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Book Club: Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2019, Voices of the Lost, is celebrated Lebanese writer Hoda Barakat's latest must-read novel.

The New Arab speaks to analyst Lorenzo Trombetta about the impact of the Arab Spring uprisings on Mediterranean geopolitics.

Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

Aniqah Choudhri

Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

Comment: The Home Office has finally admitted most child grooming gangs are made up of white men, but for British Muslims the damage has already been done, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab ...

Former head of Israel’s space programme says aliens exist

The New Arab Staff

Former head of Israel’s space programme says aliens exist

Haim Eshed, who is considered the 'father' of Israel’s space programme, has told media that the US and Israeli governments are secretly ...

Aniqah Choudhri

The problem with Boris trying to 'save Christmas'

Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious communities, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

The New Arab Staff

Arab authors call for boycott of Emirati book prize

Some of the Arab world's most well-known authors have demanded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction cut ties with the UAE.

The New Arab Staff

Netflix announces host of new Turkish TV series

The streaming giant is massively expanding its roster of Turkish original TV series and films.

Aisha Yusuff

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and ...

Rihanna's Savage x Fenty clip made an honest mistake

Aniqah Choudhri

Rihanna's Savage x Fenty clip made an honest mistake

Comment: In a climate of rising Islamophobia, Muslims should feel free to speak up when something is offensive. Rihanna's show, though, was just ...

Aniqah Choudhri

A shameful free pass for war crimes in Iraq

Comment: The 'Overseas Operations Bill' denies justice to victims of torture perpetrated by British armed forces, and contravenes international ...

Turkish drone company successfully tests flying car

The New Arab Staff

Turkish drone company successfully tests flying car

Drone giant Baykar says it could still take as many as 15 years to see a flying car on the road.

In op-ed, Pompeo urges France to stand against Iran

The New Arab Staff

In op-ed, Pompeo urges France to stand against Iran

In an op-ed published by French daily Le Figaro, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticised France's stances regarding Iran and Hezbollah.

Disney's Mulan is an insult to Uighurs, Muslims everywhere

Aniqah Choudhri

Disney's Mulan is an insult to Uighurs, Muslims everywhere

Comment: Disney's new Mulan employs lazy and offensive stereotypes of Arabs, and is filmed on the very same lands where China is persecuting ...

Trump called American war dead 'losers', report claims

The New Arab Staff

Trump called American war dead 'losers', report claims

Donald Trump elicited the ire of Americans after he said those who soldiers who died in war are 'losers'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

A number of Arab artists have withdrawn from Emirati-run exhibitions and competitions in opposition to last month's agreement to normalise ties with Israel.

Aniqah Choudhri

A-level U-turn comes too late for Britain's BAME students

Comment: The government's dire handling of A-level exam results will hit already disadvantaged students the hardest, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

France is set to send urgent aid to Lebanon as the country struggles to respond to a deadly blast that has destroyed entire neighbourhoods in ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing: court

The Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing.

Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

Activists across the region are tackling fake news about Covid-19, from unproven remedies and conspiracy theories to falsified figures and ...

Assia Belgacem

The Invisible Muslim: Journeys Through Whiteness and Islam

Book Club: Medina Tenour Whiteman contemplates identity and belonging in a poignant memoir on her experiences as a white Muslim.

Virus will inspire generation of writers, says Lebanese novelist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus will inspire generation of writers, says Lebanese novelist

Jabbour Douihy, who has twice been shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, believes coronavirus will become part of ...

Five books on Palestine to read during Covid-19 lockdown

Diana Alghoul

Five books on Palestine to read during Covid-19 lockdown

Book Club: From history, culture, to food, fiction and beyond, here are five brilliant books on the theme of Palestine to discover ...

Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden's White House bid

The New Arab & agencies

Hillary Clinton endorses Joe Biden's White House bid

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has endorsed Joe Biden's bid to become president in America's upcoming election.

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