The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support of Kurdish and Arab fighters to keep extremists away, reports Sylvain Mercadier.

After losing parents either in the battle or during Islamic State's brutal three year occupation of Mosul, dozens of children have turned to street peddling or begging to survive.

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Paul Iddon

After Daraa, will Assad reconquer all of Syria?

Analysis: Tens of thousands of rebels remain in Idlib, Kurds hold several territories and US troops are also active in the north, notes Paul Iddon.

Chinese leader pledges billions of dollars for Arab 'revival'

The New Arab & agencies

Chinese leader pledges billions of dollars for Arab 'revival'

The full package for the Arab world unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping, includes $20 billion in loans and about $106 million in financial ...

Mosul's healthcare system running at a third of capacity

The New Arab

Mosul's healthcare system running at a third of capacity

Medical charity MSF has called for urgent action to rebuild Mosul's healthcare infrastructure amid 'extremely slow' reconstruction ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime calls on refugees to return home

The Syrian regime on Tuesday called on refugees to return home, saying it has successfully cleared large areas of "terrorists."

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian groups uncovering IS mass graves need help: HRW

Syrian groups uncovering Raqqa's mass graves need help to preserve evidence, identify human remains and shed light on the horrors perpetrated ...

The New Arab

Hamas, Israel 'in indirect talks over solving Gaza crises'

Qatari envoy for Gaza Mohammed al-Emadi reveals Hamas and Israel are indirectly negotiating, with the knowledge of the US, to reach a deal to ...

The New Arab

Qatar invests half billion dollars in Sudan agriculture

Qatar has announced plans to invest $500 million into Sudan's agricultural and food sectors over the next three years, state-run news agency QNA ...

War in Afghanistan is killing more people than ever

Edward Hunt

War in Afghanistan is killing more people than ever

Comment: The Trump administration's approach is failing. Record numbers of Afghans are dying, and the local government has been losing control ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse 'arson'

The New Arab

Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse 'arson'

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has reportedly arrived in the Iraqi capital after a "deliberate" fire ravaged a warehouse storing ...

Saudi Arabia: Back to Baghdad

International Crisis Group

Saudi Arabia: Back to Baghdad

Comment: Saudi Arabia must tread slowly and carefully if it wishes to reestablish ties with Iraq, writes the International Crisis Group.

Search for bodies continues months after Mosul battle

The New Arab & agencies

Search for bodies continues months after Mosul battle

After almost a year since IS were ousted from Mosul, Iraqi services are still discovering bodies of militants and their victims.

Erdogan lands in Bosnia to hold controversial election rally

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan lands in Bosnia to hold controversial election rally

The Turkish president was previously barred from campaigning in other European countries, including Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

The New Arab & agencies

Putin hosts Assad as UN warns against Idlib attack

Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad met in Sochi on Thursday, following a stark UN warning against displacing civilians from rebel-held areas of Idlib.

The New Arab

At least 1,000 children injured by Israeli gunfire, teargas

Thousands of children have been injured in Gaza protests according to an international aid group, with concerns that more will be exposed to ...

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 ...

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 ...

The quiet collapse of Yemen's economy

Omar Mashjari

The quiet collapse of Yemen's economy

Comment: The underreported collapse of Yemen's economy, and the absence of a functional central bank could worsen all of the country's problems, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Greece: EU should reject Syrian law hindering refugee return

Greece's foreign minister has said the European Union should reject new Syrian real estate legislation that he declared would hinder the return ...

Iraq parliamentary candidate killed in his home near Mosul

The New Arab

Iraq parliamentary candidate killed in his home near Mosul

The Islamic State group said it was behind the assassination of Farouq Zarzour, a candidate for Iraq's upcoming general election.

What's dividing the PMU in Iraq's election?

Mona Alami

What's dividing the PMU in Iraq's election?

Comment: Iraq's elections are shedding light on the the deep rift within the PMU, and the contested influence of Iran in the organisation's ...

The Iraq Report: Attempts to move on after IS

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Attempts to move on after IS

In-depth: Our round-up of this week in Iraq

Most Popular

Most Popular