The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

“You dog! In Ramadan?” the man screamed at a visibly terrified worker before slapping him across the face, in the latest attack on a migrant worker in the kingdom.

Gulf nations involved in the blockade against Qatar have been told not to use Al-Jazeera journalists and their families as political footballs by the world's biggest media union.

Syria's prisoners: Absent but never forgotten

Leila al-Shami

Syria's prisoners: Absent but never forgotten

Comment: Syria's prisons are filled with those who rose up peacefully to call for freedom, democracy and social justice, writes Leila Al-Shami.

Turkey Amnesty International head charged over alleged Gulen links

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey Amnesty International head charged over alleged Gulen links

Authorities accuse Taner Kilic of having an encrypted messaging application on his phone in August 2014 called Bylock, which Ankara claims was ...

May is all soundbite and no substance on immigration

Zoe Gardner

May is all soundbite and no substance on immigration

Comment: The upcoming UK election and Brexit negotiations are an opportunity to drastically change our broken immigration system, for an ...

The New Arab

Weekends for maids means forbidden sexcapades, says UAE lawmaker

Female domestic workers should not be allowed to have weekends off because they will have unlawful sexual relations and become pregnant, an Emirati parliamentarian has said.

Harun Arsalai

Europe's fortress condemns refugees to Libyan danger

In-depth: The collusion of far-right European politicians with Libyan authorities is making a life-threatening journey much more dangerous, ...

Zoe Gardner

May is all soundbite and no substance on immigration

Comment: The upcoming UK election and Brexit negotiations are an opportunity to drastically change our broken immigration system, for an ...

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Israel's occupation: 'No end in sight', says UN expert

Interview: Michael Lynk speaks exclusively to The New Arab's Jillian Kestler D'Amours.

Turkey seeks 20-year terms for hunger strikers protesting purges

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey seeks 20-year terms for hunger strikers protesting purges

Turkish prosecutors demanded up to 20 years in jail for a hunger striking academic and a teacher protesting their dismissal in a purge after ...

Tom Charles

After Manchester: It's time to rethink Prevent

Comment: As the dust settles on the Manchester attack, the government must take an honest look at the domestic and foreign policies that can ...

'Middle Eastern employers must stop abusing women': Ghana lawyer

Robert Cusack

'Middle Eastern employers must stop abusing women': Ghana lawyer

A lawyer has recommended that women under 30 should be prevented from travelling to the Middle East in order to prevent a rising trend in sexual ...

Beirut Madinati to Beirut Pride: What's Nasrallah afraid of?

Joey Ayoub

Beirut Madinati to Beirut Pride: What's Nasrallah afraid of?

Comment: Without sectarian and patriarchal oppression, none of the warlords-turned-politicians, their business associates or their (exclusively ...

Nearly 23,500 cholera cases, 242 deaths in Yemen: WHO

The New Arab & agencies

Nearly 23,500 cholera cases, 242 deaths in Yemen: WHO

The World Health Organisation said nearly 23,500 cholera cases have been recorded in Yemen in just three weeks, as the rising death toll ...

Three <em>workers</em> die on Qatari army construction site

The New Arab

Three workers die on Qatari army construction site

No details given about the incident at the Qatari army camp, which left several other workers injured.

The New Arab

Mosul families forced back to Mosul by Iraqi army

The Iraqi army has forced over 300 families displaced by fighting in Mosul to return to western areas of the city, leaving them vulnerable to attacks by IS.

The New Arab

Domestic workers death rate 'doubles' in Lebanon

Migrant workers in Lebanon are dying at a rate of two every week, Lebanon's intelligence agency says, as rights for domestic ...

The New Arab

Qatar's first World Cup stadium opens to public

Qatar's Khalifa International Stadium will be the first of eight 2022 World Cup venues to open to the public when it hosts its debut football ...

The New Arab & agencies

South Sudan president sacks controversial army chief

A South Sudanese commander whose forces were said to be behind the killing of hundreds in bloody attacks in July, has been sacked a government ...

Kuwait 'deported tens of thousands of expats' in 2016-2017

The New Arab

Kuwait 'deported tens of thousands of expats' in 2016-2017

Two-thousand expats were deported from Kuwait in the first quarter of 2017 alone, while between 19 and 29 thousand were made to leave the ...

Diana Alghoul

Saudi laws oppressing women must be abolished, not relaxed

The Saudi move to relax male guardianship laws that restricted women's movements is commendable, but it is only a small step towards women's ...

Syria 'poisoning' stray dogs, as Damascus' pest population explodes

The New Arab

Syria 'poisoning' stray dogs, as Damascus' pest population explodes

Damascus is suffering not only from war but also an outbreak of pests, while stray dogs take over abandoned neighbourhoods in the capital.

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: Regime whitewashing

Comment: Chomsky cites Postol because he is a man with credentials, giving conspiracy theories a veneer of scientific plausibility, writes ...

The Iraq Report: From Mosul gains to foreign disputes

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: From Mosul gains to foreign disputes

The New Arab gives a breakdown on what has been happening in and around Iraq over the past week.

Most Popular