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Relatives of those detained said they were apprehended due to their role as religious leaders.

The extreme drop in birth rates is unprecedented in the 71 years since the UN began collecting global fertility statistics, beating out declines in countries that witnessed wars or genocides.

Arab League head blasts Israel for Gaza, Jerusalem violence

The New Arab Staff

Arab League head blasts Israel for Gaza, Jerusalem violence

The Arab League head has condemned Israeli attacks against the Palestinians, as operations in Gaza continue for a second day.

Maldives ex-president 'critical' after assassination attempt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Maldives ex-president 'critical' after assassination attempt

Mohamed Nasheed, 53, underwent 16 hours of life-saving operations for injuries to his head, chest, abdomen and limbs in the Maldivian capital ...

German spy agency to widen surveillance of Islamophobic Pegida

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German spy agency to widen surveillance of Islamophobic Pegida

The president of Saxony's LfV domestic intelligence agency said Pegida 'acts as a hinge between extremists and non-extremists'.

Malia Bouattia

Why the local also matters this Ramadan

Comment: This Ramadan, let's address issues close to home, such as supporting victims of racist policies and policing, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff

Haftar’s forces say Libya unity government ‘has no authority’

After stopping him visiting the eastern city of Benghazi, forces loyal to rogue General Khalifa Haftar say that Libyan interim prime Minister ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka cabinet approves ban on Muslim face veils

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a ban on full-face veils worn by some Muslim women, saying that they pose a threat to national security.

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Russia orders Navalny groups to suspend activities

Alexei Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation gets suspended as the prosecutors try to stop any criticism of President Putin ahead of the ...

France: Knife attacker said to have watched 'jihadist' videos

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France: Knife attacker said to have watched 'jihadist' videos

A Tunisian man who stabbed to death a police employee outside Paris watched 'jihadist' propaganda videos just before the attack, France's ...

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Fifth person detained in French terror attack inquiry

Jamel Gorchene fatally stabbed a female police employee in Paris.

Israel's Netanyahu urges 'calm' after days of Jerusalem violence

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Israel's Netanyahu urges 'calm' after days of Jerusalem violence

Netanyahu called for "calm on all sides" on Saturday, days after violence erupted in Jerusalem.

Three held after police worker fatally stabbed near Paris

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Three held after police worker fatally stabbed near Paris

The father of Jamal G., a Tunisian man who was shot dead by police after fatally stabbing a police worker near Paris, is in custody along with ...

German convicted of IS membership over stay in Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German convicted of IS membership over stay in Syria

Zeynep G. traveled to Syria and married an IS member in 2014.

Hamas warns against delaying next month's Palestinian election

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Hamas warns against delaying next month's Palestinian election

Any delay to next month's elections will complicate reconciliation efforts between the two main Palestinian factions, a top Hamas leader said.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan Taliban claim deadly blast at luxury hotel

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for a deadly suicide blast at a luxury hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador.

Fuad Shahbazov

What's driving Turkey and Ukraine's growing alliance?

Analysis: Turkey's influence in Ukraine has steadily increased in recent years. Amid heightened tensions with Russia, the Ankara-Kyiv alliance ...

The New Arab Staff

Sudanese leader says Bashir may be handed to ICC

The head of Sudan's Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said the country may hand over ousted dictator Omar Bashir to the International ...

Yousra Samir Imran

A path towards ally-ship: Reframing 'The Muslim Problem'

The New Arab Meets: Tawseef Khan, author of The Muslim Problem. In it, he elegantly deconstructs myths surrounding Islam, whilst confronting the ...

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Mansour Omari

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its own links ...

The New Arab Staff

Uighur workers 'advertised in package deals' on Chinese Internet

Uighur Muslims are being advertised for labour under military-style management in 'package deals' on Chinese websites, in the latest evidence ...

French mosque subsidy dropped in 'foreign meddling' row

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French mosque subsidy dropped in 'foreign meddling' row

The pullback came after Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin accused the eastern French city of supporting "foreign meddling" on French soil with ...

Iraqi man on trial for Berlin motorway rampage

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi man on trial for Berlin motorway rampage

The Iraqi man is charged with attempted murder, dangerous interference with traffic and fleeing the scene of an accident.

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and radicalisation, writes ...

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