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A coordinated Friday sermon from UK imams comes amid concerns South Asian communities are particularly at risk from fake news and conspiracy theories about the Covid-19 vaccine.

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

Brexiteers will be waving goodbye to a US led by Donald Trump, as Joe Biden is set to take over.

British Bake Off's Ali Imdad 'racially abused' on bus

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British Bake Off's Ali Imdad 'racially abused' on bus

32-year-old Ali Imdad, who appeared on the fourth season of The Great British Bake Off, has posted a video showing him receiving shocking racial ...

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 authors this ...

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Syrian potter preserves family's 450-year-old craft

85-year-old Syrian potter of Armenian origin, Misak Antranik Petros uses an ancient pottery wheel to throw different shapes from clay.

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Couscous added to UNESCO list following Algeria, Morocco agreement

Couscous, a staple dish in both Algeria and Morocco has been given the UNESCO treatment

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5,000-year-old Great Pyramid artefact found in Scotland

The fragment of cedar wood has been found to date back 5,000 years to the building of the pyramid at Giza.

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Moroccan schools to teach Jewish history and culture

Morocco will introduce Jewish history and culture in its school curriculum.

Before a public memorial, Beirut needs to heal

Florence Massena

Before a public memorial, Beirut needs to heal

With homes still destroyed and no one held accountable for Beirut's devastating port blast, plans to build a memorial site could prove ...

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Erdogan donates Islamic calligraphy to Hagia Sophia

The calligraphic plaque features verses 159 and 160 from the Al-Imran chapter of the Quran.

France's democratic decline

Sahar Amarir

France's democratic decline

Comment: Journalists are right to protest Macron's 'global security bill', but they are collateral damage. The real target is France's ...

Uighur Muslims 'forced to eat pork' in detention camps

The New Arab Staff

Uighur Muslims 'forced to eat pork' in detention camps

China has been forcing Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang to consume pork, a meat that is strictly prohibited in Islam, mostly in ...

Egypt releases photographer, model detained after pyramid photo shoot

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Egypt releases photographer, model detained after pyramid photo shoot

Photographer Houssam Mohammed and Salma al-Shimi were arrested on Monday after the shoot at the Saqqara necropolis, in which Shimi appeared in ...

Suicide car bomb kills 26 Afghan security personnel

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Suicide car bomb kills 26 Afghan security personnel

At least 26 security personnel were killed in an attack on an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday.

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian struggle.

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Rights groups highlight UK’s role in fuelling Yemen’s conflict

A new report by two NGOs has called on the UK to halt the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, saying it is fuelling the Yemen war.

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14 dead as twin blasts rock historic Afghan city

At least 14 people were killed after two blasts ripped through a historic city in Afghanistan.

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Azerbaijan moves into second district handed back by Armenia

Azerbaijani forces have entered the Kalabjar district, which was handed over by Armenia under a Russian-sponsored deal to end fighting over the ...

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

The New Arab Staff

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

In a new book, the Pope acknowledged China's Uighurs as a 'persecuted' people, a claim the Chinese FM dismissed as 'groundless'.

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UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

The case of Shamima Begum will be heard by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday.

US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

The New Arab Staff

US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

2,500-year-old coffins discovered in Egypt's Saqqara

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2,500-year-old coffins discovered in Egypt's Saqqara

At least 100 coffins, some of which hosting mummies, were discovered in Egypt's Saqqara region, authorities confirmed.

Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

Since 2014, a series of projects financed by the European Union has changed the face of a small section of the sprawling necropolis.

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