The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Comment: As Islamic State begins its insurgent stage, the way the United States selected and rewarded its partner forces will matter, writes James Snell.

An Israeli blogger, known as Ben Tzion, posted this week images of himself taken inside the Mosque of the Prophet in Saudi Arabia, sparking outrage.

Abbas criticises Israel's Fatah arrests as Jerusalem demolitions persist

Diana Alghoul

Abbas criticises Israel's Fatah arrests as Jerusalem demolitions persist

The detentions of Fatah members happened as the settlement and demolitions of Palestinian infrastructure rages on with six new demolition orders in the occupied city of Jerusalem

Islamophobia Awareness Month: We need activism not diplomacy

Malia Bouattia

Islamophobia Awareness Month: We need activism not diplomacy

Comment: Too often, our so-called community leaders and representatives hope that by inviting Islamophobes into our houses, associations and ...

Netanyahu to face new police questioning over corruption allegations

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu to face new police questioning over corruption allegations

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be questioned by police on Sunday for the second time this month over two alleged cases of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

Among the 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh, many have fallen prey to traffickers, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

The New Arab

Saudi authorities offered detained princes exorbitant 'get-out-of-jail ticket'

Saudi Arabia has reportedly demanded that individuals accused of corruption hand over up to 70 percent of their wealth.

The New Arab

Palestinian destroys own shop to avoid Israel demolition fees

Palestinian shop owner Amin Abbasi was told that Israeli forces will demolish his shop and force him to pay extortionate fees should he refuse ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed three

The Israeli army on Wednesday demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed three Israelis, a routine tactic which critics say amounts to ...

Palestine's Independence Day is not something to be celebrated

Diana Alghoul

Palestine's Independence Day is not something to be celebrated

Yasser Arafat declared independence in 1988 only to give up Palestinian sovereignty in the Oslo Accords of 1993, writes Diana Alghoul.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel bans European politicians for supporting non-violent BDS movement

Israel banned a group of European politicians planning to visit later this month over their alleged support for a movement to boycott illegal ...

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

Qatar to hold first elections for Shura Council

The New Arab

Qatar to hold first elections for Shura Council

Qatar's emir has announced that the gas-rich Gulf state will hold elections for its most important consultative body, the Shura Council, for the ...

Israel prepares for 'hundreds of Palestinian home demolitions'

The New Arab

Israel prepares for 'hundreds of Palestinian home demolitions'

Israeli forces are preparing to demolish hundreds of Palestinian homes in the northern occupied West Bank after issuing eviction orders for ...

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Diana Alghoul

Nostalgia undone: rethinking the legacy of Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat's strong words and apparent passion inspired and fuelled a generation, so it is no wonder criticising his legacy remains a ...

David Haigh

Raped in UAE cell, victim turns to Scotland Yard

Comment: Former Leeds FC Managing Director David Haigh has turned to Scotland Yard's war crimes unit to bring his torturers to justice.

The New Arab

Israeli settlers steal Palestinian water pipe in Jordan Valley

Settlers stole a water pipe recently installed by the Palestinian Agricultural Relief for irrigation of crops.

The New Arab

Netanyahu pledges millions for settler-only West Bank roads

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged 200 million shekels ($57 million) on Monday to improve settler-only bypass roads in the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Myanmar must resettle Rohingya in their villages, says US

A State Department official has said it is Myanmar's responsibility to repatriate refugees and investigate allegations of abuses, while on a ...

Israeli settlers 'poison, steal' Palestinian olive harvests

The New Arab

Israeli settlers 'poison, steal' Palestinian olive harvests

Israeli settlers have reportedly attempted to poison and steal Palestinian olives, as the harvesting season begins across the West Bank.

The New Arab

Israel to demolish hundreds of Palestinian apartments in Jerusalem

Five buildings set to be destroyed by Israel hold a total of 138 apartments in Kafr Aqab. Twenty of them are occupied, with the rest being owned ...

Israel to postpone controversial 'annexation bill' of Jerusalem <em>settlements</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Israel to postpone controversial 'annexation bill' of Jerusalem settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will postpone a bill that would integrate settlements outside Jerusalem into the city's ...

Video: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers harvesting olives

The New Arab

Video: Israeli settlers attack Palestinian farmers harvesting olives

Israeli settlers threw rocks and sharp objects at Palestinian farmers as they were harvesting olives on their land in the West Bank.

Israel minister attacks international boycott of illegal <em>settlements</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Israel minister attacks international boycott of illegal settlements

Erdan's stance defies international law, considering building settlements violate a number of UN Security Council Resolutions and are ...

Most Popular