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Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and signals even more radical times ahead, writes Arash Azizi.

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

Amnesty slams US labelling Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic'

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty slams US labelling Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic'

Amnesty International said BDS is a 'form of non-violent advocacy and of free expression that must be protected'.

President Biden must reward Arab Americans for their support

Abed Ayoub and Khaled A. Beydoun

President Biden must reward Arab Americans for their support

Comment: Biden's campaign understood that Arab and Muslim voting blocs are essential for victory, his future administration should govern ...

US House votes to <em>ban</em> Xinjiang imports, angering China

The New Arab & agencies

US House votes to ban Xinjiang imports, angering China

The US House of Representatives voted to ban imports from China's Xinjiang region over reports of forced Uighur labour.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China, US in new spat over Uighur crackdown

The latest Chinese response followed a US announcement of visa bans and an assets freeze on three officials, including the architect of Beijing's hardline policies against minorities.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pakistan blocks online game PUBG over 'negative' impact

Authorities said they had received "numerous" complaints from people saying the game has a "serious negative impact on (the) physical and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump signs sanctions law over China treatment of Uighurs

Trump's announcement came as an explosive new book by John Bolton claimed the president told his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that he ...

The New Arab

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East's resilience in the face of the novel coronavirus this week.

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

The New Arab & agencies

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

Worshipers will be asked to keep their distance from one another and bring their own prayer rugs and copies of the Quran from home.

Gasia Ohanes

Lebanon-born Palestinian refugee barred from Beirut-bound Covid-19 evacuation flight

Lebanon said it will not allow Lebanese-born expatriated Palestinian refugees on coronavirus evacuation flights, leaving them stranded abroad ...

TikTok bans Tommy Robinson over hate speech violations

The New Arab

TikTok bans Tommy Robinson over hate speech violations

The video app has permanently barred the far-right accounts, saying their promotion of 'hateful ideology' violates its terms and conditions.

MBS: The rise to power of Mohammed bin Salman

James Snell

MBS: The rise to power of Mohammed bin Salman

Book Club: Ben Hubbard tells the gripping story of how Saudi Arabia's mercurial ruler rose to power - a prince who would be king.

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

Riyadh creates new tourism, sports, investment ministries

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh creates new tourism, sports, investment ministries

Saudi Arabia now has separate ministries for tourism, sports and investment, authorities confirmed on Tuesday, as the kingdom attempts to ...

Khaled A. Beydoun

Modi's Crusade: Building an India without Islam

The Citizenship Amendment Bill restricts Muslim immigrants from becoming naturalised citizens. Yet the narrative informing the bill is clear: India's Muslims are not welcome in their homeland, writes Khaled Beydoun.

Mel Plant

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Investigation: Desperate for foreign cash, the Egyptian regime has cooked up a plan to revive the tourist mecca of Sharm el-Sheikh by building a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Kosovo imam expelled for embracing theory of evolution

Drilon Gashi, 31, embraced both Islam and Darwinism, but his views were seen as too controversial for Kosovo's conservative top religious body.

James Reinl

Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz: Jamal's murder changed my life

A year ago, Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, dismembered and disposed of in secret by a Saudi hit squad while the real criminals have not yet been ...

Netanyahu rival says Tlaib, Omar should be granted entry

The New Arab

Netanyahu rival says Tlaib, Omar should be granted entry

Benny Gantz has said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a mistake in barring Muslim congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from the ...

Suraya Dadoo

In South Sudan, Israel is sowing seeds of war

Comment: In addition to its brutal military occupation of Palestine, Israel is also supplying the weapons to extend South Sudan's deadly civil ...

Lebanon's inquisitors invoke 'blasphemy' against gay-fronted band Mashrou' Leila

Kareem Chehayeb

Lebanon's inquisitors invoke 'blasphemy' against gay-fronted band Mashrou' Leila

Analysis: The crackdown on Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila over their pro LGBT+ rights stance and lyrics deemed 'offensive' to Christianity ...

Seven times Boris Johnson has offended minority groups

Sami Rahman

Seven times Boris Johnson has offended minority groups

Boris Johnson goes head-to-head with Jeremy Hunt in the race to become the next PM, but his history of gaffes, racial slurs and offensive ...

Indonesian Muslim group slaps fatwa on combat game PUBG

The New Arab & agencies

Indonesian Muslim group slaps fatwa on combat game PUBG

The religious edict, issued in conservative Aceh province, comes after officials in Iraq, Nepal and the Indian state of Gujarat banned ...

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