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Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust technology into the heart of its pedagogical application.

Bezalel Smotrich has been criticised for racist comments he made online during an argument with Joint List member Ahmad Tibi.

Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

Zawamil poetry is a popular traditional artform in Yemen but it has also become a weapon of choice for the Houthis.

Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced court in his corruption trial while his bid to form a government after another inconclusive election ...

Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

The most senior officer to testify at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has described the former officer’s actions as “totally unnecessary”.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Officer killed in US Capitol car-ramming attack

An attack at the US Capitol has left one police officer dead, as well as the attack, who was shot by police.

The New Arab Staff

Soldiers arrested in Niger after 'attempted coup’

Following gunfire in the capital of Niger, soldiers have been arrested and accused of attempting to launch a coup, ahead of the inauguration.

David Sheen

How Netanyahu brought Israel's biggest racists seats in parliament

Comment: Netanyahu's political future may still look unsure, but his explicit support for a fanatic, right-wing alliance has helped pave their ...

Emad Moussa

Land Day 2021: Israel intensifies efforts to cleanse Palestinians

Comment: After 45 years of historic dispossession, Palestinians are facing intensified Israeli efforts to cleanse them from their lands, writes ...

Iraq's Jewish community dwindles to fewer than five

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Jewish community dwindles to fewer than five

Despite Jews having lived in Iraq for around 2,600 years, only four remain in the country after the passing of Dhafer Eliyahu.

Zaina Ujayli

Film Review: The Mauritanian

Film Review: The Mauritanian follows the story of a Mauritanian man who was kidnapped from his home and imprisoned without charge for fourteen ...

Unlikely bedfellows hold key to new Netanyahu term

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Unlikely bedfellows hold key to new Netanyahu term

With the full results from Tuesday's general election now in, Netanyahu needs the support of parties are openly hostile to Arabs and ...

Muslims mourn and raise money for Colorado shooting victims

The New Arab Staff

Muslims mourn and raise money for Colorado shooting victims

The Islamic Center of Boulder has launched a national fund-raising initiative to help the victims’ families under the slogan 'Muslims unite for ...

Whether Boulder shooter was white is the wrong question

Zaina Ujayli

Whether Boulder shooter was white is the wrong question

Comment: Whether the shooter was Arab or white matters little. Instead Americans should ask why he - and others - so easily got hold of a gun, ...

Gamers slam 'dehumanising' Fallujah battle video game trailer

The New Arab Staff

Gamers slam 'dehumanising' Fallujah battle video game trailer

A first-person shooter game depicting one of the US' most bloody battles of the Iraq War is set for release later this year.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

East Jerusalem's Palestinians torn between two elections

East Jerusalem's Palestinians will not be allowed to vote in Tuesday's election as they are considered as residents despite paying taxes.

Sophia Akram

Census 2021: An opportunity for Britain's Arab community?

The Office for National Statistics says that understanding the needs of individual communities and identity groups is one of its main focuses ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tanzania’s Samia Hassan becomes Africa’s first-ever Muslim woman president

Tanzanian Samia Suluhu Hassan has become the African continent’s first ever Muslim woman president following the mysterious death of ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian-Israeli lawmaker slams rival for 'being used' by Netanyahu

The United Arab List broke away from other Palestinian-Israeli parties over its support for the Likud Party.

Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea

Aisha Yusuff

Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea

Book Club: Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea is a truly striking debut that explores Middle Eastern-immigrant story in a delicate and captivating ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Crime wave rattles Arab Israelis ahead of vote

An epidemic of crime has ravaged Israeli Arabs - many of whom blame police racism.

Syria's revolution through the lens of the diaspora

Aisha Aldris

Syria's revolution through the lens of the diaspora

In-depth: The Syrian diaspora has carried a heavy emotional and financial burden as they watched their homeland collapse, but many are now ...

Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

Famous Iraqi musician Ilham al-Madfai is longing for the stage, and has just created a new song to find hope during the pandemic

Pope stamp showing 'Greater Kurdistan' causes uproar in Iraq

The New Arab Staff

Pope stamp showing 'Greater Kurdistan' causes uproar in Iraq

Following outrage in Turkey and Iran, KRG authorities issued a statement saying the postage stamps were the work of artists and not officially ...

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