Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

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

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Muslim Ban

Yemeni family 'hopeless' after disabled daughter denied US visa

Thousands of Yemeni-American families have been stranded in Djibouti or forced back to Yemen due to Trump's travel ban.

Yemeni family 'hopeless' after disabled daughter denied US visa

Middle East

How do Saturday's US-led strikes on Syria differ from 2017?

US President Trump launched an attack on Damascus last year following a chemical attack, and little has changed since.

How do Saturday's US-led strikes on Syria differ from 2017?

Middle East

Syria: 'Absentees law' could see millions of refugees lose lands

Legislation could allow government confiscate properties of displaced Syrians unless they prove ownership in 30 days.

Syria: 'Absentees law' could see millions of refugees lose lands

Middle East

Iraqi elections to test Saudi rapprochement

Iraqi politicians set themselves away from sectarian rhetoric in the run-up to country's general elections in May.

Iraqi elections to test Saudi rapprochement

Middle East

Families leaving Eastern Ghouta take prize possessions

Families who have left Damascus neighbourhood for Idlib tell of taking their most precious possessions with them.

Families leaving Eastern Ghouta take prize possessions

Turkey

Varna summit unlikely to bring Turkey, EU closer

With tensions high between Turkey and EU, observers are pessimistic questions raised at the meeting will be answered.

Varna summit unlikely to bring Turkey, EU closer

Europe

Football Lads Alliance march in Birmingham draws protests

Fears grow over rally by Football Lads Alliance in Birmingham, with threatening posts uncovered on Facebook page.

Football Lads Alliance march in Birmingham draws protests

Syria's War

'Dozens burned to death' in Syria attacks on East Ghouta

Mostly women and children among the dead in air attacks on an underground shelter in Irbin area, activists say.

'Dozens burned to death' in Syria attacks on East Ghouta

Egypt

Egypt 'election': Is Mousa Mostafa Mousa a 'puppet' of Sisi?

Ghad party leader endorsed President Sisi for a second term and organised nomination events for the former army chief.

Egypt 'election': Is Mousa Mostafa Mousa a 'puppet' of Sisi?