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France is seeking to ban foreign flags at weddings under a new amendment of the controversial 'anti-separatism' bill, which critics say unfairly targets Algerian-French.

A group of detained anti-government protesters in Algeria have launched a mass hunger strike in prison.

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Emad Moussa

Mansour Abbas: The Islamist politician reshaping Israel's political landscape

Analysis: When elected to the Knesset two years ago, few Israelis knew who Mansour Abbas was. Now the Islamist leader could shape the fate of Israeli politics.

France hijab ban for under 18s triggers critical backlash

The New Arab Staff

France hijab ban for under 18s triggers critical backlash

A senate vote in France to ban on anyone under the 18 wearing the hijab, part of a controversial anti-separatism bill, has ...

US State Department designates April as 'Arab-American Heritage Month'

The New Arab Staff

US State Department designates April as 'Arab-American Heritage Month'

The State Depart said Arab-Americans' contributions to the US 'are as old as America itself'.

Malia Bouattia

Race and Ethnic Disparities Commission ignores Britain's racist reality

Comment: A new government report concludes that the UK is a model for other white-majority countries. That couldn't be further from the truth, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French government denounces Turkish group which rejected controversial charter

The French government says the Turkish Muslim Milli Gorus group has 'no place' in the country after it opposed Macron's controversial ...

The New Arab Staff

Iran condemns UK police's treatment of Bristol protesters

Iran's foreign ministry said it is time for UK authorities to show they cared about 'their own people and excessive police violence'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

George Floyd's family demand justice as trial to begin

The trial of the police officer accused of killing 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25, 2020, is starting and Floyd's family is asking for ...

Unlikely bedfellows hold key to new Netanyahu term

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Unlikely bedfellows hold key to new Netanyahu term

With the full results from Tuesday's general election now in, Netanyahu needs the support of parties are openly hostile to Arabs and Muslims, to ...

Malia Bouattia

Kill the bill: Resisting a UK police state

Comment: A repressive new policing bill has been postponed, but anger over Covid failures, BLM and the Everard demonstrations points to ...

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Hakim Charles Khatib

What's next for Syria under the Biden administration?

Analysis: Washington is still weighing up its approach to Syria, but the power balance that Russia, Turkey and Iran have built will not be easy ...

Row erupts in France over state funding for mosque

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Row erupts in France over state funding for mosque

France's Interior Ministry is upset with municipal authorities in Strasbourg for approving a loan to a Muslim confederation which has refused to ...

EU ambassadors approve sanctioning China over Uighur abuses

The New Arab Staff

EU ambassadors approve sanctioning China over Uighur abuses

EU ambassadors agreed on implementing fresh sanctions on four Chinese individuals over mass abuse of the country's Uighur Muslim minority

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Mobashra Tazamal

Behind Macron's faux issues lies an ugly reality

Comment: Macron is whipping up anti-Muslim sentiment in order to cover up for his own failures: An economic crisis, rising inequality ...

The New Arab Staff

Chinese embassy official in Pakistan in 'belly dancer' scandal

Zhang Heqing - China's cultural counsellor at Beijing's embassy in Pakistan - captioned the post: 'Off your hijab, let me see your eyes. #Xinjiang dance.'

Hiba Rahim

To Asian-Americans: Your Muslim compatriots stand with you

Comment: Hiba Rahim offers solidarity and advice to her Asian American friends who are beginning to experience the same level of prejudice ...

The New Arab Staff

US denies weighing sanctions against Lebanon Central Bank chief

Anti-corruption expert Gina Chammas criticised the US and international institution for working with corrupt Lebanese officials for ...

Brooke Anderson

Right to boycott Israel challenged in Georgia, Arkansas courts

Georgia and Arkansas are the latest in a string of US states addressing the right to boycott Israel.

French <em>anti</em>-Islamophobia alliance calls for nationwide protests

The New Arab Staff

French anti-Islamophobia alliance calls for nationwide protests

The Front Against Islamophobia in France has called for nationwide demonstrations against the passing of the anti-extremist ...

Florence Massena

Generation Identity: The new face of Europe’s far-right movement

In-depth: France has said it will dissolve Generation Identity, one of Europe's fastest growing far-right youth movements.

Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi remarks on French Muslims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Paris raps Pakistan over Alvi remarks on French Muslims

Paris summoned Islamabad's envoy after President Arif Alvi said a controversial anti-extremism bill in France showed ...

US urged to reintroduce <em>bill</em> banning Uighur forced-labour products

The New Arab Staff

US urged to reintroduce bill banning Uighur forced-labour products

The bill would allow a US president to force sanction on anyone responsible for the labour trafficking of Uighurs and other Muslim ...

French MP to push for 'Judaeo-Christian tradition' <em>bill</em>

The New Arab Staff

French MP to push for 'Judaeo-Christian tradition' bill

French right-wing MP Guillaume Peltier said during an interview on Sunday that he wanted to propose a new bill setting up secularism as ...

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