The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Representatives of Morocco's religious minorities gathered in an unprecedented meeting in Rabat to demand protection from repression and harassment.

Comment: Universities in the UK are clamping down on pro-Palestine campaigners while their pro-Israel counterparts enjoy unadulterated free speech, writes Malia Bouattia.

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Risk of legalised paedophilia grows

This week in Iraq: Kurdish leadership decries ‘treasonous elements’ over Kirkuk loss; Militias become more politically assertive and fears grow over legalisation of paedophilia and spousal abuse.

India hits Kashmir's independent media where it hurts

Nayeem Rather

India hits Kashmir's independent media where it hurts

In-depth: Kashmir's media industry struggles when the Indian government cuts off its advertising - which happens after every critical story, ...

Giving children 'un-Islamic' names is 'unacceptable', says Saudi cleric

The New Arab

Giving children 'un-Islamic' names is 'unacceptable', says Saudi cleric

Saudi cleric Abdullah Al Maneh came under fire after saying that giving children foreign "un-Islamic" names is unacceptable in Islam

Sam Hamad

Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah, writes Sam Hamad.

Victoria Schneider

In Gaza, authorities crack down on freedom of speech

Comment: Authorities in both Gaza and the West Bank are attempting to silence the critical voices of activists and journalists, writes Victoria ...

Bachar Halabi

Riyadh's token reforms provide political cover for creeping authoritarianism

Comment: The Saudi leadership understands the need to play the image game, selling tokenistic women's rights reforms while arresting hundreds of ...

Saudi Arabia's blockade hits ordinary Yemenis hardest

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Saudi Arabia's blockade hits ordinary Yemenis hardest

Riyadh claims the ban is designed to stop the flow of weapons to the Houthi rebels, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Steven Salaita

Zionism and the alt-right

Comment: Can Zionism separate itself from the alt-right in order to save its liberal reputation? asks Steve Salaita.

Afghan university sees first graduates in women's studies

The New Arab & agencies

Afghan university sees first graduates in women's studies

The first batch of graduates in women's studies collected their degrees from Kabul University on Sunday, the country's first higher education ...

Egypt summons Western envoys after criticism of lawyer's disappearance

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt summons Western envoys after criticism of lawyer's disappearance

Egypt summoned European ambassadors after they criticised the disappearance of an Egyptian human rights lawyer in Sepember who had been working ...

Yemen: the pen must be mightier than the sword

Omar Mashjari

Yemen: the pen must be mightier than the sword

Comment: Only strict adherence to the rule of law can guarantee a lasting peace, writes Omar Mashjari.

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

Suzan Quitaz

What was wrong with the Balfour declaration?

In-depth: One hundred years on, the declaration which eventually led to the creation of Israel remains fiercely contested. Suzan Quitaz examines ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish rights activist arrested over 2016 coup attempt

Philanthropist businessman and peace activist Osman Kavala has been formally arrested over alleged links to US-based cleric Gulen whom Turkey blames for last year's failed coup.

Malia Bouattia

Remembering the Paris massacre, 1961

Comment: France may be keen to forget its brutal suppression of Algerian nationalism, but this dark chapter in history offers crucial insight ...

Diana Alghoul

Corbyn's Balfour boycott represents stand for Palestinian justice

For Palestinians, Corbyn boycotting the invitation to the Balfour celebration anniversary shows that not everybody in the UK political elite is ...

The New Arab

Cambridge University's Arabic language students barred from Palestine

Arabic language students from the top British university will no longer be able to study in Palestinian territories for their year abroad after ...

A Kashmiri mother's search for her 'disappeared' son

Nayeem Rather

A Kashmiri mother's search for her 'disappeared' son

In-depth: When the Indian army abducted Parveena Ahanager's son, 27 years ago, she began a long and lonely journey for justice, reports Nayeem ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon approves first government budget since 2005

Lebanon's parliament on Thursday approved a government budget for the first time since 2005, a crucial step towards reforming the fragile ...

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Sophie Bessis

Equal inheritance for daughters is key to women's empowerment

Comment: While marriage between a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man is now permitted, the question of equal inheritance rights between the sexes ...

BDS' fight against worldwide state repression

Malia Bouattia

BDS' fight against worldwide state repression

Comment: The Israel-boycott movement is gaining strength, and attempts to close down events have only inspired activists to carry on the fight, ...

Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

The New Arab

Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

The Norwegian Refugee Council said nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former Islamic State stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced ...

Most Popular