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Philip Juma's love for Iraqi food runs deeper than the tantalising tastes and flavours. The London chef's cuisine is intimately tied to intense pride for his cultural heritage.

The designer of many of Baghdad's most symbolic modern buildings died in London after contracting the coronavirus.

Who is Iraq's next prime minister-designate?

The New Arab

Who is Iraq's next prime minister-designate?

Here is what you need to know about Mustafa al-Kadhimi, Iraq's new prime minister-designate.

The loneliness of being queer and Muslim

Aniqah Choudhri

The loneliness of being queer and Muslim

Comment: LGBT Muslims in the UK face both homophobia and Islamophobia, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years ...

Mariam Khan

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

Paul McLoughlin

Iran funded Assad's war at the expense of Iranians

Analysis: Iran has helped the Assad regime win back much of Syria but at what cost to its taxpayers? The New Arab crunched the numbers

Ibtisam Azem

EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Watch's director warns of Idlib bloodbath

The New Arab spoke to the executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, about the bloodbath in Idlib.

Arash Azizi

Is this Iran's 'Chernobyl moment'?

Comment: Arash Azizi asks if the Iranian regime's crisis of competence will bring it down.

Syria Weekly: Rattled Russia sparks Putin visit to Damascus

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Rattled Russia sparks Putin visit to Damascus

Putin's visit to Damascus this week follows tensions between ally Iran and rival the US in Iraq and Syria.

Arash Azizi

Disaster averted. But can there ever be US-Iran peace?

Comment: Neither Trump nor Khamenei wants to go to war, but Soleimani's assassination has moved the goalposts, putting rapprochement out of ...

Night Letters: Afghan Islamists who Changed the World

Tam Hussein

Night Letters: Afghan Islamists who Changed the World

Book Club: Sand's literary skills and nearly a decade of journalism in Afghanistan paired with Qazizai's in-depth knowledge of the country and ...

Soleimani assassination spells trouble for Iraqis, Iranians, the region

Sam Hamad

Soleimani assassination spells trouble for Iraqis, Iranians, the region

Comment: Many Iraqis now fear it's their country that has the most to lose from being used as a potential battlefield for two foreign powers, ...

Kuwaiti influencer insists blackface posts showcase her makeup talent

The New Arab

Kuwaiti influencer insists blackface posts showcase her makeup talent

'What I've done is only to show what I am capable of': A Kuwaiti makeup artist has ignited fury after insisting her blackface makeup spreads a ...

'White' minus privilege: Census erases Middle Easterners, North Africans

Sarah Essa

'White' minus privilege: Census erases Middle Easterners, North Africans

Comment: By refusing to count us, the US census denies us our share of the whopping $800 billion in funding allocated according to census ...

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

James Snell

Leaked Iran cables reveal puppeteer's grip on Iraq

Comment: The leaked Iran cables detail the machinations of a foreign government acting with its own interests at heart in Iraq, writes James ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

There's no Islamophobia in the Tory party

Comment: You can't root out something that you view as an attribute, a value and a pre-requisite for becoming prime minister, writes Ruqaya ...

Sam Hamad

Iraq and Lebanon protests: Iran watches in the wings

Comment: Iran is eyeing inter-sect anti-government protests in Iraq and Lebanon with alarm, writes Sam Hamad.

Baghdadi dead, but the turmoil he thrived on continues

Sam Hamad

Baghdadi dead, but the turmoil he thrived on continues

Comment: US policy in the region has bolstered the forces that allowed IS to rise, while weakening the forces that have fought it, writes Sam ...

Hadani Ditmars

Zauberland: A journey through a Syrian refugee's dreamscape

The Syrian conflict is dramatically displayed at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London.

US betrayal pushes Syria's Kurds into clutches of regime

Sam Hamad

US betrayal pushes Syria's Kurds into clutches of regime

Comment: The deal the Kurds were forced to cut with the Syrian regime is likely to only have one winner: Assad and his regime, writes Sam Hamad.

After years of suffering, Iraqis refuse to be silenced

Bashdar Ismaeel

After years of suffering, Iraqis refuse to be silenced

Comment: With anti-government protests spreading through the streets of Iraq, Abdul Mahdi's mandate may be over before it's really begun, writes ...

Explainer: Why are people protesting in Iraq?

Florence Dixon

Explainer: Why are people protesting in Iraq?

As services and opportunities decline, corruption in Iraq has soared along with the summer temperatures, prompting Iraqis to risk their lives ...

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