The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised response, writes Pranab Bardhan.

The police officers thought Deepak Bundele was Muslim because of his beard, officials allegedly told him.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

India clamps down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

Hanan Zaffar

India clamps down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

India is using the coronavirus pandemic to crack down on Muslim activists following widespread anti-government protests last year.

Anti-India clashes continue in tense Kashmir for third day

The New Arab & agencies

Anti-India clashes continue in tense Kashmir for third day

Clashes continued Friday in Kashmir as anti-India protesters threw stones at government forces, who fired shotgun pellets and tear gas to quell ...

The New Arab

Indian doctor 'turns away' Muslim patients amid coronavirus pandemic

A doctor in the Mathura area of Uttar Pradesh, India, reportedly turned away Muslim patients, saying: "We will treat only Hindus, not Muslims."

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

A systematic campaign of disinformation blaming Muslims for the spread of coronavirus in India is fuelling hatred and violent attacks.

The New Arab

Will the US put India on its religious blacklist?

A US government panel has called for India to be placed on a religious freedoms blacklist as persecution and violence by Prime Minister Modi's ...

The New Arab & agencies

The pandemic and rising Islamophobia mar Ramadan in India

Many of India's Muslims have faced renewed stigma, threats and the boycotting of vendors who venture into Hindu-dominated neighborhoods

US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

The New Arab & agencies

US panel wants India on religious freedom blacklist

A US government panel has called for punitive measures against India over its worsening record on religious freedom.

The New Arab & agencies

India cracks down on Kashmir journalists amid Covid-19 lockdown

Three Kashimiri journalists have been arrested by Indian police.

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 ...

India charges Muslim leader with 'culpable homicide' over coronavirus

The New Arab

India charges Muslim leader with 'culpable homicide' over coronavirus

Indian Muslims have been faced with heightened Islamophobia during the pandemic, with some accused of 'deliberately' spreading the novel ...

Indian hospital segregates <em>Hindu</em>, Muslim coronavirus patients

The New Arab

Indian hospital segregates Hindu, Muslim coronavirus patients

Coronavirus patients at an Indian hospital are being placed in separate wards depending on their religion.

India's new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

Aamir Ali Bhat

India's new Kashmir domicile law mirrors Israel's settler-colonial blueprint

India has passed a new domicile law in Kashmir which residents fear will change the demographic status of the Muslim-majority territory.

Shan. A. Zain

India's coronavirus outbreak unmasks the ugly face of Islamophobia

The Covid-19 outbreak has stoked vile Islamophobia in India, with right-wing extremists accusing Muslims of deliberately spreading the virus to kill Hindus.

The New Arab

First Mormon temple in Middle East planned for Dubai

The Latter Day Saint Church is based in Utah and is expanding to Africa, China and the Middle East.

The New Arab

Israel slaps coronavirus closure order on West Bank

Palestinian-administered areas of the occupied West Bank were closed off on Wednesday as part of measures to stem the spread of the novel ...

The New Arab

Defying odds: 103-year-old Iranian woman survives after contracting coronavirus

A woman has become the second elderly person to recover from the deadly coronavirus outbreak in Iran, authorities confirmed on Tuesday.

Tunisian police tear gas ram fight spectators

The New Arab

Tunisian police tear gas ram fight spectators

Tunisian police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of spectators at a ram fighting event, who had ignored a ban on gatherings in the country.

The New Arab

Coronavirus signals 'end of time', Iranian, Saudi clerics believe

Thousands of people have died from the novel coronavirus so far, and Muslim clerics believe it signals the beginning of the end of time.

'Cow urine drinking party' held to battle India coronavirus

The New Arab & agencies

'Cow urine drinking party' held to battle India coronavirus

Is there a cure for COVID-19? Some of India's Hindu nationalists believe they have the answer.

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

Tahmina Begum

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

In the wake of Brexit and the rising toll of Islamophobia in the UK, Riz Ahmed’s debut short film is a call to action, writes Tahmina Begum.

Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed over coronavirus fears

The New Arab

Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed over coronavirus fears

FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) agreed to reschedule the matches over fears of the deadly coronavirus.

Most Popular

Most Popular