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Analysis: Moscow's role in Syria is often referenced through its military intervention, but the Kremlin is also using soft power tactics to shape a future elite and establish lasting influence.

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time when the world focuses on race.

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories that offer a more honest perspective.

Follow Me, Akhi explores how Muslims use the internet

Sarah Shaffi

Follow Me, Akhi explores how Muslims use the internet

Book Club: Hussein Kesvani explores how Muslims use the internet in his new book, writing about the insightful and revolutionary acts that show ...

Ramy: Why this Muslim-American sensation doesn't care about Trump

Mel Plant

Ramy: Why this Muslim-American sensation doesn't care about Trump

The New Arab Meets: Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef, who explains why his latest semi-autobiographical TV series is not just about a ...

Georgia Beeston

New Waves: A tribute to pioneer of Moroccan modernism

Mohamed Melehi's first UK solo show celebrates his life's achievement as both an artist and forerunner of the cultural scene in post-colonial Morocco.

The New Arab

Lebanon's Hizballah hails 'great political and moral victory'

Lebanon's incumbent prime minister conceded his party has lost a third of its seats, while Hizballah cemented theirs following the country's ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi desert discovery reveals humans inhabited Arabia millennia ago

An 85,000 year old finger bone found in the Saudi desert contends that humans inhabited the Arabian peninsula and the Levant millennia before ...

Nafisa Bakkar and Selina Bakkar

In an ideal world, our company wouldn't exist

Comment: One of the biggest challenges facing Muslim women, is constantly being defined by others, write Nafisa Bakkar and Selina Bakkar, ...

Why Iraqi Kurdistan is seeking better relations with Iran

Paul Iddon

Why Iraqi Kurdistan is seeking better relations with Iran

Analysis: Tehran's friendliness with Iraq's central government provides Erbil with a route back to Baghdad's good books, writes Paul Iddon.

Malia Bouattia

My name is Rachel Corrie

Comment: Plays such as 'My name is Rachel Corrie' form an essential part of the Palestinian resistance. They will not be silenced, writes Malia ...

EU pays Sudan blood-money to stop migrant routes

Matt Broomfield

EU pays Sudan blood-money to stop migrant routes

EU governments are silencing their internal concerns over massive human rights violations in Sudan while paying out money to prevent the flow of ...

Egypt's al-Azhar challenged amid pressure to reform

The New Arab

Egypt's al-Azhar challenged amid pressure to reform

Al-Azhar, Egypt's top Islamic authority, has been at the centre of a messy collision between politics and theology since President Abdel Fattah ...

Turkey government looks to ban <em>dating</em> <em>shows</em>

The New Arab

Turkey government looks to ban dating shows

Turkey's deputy prime minister says he wants to ban popular television dating shows because they are against Turkish culture ...

Middle East's largest ancient mosaic unveiled in Palestine

The New Arab

Middle East's largest ancient mosaic unveiled in Palestine

Journalists have been allowed a rare glimpse of one of the Middle East's finest mosaic floors near the occupied West Bank city of Jericho.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese LGBT activists stage rare sit-in protest

Dozens of activists demanded the repeal of a law used to criminalise homosexuality.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

The Islamic State group are 'terrified of history'

Analysis: Palmyra 'symbolises everything that extremists abhor', Unesco stated after the Islamic State group once again targeted the ancient ...

AAAJ and agencies

EU states witness huge surge in migrants

A record 5,000 migrants have arrived at Serbia's border with Hungary over the past 24 hours, while Germany reveals around 450,000 refugees have ...

AAAJ and agencies

Iraqi PM appeals for more US support against IS

Washington likely to press Iraq to restrain Shia militias fighting Islamic State group.

Islamic State group destroy priceless Assyrian artefacts

AFP

Islamic State group destroy priceless Assyrian artefacts

The Islamic State group have released a video showing militants in Mosul smashing Assyrian and Parthian statues with sledgehammers, claiming ...

Hakim Ankar

France buries hatchet with Morocco after diplomatic row

Analysis: In the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, France has taken the initiative to repair its damaged relations with Morocco.

Abu Ein: A life of resistance to the end

Amid Zayed and Mohammed Obaidat

Abu Ein: A life of resistance to the end

Video of confrontation that led to death of Palestinian minister near Ramallah sparks outrage and condemnation against Israel.

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