Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

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

 

Syria's War

Syria's Kurds forge 'costly deal' with al-Assad as US pulls out

Damascus has much to gain from deal with Kurds, but its ability to halt Turkey's push depends on Russia, say analysts.

Syria's Kurds forge 'costly deal' with al-Assad as US pulls out

Israel

Israel election: Partial results show rivals heading for deadlock

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks unlikely to win a 61-seat majority as coalition negotiations loom.

Israel election: Partial results show rivals heading for deadlock

Israel

Israel election: Exit polls show race too close to call

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future remains in the balance after second vote this year.

Israel election: Exit polls show race too close to call

Israel

Israel election: Voting under way in second poll in five months

Analysts say Benjamin Netanyahu unlikely to be able to secure majority, raising prospect of unity government.

Israel election: Voting under way in second poll in five months

Israel

'Desperate to be re-elected': Will Netanyahu win Israel vote?

Public opinion appears divided on eve of poll over future of PM facing prospect of being indicted in corruption cases.

'Desperate to be re-elected': Will Netanyahu win Israel vote?

Israel

Israel's Ethiopian community denounces racism ahead of election

Ethiopian-Israelis, who constitute a small minority of the population, say they face institutional discrimination.

Israel's Ethiopian community denounces racism ahead of election

Palestine

'We're doomed anyway': Palestinians on Israeli election

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank cannot vote in the parliamentary poll and say they have little hope of change.

'We're doomed anyway': Palestinians on Israeli election

Israel

Palestinians in Israel: Netanyahu's racism makes us want to vote

Leaders of Arab Joint List say prime minister’s incitement against Palestinian citizens of Israel could backfire.

Palestinians in Israel: Netanyahu's racism makes us want to vote

Occupied West Bank

Palestinians in Jordan Valley: 'Our lands are already annexed'

Netanyahu's pledge to formalise de facto Israeli control over Jordan Valley provokes unease among Palestinian residents.

Palestinians in Jordan Valley: 'Our lands are already annexed'

Israel

Israel election: Where do the parties stand on the occupation?

Most of the 31 parties in the running have declared their stance on Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories.

Israel election: Where do the parties stand on the occupation?

Israel

Israel election: Five key things to know

Israelis head to the polls on September 17 as PM Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to annex the Jordan Valley if elected.

Israel election: Five key things to know

ISIS/ISIL

Activists warn UK against risking death penalty for ISIL suspects

The UK failed to assure that two ISIL suspects would not face execution in US, angering legal experts and rights groups.

Activists warn UK against risking death penalty for ISIL suspects