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Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this year.

This year's US elections saw the highest number of Muslim candidates running for office, advocacy groups said in a joint observation statement.

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The New Arab Staff

Syrian doctor, rescuer to receive top US peace prize

The Gandhi peace award, organised by the peace advocacy organisation Promoting Enduring Peace (PEP), named Dr Zahir Sahloul and civil defense leader Maysoun Al-Misry as recipients.

American Muslims won this election

Asad Dandia and Hamzah Raza

American Muslims won this election

Comment: Biden's victory affirms the power of those on the margins to organise, assert their voices, and radically transform the political ...

Arab Americans await Michigan result with hope and trepidation

The New Arab Staff

Arab Americans await Michigan result with hope and trepidation

The state of Michigan, where Arab Americans comprise more than five percent of the vote, has yet to declare its election result.

Mitchell Plitnick

Harris, Pence portray two very different visions for America

Comment: Despite both candidates attempting to appeal to a broad base of voters, the gulf between their parties was clear for all to see, writes Mitchell Plitnick.

Laila Ujayli

Biden and global Islamophobia

Comment: Biden must prove his credentials counteracting Islamophobia within his own party, but also as a president who can confront a global ...

Mitchell Plitnick

Sarsour is a steadfast ally, Biden shouldn't forget that

Comment: Biden's campaign must make space in the Democratic tent for anti-racist and progressive ally, Linda Sarsour, writes ...

The New Arab Staff

Biden says he'll end Trump's 'Islamicphobia' travel ban

Joe Biden made a well-meaning vow to end 'Islamicphobia'.

Muslim Americans salute Bernie, their first ever president

Khaled A. Beydoun

Muslim Americans salute Bernie, their first ever president

Comment: While the country fell short of propelling him to the presidency, Muslim Americans elected Bernie Sanders as president, and one of ...

Florence Dixon

How Arab-Americans embraced 'Amo Bernie' as one of them

In-depth: From Amo to Habibi, Bernie Sanders has become the first presidential candidate in US history to embrace the Arab community, and ...

A pro-Israel PAC tried to sabotage Bernie in Iowa

Josh Ruebner

A pro-Israel PAC tried to sabotage Bernie in Iowa

Comment: Pro-Israel Democrats' attempts to detract from Bernie Sanders show how much support for Palestine has surged among progressives, writes ...

Accusing Sanders of anti-Semitism amounts to thinly veiled Islamophobia

Sahar F. Aziz

Accusing Sanders of anti-Semitism amounts to thinly veiled Islamophobia

Comment: Critics are accusing Jewish candidate Bernie Sanders of anti-Semitism, just to keep his progressive politics out of power, writes Sahar ...

#UnitedforOmar: What UK activists can learn from the US

Malia Bouattia

#UnitedforOmar: What UK activists can learn from the US

Comment: The outpouring of support for smeared Imam Omar Suleiman is an inspiration for grassroots action in the UK, writes Malia Bouattia.

Tlaib and Omar are a threat to power

Malia Bouattia

Tlaib and Omar are a threat to power

Comment: Their critical and unwavering politics are linked back to a history of oppression, and that injects ideological substance into the ...

The New Arab

Saudi media targets leading Muslim-American women

Newly appointed Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib were among the women bizarrely accused by Riyadh's Al-Arabiya of having political links with Islamist movements including the Muslim Brotherhood.

The New Arab

Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib poised to become first Muslim Congresswoman

Rashida Tlaib has won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for a seat in the House of Representatives, setting her up to become the first ...

Malia Bouattia

Inspirational US #MuslimsforDream: A community empowered by its faith

Comment: The DACA protests have shown there is an alternative, if we are willing to pay the price and abandon our desperate bid for official ...

The New Arab & agencies

Muslims hold Ramadan protest outside New York's Trump Tower

US Muslims have held a Ramadan protest outside the Trump Tower to condemn the US president's Islamophobic rhetoric.

<em>Linda</em> <em>Sarsour</em>: The Muslim woman fighting for all Americans

Daoud Kuttab

Linda Sarsour: The Muslim woman fighting for all Americans

Society: The Palestinian Brooklynite is in a daily battle for the civil rights of all around her, writes Daoud Kuttab.

The New Arab

Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour arrested at Women's Day protest

Sarsour was arrested along with several other women over 'disorderly conduct' as they protested outside Trump Tower on Wednesday.

Bethlehem to Brooklyn: Palestinian-American's historic run for NYC Council

Daoud Kuttab

Bethlehem to Brooklyn: Palestinian-American's historic run for NYC Council

Reverend Khader El-Yateem, a Palestinian-American pastor from Bethlehem, hopes to win votes from across New York's diverse communities, to ...

Muslim Americans fundraise to help repair vandalised Jewish cemetery

The New Arab

Muslim Americans fundraise to help repair vandalised Jewish cemetery

Two Muslim US activists launched a crowd funding campaign on Tuesday to raise money to help repair a historic Jewish cemetery that was ...

Millions of women in seven continents march against Trump

Sana Uqba

Millions of women in seven continents march against Trump

On Donald Trump's first day at the Oval office, millions of women marched in cities across seven continents, to denounce the 'misogynistic' US ...

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