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Book Club: George Archer's thought-provoking study traces the conceptual history and philosophy of the afterlife in Islam.

Activists are urging authorities to protect Prof. Mahmoud Jama Ahmed, who has received death threats.

10 Minutes 13 Seconds In This Strange World

Sumaiyya Naseem

10 Minutes 13 Seconds In This Strange World

Book Club: Elif Shafak's latest novel chronicles the life and relationships of a prostitute in Istanbul while celebrating the misfits, especially those who stick together in life and death.

A frank look at George HW Bush's grim legacy

Tallha Abdulrazaq

A frank look at George HW Bush's grim legacy

In the aftermath of George HW Bush's death, speaking the truth on the former president's grim legacy shouldn't be hushed, writes Tallha ...

Iran's new charities shape the future of poverty relief

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Iran's new charities shape the future of poverty relief

A number of outreach programmes in southern Tehran attracts women and youngsters from the country's struggling communities.

Omar Baddar

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Comment: Preaching sectarianism is just one of many ways Israel is changing the way it does PR in the Trump era, writes Omar Baddar.

Usman Butt

How the House of Government helps us understand revolution

Book review: Yuri Slezkine sheds light on the nature of revolution itself, writes Usman Butt.

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian archaeologist slams 'new' pyramid findings

Egypt's former minister of antiquities contradicts an announcement by archaeologists earlier this week claiming that a new discovery had been ...

The New Arab & agencies

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Scientists found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery since 19th century and one likely to spark a new ...

Muslim Vikings? Allah inscriptions found on Norse burial clothing

The New Arab

Muslim Vikings? Allah inscriptions found on Norse burial clothing

Swedish researchers have discovered Arabic-language characters on Viking burial clothes, shedding light on the Muslim world's surprising links ...

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

A chronology of failure in 'liberated' Iraq

Comment: Little did Iraqis know that transition away from tyranny would rest on wedding the political system to Iraq's religious institutions, ...

Azhar scholar: Single ladies get 'male companions' in heaven

The New Arab

Azhar scholar: Single ladies get 'male companions' in heaven

Single ladies who abide by Islamic laws will be rewarded with male companions in the afterlife, according to one former deputy imam of ...

Archaeologists disagree over Egypt's Tutankhamun tomb's 'hidden chambers' theory

The New Arab

Archaeologists disagree over Egypt's Tutankhamun tomb's 'hidden chambers' theory

Archaeologists are debating whether radar scans of Ancient Egyptian King Tutankhamun’s tomb will reveal hidden chambers, which could hold the ...

Kafka comes up Trumps

Laith Saud

Kafka comes up Trumps

Political grandstanding in the US has reached new levels of surrealism, something that the late author might well have appreciated, writes Laith ...

The moral dilemma of organ donation in Egypt

Nada Ramadan

The moral dilemma of organ donation in Egypt

Feature: Egyptians in need of transplants face a choice between problematic legal paths and getting involved in the murky, illegal world of ...

Alex Wright

The curse of King Mutt: Dog-mummy tomb reveals secrets

Blog: Researchers are studying a millennia-old catacomb that once held about eight million animal mummies in a vast necropolis 30km south of Cairo.

Alex Wright

To take exams or wage war?

Blog: One Hizballah fighter has been taking social media by storm after uploading a picture saying he will be missing his university exams to ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Saudis punished for partying ordered to dig graves

Jeddah's criminal court has handed down an unusual grave-digging sentence for two men caught partying at a beach resort.

Mohammad Mohsen

Dicing with death on Alexandria's level crossings

Feature: Years of neglect and understaffing have turned Alexandria’s railway level crossings into deathtraps, but there is neither the will or ...

When New Atheism meets Islam

Vijay Prashad

When New Atheism meets Islam

Comment: Islam is just a convenient scapegoat for those who refuse to see that it is aggressive and rampant capitalism that is eroding Western ...

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