The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Comment: The United States government is likely to stand alone in countering Iran's development of missile technology, writes Imad K. Harb

The UN's political chief, Jeffrey Feltman, is in Kuwait for talks on ending the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors, a spokesman said Wednesday.

UN appoints Russian diplomat as new counter-terror chief

The New Arab

UN appoints Russian diplomat as new counter-terror chief

The UN has appointed a Russian diplomat as the new counter-terror chief on Wednesday, despite ejecting Moscow from the Human Rights Council for its war crimes in Syria.

UN approves former Lebanon minister as Libya envoy

The New Arab & agencies

UN approves former Lebanon minister as Libya envoy

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame as the new UN envoy ...

UN names new envoy to Libya after months-long search

The New Arab & agencies

UN names new envoy to Libya after months-long search

The UN has put forward former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame for the role of Libya envoy after a contentious search which saw the US ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish FM visits Doha amid Qatar blockade

Turkey's Mevlut Cavusoglu called for dialogue to end the Gulf crisis, after meeting Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani in Doha on Wednesday.

The New Arab & agencies

UN defends Palestinian aid agency after Israeli criticism

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for UNRWA to be dismantled, accusing it of incitement.

Robert Cusack

Fourteen killed after Somali soldiers attempt food aid theft

There has been a big influx of IDPs in the region, putting extra stress on food supplies from relief agencies in the region.

The New Arab & agencies

UN pulls backing for Palestinian women’s centre over naming

The UN has stopped supporting a Palestinian women centre in the West Bank that was named for a woman who participated in a deadly 1978 attack in ...

Israel approves completely new West-Bank settlement, first since Oslo

The New Arab

Israel approves completely new West-Bank settlement, first since Oslo

A senior Israeli army commander on Sunday approved plans to designate an area of land in the northern West Bank for the construction of Israel's ...

The New Arab

Sudan's wanted president Bashir to attend Saudi Trump summit

Any direct contact between Trump and Bashir would be a diplomatic disaster, with outstanding ICC arrest warrants for genocide, war crimes, and ...

'Arab-brother nations' leading the way on Somalia's debt relief

Robert Cusack

'Arab-brother nations' leading the way on Somalia's debt relief

Arab League nations are set to cancel Somalia's debts to help it fight its major development and security battles, Somalia's president has said.

London conference seeks stable Somalia under new leadership London conference seeks stable Somalia under new leadership

The New Arab & agencies

London conference seeks stable Somalia under new leadership

International leaders and more than 40 government delegations are meeting in London on Thursday to thrash out agreements with Somalia aimed at ...

'Israeli Apartheid': UN-report director has 'no regrets'

The New Arab & agencies

'Israeli Apartheid': UN-report director has 'no regrets'

The UN director, responsible for a controversial UN document that described Israel's treatment of Palestinian's as an 'Apartheid system' for the ...

What does $1bn in aid really mean for Yemen?

Sana Uqba

What does $1bn in aid really mean for Yemen?

The UN pledged more than $1 billion to assist Yemen last week, but how effective will the aid really be to a country with a deteriorating ...

The New Arab

Moroccan presenter to sue over 'Western Sahara slip' suspension

Moroccan TV presenter Soumia Derhouri will file a lawsuit against former employer channel Medi1 following her suspension over an on-air slip about the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

The New Arab & agencies

Could Yemen's peace talks start in May?

The UN's special Yemen envoy said a new round of peace talks could begin before the end of May, as concern grows over the country's humanitarian ...

The New Arab

Yemen aid not reaching those in need, say activists

The Saudi-led coalition's blockade and sieges by the Houthi rebels are choking Yemenis into starvation and crippling shortages, activists say as ...

The New Arab

The race against time to save lives in Yemen

The United Nations is appealing for $2.1 billion in international assistance this year for Yemen – the war-torn country facing famine.

<em>Guterres</em>: Syria forced evacuations 'may be a war crime'

The New Arab & agencies

Guterres: Syria forced evacuations 'may be a war crime'

UN chief warns parties involved in evacuating civilians that forced displacement is only permissible for guaranteeing safety or 'for imperative ...

Samir Bennis

Guterres' UN: A window for change in Western Sahara?

Comment: Samir Bennis asks what the language of the UN's recent report on the Western Sahara might indicate about finding a solution to the ...

Ross' resignation leaves UN scrambling over Western Sahara

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Ross' resignation leaves UN scrambling over Western Sahara

Analysis: With Washington hinting at scaling back its UN commitments, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has a mountain to ...

UN calls to restart Western Sahara peace talks

The New Arab

UN calls to restart Western Sahara peace talks

Moroccan officials were reported to have been less dubious about the new UN proposal than previous years, stating the UN had adopted a more ...

UN chief selects Malala Yousafzai as messenger of peace

The New Arab

UN chief selects Malala Yousafzai as messenger of peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Malala Yousafzai to be a UN messenger of peace, the highest honor bestowed ...

Most Popular