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Hina Bokhari was among three female Muslim candidates elected to the assembly, while Sadiq Khan was also re-elected as London's mayor in a landslide.

Thousands of Algerians were killed during the Setif massacre.

Detained Yemeni model in danger of 'virginity test': Amnesty

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Detained Yemeni model in danger of 'virginity test': Amnesty

Entisar Al-Hammadi is in danger of undergoing a 'forced virginity test', Amnesty International said, describing the practice as 'sexual violence'.

How Lebanese and Syrians became to settle in Jamaica

Yasmin Al-Najar

How Lebanese and Syrians became to settle in Jamaica

Often ignored, we explore how Lebanese and Syrian communities began to settle in Jamaica, and how their footprint has now cemented their place ...

London's <em>Muslim</em> Mayor Sadiq Khan set for landslide victory

The New Arab Staff

London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan set for landslide victory

London's first Muslim and ethnic minority mayor is seeking a second term amid concerns about rising crime in the UK capital.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China slams New Zealand parliament's Uighur concerns

China has lashed out at New Zealand for its criticism of their treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Usman Butt

Midnight in Cairo: Meet the divas of 1920s Egypt

Book Club: With tales of opulence and extravagance from Cairo's high society, Raphael Cormack's book paints a nuanced and defiant picture of the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

New Zealand declines to call China's Uighur treatment genocide

Wellington's parliament unanimously passed a motion expressing 'grave concern' at rights abuses in China's Xinjiang province, but only after the ...

Malia Bouattia

Why the local also matters this Ramadan

Comment: This Ramadan, let's address issues close to home, such as supporting victims of racist policies and policing, writes Malia Bouattia.

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Malia Bouattia

The Generals' Letter: playing with fire

Comment: The dangerous far-right Islamophobic rhetoric of the so-called Generals' Letter is unfortunately nothing new, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Optimism, fear as US begins Afghanistan pullout

Residents in the former Taliban bastion of Kandahar expressed optimism as the US began its withdrawal of troops.

In France, Ramadan marks temporary respite for Muslims

Florence Massena

In France, Ramadan marks temporary respite for Muslims

As a draconic Muslim-targeted legislation is passed in France on the eve of Ramadan, Florence Massena finds out the sentiments of ...

Sri Lanka cabinet approves ban on <em>Muslim</em> face veils

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka cabinet approves ban on Muslim face veils

Sri Lanka’s cabinet has approved a ban on full-face veils worn by some Muslim women, saying that they pose a threat to ...

Two Iranians given death sentences for 'insulting Prophet Muhammad'

The New Arab Staff

Two Iranians given death sentences for 'insulting Prophet Muhammad'

Two Iranian men were handed death sentences on Thursday for 'insulting Prophet Muhammad'.

Iran UN women's committee membership an 'insult': activists

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran UN women's committee membership an 'insult': activists

Activist groups have expressed outrage following news that Iran has been elected to a UN committee on women’s rights.

Ali Bakir

How China's 'wolf warrior' diplomacy fuelled tensions with Turkey

Analysis: A rare diplomatic spat erupted between Ankara and Beijing after two Turkish politicians criticised China's treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Sumaiyya Naseem

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary ...

The New Arab Staff

China guilty of ‘crimes against humanity’ against Uighurs: HRW

Human Rights Watch has accused China of crimes including torture and sexual violence.

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

What's in a flag?

Malia Bouattia

What's in a flag?

Comment: The Algerian flag stands for freedom against the people's oppressors: colonial and domestic, historic and present. No wonder France ...

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait pledges scholarship for 100 Rohingya girls

Kuwait will finance four-year university scholarships for a hundred girls from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh,

A path towards ally-ship: Reframing 'The <em>Muslim</em> Problem'

Yousra Samir Imran

A path towards ally-ship: Reframing 'The Muslim Problem'

The New Arab Meets: Tawseef Khan, author of The Muslim Problem. In it, he elegantly deconstructs myths surrounding Islam, whilst ...

Lost lessons from Sumayeh Attiyeh's America

Zaina Ujayli

Lost lessons from Sumayeh Attiyeh's America

Comment: How we choose to tell our story is a complex matter. This Arab American Heritage month, let's remember our ancestors who tired to do ...

Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

Palestinians held the first Friday prayers of Ramadan following tension in Jerusalem and Israeli attempts to silence the call to prayer.

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