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

The record flooding that has killed more than 100 people and made tens of thousands homeless now threatens Sudan's historic pyramids.

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

Nazli Tarzi

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

A new generation of digital conservationists are using cutting edge virtual reality technology to revive war-damaged cultural heritage sites.

China's war on Uighur women

Gaia Caramazza

China's war on Uighur women

In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

Can vaccines be allocated on anti-racist terms?

A. Kayum Ahmed

Can vaccines be allocated on anti-racist terms?

Comment: Given the extent to which Covid-19 disproportionately impacts BIPOC communities, a vaccine should be allocated on an actively ...

Mona Fawaz

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

To empower residents affected by the Beirut blast to hold on to their neighbourhoods, any recovery should follow a people-first approach, argues Mona Fawaz, Professor of Urban Studies at AUB.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Ceasefire can save at-risk heritage sites

This week we focus on the risks of damage to Yemen's historical heritage sites after weeks of torrential rain.

The New Arab Staff

Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

Floods across Yemen have left thousands of people homeless and destroyed homes country's iconic historic Old Sanaa city.

The New Arab Staff

Anger as Turkey begins razing historic Ottoman-era brewery

Turkey's top religious authority plans to turn a historic brewery into a mosque and Islamic cultural centre.

Erdogan visits Hagia Sofia after reconversion to mosque

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan visits Hagia Sofia after reconversion to mosque

Erdogan paid a visit to Hagia Sofia just days before the first Muslim prayers are due to be held at the Istanbul landmark since it was ...

The New Arab Staff

Turkey's Hagia Sophia mosque conversion 'forbidden': Egypt mufti

Egypt’s grand mufti, Shawky Allam said Turkey's conversion of the Hagia Sophia into a mosque is forbidden in Islam.

Top UK architect under fire over Saudi airport deal

The New Arab Staff

Top UK architect under fire over Saudi airport deal

Climate-concerned architects have demanded answers from Norman Foster and his firm Foster and Partners over the airport contract.

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Jan-Peter Westad

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Twenty-five years on, survivors of the Srebrenica massacre are fighting to ensure that the genocide is not forgotten.

'High probability' Greece killed Syrian refugee at border: investigation

The New Arab Staff

'High probability' Greece killed Syrian refugee at border: investigation

Athens is accused of killing at least two migrants after thousands of asylum seekers gathered at its border with Turkey in March.

Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

Calls for the Hagia Sophia to serve again as a mosque have raised tensions between historic foes and uneasy NATO allies Turkey and Greece.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

With students struggling to pay fees and plans to dismiss up to 25% of its workforce, AUB has never edged closer to collapse.

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.

Noor Ghazal Aswad

On World Refugee Day, let's remember our revolutionary refugees

Comment: We must expand our understanding of the refugee figure beyond the spectacle of suffering, to a celebration of bravery and revolution, ...

Nikkolas Smith

Enjoying Black art comes with a duty to reflect

Comment: This is a crucial moment. It's up to us to take a stand and actively work to tear down this centuries-old pandemic, writes concept ...

Nazli Tarzi

Tracing Iraq's lost past: Photo archives and national memory

Far removed from today's landscape of military fatigues and rubbled cities, the Iraq Photo Archive chronicles the country's cultural wealth and ...

How Tripoli emerged as the epicentre of Lebanon's crisis

Alessandra Bajec

How Tripoli emerged as the epicentre of Lebanon's crisis

Fuelled by widespread anger at growing economic hardship and corruption, Tripoli is leading the way in Lebanon's new wave of protests.

Between virus and violence: Being Muslim in India

Khaled A. Beydoun

Between virus and violence: Being Muslim in India

Comment: India's state-sanctioned Islamophobia has singled out the country's 201 million Muslims and scapegoated them as disseminators of ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran's economy slowly reopens, renowned Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji dies of coronavirus, Lebanese expats continue journey home on return ...

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