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Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities have fought for decades to get their own check box on US census forms.

With Jewish schools, shops and synagogues crumbling from a lack of maintenance, heritage experts fear there will soon be left little more than memories of Iraq's Jews.

Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

The New Arab Staff

Biden's 'partnership plan' receives mixed response from Arab-Americans

Biden's plan touches issues from the Muslim ban, no-fly lists, refugee resettlement, census representation, to foreign policy pledges including reviving ties with Palestinian leaders and supporting

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear demographic change under domicile law

Hanan Zaffar

'Another Palestine': Kashmiris fear demographic change under domicile law

India has issued 25,000 domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris, raising fears that New Delhi is engineering demographic change in the ...

Trump's attempt to end Obama-era immigration policy ruled unlawful

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump's attempt to end Obama-era immigration policy ruled unlawful

Donald Trump's efforts to end legal protects to over half a million young immigrants has been rejected by the highest court in the United ...

The New Arab

Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

Egyptian authorities have been ridiculed for the construction of a bridge that takes no consideration for the surrounding residential tower blocks.

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Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls to prayer

The Canadian city of Mississauga has faced backlash for allowing mosques to broadcast the evening call to prayer during Ramadan.

The New Arab

Four virus cases reported in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp

A total of five residents of the Wavel camp in the eastern Bekaa Valley have tested positive for Covid-19.

The New Arab & agencies

First Covid-19 case in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camp: UN

A Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon has been put on lockdown after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed.

The last thing Muslims need this Ramadan? Extra scrutiny

Malia Bouattia

The last thing Muslims need this Ramadan? Extra scrutiny

Comment: The run up to Ramadan has seen a slew of Islamophobic smear campaigns suggesting Muslims are not following the rules. The truth ...

Alia Alex Čizmić and Ricard Gonzalez

No, radical Islam has not taken root in Bosnia

Islam adopted a more prominent role within Bosnian society after the country's bloody civil war, but radical interpretations have never taken ...

Security algorithm stops Forensic Architecture founder from entering US

The New Arab

Security algorithm stops Forensic Architecture founder from entering US

Eyal Weizman said he is "alarmed" that the US asked him to give information on contacts in order to be allowed entry to the country, after his ...

Egypt's population reaches record 100 million mark

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's population reaches record 100 million mark

Egypt's population has reached 100 million as fears grow for an overpopulation crisis.

Why Modi's plan against Muslims is coming unstuck

Olivier Da Lage

Why Modi's plan against Muslims is coming unstuck

Comment: India's Muslims have begun mobilising against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's controversial citizenship law, writes Olivier Da Lage.

Indonesia uses drones to count mosques to monitor radicalisation

The New Arab & agencies

Indonesia uses drones to count mosques to monitor radicalisation

A government-led project aims to create a census of mosques from across Indonesia as part of efforts to tackle radicalisation.

The New Arab & agencies

Czech mosque vandalised with death threats following Islamophobia uptick

Czech police are treating graffiti threatening to kill Muslims scrawled on a mosque as property damage, rather than a hate crime.

Sarah Essa

'White' minus privilege: Census erases Middle Easterners, North Africans

Comment: By refusing to count us, the US census denies us our share of the whopping $800 billion in funding allocated according to ...

The New Arab & agencies

China ahead of Turkey as worst jailer of journalists

A report by a press watchdog has revealed that China has imprisoned the largest number of journalist globally, followed closely by Turkey, Saudi ...

The New Arab

Thirteen Pakistanis killed in Jordan farm blaze

Thirteen Pakistanis, including eight children, were killed in a blaze that broke out shortly after midnight on Monday in Karamah in the Jordan ...

Labour to launch race manifesto to tackle inequality

The New Arab & agencies

Labour to launch race manifesto to tackle inequality

The UK's main opposition Labour Party unveiled a special manifesto on race and faith, proposing that children be taught about colonialism, ...

The New Arab

Pregnant Muslim women punched, stomped on in Sydney cafe

A pregnant Muslim woman was brutally attacked by a random man at a western Sydney cafe in Australia late on Wednesday.

Lebanon's 'Arab Spring' shakes Iran and the region

Emile Nakhleh

Lebanon's 'Arab Spring' shakes Iran and the region

Comment: If the Arab and Iranian regimes hope to survive, they should implement a new social contract enshrining the people's right to hold ...

Boss who 'racially abused' Muslim woman pays £22.5k compensation

The New Arab

Boss who 'racially abused' Muslim woman pays £22.5k compensation

A UK tribunal has awarded thousands in compensation to a Muslim woman called a ‘P*ki’ and ‘curry muncher’ by her director who fired her without ...

Kosovo imam expelled for embracing theory of evolution

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.

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