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The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Brooke Anderson

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Arabic language learning has thrived online during the pandemic, as lessons move from the classroom to the living room.

Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb on literature, memory and displacement

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb on literature, memory and displacement

The New Arab Meets: Huzama Habayeb, an award-winning Palestinian novelist who ...

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'anic Barzakh

Usman Butt

A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'anic Barzakh

Book Club: George Archer's thought-provoking study traces the conceptual history and philosophy of the afterlife in Islam.

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

Tahmina Begum

A History of Islam in 21 Women

Book Club: Hossein Kamaly celebrates the groundbreaking achievements of extraordinary women in the history of Islam.

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Aisha Yusuff

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Book Club: Aisha Yusuff recommends ten books to understand the legacy and contribution of Black Muslims to Islamic history.

Assia Belgacem

The Invisible Muslim: Journeys Through Whiteness and Islam

Book Club: Medina Tenour Whiteman contemplates identity and belonging in a poignant memoir on her experiences as a white Muslim.

Ramona Wadi

Minor Detail: A haunting meditation on violence and memory

Book Club: Adania Shibli's evocative novel is a searing reflection on the Palestinian experience of violence and memory.

How Islam was erased from Rumi's poetry

Sahar Esfandiari

How Islam was erased from Rumi's poetry

A new online campaign, Rumi Was Muslim, seeks to rectify the whitewashing and ...

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words 'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Paul McLoughlin

'Mute': A Syrian protest that is louder than words

Syrians are holding a silent protest outside a German courthouse where two alleged Assad regime security officials are standing trial for torture.

Nazli Tarzi

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Inside Karrar Sattar's work lives a distinctive darkness and haunting sadness that echoes the lived experiences of the nation at large.

Elias Jahshan

Falastin: Sami Tamimi's love letter to Palestinian food

The New Arab Meets: Sami Tamimi to talk about his new cookbook Falastin, a love letter to Palestinian food, the land and its people.

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of football.

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Kamal Afzali

British Muslim charities and the Covid-19 response

Despite how hard British Muslims have been hit by the pandemic, the relief response from their community has been among the strongest.

Azhar Al-Rubaie

The Iraqi nurse leading Mosul's battle against Covid-19

Soror Al-Husseini helped pull bodies from the rubble after IS was defeated in Mosul. Now she is leading the charge as Covid-19 sweeps the northern city.

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed threat.

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

Sahar Esfandiari

JUMA Kitchen: Celebrating Iraqi culture and heritage through food

Philip Juma's love for Iraqi food runs deeper than the tantalising tastes and flavours. The London chef's cuisine is intimately tied to intense pride for his cultural heritage.