Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

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

 

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

'A new Balfour': Palestinians angered by Trump's Middle East plan

Palestinian politicians and activists slam the proposal, with many promising to 'fight against the plan'.

'A new Balfour': Palestinians angered by Trump's Middle East plan

Middle East

Iraqi Shia armed groups condemn Salih-Trump meeting

Iran-backed Shia armed groups call on President Salih to step down for 'disrespecting' Iraqi sovereignty and blood.

Iraqi Shia armed groups condemn Salih-Trump meeting

Iraq

'Here to stay', vow Iraqi protesters as deadly violence surges

At least five demonstrators killed in Baghdad, Karbala, and Baqubah as security forces open fire.

'Here to stay', vow Iraqi protesters as deadly violence surges

Iran

EsmaiI Qaani: New 'shadow commander' of Iran's Quds Force

Esmail Qaani is likely to pursue his predecessor's policies with 'greater vigour and ruthlessness', say experts.

EsmaiI Qaani: New 'shadow commander' of Iran's Quds Force

Iraq

Sadr calls for 'million-man march' against US presence in Iraq

Shia cleric and political leader calls on Iraqis to unite for 'peaceful march' against presence of US troops.

Sadr calls for 'million-man march' against US presence in Iraq

Press Freedom

Iraqi journalists fear for lives after Basra reporters killed

Journalists say they have been increasingly under attack since wave of anti-government protests began in October.

Iraqi journalists fear for lives after Basra reporters killed

US-Iran escalation

Iraqis denounce Iran missiles as 'violation of sovereignty'

Iraqis say Iran's targeting of US bases on Iraqi soil is an 'assault' and call on parties to move battlefield elsewhere.

Iraqis denounce Iran missiles as 'violation of sovereignty'

Iraq

Hashd deputy leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis buried in Iraq's Najaf

Mourners gathered in the holy city to pay their respects before the armed group leader was buried at Salam Cemetery.

Hashd deputy leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis buried in Iraq's Najaf

Iraq

'Political will' in way of expelling US troops from Iraq

While steps to expel US troops may be straightforward, some experts say neither party is in favour of such a move.

'Political will' in way of expelling US troops from Iraq

Soleimani assassination

Iraqi parliament calls for expulsion of foreign troops

Vote comes after PM Abdul Mahdi recommended Parliament take urgent measures to expel foreign troops from Iraq.

Iraqi parliament calls for expulsion of foreign troops

Middle East

'You never let us down': Thousands mourn Soleimani in Baghdad

PMF supporters gather in Baghdad after US kills Iran's Qassem Soleimani, Iraq PMF deputy leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

'You never let us down': Thousands mourn Soleimani in Baghdad

Soleimani assassination

Iraq braces for 'difficult days' after Soleimani's killing

Protesters and observers say uncertainty awaits Iraq as Iran vows to retaliate against US air strike.

Iraq braces for 'difficult days' after Soleimani's killing