad in Madrid told The New Arab's Arabic-language service that he fears remaining ...

Palestinian teenager lost an eye due to 'Israeli bullet'

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian teenager lost an eye due to 'Israeli bullet'

A 14-year-old Palestinian child lost an eye after being shot in the eye with a 'sponge-tipped bullet' by an Israeli soldier.

Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens killed as fighting intensifies in Yemen's Marib

A pro-government source said Houthi rebels seized some territory in the fighting northwest of Marib and that 22 government soldiers had been ...

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and sexual violence, but also in their everyday home lives.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey summons China's envoy over Uighur tweets

Turkey summoned China's ambassador over tweets denouncing two top Turkish politicians over their criticism of Beijing's crackdown on Uighurs in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Flooding kills more than 90 in East Timor, Indonesia

More than 90 people have tragically lost their lives after mass flooding in East Timor and Indonesia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in Africa wetlands

Today half of Tunis' residents live on the banks of the "sebkha", or mudflat, where more than 100,000 birds of around 100 different species ...

Islamic State group says seized Mozambique town of Palma

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Islamic State group says seized Mozambique town of Palma

The Islamic State declared it had seized the town of Palma in Mozambique after day of fighting that killed dozens.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens killed in Mozambique Islamist attack: government

Dozens of people were killed in the coordinated jihadist attacks in northern Mozambique's Palma town, four days after the rescue raid as ...

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

Misogyny still rampant in Lebanese media and society

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Misogyny still rampant in Lebanese media and society

The degrading comments against Dr Sandrine Atallah on television opened up a wider conversation about the harmful social norms and intrinsic ...

War takes its toll on Syria's displaced women

Gaia Caramazza

War takes its toll on Syria's displaced women

In-depth: Women displaced by Syria's war face heightened social, economic and healthcare risks, with many left to raise their families alone in ...

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