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With incidents of xenophobia towards Arab communities in Spain on the rise, the establishment of Baynana is a welcome counterweight to anti-immigrant sentiment, and the promotion of Arab-led news.

The initial hearings are expected to focus on those in local custody and then proceed to request transfers of suspects held outside Iraq.

In Vested Interests: From passion to patronage

Usman Butt

In Vested Interests: From passion to patronage

Book Club: Delving into the private collection of Libyan investor AbdulMagid Breish, the new book chronicles the hope, despair and blended subjectivities of contemporary and classical Arab art.

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

Alessandra Bajec

Lebanon's supermarkets: On the frontline of an economic crisis

In-depth: The supermarket is where the average Lebanese citizen feels the economic crisis most, with staple goods vanishing and other essential ...

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Covid overwhelms ICUs in Syrian capital

As the virus rages in Syria, hospitals in Damascus are now so overwhelmed that Covid-19 patients are being transferred outside the city for treatment.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pleas for more Syria aid at EU-UN donor conference

The UN and other aid groups are seeking more than $4 billion for aid within Syria and $5.8 billion for the refugees at this year's donor ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenian separatists to make Russian official language

Armenian authorities in an Azerbaijani region passed a bill to designate Russian as a second official language.

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 ...

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Sina Azodi

Why Turkey wants Biden to salvage the JCPOA

Analysis: As divisions grow among Washington's partners, Turkey will likely stand in the camp of states that see the JCPOA's survival ...

Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli election seen as referendum on divisive Netanyahu

Israelis are to vote on Tuesday for a fourth parliamentary election in two years and the race has turned into a referendum on Netanyahu.

Turkish-German vaccine pioneers honoured with top award

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkish-German vaccine pioneers honoured with top award

Germany's president presented the country’s top award to married couple Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci, who developed the Pfizer-BioNTech ...

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen kill 12 in Yemen attack: official

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen kill 12 in Yemen attack: official

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen have killed four civilians and eight fighters from a separatist militia in an attack in the southern Yemeni province ...

No ceasefire in Yemen unless blockade lifted, Houthis say

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

No ceasefire in Yemen unless blockade lifted, Houthis say

A spokesman for Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels says that the group will not agree to a ceasefire unless the Saudi-led coalition agrees to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's economic collapse in numbers

Lebanon's national currency is in freefall, while poverty and unemployment are on the rise. Here are some numbers.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Republic of Queues': Syria is a hungry nation

As Syria passes the 10th year anniversary mark of the start of the popular uprising against its leader, civilians are hungry and impoverished

Chris Doyle

Syria's bleak decade

Comment: The international community failed Syria. Now they must make sure the next decade is not as bleak as the last, writes Chris Doyle.

Anu Shukla

The female DJs smashing boundaries of social gender inequality

We crossed continents to speak with female DJs who have cultivated a spectrum of projects in the face of political instability and gender ...

Could Iraq's Iran-backed militias arm the PKK against Turkey?

Paul Iddon

Could Iraq's Iran-backed militias arm the PKK against Turkey?

Analysis: Iran-backed militias want to maintain dominance in Sinjar as an access point to Syria, but would they arm the PKK if Turkey launches a ...

Sylvain Mercadier

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have long ...

MENA women shake region out of sexual harassment silence

Maedeh Sharifi

MENA women shake region out of sexual harassment silence

Women from Morocco, to Egypt, Iran and Kuwait took their countries by storm in the past year through social media to break the silence on sexual ...

Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai signs Apple TV deal

The New Arab Staff

Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai signs Apple TV deal

Education activists Malala Yousafzai has signed a deal to produces dramas and documentaries for Apple TV+ that focus on women’s issues.

After historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

After historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

Pope Francis flew for Rome from Baghdad on Monday morning after a four-day historical papal visit in Iraq

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