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Book Club: Hanan Karaman Munayyer’s latest book explores the history, tradition, and significance of traditional Palestinian costume as a poignant, continued example of aesthetic political resistance and national identity.

An Algerian academic is facing death threats over comments he made on common Islamic practices.

Exploring generational trauma with The Arsonists' City

Diana Alghoul

Exploring generational trauma with The Arsonists' City

Book club: The Arsonists' City is a gripping novel about an Arab-American family facing its trauma and demons after taking a reluctant trip to Lebanon

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

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Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Tuna Altinel's colleagues view the 55-year-old as another victim of a crackdown against academia and Kurdish causes that gathered force ...

Palestine’s Birzeit University set for new president

The New Arab Staff

Palestine’s Birzeit University set for new president

Beshara Doumani will head Palestine’s Birzeit University in the new academic year, the institution said.

Philippe Marlière

'Islamo-leftism': a word to smear and silence French academics

Comment: French academia is under attack from an increasingly right-wing government looking to discredit researchers whose findings it considers unpalatable, writes Philippe Marlière.

Malia Bouattia

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Comment: The education secretary has done more than enough to harm UK academia, the last thing we need is a Tory envoy policing free ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French minister warns of 'Islamo-leftism' in universities

Frederique Vidal has caused controversy by saying that “Islamo-leftism" is present in French universities.

Nazli Tarzi

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

As Britain sank into lockdown in 2020, the Thin Edge of the Wedge podcast was born, covering a wide gamut of global subjects and fascinating ...

Egyptian-American becomes Harvard Law Review's first Muslim president

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian-American becomes Harvard Law Review's first Muslim president

The Harvard Law Review has named a Los Angeles-born Egyptian-American as what it believes is its first Muslim president in its 134-year history.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German professor named to head Sudan UN mission

A German professor has been called in to lead the UN mission in Sudan.

Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

The New Arab Staff

Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

Turkish security forces 'beat' and 'strip-searched' students detained over anti-government protests, their lawyer alleged.

France's democratic decline

Sahar Amarir

France's democratic decline

Comment: Journalists are right to protest Macron's 'global security bill', but they are collateral damage. The real target is France's ...

Former head of Israel’s space programme says aliens exist

The New Arab Staff

Former head of Israel’s space programme says aliens exist

Haim Eshed, who is considered the 'father' of Israel’s space programme, has told media that the US and Israeli governments are secretly ...

Israeli university encourages students to work with far-right group

The New Arab Staff

Israeli university encourages students to work with far-right group

The university said the right-wing Im Tirtzu meets the criteria required of groups allocated for volunteering.

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters inertia, corruption and greed, writes Carmen Geha.

The New Arab Staff

Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

Dr. Kevin Fogg alleges the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies dismissed him due to his sexuality.

The New Arab Staff

Trump's Supreme Court nominee represented Iranian exile group

Amy Coney Barrett was on a team of lawyers representing the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an Iranian opposition group then listed as a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cyber attacks increasing on hospitals in war-torn countries

Cyber attacks on hospitals have increased, prompting worries that that it could impact on the coronavirus crisis.

Half of UK news stories about terrorism mention 'Muslims'

Narjas Zatat

Half of UK news stories about terrorism mention 'Muslims'

A new report by the media arm of the MCB found that over the past year mainstream news outlets disproportionately linked terrorist events to ...

The New Arab Staff

US eyes Saudi Arabia to normalise Israel relations next

Following the UAE's decision to normalise relations with Israel, all eyes are now on Saudi Arabia.

Trump appoints 'white nationalist' Sebastian Gorka to education board

The New Arab Staff

Trump appoints 'white nationalist' Sebastian Gorka to education board

Trump's pick for the National Security Education Board has been widely panned by critics who say Sebastian Gorka is a white nationalist with ...

Saudi scholar publishes in Israeli journal for first time

The New Arab Staff

Saudi scholar publishes in Israeli journal for first time

The academic article may stoke controversy among supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates an academic ...

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Malia Bouattia

End complicity between UK universities and Israeli apartheid

Comment: An exciting new initiative leads the way on pressuring academic institutions into divesting from companies that are complicit in the ...

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