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Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths
Azhar Al-Rubaie and Mohammed Qasim

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Young Iraqis are being driven to despair as dire economic conditions exacerbate a growing mental health crisis.

Book Club: Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of revered poets and writers who have lost themselves in the mysteries of the desert.

Iman Jodeh makes history as Colorado's first Muslim lawmaker

Brooke Anderson

Iman Jodeh makes history as Colorado's first Muslim lawmaker

Iman Jodeh, Colorado's first Muslim state representative, reflects on what inspired her to run for office and how she plans to be a voice for her diverse district.

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Abeer Ayyoub

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Tarek Bakri was determined to tell Palestine's history. His work is now one of the largest visual documentation projects tracing personal ...

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

Elizabeth Neoman

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

The death of a 24-year-old Egyptian woman in Cairo has served as another ...

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian struggle.

Mobashra Tazamal

In Trump's America, Muslims feel the impact of Islamophobia

The New Arab Meets: CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad to discuss the Muslim community's fight against Islamophobia in Trump's America.

Tahmina Begum

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Book Club: A new anthology of stories by British Muslim women exploring romance and desire proves to be a powerful and nuanced response to stereotypes.

Meet Fady Qaddoura, Indiana's first Muslim state senator

Brooke Anderson

Meet Fady Qaddoura, Indiana's first Muslim state senator

Palestinian-American Fady Qaddoura will be the first Muslim to serve in the Indiana Senate. A Democrat in a Republican stronghold, he wants to ...

Progressivism, Palestine and the next US president

Florence Dixon

Progressivism, Palestine and the next US president

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian-American scholar Yousef Munayyer to discuss what this election means for the future of pro-Palestinian activism ...

Nazli Tarzi

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and domestic violence.

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

Brooke Anderson

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

In the hotly contested 2020 election, local organisers are mobilising Arab and Muslim communities in key swing states to make sure their votes count.

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Donald Trump is a danger to Muslims'

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

Sahar Esfandiari

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, exploring the challenges of identity, migration and cultural continuation.

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have ...

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

Brooke Anderson

How first-time immigrant voters see the 2020 US election

Record numbers of America's newest citizens are casting their ballot for the first time in the 2020 election.

Hadani Ditmars

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Love triumphs over tragedy in the Nasser brothers' touching satire on desire and despair in Gaza.

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

Edna Mohamed

The future of medical tourism in Turkey

Turkey has become the go-to destination for self-improvement, but the pandemic has devastated one of the country's fastest growing industries.

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

Josh Ruebner

The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

Book Club: Rashid Khalidi's masterful book traces a hundred years of colonial war against Palestinians, waged first by the Zionist movement and Israel but backed by Britain and the US.

Jad Salfiti

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of the Soura film festival