The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Washington puts the toll at just over 1,000, but rights groups say the artificially low number of deaths is due to poor reporting procedures.

Fifteen people died earlier this week when Syrian regime forces mistook a Russian warplane for an Israeli jet and shot it down.

Rebel group cautiously accepts Moscow-Ankara Idlib deal

The New Arab & agencies

Rebel group cautiously accepts Moscow-Ankara Idlib deal

The National Liberation Front said they accepted the deal as other rebel factions objected or have not commented on the terms.

Syrian child drowns on Lebanon coast after boat capsizes

The New Arab

Syrian child drowns on Lebanon coast after boat capsizes

A child has drowned after a boat carrying 39 migrants heading for Europe capsized off the northern Lebanese coast.

3.5m more Yemenis close to brink of famine: UN

The New Arab & agencies

3.5m more Yemenis close to brink of famine: UN

Already eight million of Yemen's 28 million population is on the brink of famine in what the UN calls the "world's worst humanitarian crisis".

The New Arab

UKIP leader unveils 'anti-Islam' official party manifesto

All-Muslim prisons, enhanced screenings for migrants from 'Islamic countries' and a repeal of anti-discrimination laws signal UKIP's shift further to the far-right under new leader Gerard Batten

Paul Iddon

Turkey consolidates presence in northern Syria

Analysis: Ankara's investments south of its border indicate it plans to maintain influence there so some time to come, writes Paul Iddon.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel to present Moscow with findings on plane downing

The leader of the Israeli air force will travel to Moscow on Thursday to hand over the findings on the Russian plane downed by Syria on Tuesday.

The New Arab & agencies

Hizballah to stay in Syria 'until further notice'

Hizballah officially entered the Syrian war in 2013 on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, who is also backed by Iran and Russia.

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the ...

The New Arab

Time limits on Russia-Turkey deal confirm Idlib offensive fears

An offensive on Idlib province appears to be a question of when not if, according to details of the draft released today.

Myanmar journalist jailed for 'abusive' Suu Kyi posts

The New Arab

Myanmar journalist jailed for 'abusive' Suu Kyi posts

Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon's Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung confirmed.

Pakistan PM in Saudi Arabia on first foreign visit

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan PM in Saudi Arabia on first foreign visit

The South Asian country is looking for economic assistance as it grapples with over $90 billion in external debt.

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Imogen Lambert

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

OPEC calls for unity as US sanctions hit Iran

The New Arab & agencies

OPEC calls for unity as US sanctions hit Iran

Oil cartel OPEC has called on producers to show unity, amid US sanctions on Iran.

The New Arab & agencies

Russia threatens retaliation against Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke to Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, telling him Moscow holds Israel responsible for the shooting down of a Russian military plane near Syria.

The New Arab & agencies

Putin, Erdogan agree Idlib plan

Russia and Turkey have come to a deal on Idlib, north Syria, where Russia was expected to support a regime offensive.

The New Arab & agencies

Russia, Turkey agree to create demilitarised zone in Idlib

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the agreement between Putin and Erdogan meant no military action would be taken against Idlib.

The New Arab

Iraq deploys troops along border to monitor 'Turkey violations'

Iraq will deploy security forces along the mountainous border with Turkey and take action against Ankara at the United Nations over air strikes ...

Israel's Netanyahu says 'enforcing red lines' after Syria strike

The New Arab & agencies

Israel's Netanyahu says 'enforcing red lines' after Syria strike

Israel has not officially confirmed or denied a report by Syrian state news agency SANA of an attack late Saturday on Damascus international ...

The New Arab

Israeli missiles target Damascus airport: state media

The Syrian state news agency said the country's air defences shot down a number of Israeli projectiles targeting Damascus international airport.

Tunisia-Libya border reopening sparks hope for locals

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia-Libya border reopening sparks hope for locals

Cross-border activity is back to normal after the reopening of the Tunisian-Libyan border, amid an ongoing commercial dispute between the two ...

Egypt’s police lose court battle to keep their beards

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt’s police lose court battle to keep their beards

A six-year legal battle that triggered a debate between personal freedoms and state security in Egypt has ended in a loss for bearded police ...

Germany can't 'look away' if Assad uses chemical weapons

The New Arab & agencies

Germany can't 'look away' if Assad uses chemical weapons

Earlier on Wednesday, the US warned Assad against using any chemical weapons ahead of the anticipated regime offensive on Idlib.

Most Popular

Most Popular