Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

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

 

Yemen

Tales of torture and horror: Inside Houthi prisons in Yemen

Ex-prisoners tell their stories of torture, arbitrary detention and mistreatment in Houthi-controlled prisons.

Tales of torture and horror: Inside Houthi prisons in Yemen

Middle East

Declining levels in Iraq's Tigris raise fear of water crisis

Iraqis blame their government over water shortages, and Turkey decides to delay filling upstream Ilisu Dam.

Declining levels in Iraq's Tigris raise fear of water crisis

Human Rights

Concern over Saudi arrests of women's rights activists

Crackdown before the lifting of a driving ban on women casts doubt over Saudi's approach to reforms.

Concern over Saudi arrests of women's rights activists

Gaza

Flotilla carrying Gaza wounded set for bid to break Israeli siege

Two boats aim to defy the Israeli blockade as thousands of Palestinians wounded by the Israeli snipers in recent protests struggle for help.

Flotilla carrying Gaza wounded set for bid to break Israeli siege

Muslim Ban

Disabled Yemeni girl enters US despite ban

Several Supreme Court justices focused on Shaima al-Omari's case as part of their review of Trump's travel ban.

Disabled Yemeni girl enters US despite ban

Europe

Danes laugh off minister comments that Ramadan poses risks

Integration minister Inger Stoejberg advised Muslims should take leave during Ramadan to avoid safety risks to society.

Danes laugh off minister comments that Ramadan poses risks

Egypt

Egypt: Prominent blogger Wael Abbas detained by authorities

Arrest of Wael Abbas comes amid a wider crackdown on dissent as thousands have been jailed and websites blocked.

Egypt: Prominent blogger Wael Abbas detained by authorities

Middle East

Muqtada al-Sadr: Iraq's militia leader turned champion of poor

Shia leader's appeal to the disenfranchised and the low voter turnout factored into his alliance's surprise victory.

Muqtada al-Sadr: Iraq's militia leader turned champion of poor

Iraq

Iraq election: Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr alliance set to win

With 91 percent of ballots counted, alliance of Muqtada al-Sadr is in the lead in six provinces, including Baghdad.

Iraq election: Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr alliance set to win

Iraq

Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr leading in Iraq's election

Influential religious leader emerging as leading contender with over half the votes counted, officials say.

Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr leading in Iraq's election

Iraq

Iraq vote: Initial results show Muqtada al-Sadr leading

Shia religious leader Muqtada al-Sadr appears ahead in preliminary results of the Iraqi general elections.

Iraq vote: Initial results show Muqtada al-Sadr leading

Iraq

Low turnout as Iraqis vote for first time since ISIL defeat

Iraqi officials say 44.5 percent of voters cast ballots in election seen as verdict on PM Haider al-Abadi's tenure.

Low turnout as Iraqis vote for first time since ISIL defeat