Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

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

 

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

Iraq

After the fall of ISIL, a sectarian battle over property in Mosul

Shia and Sunni authorities both claim rights over the same community properties such as mosques and religious sites.

After the fall of ISIL, a sectarian battle over property in Mosul

Egypt

Passengers scramble to rebook after BA suspends Cairo flights

Travellers say Cairo flights being rebooked on Egypt Air 'strange' in light of security concern raised by suspension.

Passengers scramble to rebook after BA suspends Cairo flights

Middle East

Modern revamp threatens to raze riverfront in Mosul's Old City

Locals fear authorities' plan to transform historic city into a modern investment hub will erase Mosul's rich heritage.

Modern revamp threatens to raze riverfront in Mosul's Old City

Syria's War

Deraa: Rampant arrests and detentions mark truce anniversary

Observers say violations by Syrian government started immediately after Deraa reconciliation deal was agreed last year.

Deraa: Rampant arrests and detentions mark truce anniversary

Syria's War

Syria co-opting aid to entrench repressive policies: Report

Government's aid and reconstruction policies used to punish perceived opponents and reward supporters, HRW says.

Syria co-opting aid to entrench repressive policies: Report

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinians at West Bank wall: Kushner's plan 'misses point'

Trapped in their villages by a separation wall and checkpoints, Palestinians lament reality of Israeli occupation.

Palestinians at West Bank wall: Kushner's plan 'misses point'

Iraq

What's behind US pressure on Iraq to become energy independent?

US push for Iraq's 'energy independence' aims to isolate Iran and take advantage of oil and gas reserves, analysts say.

What's behind US pressure on Iraq to become energy independent?

Saudi Arabia

What is Sahwa, the Awakening movement under pressure in Saudi?

Scholars linked to movement are reportedly on death row, but Sahwa has not always been out of favour with the kingdom.

What is Sahwa, the Awakening movement under pressure in Saudi?

Middle East

All you need to know about the OIC

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is the second largest intergovernmental body after the UN.

All you need to know about the OIC

Middle East

How Egypt's referendum deepened its human rights crisis

Rights groups say Egypt's constitutional amendments consolidate executive control of judiciary, placing army above law.

How Egypt's referendum deepened its human rights crisis

Women's Rights

Anger as BDS South Africa 'silent' on alleged sexual harassment

Academic and activist alleges director of BDS-South Africa, Muhammed Desai, sexually harassed her and two others.

Anger as BDS South Africa 'silent' on alleged sexual harassment