Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

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

 

Coronavirus pandemic

'We're scared': Coronavirus hits Syria's war-torn Idlib

Three doctors and nurse are first cases to contract COVID19 amid fears of rapid spread at IDP camps in northwest Syria.

'We're scared': Coronavirus hits Syria's war-torn Idlib

Coronavirus pandemic

WHO reports record daily surge in global coronavirus cases: Live

World Health Organization reports record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 228,102.

WHO reports record daily surge in global coronavirus cases: Live

Iraq

Assassination of Iraq security analyst to 'silence' free voices

Activists, journalists fear being targeted in 'darker' phase ahead after well-connected Hisham al-Hashemi killed.

Assassination of Iraq security analyst to 'silence' free voices

Syria's War

British aid worker in Syria held 'incommunicado' after abduction

Sharif's family and friends say armed group Hay'et Tahrir al-Sham has not provided official charges for his arrest.

British aid worker in Syria held 'incommunicado' after abduction

Coronavirus pandemic

WHO urges countries to 'wake up' and halt coronavirus: Live

WHO urges countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreak to "take control" of realities on ground instead of bickering.

WHO urges countries to 'wake up' and halt coronavirus: Live

Turkey

Turkey's Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque

Turkey's highest court convenes to decide status of the Hagia Sophia, but experts say a legal ruling is only symbolic.

Turkey's Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque

Palestine

Israeli annexation a 'final nail in the coffin' of Palestine

Palestinians in Ramallah demonstrate against Israel's plan to annex a third of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley.

Israeli annexation a 'final nail in the coffin' of Palestine

Middle East

Iraq: 14 militia members under investigation after base raid

Joint Operations Command says detentions by CTS unit after judiciary issued arrest warrant to pre-empt potential attack.

Iraq: 14 militia members under investigation after base raid

Coronavirus pandemic

Live: WHO reports largest 24-hour increase in coronavirus cases

The UN health agency recorded 183,000 new cases, with Brazil and the US reporting the most new infections.

Live: WHO reports largest 24-hour increase in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus pandemic

LIVE: Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 450,000

Over 8.4 million have been confirmed to have coronavirus around the world and more than 4.1 million have recovered.

LIVE: Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 450,000

Syria's War

Caesar Act: How will new US sanctions on Syria be different?

Analysts say 'far-reaching' US legislation targeting President al-Assad's government will also hit Syrian civilians hard

Caesar Act: How will new US sanctions on Syria be different?

Iraq

US-Iraq talks promise US troop withdrawal, fall short of timeline

'Long road ahead', analysts say, after officials fail to agree on timeframe following resumption of strategic dialogue.

US-Iraq talks promise US troop withdrawal, fall short of timeline