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The attack on a 17th-century Indian ship carrying pilgrims returning from Mecca sparked the 'first worldwide manhunt'.

Comment: As one of Britain's few black horticulturists, I'm glad to see Kew initiate conversations about how Britain's imperial past impacts our society today, writes Juliet Sargeant.

Of course the royal family is a racist institution

Siana Bangura

Of course the royal family is a racist institution

Comment: It's unsurprising Meghan experienced the racism she did, given Britain's long history of empire, colonialism and capitalism, writes Siana Bangura.

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

Sahar Esfandiari

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, exploring the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians sue Britain for 1917 Balfour Declaration

Palestinian lawyers have filed a suit against the British government for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which promised a ‘national home’ for the Jewish people in Palestine.

The New Arab Staff

UAE president built 'secret $7 billion London property empire'

Leaked documents obtained by the Guardian showed that Sheikh Khalifa al Nahyan owns 170 properties with a total value of an estimated £5.5 ...

Malia Bouattia

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western nations, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Britain to return looted 4,000-year-old plaque to Iraq

A 4,000-year-old sculpture that was looted and taken to the United Kingdom will be returned to Iraq, the British Museum announced on ...

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Austin Bodetti

Ireland's growing influence in the Middle East

Unburdened by the colonial legacies dogging other countries in Western Europe, Ireland has received a warm reception in the Arab world.

The New Arab Staff

Lawrence of Arabia’s home restored as tourist attraction

TE Lawrence's Red Sea home is being renovated and turned into a tourist attraction.

Imperialism, patriarchy and the history of Palestinian LGBTQ activism

Yousra Samir Imran

Imperialism, patriarchy and the history of Palestinian LGBTQ activism

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian scholar Dr. Sa'ed Atshan to discuss his new book 'Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique'.

Diplomats moved into lockdown as rockets strike Afghan's capital

The New Arab Staff

Diplomats moved into lockdown as rockets strike Afghan's capital

Embassies in Kabul went into lockdown on Tuesday after multiple rockets hit the capital.

10 wounded as rockets hit Kabul on independence day

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

10 wounded as rockets hit Kabul on independence day

Fourteen rockets were fired from two vehicles in Kabul, according to the interior ministry.

Syria's Asma al-Assad 'led' campaign against Rami Makhlouf

The New Arab Staff

Syria's Asma al-Assad 'led' campaign against Rami Makhlouf

Syria's first lady has been implicated as leading a campaign to strip formerly powerful tycoon Rami Makhlouf of his assets.

The New Arab Staff

Dubai deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan praises British colonialism

Dubai's controversial deputy police chief Dhahi Khalfan sparked an uproar on social media after he praised British colonialism.

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

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.

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

The New Arab

Man in Turkey detained for hanging towel to dry

The towel with a United Kingdom flag motif reportedly incensed the Iranian man's neighbours during a national holiday.

Five books on Palestine to read during Covid-19 lockdown

Diana Alghoul

Five books on Palestine to read during Covid-19 lockdown

Book Club: From history, culture, to food, fiction and beyond, here are five brilliant books on the theme of Palestine to discover while on ...

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Malia Bouattia

UK's coronavirus response forces most vulnerable to shoulder burden

Comment: UK communities of colour are propping up the stay-at-home privileged class, and putting themselves at risk in the process, writes Malia ...

On Palestine, Labour leadership contenders are failing, once again

Malia Bouattia

On Palestine, Labour leadership contenders are failing, once again

Comment: When it comes to international solidarity and Palestine, we're seeing a return to the pre-Corbyn status quo, writes Malia Bouattia.

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