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Anti-Iran protests are mounting in a 'prelude to a summer of discontent and violence,' as Iraq is the staging ground for direct talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Pakistan's mosques are full of worshippers despite a travel ban during Eid and far greater disruption to schools and other areas of life.

New 49,000-megapixel Saudi Kaaba photos send #BlackStone trending

The New Arab Staff

New 49,000-megapixel Saudi Kaaba photos send #BlackStone trending

The release of the new Kaaba images comes after a year in which access to Mecca's Grand Mosque has been limited by Covid-19.

From Jerusalem to a Kingdom by the Sea

Chris Doyle

From Jerusalem to a Kingdom by the Sea

Book Club: A compelling memoir by one of the first Arabs to go to Eton, Adel Dajani's account of life in Libya is bookended by tragic family ...

#VeganRamadan: Quick fruity recipes for a healthy post-iftar dessert

Diana Alghoul

#VeganRamadan: Quick fruity recipes for a healthy post-iftar dessert

Here are three quick and easy ways to make fruity desserts when you're low on time and don't want to head for a chocolate bar...

Lawrence Cenk Laws

Turkish tales: A respite from being black in America

Lawrence Cenk Laws explores how - like Baldwin decades earlier - being in Turkey rested his mind and heart from the divisiveness and corrosiveness of American politics.

Sumaiyya Naseem

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary spectrum.

Yousra Samir Imran

Muslim leaders and NHS urge continued vaccinations over Ramadan

Muslim scholars have ruled that the COVID-19 vaccine does not break the fast, as leaders hope that Ramadan will not impact vaccination roll-out ...

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

What's in a flag?

Malia Bouattia

What's in a flag?

Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France ...

Ruslan Trad

How Russia's soft power strategy seeks to reshape Syria

Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to ...

UK <em>Muslims</em> urged to get Covid-19 jab during Ramadan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK Muslims urged to get Covid-19 jab during Ramadan

Doctors and faith leaders seek to allay concerns the Covid-19 vaccine invalidates the Ramadan fast.

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

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

US Muslim groups urge health precautions for Ramadan

Brooke Anderson

US Muslim groups urge health precautions for Ramadan

As Islam's holy month of Ramadan approaches, Muslim organisations have urged Muslims to exercise caution as the pandemic remains a ...

Growing support for Palestinians in Congress, says Rashida Tlaib

The New Arab Staff

Growing support for Palestinians in Congress, says Rashida Tlaib

US lawmakers are now saying the 'unthinkable' about Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands, Tlaib said.

Brooke Anderson

Solidarity among marginalised groups following Atlanta area shootings

In the aftermath of the Atlanta shootings, advocacy groups immediately spoke out against the killing of eight people, six of whom were Asian women.

Malia Bouattia

Swiss face coverings ban reveals a racist, paranoid right-wing

Comment: The Swiss ban on the burqa and ski masks is a handy catchall policy that stirs up Islamophobic sentiment and targets protesters all at ...

Hiba Rahim

To Asian-Americans: Your Muslim compatriots stand with you

Comment: Hiba Rahim offers solidarity and advice to her Asian American friends who are beginning to experience the same level of prejudice ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Shia Muslim powerhouse al-Sistani helped shape today’s Iraq

The 90-year-old al-Sistani is the top Shia Muslim cleric in Iraq and a powerhouse in the Shia world, but his influence stretches beyond the ...

Blinken criticised for opposition to Israel 'war crimes' investigation

Brooke Anderson

Blinken criticised for opposition to Israel 'war crimes' investigation

US civil rights groups have denounced Anthony Blinken's opposition to the ICC investigation, noting that it concerns war crimes in illegally ...

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on visit

Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

Covid vaccine 'doesn't break Ramadan fast': British Muslim doctors

The New Arab Staff

Covid vaccine 'doesn't break Ramadan fast': British Muslim doctors

The British Islamic Medical Association says religious scholars have offered the opinion that vaccinations do not break the fast.

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