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

Saddam Haftar is seeking Western and external support for his presidential bid.

Sudan, rebel leader agree to form secular state

The New Arab Staff

Sudan, rebel leader agree to form secular state

They agreed to the separation of the "identities of culture region, ethnicity and religion from the State".

Two children killed in Tunisia landmine blast

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Two children killed in Tunisia landmine blast

A landmine blast killed two children in Tunisia on Thursday, authorities said.

Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

Nadia Khan

Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

This International Women's Day, we want to celebrate brave and progressive Muslim women throughout history.

Giorgio Cafiero and Diana Vasconcellos

How does Biden view Turkey’s role in Libya's conflict?

Analysis: Libya's civil war could become a source of confrontation rather than cooperation between the Biden administration and Turkey.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IS claims killing of 4 Tunisia soldiers, beheading: SITE

IS claimed responsibility for the February 3 killing of four soldiers in a rugged region of central Tunisia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Five Tajiks condemned in Germany for IS activity

The men are accused of having various roles in a German IS cell founded in January 2019.

After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

After 3 days, Afghan-Iran border blaze brought under control

On Monday, only small fires were smoldering at the Islam Qala border crossing, after three days of firefighting efforts from ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France meets Sahel leaders as it mulls troop drawdown

France and five allies meet next week to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency.

British barrister Karim Khan elected ICC's new chief prosecutor

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

British barrister Karim Khan elected ICC's new chief prosecutor

Karim Khan will be only the third prosecutor of the ICC, taking over in June from Gambian-born Fatou Bensouda.

4 Tunisian soldiers killed in landmine blast: ministry

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

4 Tunisian soldiers killed in landmine blast: ministry

A landmine killed four Tunisian soldiers on Wednesday during an counter-terrorism operation

New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New Egypt uprising 'inevitable,' say Muslim Brothers

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood has predicted that Egypt will witness an uprising against the practices of President Abdel ...

11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

The New Arab Staff

11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

Israeli settlers have stormed the Palestinian village of Madama in the West Bank, throwing stones at and injuring a young girl, amid ...

The New Arab Staff

Al Azhar issues fatwa forbidding Muslim Brotherhood membership

The move follows similar actions by Saudi Arabia and the UAE's fatwa councils.

The New Arab Staff

Pro-normalisation 'Bahraini, Emirati influencers' praise Israel's army as 'heroic'

An interview between a popular Israeli blogger and two influential Emirati and Bahraini figures prompted fierce criticism online, after the ...

The New Arab Staff

French far-right leader praises Egypt for 'fighting radical Islam'

Marine Le Pen praised 'model' state Egypt for its alleged fight against 'radical Islam' in an interview with Egyptian state media.

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Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

A explosive-laden humvee drove onto an army commando base in eastern Ghazni province, killing 31 soliders, as a car bomb targeted the ...

Separatism: Bringing <em>Islam</em> and France's Muslims to heel

Raphaël Kempf

Separatism: Bringing Islam and France's Muslims to heel

Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria slashes activist's jail term for 'offending Islam'

An Algerian court has cut the sentence of a Hirak activist who was found guilty of “offending Islam” from ten years ...

Clock ticking, Trump looks set to hasten Afghanistan pullout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Clock ticking, Trump looks set to hasten Afghanistan pullout

US President Donald Trump has moved ahead with plans to pull out of Afghanistan as he fills the Pentagon with loyalists.

Quran students killed in blast at Pakistan religious school

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Quran students killed in blast at Pakistan religious school

A bomb attack on a Quran study class killed at least seven students in Pakistan, reports confirmed.

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 sparked controversy in Egypt.

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