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Many young Lebanese feel trapped in a disintegrating country where hope is in short supply.

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but not without its flaws.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

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.

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

How this Arab feminist writer is smashing the patriarchy

Elias Jahshan

How this Arab feminist writer is smashing the patriarchy

#IWD2020: Egyptian feminist Mona Eltahawy's new book shows how the seven deadly sins can be used to dismantle patriarchal power structures ...

Sylvain Mercadier

Syrian Sufis fear extremists fighting alongside Turkish army

With the ongoing Turkish offensive in Syria, the Sufi community in Amudeh city, northern Syria, fear they may be one of their many victims.

Areti Jaber

Five reasons why Lebanon's protests are a 'millennial revolution'

Millennials are in the front line of protests demanding the overhaul of the political establishment and economic reform in this small ...

The New Arab

Egypt awaits: Will Friday see huge anti-Sisi protests?

In-depth: Egyptian contractor Mohammed Ali has exposed huge government waste and corruption angering Egyptians. This week he has called for a ...

Sarah Shaffi

The Pact We Made: Tackling Kuwait's outdated gender roles

Book Club: Layla AlAmmar created something strong and lasting, a book about a woman seeking to exist on her own terms in a world which wants ...

Notes on the Flesh: <em>Love</em>, identity, and disability

Ilham Essalih

Notes on the Flesh: Love, identity, and disability

Book Club: Notes on the Flesh is groundbreaking in its raw representation of disability and pain. It crushes taboos and speaks up about gender ...

The New Arab & agencies

Broadway hits Iran with unique take on 'Les Miserables'

The French 19th-century epic 'Les Miserables' hits the stage in the capital of the Islamic republic with a few unique twists.

A journey to Palestine with new cookbook Baladi

Elias Jahshan

A journey to Palestine with new cookbook Baladi

Book Club: Joudie Kalla's latest cookbook hopes to connect those in the Palestinian diaspora with their culture and heritage through their ...

The truly dangerous homegrown extremists

Khaled Diab

The truly dangerous homegrown extremists

Comment: Despite the hype about Islamists, the truly terrifying threats for the future of Europe and America are far-right extremists, who are ...

Pittsburgh shooter had Jews, and multiculturalism, in the crosshairs

Wilson Dizard

Pittsburgh shooter had Jews, and multiculturalism, in the crosshairs

Comment: Bowers' attack on the Tree of Life synagogue wasn't simply anti-semitism put into merciless motion, but a white supremacist's assault ...

Yassmin Abdel-Magied on starting again in London

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Yassmin Abdel-Magied on starting again in London

The New Arab Meets: Sudanese-Australian author, engineer and social justice advocate Yassmin Abdel-Magied on rebuilding her life in London.

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Wonder Wednesday

Three matches in one day - don't miss all the action from Portugal-Morocco, Uruguay-Saudi Arabia and Iran-Spain at Russia 2018. Keep refreshing this page for all the updates!

The New Arab

US to decide if Trump's 'travel ban' is racist

The Supreme Court is set to rule on the legality of President Donald Trump's travel ban, analysing whether the order discriminates against ...

The New Arab & agencies

Muslim group blames Trump for surge in Islamophobic attacks

US President Donald Trump's policies are being blamed for the sharp rise in anti-Muslim hate crime in America.

CJ Werleman

Trump's phoney war against Assad

Comment: US strikes will not advance US interests in Syria, nor will they alleviate the suffering of Assad's victims, writes CJ Werleman.

When will Zarif's policies match his rosy rhetoric?

Rami G. Khouri

When will Zarif's policies match his rosy rhetoric?

Comment: Arab leaders would react more positively to solid actions from Iran, which would create an opening for serious diplomatic engagement, ...

Raya al-Jadir

The art of living with disability in Gaza

Living with Muscular Dystrophy under siege in Gaza, Mohamed Dalo is fighting through his art, reports Raya al-Jadir.

Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

The New Arab

Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

The New Arab spoke to renowned Egyptian artist Hamza Namira, an icon in the Arab World whose song, "Issmy masr", My name is Egypt, was a ...

Is same-sex marriage a big deal for Australia's Arabs?

Amal Awad

Is same-sex marriage a big deal for Australia's Arabs?

Comment: Australians are debating same-sex marriage, but for many gay Arabs in the West, finding acceptance in their own religious community ...

Australia is having an identity crisis

Amal Awad

Australia is having an identity crisis

Comment: Growing up as an Arab-Muslim in the West, I was expected to forge an 'Australian' identity, even when I wasn't considered Australian, ...

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