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Tributes have poured in for 'dedicated comrade' Abd al-Karim Abbas, who was found dead near a beach in Lebanon two days after going missing

Dozens of Lebanon's main opposition groups and parties on Sunday announced a common position and plan to tackle the country's multiple crises.

Shia-Sunni brawl leaves two dead, 10 hurt in Lebanon

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Shia-Sunni brawl leaves two dead, 10 hurt in Lebanon

The army deployed in Khalde and arrested four suspects by the early evening, but shooting could still be heard intermittently in the area, local media said.

Azmi Bishara: UAE-Israel deal part of joint regional strategy

The New Arab Staff

Azmi Bishara: UAE-Israel deal part of joint regional strategy

Prominent Arab thinker and academic Dr. Azmi Bishara discussed the far reaching consequences of the Israel-UAE normalisation in an exclusive ...

Shia mourning rituals ring with Iraq's demands for justice

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Shia mourning rituals ring with Iraq's demands for justice

The tradition of mixing pilgrimage with protests far predates the Iraq's 2019 protest movement.

The New Arab Staff

Azmi Bishara: UAE-Israel deal part of joint regional strategy

Prominent Arab thinker and academic Dr. Azmi Bishara discussed the far reaching consequences of the Israel-UAE normalisation in an exclusive interview with Al-Araby TV.

Abbad Yahya

A plan to resist Trump’s Deal of the Century

The long read: A new book by Palestinian intellectual Azmi Bishara presents a comprehensive strategy to resist Trump and Netanyahu’s widely ...

The New Arab

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

The New Arab

Indian doctor 'turns away' Muslim patients amid coronavirus pandemic

A doctor in the Mathura area of Uttar Pradesh, India, reportedly turned away Muslim patients, saying: "We will treat only Hindus, not Muslims."

The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Protest movement revives as lockdown eased

The Iraqi deep state is on full alert, showing demonstrators they will be killed if they continue to ask for change.

The New Arab

Iraq still in chaos 17 years after US invasion

The US invasion in 2003, which promised liberty and democracy, led to the deaths of millions of Iraqis, destroyed much of the country's ...

Egyptian court shuts down Shia TV channels, websites

The New Arab

Egyptian court shuts down Shia TV channels, websites

The court ordered that Egytian ISPs restrict access to Shia website, including a prominent news website.

Lebanon's post-Civil War generation flock to streets without fear

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon's post-Civil War generation flock to streets without fear

Since the start of Lebanon's massive country-wide protests, youngsters have been constantly on the front lines of the protests calling for ...

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Paul McLoughlin

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Analysis: Iran has helped the Assad regime win back much of Syria but at what cost to its taxpayers? The New Arab crunched the numbers

How Sudan is ingratiating itself with Trump through Israel

Rose Worden

How Sudan is ingratiating itself with Trump through Israel

Comment: Despite fierce public opposition, leaders in Sudan, Morocco and Tunisia know their path to the US lies through Israel, writes Rose ...

Florence Massena

Sweden 'deporting' Lebanese couple despite 'death fatwas' back home

A couple who married in defiance of Lebanon's ban on civil unions then fled to Sweden risk being sent back after migration authorities judged their situation as 'safe'.

Florence Massena

Sweden 'deporting' Lebanese couple despite 'death fatwas' back home

A couple who married in defiance of Lebanon's ban on civil unions then fled to Sweden risk being sent back after migration authorities judged ...

The New Arab

Gebran Bassil's supporters claim he's victim of 'Zionist conspiracy'

Gebran Bassil's allies have been claiming calls for him to be removed as Lebanon's representative in the World Economic Forum are a part of a ...

The New Arab

Petition urges World Economic Forum to expel Gebran Bassil

A decision to allow Gebran Bassil to represent Lebanon in the World Ecoonomic Form has sparked outrage amongst protesters.

Lebanese protesters declare ‘week of anger’

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese protesters declare ‘week of anger’

A preoccupation with the fallout from Lebanon's financial crisis caused protests to die down, but it now seems the ruling class are mistaken in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq PM says US strike threatens 'devastating war'

Iraq's prime minister decried the 'assassination' as an 'aggression against Iraq', while Iraqi demonstrators celebrated in the streets of ...

In 2020, citizens and states will continue epic battle

Rami G. Khouri

In 2020, citizens and states will continue epic battle

Comment: In 2019, the contours of an epic struggle became clear, without hinting at who will prevail in the next decade, writes Rami Khouri.

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Protests bring Iraq's muhasasa system to its knees

Comment: Iraqis have wholesale rejected a system that fostered corruption and inequality, but a viable alternative is yet to present itself, ...

The Iraq Report: Mass graves of Sunnis found

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Mass graves of Sunnis found

The gruesome discovery in Iraq's western Anbar governorate once again highlights how the Iraqi state either condones or turns a blind eye to ...

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