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Amr Salahi

Amr Salahi

Amr is a journalist and news editor with The New Arab. He has an M. Sc. In Media, Power, and Public Affairs from Royal Holloway University of London and has many years of experience in media, translation and research, having previously worked with the BBC, ITV News, Al-Hiwar TV, and Iraq Body Count.


Areas of focus: Syrian, Egyptian, and Libyan politics and the modern history of the Middle East.

Israel is proposing that 'influential clans' take control of Gaza after the war but it previously tried – and failed – to impose the same thing in the West Bank

06 March, 2024

In-depth: Landmark presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey have been marred by a xenophobic discourse against the country's 3.5 million Syrian refugees, with the opposition promising to return them to Syria within two years.

08 May, 2023

Activists in the besieged Rukban refugee camp on the Jordan-Syria border have warned that a baby born with a serious throat defect four weeks ago is in danger of death as the US embassy in Jordan failed to respond to calls to evacuate her.

10 March, 2022

Arabs in the UK series: A look back into British Arab history, we find out more about the Moroccan traders of Manchester who managed to win the respect and appreciation of the wider society in which they lived.

10 December, 2021

Arabs in the UK series: In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Syrian traders created a unique multi-confessional community in Manchester. The New Arab delves deeper into the history of the community to find out more about their story.

10 December, 2021

Film Review: Libya's revolutions told through familial eyes, the protagonist quickly learns of his exiled father's role as a freedom fighter or 'stray dog' in deposing Gaddafi, and opens up a labyrinth of revolutionary pasts, and futures.

07 July, 2021

A Syrian refugee in Denmark has entered the eighth day of a hunger strike to protest a new government policy allowing it to place Syrians in prison-like "deportation camps" to pressure them to return to Syria.

25 May, 2021

Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister has spoken out against a 1959 treaty between Egypt and Sudan dividing Nile water, accusing the two downstream countries of ‘monopolizing’ the Nile as negotiations stall.

17 April, 2021

In-depth: A decade after Syria's revolution began, activists say that despite the great sadness they feel for their country, they have no regrets about standing up for freedom and dignity.

15 March, 2021

The daughter-in-law of former Libyan dictator Muammar Al-Qaddafi has escaped arrest in Syria after running over and injuring policemen and bystanders while drunk in Damascus.

26 January, 2021