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Macron pledged to keep French troops in the Sahel region of western Africa, to help to "decapitate" Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent groups.

France and five allies meet next week to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency.

Marjorie Taylor Greene is dangerous. She should be removed

Zaina Ujayli

Marjorie Taylor Greene is dangerous. She should be removed

Comment: Democrats and Republicans have a responsibility to recognise the very real danger Greene poses to education on Islam, and continue to push for her removal, writes Zaina Ujayli.

Gulf states welcome Libya ceasefire announcement

The New Arab Staff

Gulf states welcome Libya ceasefire announcement

Through UN mediation, all parties should work to "reach a permanent and comprehensive solution to end the conflict in Libya", GCC ...

Libya's government announces cease-fire, calls for elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's government announces cease-fire, calls for elections

The government announced a ceasefire amid fears of an escalation in violence.

Mobashra Tazamal

Now you're listening, Biden, here's what Muslim Americans want

Comment: It's easy for Biden oppose Trump's racist rhetoric, but the real test lies in whether he can meaningfully engage with the Muslim American community, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ramadan begins under the shadow of coronavirus

Many Muslim-majority states have cancelled communal prayers and cautioned against gathering for fast-breaking meals during the holy month.

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh streets deserted as Saudi implements curfew

Saudi Arabia implemented a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew to limit the spread of the new coronavirus, the latest in a series of restrictions as ...

Iran sanctions put us all at risk during coronavirus

Arash Azizi

Iran sanctions put us all at risk during coronavirus

Comment: The disastrous coronavirus outbreak in Iran shows two things: the need for reform, and the dangers of state collapse, writes Arash ...

Sabena Siddiqui

Does Riyadh feel threatened by the new Muslim alliance?

The KL Summit hopes to be a leading force in shaping and restoring Islamic civilisation, but why does Saudi Arabia feel threatened by ...

Muslim nations mull trading in gold to beat sanctions

The New Arab

Muslim nations mull trading in gold to beat sanctions

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Saturday proposed Muslim countries should trade using gold and a barter system.

Kuala Lumpur <em>Summit</em>: Islamophobia, Palestine leading Muslims issues

The New Arab & agencies

Kuala Lumpur Summit: Islamophobia, Palestine leading Muslims issues

Leaders and delegates from 20 Muslim countries travelled to Malaysia, where they discussed everything from Islamophobia and Palestine to ...

Muslim leaders gather in Malaysia for Islamic <em>summit</em>

The New Arab

Muslim leaders gather in Malaysia for Islamic summit

The four-day summit held in Kuala Lumpur will see Muslim leaders, scholars and academics discuss issues pertinent to the global Muslim ...

Has Jordan distanced itself from Saudi Arabia?

Abdulaziz Kilani

Has Jordan distanced itself from Saudi Arabia?

Despite attempting to maintain relations with its regional neighbours, Jordan appears to have significant differences with Saudi Arabia and ...

Karim Traboulsi

The catch with Riyadh relaxing male guardianship laws

Comment: Any progress on women's rights will be a concession, not a royal gift conferred upon subjects, forced to answer with deference and gratitude, writes Karim Traboulsi.

The New Arab

Reporters Without Borders visited Saudi Arabia over jailed journalists

French press freedom group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) confidentially met top Saudi officials in Riyadh to press for the release of ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Idlib offensive stalls, as Russia-Iran rivalry continues

The failure of the Syrian regime to breakthrough rebel lines in Idlib and Hama has been blamed on the non-participation of Iran in the offensive.

Lawrence Pintak

The road to Trump's face-off with Iran

Comment: Trump has cast his lot with the House of Saud in its face-off with Iran, writes Lawrence Pintak.

Pakistan PM Khan urges Muslims to combat blasphemy, Islamophobia

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan PM Khan urges Muslims to combat blasphemy, Islamophobia

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said the Islamic world needed to do more to explain to the West why Muslims feel great pain when the Prophet ...

The New Arab

Sisi mocked for praying ‘backwards’ in Mecca

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi was mocked after an image surfaced showing the Egyptian leader praying 'backwards' in the holy city of Mecca.

When Haftar obliterates years of diplomacy in Libya

Jalel Harchaoui

When Haftar obliterates years of diplomacy in Libya

Comment: By taking the military path, Khalifa Haftar has sacrificed - but also exploited - years of genuine diplomatic progress in Libya, writes ...

Morocco suspects back in court over Scandinavian hiker murders

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco suspects back in court over Scandinavian hiker murders

Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland had their throats slit before they were beheaded in ...

Scandinavian hikers' murder trial to open in Morocco

The New Arab & agencies

Scandinavian hikers' murder trial to open in Morocco

Danish student Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, 24, and 28-year-old Norwegian Maren Ueland had their throats slit before they were beheaded in ...

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