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The New Arab meets: Singer-songwriter Kamilya Jubran, whose work has been deeply intertwined with the evolution of the Palestinian cultural scene and a trailblazing force in experimental music.

Arsheef, Yemen's first contemporary art gallery, aims to showcase young artists and portray an authentic, multi-faceted reflection of life in modern-day Yemen.

Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

Religion in conservative Mideast adapts to coronavirus

Leading Muslim clerics have widely backed scientifically-based measures to contain the virus, notably by supporting crowd size restrictions through promotion of home prayer.

Radicalisation, Islamism and transnational politics: The Universal Enemy

Usman Butt

Radicalisation, Islamism and transnational politics: The Universal Enemy

Book Club: Seeing the jihadi project as another form of universalism is the audacious argument by Darryl Li in his new book The Universal Enemy.

Waqas Ahmed: The Muslim renaissance man championing human versatility

Sadek Hamid

Waqas Ahmed: The Muslim renaissance man championing human versatility

The New Arab Meets: Author Waqas Ahmed, whose new book champions the power of ...

MBS: The rise to power of Mohammed bin Salman

James Snell

MBS: The rise to power of Mohammed bin Salman

Book Club: Ben Hubbard tells the gripping story of how Saudi Arabia's mercurial ruler rose to power - a prince who would be king.

Adriana Urbano

Fatema Jafari: From Afghan midwife to politician

The New Arab Meets: Fatema Jafari, a refugee, underground teacher, midwife, women's rights activist, politician and mother, who is working endlessly to protect women's rights in Afghanistan.

Elias Jahshan

How this Arab feminist writer is smashing the patriarchy

#IWD2020: Egyptian feminist Mona Eltahawy's new book shows how the seven deadly sins can be used to dismantle patriarchal power structures around the world.

Empowering marginalised women one at a time in Malaysia

Sophia Akram

Empowering marginalised women one at a time in Malaysia

#IWD2020: Many social enterprises have emerged in Malaysia to help women get livelihoods in a complex policy environment for migrants and ...

British Muslim women need to know this about marriage

Tahmina Begum

British Muslim women need to know this about marriage

#IWD2020: Many Muslim women are not aware that their nikah, or Islamic marriage, is not recognised under British law. So what can Muslim women ...

Tahmina Begum

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

In the wake of Brexit and the rising toll of Islamophobia in the UK, Riz Ahmed’s debut short film is a call to action, writes Tahmina Begum.

No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

The New Arab & agencies

No country for young women? Myanmar's battle against rape

The UN has warned violence against women and girls is a "silent emergency" in the country, with incidents spanning groping on public transport to trafficking.

Sami Rahman

Muslim women who shattered stereotypes in the past year

#IWD2020: For International Women’s Day, Sami Rahman looks at four Muslim women who have made history and shattered stereotypes in the past 12 months.

Mariam Khan

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who ...

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while confronting the fallback caused by patriarchy and the West.

Sarah Shaffi

A Woman Like Her: Exploring Qandeel's life and death

#IWD2020: In her book A Woman Like Her, journalist Sanam Maher explores Qandeel's life and death. But what began as a book about one woman turned into something quite different.

Elias Jahshan

Juliana Yazbeck modernises traditional sounds with conscious lyrics

The New Arab Meets: Singer, songwriter and composer Juliana Yazbeck whose use of Western and Arabian string arrangements and beats tackles themes of cultural identity, empowerment, decolonisation and gender inequality.

London pays musical tribute to Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum

Yousif Nur

London pays musical tribute to Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum

Vulnerability, tenderness, poignancy, scandal and tragedy: A play that has it all, documenting renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum's legendary ...

A year on since It's Not About The Burqa

Tahmina Begum

A year on since It's Not About The Burqa

Book Club: With Brexit and new heights of Islamophobia in the UK, The New Arab speaks to some of the contributors about what they have learnt ...

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Book Club: Nadia Yaqub's Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution delves into the political dynamics of Palestinian film.

Kamal Afzali

Meet the British Afghans fighting hunger in London

Meet 37-year-old Fardin, the Afghan minicab driver whose warm, home-cooked meals spoil any appetite for Islamophobia, in a city where over 1.5 million adults face food insecurity.

Sarah Khalil

The Lebanese student vlogging from coronavirus' ground zero Wuhan

Adham Al Sayed has been vlogging daily life from Wuhan seeking to dispel misconceptions about the quarantined city seen as ground zero of the deadly coronavirus.