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A factory in Lebanon has stopped its normal production and has turned to making body bags, to deal with the high death toll from the coronavirus.

The school teacher had accused the French government of underestimating the threat of Islamist extremism, sparking a row with the suburb's mayor.

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Sam Hamad

Egypt is using charity to paper over coronavirus failures

Comment: In the Mersal Foundation, we see the best and the worst of Egypt; the work of extraordinary people failed by their state, writes Sam Hamad.

Acid: The <em>face</em> of violence against Yemen's women

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Acid: The face of violence against Yemen's women

Six years of war, which has left the country on the brink of famine, has "greatly increased" violence against women in Yemen.

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

Sadek Hamid

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

The New Arab Staff

France's Macron under fire for claims about Muslim girls

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote that Muslim children were being forced to wear the niqab while being raised 'in hatred'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called to boycott French-labelled goods after supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait pulled French ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syria Kurds transfer some IS-linked foreign families from camp

Syrian Kurds have transferred the 'least radical' women and children linked to IS to rehabilitation.

Austria probe of “political Islam” groups raises surveillance concerns

The New Arab Staff

Austria probe of “political Islam” groups raises surveillance concerns

Austrian Muslims fear the initiative will install a government "surveillance body" to curb political expression and participation.

Dolkun Isa

Who will stop the Uighur genocide?

Comment: President of the World Uighur Congress, Dolkun Isa denounces China's horrific attempts to eradicate the Uighur people, and the world's ...

Indonesian politician's anti-virus <em>veil</em> policy draws fire

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indonesian politician's anti-virus veil policy draws fire

Indonesian politician Mohammad Suhaili Fadhil Thohir said the policy was purely for 'COVID-19 prevention' and not 'based on radical teachings or ...

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Sylvain Cypel

Interview: 'Formal annexation won't change anything on the ground'

Interview: For decades Israel has been informally annexing Palestinian territories, says former Middle East adviser to Barack Obama, Robert ...

Denmark's dangerous plan to deport Syrians to Assad-controlled Damascus

Florence Dixon

Denmark's dangerous plan to deport Syrians to Assad-controlled Damascus

Denmark's decision to fast-track deportations of Syrians on the basis Damascus is 'safe' has been scorned by experts who deem no part of Syria ...

Can Beijing's mask diplomacy win Arab hearts and minds?

Kyle Haddad-Fonda

Can Beijing's mask diplomacy win Arab hearts and minds?

Comment: In the absence of US support in the Middle East, China is turning the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity for a PR triumph, writes ...

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this cycle of violence.

CJ Werleman

The 'Karakax Leaks' prove China is committing cultural genocide

Opinion: Documents leaked of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims are final proof Beijing is carrying out cultural genocide in Xinjiang, or what ...

The New Arab

Saudi lesbian couple sought refuge in UK: report

A German broadcaster interviewed the couple on Valentine's Day, with a video charting their love story.

The New Arab & agencies

China's appalling mistreatment of Uighurs exposed in leak

A new leak confirms that China's surveillance and mistreatment of its Muslim citizens is far wider-reaching than first thought.

How French 'secularism' became a front for Islamophobia

Malia Bouattia

How French 'secularism' became a front for Islamophobia

Comment: President Macron has demonstrated once again that in France, inciting hatred or attacking a person's dignity is ok, if the target is ...

The New Arab & agencies

Valentine's Day brings love and worry in Iraq's Najaf

In recent years, Valentine's Day in the southern city of Najaf has emerged as a battleground between those who are advocates of personal freedom ...

Egypt upholds controversial niqab ban for Cairo University staff

The New Arab

Egypt upholds controversial niqab ban for Cairo University staff

An Egypt court made a final, non-appealable decision upholding a ban on teaching staff wearing the face veil at Cairo ...

Swedish teachers protest municipality Muslim <em>veil</em> ban

The New Arab

Swedish teachers protest municipality Muslim veil ban

Non-Muslim teachers donned the face-veil to protest a municipal ban on all forms of Islamic headgear, passed through the ...

10 things to know about China's Xinjiang crisis

Nicholas Bequelin

10 things to know about China's Xinjiang crisis

Comment: Arsenal's Ozil has taken an important stand in speaking out in support of Uighurs facing brutal persecution in Xinjiang, writes Amnesty ...

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