Arwa Ibrahim

Arwa Ibrahim

im体育官网Arwa is a journalist specialising in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

Turkey

Turkey's Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque

Turkey's highest court is set to decide the status of the Hagia Sophia, but experts say a legal ruling is only symbolic.

Turkey's Hagia Sophia and the battle to reconvert it to a mosque

Palestine

Israeli annexation a 'final nail in the coffin' of Palestine

Palestinians in Ramallah demonstrate against Israel's plan to annex a third of the occupied West Bank and Jordan Valley.

Israeli annexation a 'final nail in the coffin' of Palestine

Middle East

Iraq: 14 militia members under investigation after base raid

Joint Operations Command says detentions by CTS unit after judiciary issued arrest warrant to pre-empt potential attack.

Iraq: 14 militia members under investigation after base raid

Coronavirus pandemic

Live: WHO reports largest 24-hour increase in coronavirus cases

The UN health agency recorded 183,000 new cases, with Brazil and the US reporting the most new infections.

Live: WHO reports largest 24-hour increase in coronavirus cases

Coronavirus pandemic

LIVE: Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 450,000

Over 8.4 million have been confirmed to have coronavirus around the world and more than 4.1 million have recovered.

LIVE: Global coronavirus death toll exceeds 450,000

Syria's War

Caesar Act: How will new US sanctions on Syria be different?

im体育官网Analysts say 'far-reaching' US legislation targeting President al-Assad's government will also hit Syrian civilians hard

Caesar Act: How will new US sanctions on Syria be different?

Iraq

US-Iraq talks promise US troop withdrawal, fall short of timeline

im体育官网'Long road ahead', analysts say, after officials fail to agree on timeframe following resumption of strategic dialogue.

US-Iraq talks promise US troop withdrawal, fall short of timeline

George Floyd protests

One of four police charged over Floyd's death freed: Live updates

Former Minneapolis police officer Thomas Lane has been freed from jail on $750,000 bail, sheriff's office records show.

One of four police charged over Floyd's death freed: Live updates

George Floyd protests

Democrats to unveil sweeping US police reform plan: Live updates

im体育官网Proposal is expected to ban police chokeholds, racial profiling, require nationwide use of body cameras, and more.

Democrats to unveil sweeping US police reform plan: Live updates

Qatar

Beating the blockade: How Qatar prevailed over a siege

Doha's rapid self-sufficiency measures after the 2017 blockade prepared it for the coronavirus pandemic challenges.

Beating the blockade: How Qatar prevailed over a siege

Coronavirus pandemic

Iran marks new daily record in coronavirus cases: Live updates

Concerns over a potential second wave as health officials record 3,574 new infections in the past 24 hours.

Iran marks new daily record in coronavirus cases: Live updates

Coronavirus pandemic

UK at 'dangerous moment' as lockdown to ease: Live updates

The UK's deputy chief medical officer warns that people would need to follow guidelines as lockdown measures relaxed.

UK at 'dangerous moment' as lockdown to ease: Live updates