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Comment: French academia is under attack from an increasingly right-wing government looking to discredit researchers whose findings it considers unpalatable, writes Philippe Marlière.

The school teacher had accused the French government of underestimating the threat of Islamist extremism, sparking a row with the suburb's mayor.

Anti-Trump Republicans plan to form 'breakaway third party'

The New Arab Staff

Anti-Trump Republicans plan to form 'breakaway third party'

The plans appear to be a political knee-jerk reaction from former GOP officials worried about the party’s disregard for the rule of law under Trump.

Turkey arrests five over Mecca poster with LGBT flags

The New Arab Staff

Turkey arrests five over Mecca poster with LGBT flags

The chief adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ibrahim Kalin, said nothing could defend the artwork, and that those responsible would ...

Bibi's new election foe poses challenge to Biden

Mitchell Plitnick

Bibi's new election foe poses challenge to Biden

With Sa'ar leading the charge against Netanyahu, it is certain that the Biden administration will face a very hardline Israeli government, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ex-French president Giscard d'Estaing dies of Coronavirus at 94

The former president died at the age of 94 due to complications because of covid-19, his family revealed.

Sam Hamad

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Malia Bouattia

There is nothing unconscious about Tory bias

Comment: No amount of 'unconscious bias' training will remedy a political class that defines itself through the exploitation and oppression of ...

Josh Ruebner

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

Book Club: Elizabeth Thompson chronicles a pivotal moment in modern history when Arab nationalists established a representative democracy - and ...

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

Decathlon Turkey faces backlash over gay pride post

The New Arab & agencies

Decathlon Turkey faces backlash over gay pride post

The sports brand's support of gay pride has been attacked by some online, whilst others have come out in its defence.

Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

The New Arab

Two years on, Saudi women's rights activists await trials

Human rights groups have marked the two-year anniversary of the arrest of Saudi Arabia's leading women's rights activists by calling for an ...

INSAF: Helping Morocco's most vulnerable survive the coronavirus lockdown

Alessandra Bajec

INSAF: Helping Morocco's most vulnerable survive the coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan defends Turkey religious chief's anti-LGBT sermon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday defended a top religious official who claimed homosexuality caused diseases, corrupted people and was condemned in Islamic teaching.

The New Arab

Morocco NGO delivers supplies to single mums in lockdown

Each year, INSAF helps over 500 young women who have fallen pregnant out of wedlock - viewed as a "sin" by a society marked by religious ...

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.

Diana Alghoul

Music preserves Palestine in the face of Israel

Music makes the world a better place, but for Palestinians, it imprints their place in this world.

Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

The New Arab

Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

A YouTube rap video from Saudi Arabia garnered more than 1.6 million views in a week before it was taken down.

Israa Mohammed Jamal and Pam Bailey

Gaza's women entrepreneurs set up online business Giftbox

Female entrepreneurs in Gaza have founded the online business Giftbox, to help those struggling to celebrate important events and occasions ...

Female tattoo artist in Afghanistan risks life to work

The New Arab & agencies

Female tattoo artist in Afghanistan risks life to work

A female tattoo artist called Soraya Shahidy fields death threats as she tattoos customers in a mobile studio.

Six Malaysian men get jail terms for skipping prayers

The New Arab & agencies

Six Malaysian men get jail terms for skipping prayers

The men had been caught having a picnic by a waterfall instead of taking part in prayers on a Friday, the holiest day of the week for Muslims.

Malaysia slams tattoo exhibition as 'porn' over half-naked pics

The New Arab & agencies

Malaysia slams tattoo exhibition as 'porn' over half-naked pics

The Muslim-majority country had initially supported the three-day show which ended Sunday but after seeing the pictures said it did not reflect ...

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