The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

The women's council in Egypt is calling for an investigation after over a hundred allegations surfaced online accusing an Egyptian man of rape and sexual assault.

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

Middle East staff suspended over sexual misconduct: UN

The New Arab Staff

Middle East staff suspended over sexual misconduct: UN

Two male UN staff members were placed on leave after a video showing a woman straddling a man in the back of a UN-marked vehicle in Tel Aviv went viral.

Morocco asks for proof it used spyware on journalist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco asks for proof it used spyware on journalist

Morocco has demanded Amnesty International prove that it has deployed spyware on a journalist.

Egypt court sentences Coptic monks for abbot's killing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt court sentences Coptic monks for abbot's killing

An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence for one Coptic monk and life imprisonment for another over the 2018 murder of a desert monastery's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran reports 'accident' at nuclear site, warns enemies

After an "accident" at a nuclear complex in Iran, Tehran warned its enemies against hostilities.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Lebanon retailers on strike as currency plummets

A number of popular retail shops in Lebanon announced temporary closures as the country grapples with its financial crisis.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Facebook urged to block anti-gay 'hate speech' in MENA

Around 20 activist groups called on Facebook to stop the spread of anti-gay hate speech targeting the LGBTQ+ community in the Middle East and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Photo of toddler and slain grandfather angers Kashmiris

Indian troops allegedly shot 65-year-old Bashir Ahmed Khan in front of his 3-year-old grandson, before placing the child on his grandfather's ...

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's <em>media</em>

Horriya Marzouk

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Egypt has censored all independent reporting on sensitive political topics, with journalists and social media users only ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Covid-19 hasn't stopped the drumbeat of Islamophobia in India

Comment: If anything, the Modi government has weaponised the coronavirus pandemic to further dehumanise India's Muslims, writes Mobashra ...

Erdogan vows <em>social</em> <em>media</em> 'control' after family insulted

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan vows social media 'control' after family insulted

Soon after his comments, the hashtag in Turkish meaning "don't touch my social media" was trending on Twitter.

Russians to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russians to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

Putin says the changes are needed to ensure stability and cement Russian values in the face of pernicious Western influences.

Powerful explosion rocks health clinic in Iranian capital

The New Arab Staff

Powerful explosion rocks health clinic in Iranian capital

At least 19 people have been killed after an explosion rocked the Iranian capital on Tuesday evening, state media reported.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran to start testing coronavirus vaccine on humans, strained Iraqi doctors pushed over the edge battling virus and world ...

The New Arab Staff

Beirut airport prepares to reopen as Lebanon eyes tourism

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, which grounded flights 18 March due to the coronavirus epidemic, will reopen on Wednesday with reduced air traffic.

The New Arab Staff

Fire in Egypt coronavirus ward kills seven patients

The latest incident follows a similar fire which swept through a coronavirus isolation ward in the capital, Cairo, last month.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

YouTube culls prominent white supremacist channels over hate speech

YouTube has shut down six channels promoting white supremacy - including those of David Duke and Richard Spencer - as social ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Balochistan separatists say stock exchange attack targeted China, Pakistan

Separatists from Pakistan's Balochistan province attacked the national stock exchange in Karachi, killing four people in a brazen daylight ...

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Sam Hamad

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon trio sexually assaulted Syrian child, video shows

Three men who were filmed sexually assaulting a Syrian child in Lebanon have caused outrage after the video was posted online.

Bread queues return to Lebanon as protests surge

The New Arab Staff

Bread queues return to Lebanon as protests surge

Lebanon's national currency has collapsed, prompting renewed protests across the country on Sunday night.

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

Egypt jails belly dancer over <em>social</em> <em>media</em> 'debauchery' charges

The New Arab Staff

Egypt jails belly dancer over social media 'debauchery' charges

An Egyptian belly dancer was sentenced to three years in prison, the latest conviction amid an ongoing crackdown on female social ...

Most Popular

Most Popular