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French Muslims are facing increasing pressure and stigmatization as a result of a series of violent attacks carried out by extremists and President Macron’s controversial ‘anti-separatism’ plans

Beirut, a welcoming cosmopolitan city loved by all those who call it home, lies in ruins. Michal Kranz, a journalist until recently based in Beirut, offers a message of solidarity

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

The New Arab & agencies

After ignoring warnings, Israeli ultra-Orthodox hit by virus

Ultra-Orthodox Israelis ignored the government's calls to stay home and experts believe this has led to nearly 40 percent of one city's population becoming infected with coronavirus.

Thousands gather for 'million-strong' Baghdad protests against US troops

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands gather for 'million-strong' Baghdad protests against US troops

The rallies come just weeks after Moqtada al-Sadr reactivated his 'Mahdi Army', an anti-American forces militia he dissolved nearly a decade ago.

Tripoli battle leaves migrants and refugees at risk again

Alessandra Bajec

Tripoli battle leaves migrants and refugees at risk again

Scores of migrants and refugees are at serious risk while locked in detention centres as well as trapped by fighting around Tripoli since Haftar ...

The New Arab & agencies

Greece: Police use tear gas on violent anti-migrant protesters

Angry anti-migrant protesters clashed with police on the island of Lesbos during a demonstration against a European Union migration policy.

The New Arab & agencies

Afghanistan reels with new deadly IS-claimed attack in Kabul

IS have claimed an attack on a military compound in Kabul, killing at least 11 soldiers this morning

Jamal Boukhari

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Comment: Sisi's adversaries could gain widespread support, but so far, many of those who put themselves forward are already out of the running, ...

Emran Feroz

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, ...

After IS, corruption should be Iraq's next target

Hadani Ditmars

After IS, corruption should be Iraq's next target

Analysis: The injustice of a corrupt state fuels recruitment to armed groups, notes Hadani Ditmars.

The New Arab

Moroccan police deploy to stop marriage of 12-year-old girl

Reports of a wedding between a 12-year-old girl and a 30-year-old man in Morocco have sparked widespread condemnation and debate over ...

Islamophobes are <em>angry</em> about this teenage girl's painting

The New Arab

Islamophobes are angry about this teenage girl's painting

The painting has made it to the finals and is now hanging proudly in the office of congressman J. Luis Correa

Hamburg supermarket attacker 'known Islamist': German officials Hamburg supermarket attacker 'known Islamist': German officials

The New Arab & agencies

Hamburg supermarket attacker 'known Islamist': German officials

The suspect behind the knife attack in a Hamburg supermarket on Friday was a known Islamist, German officials said.

Algerian minister blames media for food riots

Robert Cusack

Algerian minister blames media for food riots

Abd al-Majeed Taboun said that the media was engaged in a 'conspiracy' against the government and had helped incite public disorder in Algeria.

Fight or flight: What if Trump wins?

Mohammad Ali Musawi

Fight or flight: What if Trump wins?

What would American Muslims do if Donald Trump became the president of the United States? The New Arab spoke to American Muslims who have ...

Hadani Ditmars

The Cult of Hillary enforcers: Obscene vitriol and hatred

Comment: Women in the countries bombed with Clinton's support will unlikely think highly of her self-declared 'feminism', notes Hadani Ditmars.

Mohammad Azzam

Islamic State's 'suicide squad': Zealots, footballers and French chefs

Exclusive: A New Arab investigation into the background of 121 members of IS' "martyrdom unit" reveals intriguing facts about their education, ...

Bilal Fadl

When the ruler is a fool

Comment: The poor are the mightiest weapon that a despot has, and they are his worst nightmare - but few read history to learn from its lessons.

Said Arikat

Baltimore's rage is driven by rampant inequality

Comment: The death of another innocent black man and ensuing riots are a tragic symptom of the disparity of opportunity between blacks and ...

Tafileh: A troubled city of anger and poverty

Lina Shannak

Tafileh: A troubled city of anger and poverty

Feature: Unemployment and poverty mar Tafileh in Jordan's south. Foreign and government-promoted micro-finance projects will only cause greater ...

Chloé Domat

Theatre therapy opens the curtains for Lebanon's most marginalised

After working in notorious prisons, teaching inmates the art, Zeina Daccache has now turned her talents towards Lebanese women and Syrian ...

Paris streets speak of pain, fears

Reem Abd Ulhamid

Paris streets speak of pain, fears

On the streets of one mixed Paris neighbourhood, residents talks of their shock at the Charlie Hebdo murders and fears for race relations for ...

A testimony to Palestine's 1987 day of rage

Rami Almeghari

A testimony to Palestine's 1987 day of rage

When an Israeli truck driver crashed into into a car carrying Palestinians, it sparked an uprising - which would become known as the First ...

Theatre therapy opens the curtains for Lebanon's most marginalised

Chloé Domat

Theatre therapy opens the curtains for Lebanon's most marginalised

After working in notorious prisons, teaching inmates the art, Zeina Daccache has now turned her talents towards Lebanese women and Syrian ...

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