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In-depth: Opposition parties say the move is an anti-Muslim political stunt to polarise voters ahead of regional elections in March.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly rejected rumours that his country will normalise ties with Israel after reports that a senior official visited Tel Aviv in November.

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

Green Party launches in Turkey with <em>eco</em>-friendly agenda

The New Arab Staff

Green Party launches in Turkey with eco-friendly agenda

]Yeşiller Partisi launched on 21 September, the International Day of Peace, with 110 founding members.

World Bank-funded dam in Lebanon mirrors governance crisis

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World Bank-funded dam in Lebanon mirrors governance crisis

Campaigners describe the Bisri Valley dam as an environmental crime and a prime example of poor governance.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Istanbul in uproar over restoration damage to iconic tower

Restoration attempts to Istanbul's 14th-century Galata Tower has prompted uproar in Turkey after workers were seen drilling down the stone wall with jackhammers.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Fears grow in Turkey as daily coronavirus cases increase

Turkey's daily coronavirus cases have exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row, authorities confirmed, amid growing concern over a second ...

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Malia Bouattia

Dropping the word 'jihadi' won't fix UK police racism

Comment: Interrogating the impact of words means little if the policies which legitimise racist ideologies related to Muslims continue to exist, ...

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning ...

Inside how the Russia-Saudi oil price war finally ended

Rauf Mammadov

Inside how the Russia-Saudi oil price war finally ended

The oil price war pushed relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia to breaking point.

Gulf's use of oxo-biodegradable plastics is toxic for environment

Nadine Sayegh

Gulf's use of oxo-biodegradable plastics is toxic for environment

The UAE, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain are allowing the use of plastic that falls under the category of 'oxo-degradable plastic' which poses ...

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

Jaclynn Ashly

In Turkey, Kurdish educators take their classrooms underground

Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish language schools has forced students and educators to take their courses underground.

Extreme inequality will fuel Middle East turmoil and uncertainty

Emile Nakhleh

Extreme inequality will fuel Middle East turmoil and uncertainty

Comment: The regimes' inability and unwillingness to address their peoples' legitimate demands is leading the region to more turmoil and ...

The New Arab

Erdogan opens Europe's 'first eco-friendly mosque' in Cambridge

The Turkish president officially inaugurated the British mosque, which boasts a near zero-carbon footprint, as hundreds of supporters and protesters turned out for his visit.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey doctor gets 15 months for revealing pollution risk

The whistle-blower exposed a government study detailing high cancer rates linked to industrial pollution in Turkey.

Yousif Nur

Atlas Electronic Festival: Electronic music comes to Marrakech

Atlas Electronic is one of Morocco's leading electronic music festivals, held close to the city of Marrakech.

Austin Bodetti

Ibrahim Ozdemir: One of Turkey's most prominent environmentalists

İbrahim Özdemir, one of Turkey's most prominent environmentalists, believes that the growing number of Muslim environmentalists can find ...

Uighurs tell of ‘nightmare’ detentions in Egypt

The New Arab & agencies

Uighurs tell of ‘nightmare’ detentions in Egypt

Uighur students formerly living in Egypt have spoken of surprise arrests by Egyptian officials and ‘unprecedented’ interrogations by Chinese ...

The New Arab

Thousands protest Canada-owned gold mine in Turkey

The Canada-based mining company has been targeted by activists who allege the gold mine will cause significant environmental damage.

Hamza Yusuf's endorsement of Trump a step too far

Khaled A. Beydoun

Hamza Yusuf's endorsement of Trump a step too far

Comment: By going to work with the Trump administration, Yusuf leaves scores of Muslim Americans questioning his leadership, writes Khaled A. ...

Qatari woman heads delivery of Apache choppers from US

The New Arab

Qatari woman heads delivery of Apache choppers from US

A female Qatari pilot will be the first liaison officer between Qatar and the United States. Stationed at Redstone, she will help co-ordinate ...

Denmark's socialists win elections after hard-right turn on immigration

Florence Dixon

Denmark's socialists win elections after hard-right turn on immigration

Despite an unprecedented turnout of Danish Muslims, Denmark's Social Democrats are likely to take power after wooing populist supporters with ...

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