Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

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

 

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

Middle East

Sudan trade unions call for march to presidency as protests grow

Omar al-Bashir promises reforms, as trade unions and activists plan to march to presidential palace on Tuesday.

Sudan trade unions call for march to presidency as protests grow

Iraq

Baghdad's Green Zone opens its gates to public after 15 years

The fortified Green Zone was partially opened for a two-week trial period that is likely to become permanent.

Baghdad's Green Zone opens its gates to public after 15 years

Europe

Homeless deaths in England, Wales rise by a quarter in 5 years

Nearly 600 homeless people in the two regions died last year - a 24 percent rise, according to official estimates.

Homeless deaths in England, Wales rise by a quarter in 5 years

Iraq

Iraq: Deadly Basra clashes as protesters torch government office

Six killed and a dozen wounded as demonstrations escalate over abysmal government services in the southern province.

Iraq: Deadly Basra clashes as protesters torch government office

Syria's War

Idlib: 'If an offensive takes place, it will be a bloodbath'

Residents in last rebel-held stronghold brace for potential full-fledged assault by Syrian troops and allied forces.

Idlib: 'If an offensive takes place, it will be a bloodbath'

Middle East

US aid cut to Palestinians hits NGOs hard

Palestinian aid staff decry US cut of $200m in economic assistance, months after also cutting contribution to UNRWA.

US aid cut to Palestinians hits NGOs hard

Arts & Culture

Inside the intellectual hub where Baghdad's spirit thrives

The Ottoman military barracks-turned-cultural hub allows intellectuals, poets and artists to express and exchange ideas.

Inside the intellectual hub where Baghdad's spirit thrives