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Comment: Palestinians aren't just resisting expulsion, but an aggressive campaign to silence them online, and a longstanding media effort to distort the reality of the occupation, writes Laura Albast.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has won the Mayoral elections.

What if they'd been shouting, "Death to the Jews!"?

Dominique Vidal

What if they'd been shouting, "Death to the Jews!"?

Comment: In the wake of Jerusalem's anti-Arab violence, Dominique Vidal questions how the world would react if the shoe were on the other foot.

Sudan votes to ratify women's <em>rights</em> convention with exceptions

The New Arab Staff

Sudan votes to ratify women's rights convention with exceptions

The Sudanese cabinet voted to ratify the UN's CEDAW convention aimed at stopping violence against women but stopped short of endorsing three of ...

Turkish tales: A respite from being black in America

Lawrence Cenk Laws

Turkish tales: A respite from being black in America

Lawrence Cenk Laws explores how - like Baldwin decades earlier - being in Turkey rested his mind and heart from the divisiveness and ...

Brooke Anderson

Recognition of Muslim holidays gains ground at US schools

Taking advantage of an increasingly favourable climate, young Muslims across the United States are campaigning for the formal recognition of Islamic holidays.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

Kamal Afzali

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education backtracked on a decision to impose a nationwide singing ban on schoolgirls, following an outcry, as women ...

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 allowed to ...

China envoy invites Italian MPs to Xinjiang

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China envoy invites Italian MPs to Xinjiang

China's ambassador to Rome suggested Italian lawmakers personally visit the Xinjiang region to check whether the local Muslim Uyghur minority is ...

Aisha Yusuff

Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea

Book Club: Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea is a truly striking debut that explores Middle Eastern-immigrant story in a delicate and captivating ...

UN chief calls to combat violence against women

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN chief calls to combat violence against women

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called to combat violence against women, at the start of the annual Commission on the Status of Women.

Afghan bomb kills 8, UN slams high civilian deaths

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghan bomb kills 8, UN slams high civilian deaths

No one has claimed responsibility for the car bombing in western Afghanistan, which killed at least eight people and injured 47.

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Zaina Erhaim

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Comment: Ideological polarisation in Syria has left no room for nuance, and deprived Syrians of the social fabric necessary for reconciliation, ...

International Women's Day 2021: Special Coverage

The New Arab Staff

International Women's Day 2021: Special Coverage

The New Arab publishes a series of articles highlighting the struggles and triumphs of women and girls in MENA and the world for IWD 2021

Alessandra Bajec

Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

Nadia Khan

Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

This International Women's Day, we want to celebrate brave and progressive Muslim women throughout history.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi PM declares National Day of Coexistence

Iraq’s prime minister has declared March 6 a National Day of Tolerance and Coexistence in Iraq.

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Pope Francis in Iraq: A bridge of faith

In-depth: Pope Francis is making history with his trip to Iraq, bringing a message of solidarity to Iraqi Christians while forging a path of ...

Ahmet Seyhun's Competing Ottoman Ideologies

Usman Butt

Ahmet Seyhun's Competing Ottoman Ideologies

Book Club: Ahmet Seyhun's Competing Ideologies in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic tackles the topics of Islamism, liberalism, ...

Aakash Hassan

Delhi's anti-Muslim riots: ‘We have no hope for justice’

In-depth: The communal violence in 2020 was the deadliest in decades as armed Hindu mobs rampaged through Muslim neighbourhoods. A year later, ...

It's not Woman's Hour, it's White Woman's Hour

Ruqaya Izzidien

It's not Woman's Hour, it's White Woman's Hour

Comment: Genuine dialogue requires a respectful space, and if you're not white, you won't find it on Barnett's Woman's Hour, writes Ruqaya ...

Hamas says controversial Gaza travel rules will be 'reviewed'

The New Arab Staff

Hamas says controversial Gaza travel rules will be 'reviewed'

After critics accused Hamas of attempting to roll back women's rights, the ruling authority said it would review a controversial ...

Trump sued for Capitol attack under 'KKK Act'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump sued for Capitol attack under 'KKK Act'

A Democratic congressman sued former president Donald Trump and accused him of violating the 19th century 'Ku Klux Klan Act'.

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