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

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

Kanye West holds chaotic opening of 2020 presidential bid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kanye West holds chaotic opening of 2020 presidential bid

US rapper Kanye West broke down in tears on Sunday at the chaotic launch of his unlikely campaign to oust Donald Trump as president in November elections.

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Nima Gerami

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, ...

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, writes Malia Bouattia.

Danya Hajjaji

Celebrating Juneteenth in the age of Black Lives Matter

Juneteenth, an annual celebration commemorating a 19th century proclamation that freed slaves in Texas, comes with deep significance ...

Chanee' Robinson

To end racism, start with America's education system

Comment: We must teach our children about America's black history, and design a curriculum that also encourages black excellence, writes Chanee' ...

Danya Hajjaji

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

A new social media trend saw famous Arabs wearing blackface in a tone-deaf attempt to take a stand against racism. Instead, it spoke volumes ...

UK slave trader's statue toppled in anti-racism protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK slave trader's statue toppled in anti-racism protests

British protesters tore down the statue of a renowned slave trader and threw it in the harbour on the second day of weekend protests against ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

The New Arab & agencies

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

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 ...

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

Sophia Akram

Yazidis face looming mental health crisis as Covid-19 spreads

The Covid-19 pandemic risks deepening a mental health crisis for traumatised Yazidis in Iraq, who are still recovering from the barbarity of the ...

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

The New Arab

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

Identified only as Taha al-J., the 37-year-old Iraqi man is also accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and human trafficking in the ...

Malia Bouattia

No coronavirus vaccine should turn Africans into lab rats

Comment: Thought using Africans to develop vaccines was a thing of colonial times past? Think again, writes Malia Bouattia.

Sam Hamad

UAE coronavirus aid to Syrians shouldn't mean rehabilitating Assad

Comment: Don't be fooled, it's not humanitarian help UAE is offering Assad, its normalisation of his tyrannical regime, writes Sam Hamad

The New Arab & agencies

Blasts heard as Afghanistan's rival leaders hold parallel inaugurations

Afghanistan's political crisis deepened on Monday as political rivals Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah both swore themselves in as president.

Mariam Khan

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

Germany indicts Iraqi man over death of Yazidi girl

The New Arab & agencies

Germany indicts Iraqi man over death of Yazidi girl

Prominent London-based human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is part of the team representing the dead Yazidi girl's mother, who is a co-plaintiff in ...

Tahmina Begum

The UK-based grassroots charity taking on the Rohingya crisis

The New Arab Meets: Rahima Begum whose international human rights organisation from East London is contributing proof to the case on the ...

Kuwaiti influencer insists blackface posts showcase her makeup talent

The New Arab

Kuwaiti influencer insists blackface posts showcase her makeup talent

'What I've done is only to show what I am capable of': A Kuwaiti makeup artist has ignited fury after insisting her blackface makeup spreads a ...

Foreign children who lived under IS must be repatriated

Judit Neurink

Foreign children who lived under IS must be repatriated

Comment: The death of Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi has not removed the urgent need to resettle the children of Islamic State fighters, ...

Bangladesh shuts recruitment agencies after rampant Saudi abuse claims

The New Arab

Bangladesh shuts recruitment agencies after rampant Saudi abuse claims

A government spokesman said that the agencies that were shut down had failed to provide safeguards to the migrant workers and in some cases sent ...

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