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From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

Film Review: The Mauritanian follows the story of a Mauritanian man who was kidnapped from his home and imprisoned without charge for fourteen years and two months at Guantanamo Bay.

Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sri Lanka announces draconian anti-terror law, bans face-veils

Sri Lanka has announced a controversial anti-terror law allowing it to detain suspects for up to two years for ‘deradicalisation’ and banning the face-veil

Delhi's anti-Muslim riots: ‘We have no hope for justice’

Aakash Hassan

Delhi's anti-Muslim riots: ‘We have no hope for justice’

In-depth: The communal violence in 2020 was the deadliest in decades as armed Hindu mobs rampaged through Muslim ...

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

The New Arab Staff

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

Members of the Yazidi community will gather for a burial ceremony to honour 104 victims, as many more await identification.

Malia Bouattia

A mass Covid outbreak that should have been avoided

Comment: Despite repeated warnings that the barracks were unsuitable, the government detained hundreds of migrants in close quarters. Now it's blaming them for catching Covid, writes Malia Bouattia.

Hanan Zaffar

Why India is shutting down Islamic schools in Assam

In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ten million children at risk of famine in 2021

Across the world millions are at risk of acute hunger this year.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Singapore deports Bangladeshis over anti-France posts

The individuals, most of whom were construction workers, were accused of putting up social media posts 'which incited violence or ...

How Facebook stifles local media to protect India's BJP

Hanan Zaffar and Aamir Aijaz

How Facebook stifles local media to protect India's BJP

Independent media outlets say Facebook is restricting content criticising the Hindu nationalist BJP, while failing to curtail hate speech by the ...

The New Arab Staff

Delhi police 'complicit and active' in anti-Muslim riots: Amnesty

'State-sponsored impunity' for Delhi police must end in order to bring justice to survivors of February's deadly anti-Muslim riots, Amnesty says.

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

Mona Fawaz

To pre-empt disaster capitalism, Beirut needs a people-centred recovery

To empower residents affected by the Beirut blast to hold on to their neighbourhoods, any recovery should follow a people-first approach, argues ...

Civilians, soldiers clash leaving 127 dead in S.Sudan: army

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Civilians, soldiers clash leaving 127 dead in S.Sudan: army

The fighting erupted as security forces carried out an operation to disarm civilians in the area which has seen deadly inter-communal ...

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

Hanan Zaffar

The violent toll of Hindu nationalism on India’s Christians

The rise of Hindu nationalism has fuelled unprecedented vigilante violence against India's Christians.

Covid-19 hasn't stopped the drumbeat of Islamophobia in India

Mobashra Tazamal

Covid-19 hasn't stopped the drumbeat of Islamophobia in India

Comment: If anything, the Modi government has weaponised the coronavirus pandemic to further dehumanise India's Muslims, writes Mobashra ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Niger's execution of alleged militants a 'war crime': HRW

HRW has called for an investigation into video footage that shows Nigerien army tanks running over two unarmed and wounded men.

Malia Bouattia

A Ramadan like no other

Comment: Malia Bouattia contemplates what a Ramadan under lockdown can teach us about resistance to injustice, and resilience in times of ...

The New Arab

Indian police beat man 'thinking he was Muslim'

The police officers thought Deepak Bundele was Muslim because of his beard, officials allegedly told him.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Facebook apologises for role in 2018 Sri Lanka unrest

The New Arab & agencies

Facebook apologises for role in 2018 Sri Lanka unrest

Facebook has apologised for its role in the 2018 deadly unrest in Sri Lanka, after an investigation found incendiary content on the platform may ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia opens new women's shelter as lockdown violence surges

Cases of domestic violence have increased five-fold since Tunisia implemented a full-scale lockdown to combat the coronavirus.

Deadly anti-Muslim riots in India kill 24

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly anti-Muslim riots in India kill 24

Hindu mobs escalated violence against Muslims in Delhi on Tuesday, attacking homes and burning mosques. Police have been accused of ...

More than 38,000 flee homes in northwest Syria: UN

The New Arab & agencies

More than 38,000 flee homes in northwest Syria: UN

Between 15 and 19 January, more than 38,000 people fled violence in the rebel-held west of Aleppo province, which neighbours the main ...

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.

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