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A three-day ceasefire agreed by the warring Taliban and Afghan government comes into force today.

Comment: Any new government in Kabul will likely need aid, which can be conditioned on preserving gains Afghan women have made, writes Nazila Jamshidi.

IS suspect Lisa Smith wins right to enter UK

The New Arab Staff

IS suspect Lisa Smith wins right to enter UK

A London court ruled in Smith's favour, accepting the defence’s claim that the Home Office ban is discriminatory under the European Convention.

London's Muslim 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.

Award-winning photographer André Liohn reveals war-torn grief

Nino Orto

Award-winning photographer André Liohn reveals war-torn grief

The New Arab Meets: André Liohn, who unveils the distressing perils of conflict and how human beings can so quickly descend into ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Sherihan: The return of the Arab world’s Ramadan icon

As Sherihan’s magical performance in Vodafone Egypt’s Ramadan advertisement evoked feelings of nostalgia throughout the Middle East, Yousra Samir Imran reminisces about what the female icon means to the region.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

In a meeting ahead of the 47th G7 summit, Washington and London's top diplomats denied prospects of a breakthrough in a prisoner swap ...

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.

The New Arab Staff

Sudan votes to ratify women's rights convention with exceptions

The Sudanese cabinet voted to ratify the UN's CEDAW convention aimed at stopping violence against women but stopped short of endorsing ...

Most British <em>women</em> in Syria are trafficking victims: NGO

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Most British women in Syria are trafficking victims: NGO

Rights group Reprieve says most British women and children held in northeast Syria are trafficking victims who should be ...

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 French Muslims ...

Sudanese <em>women</em> demand protection against domestic violence <em>and</em> harassment

Zeinab Mohammed Salih

Sudanese women demand protection against domestic violence and harassment

Sudanese women took to the streets calling for security and safety in private and public spheres, while calling for a ...

Chauvin's conviction is not a moment of 'racial progress'

Khaled A. Beydoun

Chauvin's conviction is not a moment of 'racial progress'

Comment: Chauvin's conviction would look more like 'progress' if we could be sure it wasn't a one-off, brought about by circumstance, writes ...

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.

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

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 spectrum.

The New Arab Staff

Ramadan TV show sparks #MeToo solidarity moment in Egypt

A TV show in Egypt has sparked controversy with a scene depicting the gang-rape of a young women, similar to the real life events during the Fairmont Hotel attack.

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.

The New Arab Staff

Germany wants to protect Afghan staff by offering refuge

As Germany is also withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan this year, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to offer protection for ...

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,

HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

The New Arab Staff

HRW urges Biden to protect rights in Afghanistan

Fears are rampant that a power vacuum left by Washington's departure could threaten key human rights gains.

Nazli Tarzi

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi interviews the next generation of female Iraqi sports stars, their arduous journeys towards recognition, and the future of ...

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 ...

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Judit Neurink

How violence prevents healing after Islamic State

Comment: To begin healing in Iraq and Syria, we must find new strategies of acceptance that fight dehumanisation and ...

Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

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