The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

In-depth: While the Islamic State group’s reign of terror in Iraq and Syria is virtually over, multiple reports throughout its existence show irresponsible arms transfers, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The US has urged supporters of the Syrian regime to press it to "participate fully" in negotiations with the opposition after the UN blamed Damascus for failed talks.

Russia expanding Middle East footprint with Egypt bases

Paul Iddon

Russia expanding Middle East footprint with Egypt bases

Analysis: Putin's deal with Sisi allows Moscow to project power over the region, while bolstering Cairo's international aspirations, writes Paul Iddon.

Inclusive Christmas? First ever Muslim pantomime hits the UK

Sami Rahman

Inclusive Christmas? First ever Muslim pantomime hits the UK

Apparently Muslims need to integrate more, and what better way to do that than to have a Muslim panto?

Cyprus, Greece, Egypt vow closer security cooperation in Mediterranean

The New Arab & agencies

Cyprus, Greece, Egypt vow closer security cooperation in Mediterranean

Officials met and agreed that exchanging information was 'exceptionally important' as the countries seek to combat terrorism in the ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN blames Damascus for Syria peace talks failure

UN's Staffan de Mistura has hit out at the Syrian regime for having no interest in peace talks besides the fight "against terrorism".

The New Arab & agencies

Human rights groups condemn Iraq's mass executions

Iraq hanged 38 people accused of belonging to militant groups as international rights groups voice concerns about use of the death penalty in ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon-Syria border crossing to reopen after five years

The al-Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria is set to reopen after five years, in another sign of the Syrian regime's increasing ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, al-Qaeda for 'terrorism'

Iraq has executed 38 militants belonging to the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda for terrorism offences, days after declaring victory ...

Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

The New Arab & agencies

Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

Saudi Arabia has pledged 100 million euros for the G5 Sahel force, a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

This week in Iraq: Was Abadi's declaration of victory just a political stunt?

Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

The New Arab & agencies

Islamic leaders urge Jerusalem recognition as 'Palestine's capital'

Islamic leaders meeting at an emergency meeting of the OIC in Istanbul on Wednesday urged the world to "recognise the State of Palestine and ...

After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

Barak Barfi

After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

Comment: If Yemen is to set itself on its feet again, its leader must address long-festering issues they have conveniently skirted in favour of ...

Saudi Arabia: A flourishing film scene but no cinemas

Noor el-Terk and Paul McLoughlin

Saudi Arabia: A flourishing film scene but no cinemas

Saudi filmmakers have fought legal restrictions and taboos surrounding cinema to produce some of the most exciting movies in the region. None, ...

Erdogan says US 'partner to bloodshed' over Jerusalem recognition

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan says US 'partner to bloodshed' over Jerusalem recognition

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the US a 'partner to bloodshed' on Monday after Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate 'victory' over IS

The Iraqi military has held a celebration to celebrate the end of the campaign against IS, while others warn the fight is not yet over.

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu and Erdogan trade insults over Trump's Jerusalem decision

Relations between Israel and Turkey soured on Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism days after the US ...

The New Arab

FIFA commends Qatar for transferring Gulf Cup to Kuwait

FIFA has commended Qatar for agreeing to move the 2017 Gulf Cup to Kuwait following a last-minute decision by football's governing body to lift ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rare protest in Kuwait after Trump Jerusalem move

Kuwaitis abided by the state's strict protesting laws to show their defiance against US President Trump's official recognition of Jerusalem as ...

Saudi anti-terror authority argues 'no death penalty for apostates'

The New Arab

Saudi anti-terror authority argues 'no death penalty for apostates'

A Saudi anti-terror agency has argued that people who leave Islam should not be punished by death, sparking rumours the kingdom would abolish ...

Hadani Ditmars

Will Trudeau address civil rights violations on Canadian soil?

Comment: How many more acts of violence and racism need occur before Ottawa admits we have our own home-grown issues, asks Hadani Ditmars.

On the perils of an empty State Department

Sam Fouad

On the perils of an empty State Department

Comment: The US State Department is one of the most understaffed and dysfunctional in modern history, writes Sam Fouad.

Iraq militia threatens US forces after Trump Jerusalem move

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq militia threatens US forces after Trump Jerusalem move

Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital makes US troops in Iraq a target, a militia has said, while Abadi's government has ...

Middle East airlines profits 'set to double' in 2018

The New Arab & agencies

Middle East airlines profits 'set to double' in 2018

Middle East airlines are set to see their profits double next year despite challenges including low oil revenues, regional conflicts and US ...

Most Popular

Most Popular