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A black Tunisian family won a legal battle to scrub a word in their name indicating they descended from slaves, which subjected them to racism and discrimination.

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution from France to China, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Joe Biden says his administration would 'honour Muslim contributions'

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Joe Biden says his administration would 'honour Muslim contributions'

The Democratic presidential candidate has also vowed to repeal Trump's so-called 'Muslim ban' on his first day he is elected.

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Narjas Zatat

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Young women's access to the internet is not only curtailed, but in many places, including in parts of the Middle East, they face many dangers on ...

Tribe pleas with UN to stop Saudi forced displacement

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Tribe pleas with UN to stop Saudi forced displacement

One tribe is calling on the United Nations to intervene in what it is calling a campaign of forced displacement by Saudi authorities in NEOM bid.

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Algeria expelled thousands of migrants and asylum seekers: report

Rights groups are concerned over Algeria's recent expulsion of thousands of asylum seekers to Niger.

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Rohingya Muslims living in ‘open prison’ in Myanmar: HRW

Myanmar's Rohingya are living in 'squalid and inhumane' conditions, according to rights groups.

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Algeria sentences activist to 10 years for ‘inciting atheism’

A court in Algeria has sentenced an anti-government activist to 10 years in prison for ‘inciting atheism’ after a Koran with a page ripped out ...

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Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

Dr. Kevin Fogg alleges the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies dismissed him due to his sexuality.

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

Gaia Caramazza

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

With same-sex relations criminalised in Tunisia, the queer community is usually forced to live in the shadows - but now an influencer is ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

The Coronavirus Act should have been reformed, not renewed

Malia Bouattia

The Coronavirus Act should have been reformed, not renewed

Comment: People in the UK need help, infrastructure, and funding, not more police and repression, writes Malia Bouattia.

Nearly half of Conservatives believe Islam is a 'threat'

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Nearly half of Conservatives believe Islam is a 'threat'

A new poll has found almost 50 percent of Conservative Party members in the UK consider Islam to be a 'fundamental threat to British life'.

Rights group commends Kuwait for new domestic violence law

Gaia Caramazza

Rights group commends Kuwait for new domestic violence law

On 20 September, the Kuwaiti National Assembly passed a law granting protections for the survivors of domestic violence.

Trump 'retreated' from supporting Qatar blockade: defence minister

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Trump 'retreated' from supporting Qatar blockade: defence minister

Qatar's Defence Minister Khalid Al-Attiyah said that Donald Trump has abandoned his support for blockading countries.

Fatima Kried

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Comment: Fatima Kried writes a plea for a more inclusive Libya.

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Oman threatens fines, jail for Muscat dress code violators

Muscat has introduced a dress code in public places with the threat of jail and fines for violators.

Stasa Salacanin

Russia's influence in Iraq: A challenge for the US

Russia is making inroads into the Middle East at the expense of US power.

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Donald Trump in new 'racist attack' against Ilhan Omar

The US president addressed a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally, where he accused Ilham Omar of trying to run the country.

Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

Young Afghans are embracing Sufi dance in which spin repetitively in prayer and seek to lose themselves in a spiritual trance that they believe ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

Justice Ginsburg was instrumental in championing women's rights issues in the United States.

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

Austin Bodetti

Will Sudan's historic deal with rebels finally bring peace?

The peace agreement to end devastating wars in Darfur, South Kordofan and Blue Nile could be a key turning point in Sudan's democratic ...

HRW urges Lebanon donors to ensure aid reaches beneficiaries

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HRW urges Lebanon donors to ensure aid reaches beneficiaries

The rights watchdog said funds shouldbe disbursed directly to those in need and to organisations able to distribute aid immediately and ...

Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

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Saudi Arabia rebuked at UN over abuses, Khashoggi

In the third joint statement to the council targeting Riyadh since the 2018 killing, the mainly European countries renewed a call for ...

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