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The pullback came after Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin accused the eastern French city of supporting "foreign meddling" on French soil with a planned subsidy for the mosque.

Khaled Meshal has been elected as head of Hamas' diaspora office.

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Saddam-era laws used to silence dissent

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

Algerian government withdraws controversial 'deprivation of nationality' bill

The New Arab Staff

Algerian government withdraws controversial 'deprivation of nationality' bill

The proposed amendment that would see Algerian nationality withdrawn for dual nationals in case of 'prejudice' against the state has been ...

UK crime agency considers investigating Lebanon corruption report: sources

The New Arab Staff

UK crime agency considers investigating Lebanon corruption report: sources

A report by a group of London-based lawyers accused Lebanon's central bank governor and associates of money laundering and corrupt practices.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French government denounces Turkish group which rejected controversial charter

The French government says the Turkish Muslim Milli Gorus group has 'no place' in the country after it opposed Macron's controversial anti-extremism bill.

The New Arab Staff

Arafat nephew, Barghouti to unite for Palestinian elections: report

Jailed Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti and dissident Fatah official Nasser Al-Kidwa have agreed to form a united front against the official ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinians seek international support for Jerusalem elections

With Israel failing to publicly confirm that Palestinians in East Jerusalem will be able to vote in this year's elections, Palestinian officials ...

Emad Moussa

Land Day 2021: Israel intensifies efforts to cleanse Palestinians

Comment: After 45 years of historic dispossession, Palestinians are facing intensified Israeli efforts to cleanse them from their lands, writes ...

Israel arrests Hamas leaders in run-up to Palestinian election

The New Arab Staff

Israel arrests Hamas leaders in run-up to Palestinian election

Israel on Friday launched a new round of arrests of Hamas leaders in the West Bank, ahead of Palestinian elections scheduled for May.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Half of Israelis fully vaccinated, Palestinians lag

Human rights groups and some Democratic US lawmakers have called on Israel to offer vaccines to all Palestinians in the territories under ...

As <em>diaspora</em> Palestinians, our votes should count too

Emad Moussa

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

Comment: Palestinians in the diaspora are a significant intellectual and economic force that aids the Palestinian cause. We should be ...

Row erupts in France over state funding for mosque

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Row erupts in France over state funding for mosque

France's Interior Ministry is upset with municipal authorities in Strasbourg for approving a loan to a Muslim confederation which has refused to ...

How <em>diaspora</em> activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

The cradle of Syria's revolution: Daraa ten years on

Tabitha Sanders

The cradle of Syria's revolution: Daraa ten years on

In-depth: Daraa occupies a unique role in the story of Syria's war. There, in March 2011, what began as a localised protest became the spark ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US won't recognise Syria presidency vote unless UN involved

The legitimacy of Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad's presidency will not be recognised by the US unless voting is supervised by the UN.

Aisha Aldris

Syria's revolution through the lens of the diaspora

In-depth: The Syrian diaspora has carried a heavy emotional and financial burden as they watched their homeland collapse, but many are ...

Amr Salahi

Syrian activists: No regrets on tenth anniversary of revolution

In-depth: A decade after Syria's revolution began, activists say that despite the great sadness they feel for their country, they have no ...

Florence Massena

Cultural initiative Nabad gives momentum back to cultural actors

Organisations like Nabad wish to give artists and cultural institutes their spark back to help them go on with their projects and ideas post the ...

Resisting arrest: A Palestinian dance troupe threatening Israeli occupation

Nadia Khan

Resisting arrest: A Palestinian dance troupe threatening Israeli occupation

Palestine's El Funoun dance group has primarily been on a mission to resist the genocide of their people and culture.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Child refugees dream of Syria they never knew

As the tenth anniversary of the Syrian revolution approaches, child refugees dream of the day they can visit Syria, despite some of them having ...

Yasser Arafat's nephew clashes with Fatah ahead of elections

The New Arab Staff

Yasser Arafat's nephew clashes with Fatah ahead of elections

Nasser Al-Qudwa, Yasser Arafat's nephew, refused to attend a meeting led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to address rifts in the Fatah ...

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pope Francis 'happy' to land in Iraq

Banners all over Najaf have celebrated "the historic encounter, between the minarets and the church bells".

Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

The New Arab Staff

Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

An analyst has taken to Twitter to share his mixed experiences with the new audio-sharing app, Clubhouse.

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