The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

The death toll in the protests in southern Iraq has increased to nine and has left more than 250 injured, sources told The New Arab.

Saudi woman may face sex charge for hugging singer

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi woman may face sex charge for hugging singer

The woman could be charged under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia which could see her locked up for two years in prison.

#WorldCup2018: The Palestinian team that could have been

The New Arab

#WorldCup2018: The Palestinian team that could have been

A visualisation of a Palestinian 'starting 11' highlights the brutal effect of Israeli occupation on talented young players.

Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

The New Arab & agencies

Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

Italy and Malta argued over who was responsible for rescuing around 450 migrants cramped onto a fishing boat on Friday.

Usaid Siddiqui

US opinion on Palestine is finally starting to shift

Comment: American Jews are abandoning support for Israel in favour of universal human rights, starting with those of Palestinians, writes Usaid Siddiqui.

Usman Butt

Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

Comment: Usman Butt talks to Twitter satirist and architect Karl Sharro about social media in the Arab Spring, and his upcoming book.

Florence Dixon

The Ayoub Sisters: Egyptian-Scottish musical duo know no bounds

The New Arab meets: The Ayoub Sisters, the classically trained multi-instrumentalists taking the crossover world by storm one catchy ...

Ebti Numari

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights ...

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Charlie Faulkner

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Feature: Turkish women in Soma are transforming themselves from housewives to businesswomen and earning a living for the first time in their ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey sentences dozens to life over coup deaths

A Turkish court handed the suspects life prison terms over the deaths of 41 people on an Istanbul bridge during the 2016 coup attempt.

Tortured, detained, disappeared: UAE abuses rife in southern Yemen

Charlie Hoyle

Tortured, detained, disappeared: UAE abuses rife in southern Yemen

Security forces trained and financed by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen have engaged in enforced disappearances, torture and ...

Putin set to meet Netanyahu and Iranian official

The New Arab & agencies

Putin set to meet Netanyahu and Iranian official

Israeli prime minister is set to meet with the Russian president to discuss Iran's presence in Syria.

Trump goes to Europe: Performing triage

Robert E. Hunter

Trump goes to Europe: Performing triage

Comment: In Brussels, President Trump must reassert US commitment to the collective defence core principle of the NATO alliance, writes Robert ...

Lebanon's foreign minister blames downtrodden economy on Syrian refugees

The New Arab

Lebanon's foreign minister blames downtrodden economy on Syrian refugees

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has come under fire again after blaming Syrian refugees for the country's declining economy, leading to ...

The New Arab

Expat Exodus: 'fake Saudisation' failing to tackle rampant unemployment

The government-engineered 'expat exodus' has failed to bring down unemployment, which instead increased in the kingdom, as locals shun 'demeaning' jobs in agriculture, retail and services.

The New Arab

Jailed Lebanese tourist's father condemns Lebanon's 'official silence'

The father of Lebanese tourist jailed in Cairo for insulting Egyptians in an online video has slammed Beirut's 'silence' regarding her case.

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

The torn identity: Being an immigrant in Trump's America

Comment: Anti-immigrant sentiment is now mainstream in Trump's America, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek and Adrià Salvador Palau.

Diana Alghoul

'Let them eat cake' former mufti tells hungry Egyptians

Egypt's former mufti has told Egyptians who can't afford to eat meat to stop complaining and have a slice of cake instead.

Iran looks to withdraw $350 million from German bank

The New Arab

Iran looks to withdraw $350 million from German bank

A German-Iranian bank is considering a request by Tehran to withdraw millions of dollars due to US sanctions.

The New Arab

At least 6 killed in Tunisia landmine ambush

At least six members of Tunisia's national guard were killed in an apparent terrorist attack in a small town near the border with Algeria on ...

Basra protester killed by police during unemployment rallies

The New Arab

Basra protester killed by police during unemployment rallies

One protester was killed and at least five others injured when Iraqi police violently dispersed demonstrations in the southern city of Basra on ...

Erdogan decree dismisses tens of thousands of state employees

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan decree dismisses tens of thousands of state employees

Turkish authorities have called for the dismissal of more than 18,500 state employees.

Is Thailand next for the Islamic State group?

Austin Bodetti

Is Thailand next for the Islamic State group?

Analysis: The unrest in Thailand's south offers the Islamic State group all that it could need to build a southeast Asian franchise, writes ...

Most Popular

Most Popular