Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa is a journalist specialising in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Saudi Arabia

What is Sahwa, the Awakening movement under pressure in Saudi?

Scholars linked to movement are reportedly on death row, but Sahwa has not always been out of favour with the kingdom.

What is Sahwa, the Awakening movement under pressure in Saudi?

Middle East

All you need to know about the OIC

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is the second largest intergovernmental body after the UN.

All you need to know about the OIC

Middle East

How Egypt's referendum deepened its human rights crisis

Rights groups say Egypt's constitutional amendments consolidate executive control of judiciary, placing army above law.

How Egypt's referendum deepened its human rights crisis

Women's Rights

Anger as BDS South Africa 'silent' on alleged sexual harassment

Academic and activist alleges director of BDS-South Africa, Muhammed Desai, sexually harassed her and two others.

Anger as BDS South Africa 'silent' on alleged sexual harassment

Islamophobia

How do UK Muslims feel after series of Islamophobic attacks?

After New Zealand massacre and string of Birmingham mosque attacks, UK Muslims remain concerned over community's safety.

How do UK Muslims feel after series of Islamophobic attacks?

Sudan

Sudanese protesters 'defiant' in face of Bashir's emergency laws

Protests have continued in Sudan despite President Omar al-Bashir's launch of year-long state of emergency last month.

Sudanese protesters 'defiant' in face of Bashir's emergency laws

United Kingdom

Shamima Begum case highlights 'two-tier, racist system'

The overwhelming majority of Britons who have lost their citizenship are of immigrant backgrounds.

Shamima Begum case highlights 'two-tier, racist system'

Middle East

Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda

Participating countries call for establishment of an Arab free trade zone and support countries hosting refugees.

Beirut summit: Arab leaders agree 29-item economic agenda

Lebanon

Beirut summit: Arab leaders discuss free trade, Syria refugees

Leaders aim to agree on joint statement after discussing Arab free trade zone and effect of Syrian refugees on economy.

Beirut summit: Arab leaders discuss free trade, Syria refugees

Lebanon

Rifts and absences overshadow 'failed' Arab summit in Beirut

Qatar and Mauritania to join Arab economic summit, but Palestinian and Egyptian presidents pull out at the last minute.

Rifts and absences overshadow 'failed' Arab summit in Beirut

Sudan

Future unclear as Sudan protesters and president at loggerheads

Anti-government protests continue across Sudan, as President Omar al-Bashir refuses to step down.

Future unclear as Sudan protesters and president at loggerheads

Sudan

Sudan professionals call for New Year's Eve march to presidency

March to presidency, the second since protests began, coincides with Sudan's 63 years of independence celebrations.

Sudan professionals call for New Year's Eve march to presidency