The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

The New Arab Meets: Paleoanthropologist Ella al-Shamahi is on a mission to unearth the history of mankind, while fighting to preserve its future.

Analysis: The differences in Iranian involvement in the Syrian and Yemeni wars offer insights into Tehran's priorities, writes Austin Bodetti.

Could Iran sustain a war against Israel in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Could Iran sustain a war against Israel in Syria?

Analysis: Any full-scale Israel-Iran war that begins in Syria will not end there, writes Paul Iddon.

Professor-turned-militant gunned down in Kashmir

Umar Lateef Misgar

Professor-turned-militant gunned down in Kashmir

In-depth: Militant groups are proving attractive even to middle classes, as ...

Thousands flee from Saudi-backed offensive in Yemen's Hodeidah

Charlie Hoyle

Thousands flee from Saudi-backed offensive in Yemen's Hodeidah

According to the United Nations, clashes along Yemen's western coast have displaced around 100,000 people in recent months, most of them from Hodeidah Governorate.

Francesca Mannocchi

The New Arab Meets: Mosul Eye founder Omar Mohammed

Interview: He called himself Mosul Eye and wrote about the atrocities of Islamic State in his city for two years. Francesca Mannocchi meets the man behind the blog, Omar Mohammed.

The New Arab

Nakba Day: Seventy years on, Israel's settler-colonialism continues unabated

Data from the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics show Israel's ethnic cleansing to create a Jewish state has long continued since 1948.

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Nakba survivors tell their stories in Gaza

In-depth: 'We will one day return to our homes,' say elderly Palestinians after 70 years of displacement.

Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions

Urvashi Sarkar

Systematically terrorised: Rohingya refugees face severe healthcare restrictions

Feature: Rohingya refugees continue to face discrimination in Myanmar as they deal with grave limitations in practically all areas of life ...

Austin Bodetti

Iran's international drug dealing risks destabilising Iraq

In-depth: Baghdad's corrupt political system, heavily influenced by Tehran, can do little to stop Iranian narcotrafficking in Iraqi cities, reports Austin Bodetti.

Explainer: Golan Heights - What 's the big deal?

Florence Dixon

Explainer: Golan Heights - What 's the big deal?

Explainer: The Golan Heights has a political and strategic importance. We take a deeper look into what it is and why it is so significant considering recent escalating tensions.

Rami Almeghari

Dabka dancing, singing and poetry: How Gazans protest

Feature: The spirit of cultural resistance is alive and well in Gaza, reports Rami Almeghari.

Marta Bellingreri

Challenges and hope for female parliamentary candidates in Iraq

In-depth: Nearly a third of the 7,000 candidates in Iraq's elections are women - but many have had campaign posters torn down and faced threats and abuse, writes Marta Bellingreri.

Disabled children 'put aside' in Lebanese education system

Florence Massena

Disabled children 'put aside' in Lebanese education system

Feature: A report by HRW has found that Lebanon’s public education system is ...

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Yomi Kleinmann

Iraq: As parties fracture, signs of change emerge

Analysis: Ethnicity alone is no longer sufficient to unite Iraq's political elite as the country's politics begin to move past years of sectarian conflict, writes Yomi Kleinmann.

Diana Alghoul

End of the Iran deal 'no big deal'

Trump's decision to revoke the Iran deal has few implications for Arab civilians, analysts from Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon tell The New Arab.

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's radical Madkhalists are the latest threat

In-depth: A fringe Salafist group is slowly building huge influence on several fronts in Libya's chaos, and locals are saying the rise of an ultraconservative Islamist militia looks very familiar.

What will sanctions mean for Iranians and their economy?

Florence Dixon

What will sanctions mean for Iranians and their economy?

Having staked their hopes for a better future on the nuclear deal, Iranians will now bear the brunt of Trump's new embargo as a fragile economy ...