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Comment: Debate over deplatforming Trump misses the point: That from India to Myanmar, Silicon Valley has failed to police hate speech for years, writes Jillian C. York.

The new UK-Turkey trade deal, which will extend existing trading arrangements, is set to be signed on Tuesday.

Bibi's new election foe poses challenge to Biden

Mitchell Plitnick

Bibi's new election foe poses challenge to Biden

With Sa'ar leading the charge against Netanyahu, it is certain that the Biden administration will face a very hardline Israeli government, whether or not Netanyahu wins again, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

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'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

Comedians have found plenty of material in the many mishaps of Lebanon, a multi-confessional country still deeply divided after the 1975-1990 ...

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden to pick Buttigieg as transportation chief: reports

It's long been clear that Joe Biden would find some role for Pete Buttigieg in his administration.

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Turkey slaps 18+ rating on rainbow, LGBTQ products

Products with the rainbow colours or references to LGBT must now be sold with an 18+ rating on e-commerce sites, the trade ministry said.

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Iran ex-VP says she will appeal jail sentence

A former vice-president to Iran's Hassan Rouhani says she had been accused of handing classified information to foreign parties.

Azhar Al-Rubaie and Mohammed Qasim

Why suicide is on the rise among Iraqi youths

Young Iraqis are being driven to despair as dire economic conditions exacerbate a growing mental health crisis.

US Muslim representative Ilhan Omar slams Trump's 'Klan' rallies

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US Muslim representative Ilhan Omar slams Trump's 'Klan' rallies

'The Squad' member and Minnesota congresswoman likened Donald Trump campaign rallies to racist Ku Klux Klan meets and slammed the incumbent US ...

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Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

Bangladesh has opened its first Islamic school for transgender Muslims, in a new win for LGBTQ+ members of the Islamic community.

Partisanship, not piety, predicts political views

Dalia Mogahed

Partisanship, not piety, predicts political views

Comment: While religion has the power to inspire, legitimise and manipulate, a new study shows it has little bearing on political positions, ...

Blair Imani: 'Donald Trump is a danger to Muslims'

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Donald Trump is a danger to Muslims'

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

Brooke Anderson

Meet the Arab American volunteers rallying voters for Biden

In the hotly contested 2020 election, local organisers are mobilising Arab and Muslim communities in key swing states to make sure their votes ...

Sarafina El-Badry Nance

This Arab American, woman, scientist is voting for respect

Comment: I'm proud to be voting for a president who will restore the rights of women and BIPOC, and respect the science surrounding Covid-19 and climate change, writes Sarafina Nance.

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Netflix announces host of new Turkish TV series

The streaming giant is massively expanding its roster of Turkish original TV series and films.

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LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

Egyptian police and prosecutors have been accused of inflicting verbal abuse, extracting forced confessions and denying detainees access to ...

Jad Salfiti

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of ...

Biden calls Trump's Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

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Biden calls Trump's Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

White House hopeful Joe Biden branded Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two months before the US presidential ...

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Trump races to appoint replacement justice before election

The race for the White House heated up with both sides galvanised by the battle to nominate a new Supreme Court justice.

Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

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Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

Pakistan bans dating apps Tinder, Grindr over ‘immoral’ content

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan bans dating apps Tinder, Grindr over ‘immoral’ content

Pakistan has blocked access to the popular dating apps, prompting outrage.

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Brooke Anderson

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Black Muslims are part of the backbone of America's civil rights movement.

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