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The Saudi Broadcasting Authority has cancelled a children’s TV show which encouraged children to present their wishes to a “wishing tree” following complaints that the programme promoted polytheism.

Many Muslim women under lockdown miss their friends and family, but for them, sisterhood knows no distance.

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

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

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

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

How Ramadan is an opportunity for spiritual growth

Diana Alghoul

How Ramadan is an opportunity for spiritual growth

Hypnotherapist Sotoda Saifi explains why it's important to embody heightened spirituality this Ramadan.

Kamal Afzali

What songs are Arabs listening to during coronavirus lockdown?

While some people seem to long for human contact, there are many others who pine for the divine.

Nur Turkmani

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

This February marks the 45th death anniversary of renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress Umm Kulthum, known as the star of the ...

Ash Gallagher

Tamara Albanna raises awareness about women through Iraq's goddess

The New Arab Meets: Tamara Albanna to talk more about her artistry, her deep connection to a homeland she barely knows and her hopes of keeping ...

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Wonder Wednesday

Three matches in one day - don't miss all the action from Portugal-Morocco, Uruguay-Saudi Arabia and Iran-Spain at Russia 2018. Keep refreshing ...

MENA films centre stage at Vancouver International Film Festival

Hadani Ditmars

MENA films centre stage at Vancouver International Film Festival

Society: With significant Iranian and Arab communities, Vancouver's film festival has now become a hot-ticket event for new documentaries and ...

Alessandra Bocchi

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

In-depth: Non-Muslims have more rights than elsewhere in the region, but still face discrimination, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

Has Beyoncé named her new arrival Rumi?

The New Arab

Has Beyoncé named her new arrival Rumi?

Reports suggest that US musicians Beyoncé and Jay Z have named their child after the famous Persian poet, Rumi.

Cry me a river: Sisi tears up during speech

The New Arab

Cry me a river: Sisi tears up during speech

Video: Egypt's al-Sisi has appeared to be on the verge of tears after an overzealous army official shouted out praise for the president while he ...

Women displaced from Mosul join forces at women's clinic

Sara Manisera

Women displaced from Mosul join forces at women's clinic

In-depth: A Muslim doctor and a Christian nurse have come together to help women in desperate need of medical and gynecological treatment, ...

Elia Suleiman: Pure cinema is spontaneous

Dima Choukr

Elia Suleiman: Pure cinema is spontaneous

Culture: Dima Choukr speaks with the Palestinian director about the themes of his films, his techniques, the Israeli occupation and his recent ...

Mohamed El-Meshad

Rabaa massacre: Two years later, and still no closure

Comment: On the second anniversary of the mass killing of pro-Morsi protesters in Rabaa Square, Cairo continues to politicise what is primarily an abuse of humanitarian values, writes Mohamed ElMeshad.

Imogen Lambert

Rabaa square's namesakes: from saint to state prosecutor

Blog: Egypt has officially renamed Rabaa square after assassinated state prosecutor. The intersection's original namesake was an eighth century ...

Hamid Dabashi

Smiling Muslims: Leave the gun, take the cannoli

Racist cartoonists must be allowed to operate freely. There are good reasons for this just as it is important for Muslims to confront the fact ...

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