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A Saudi human rights group has raised concerns over the safety of a Saudi-Australian dual national who was arrested in Morocco.

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal procedure, but many argue this is still not enough.

Uproar as Kuwaiti singer 'converts' to Judaism from Islam

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Uproar as Kuwaiti singer 'converts' to Judaism from Islam

Kuwaiti singer Basma Al-Kuwaiti posted a video on Twitter where she announced she had left Islam and become Jewish.

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

Sadek Hamid

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

Book Club: In his new study, Hashas makes a major contribution to the debate about Muslim identities in Europe by surveying the thoughts of some ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

More Muslim apps selling data to US military-linked X-Mode

The apps now revealed to have links with X-Mode have been downloaded by millions of users around the world.

Hanan Zaffar

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

Kamal Afzali

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

The bill in Assam, home to India's notorious detention camps, replaces existing acts which legislated funding and support for Madrasas as part ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

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 ...

14 due verdicts over links to 2015 Paris attackers

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14 due verdicts over links to 2015 Paris attackers

Three of the 14 fled to Syria just ahead of the Jan. 7-9, 2015 attacks in Paris, which left 17 dead along with the three gunmen.

Erdogan donates Islamic calligraphy to Hagia Sophia

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Erdogan donates Islamic calligraphy to Hagia Sophia

The calligraphic plaque features verses 159 and 160 from the Al-Imran chapter of the Quran.

China using tech, big data to track, detain Uighurs

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China using tech, big data to track, detain Uighurs

Human Rights Watch says the Aksu List evidences China's use of data and technology for 'coerced thought transformation'.

IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

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IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

The IED attacks that have multiplied in the vast, remote and sparsely populated region which authorities have declared off-limits to journalists.

Sam Hamad

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Comment: The Egyptian and French presidents are attempting to control the meaning of Islam to enact their domestic, authoritarian agendas, writes Sam Hamad.

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Emirati buys 50 percent stake in Israeli football club

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Nahyan, an Emirati royal businessman, will invest millions in the 'racist' club over the next decade.

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US military buying data mined from Muslim apps

The US military is buying data of people around the world, harvested apps, which seem to target Muslims in particular, reports Motherboard.

Brooke Anderson

How Arabs and Muslims flipped Michigan blue for Biden

In-depth: Through diligent organising and outreach, Arab and Muslim communities delivered for Joe Biden in Michigan.

Amnesty urges Tunisia to uphold online freedom of expression

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty urges Tunisia to uphold online freedom of expression

Authorities in Tunisia have been urged to halt their use of "largely outdated, overly broad and repressive laws" to crack down on freedom of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Social media on high alert as US votes tallied

Social media platforms in the US are on high alert against disinformation regarding the US elections, and Twitter and Facebook posts by Donald ...

China removes domes, minarets from mosques: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China removes domes, minarets from mosques: report

A British diplomat in China has deplored the changes to the religious buildings as 'depressing'.

Saudi man crashes car into gates of Grand Mosque

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Saudi man crashes car into gates of Grand Mosque

The car rammed through a barrier and kept driving until it hit the gate on the Grand Mosque's southern side.

Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

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Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

Instagram has suspended Ayotallah Ali Khamenei's French language account days after he posted an anti-Macron comment.

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