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The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in connection with widespread protests against Erdogan's rule in 2013.

Philanthropist Osman Kavala has been jailed since 2017 despite calls for his release from rights groups.

TNA Voice Podcast: Macron alienates France's Muslims

The New Arab Staff

TNA Voice Podcast: Macron alienates France's Muslims

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden <em>the</em> far-right

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group ...

In Lebanon, Paris and Washington at odds over Hezbollah

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Lebanon, Paris and Washington at odds over Hezbollah

France and the US are at odds over Hezbollah as Lebanon's crisis continues.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The couple are suspected of taking advantage of the instability that followed the Arab Spring in the early 2011 to loot ancient relics.

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 ...

Yousif Nur

London pays musical tribute to Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum

Vulnerability, tenderness, poignancy, scandal and tragedy: A play that has it all, documenting renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum's legendary ...

Malia Bouattia

'Les Misérables': A stark warning from Paris' angry suburbs

Comment: The simmering tension in Ladj Ly's new film 'Les Misérables' perfectly captures the powder keg atmosphere on ...

<em>The</em> best books by Arab authors in 2019

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

Sumaiyya Naseem

Other Words for Home: Starting a new life

Book Club: Jasmine Warga’s latest young adult novel traces the experiences of a young Syrian refugee starting a new life in America.

Lebanon hails Chirac as one of France's 'greatest men'

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon hails Chirac as one of France's 'greatest men'

Chirac, a colossal figure in France's politics for three decades, died at the age of 86, on Thursday.

Praise for <em>the</em> Women of <em>the</em> Family

Ramona Wadi

Praise for the Women of the Family

Book Club: Mahmoud Shukair's novel is set in the aftermath of the Nakba and the years that followed, as loyalty ...

Eurovision brings Israel's record on LGBT+ rights to forefront

Jad Salfiti

Eurovision brings Israel's record on LGBT+ rights to forefront

If Israel is as tolerant as it purports to be, the question is for whom? Certainly, not LGBT+ Palestinians nor LGBT+ African asylum ...

A Woman is No Man: Patriarchy and psychological abuse

Sumaiyya Naseem

A Woman is No Man: Patriarchy and psychological abuse

Book Club: From Birzeit to Brooklyn, Etaf Rum's debut novel is a raw portrayal of generational trauma, reviews Sumaiyya Naseem.

Ramona Wadi

Enclosure: Palestinian Landscapes in a Historical Mirror

Book Club: Gary Fields' book is a meticulous contribution towards understanding the unfinished colonisation of Palestine, reviews Ramona Wadi.

Sarah Shaffi

History and heritage: Isabella Hammad's debut novel The Parisian

Book Club: The Parisian is not only a book about war, but also about heritage, family and the history of Palestine, ...

Amena Ravat

Leïla Slimani's Lullaby taps into every parent's worst nightmare

Book Club: The French bestseller, translated into English, fails to live up to its compelling premise, lacking the insight ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iraqis still displaced after IS defeat

Our round-up from Iraq features demonstrators taking inspiration from Paris protesters. Catch up with the latest here.

Iranian artist Behjat Sadr gets first major UK exhibition

Georgia Beeston

Iranian artist Behjat Sadr gets first major UK exhibition

Dusted Waters is the UK's first exhibition dedicated to Behjat Sadr who died in 2009. It follows the development of her career ...

The New Arab

'Silencing campaign': Moroccan activists target singer accused of rape

Social media activists have started a campaign to 'silence' Lamjarred under the hashtags #masaktach ("we will not be silenced") and ...

Tehran decries delayed police reaction to Paris embassy 'attack'

The New Arab

Tehran decries delayed police reaction to Paris embassy 'attack'

Iran has accused Parisian police of responding inadequately to a group of Kurdish activists who protested outside the Iranian ...

Top Paris restaurant investigated over 'anti-Arab discrimination'

The New Arab & agencies

Top Paris restaurant investigated over 'anti-Arab discrimination'

A Parisian restaurant known for its five-star clientele is being investigated after a newspaper article interviewed staff saying ...

French Muslims blast anti-Semitism letter as attack on Islam

The New Arab & agencies

French Muslims blast anti-Semitism letter as attack on Islam

French Muslims have denounced an open letter calling for certain verses of the Quran to be removed.

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