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Film review: The sophomore feature by Scottish writer-director Ben Sharrock lives up its title, portraying the purgatorial existence of asylum seekers living on a remote Scottish island, writes Hanna Flint.

In-depth: France has said it will dissolve Generation Identity, one of Europe's fastest growing far-right youth movements.

Hijab-wearing US official speaks at White House press briefing

The New Arab Staff

Hijab-wearing US official speaks at White House press briefing

Social media users saw the appearance of Sameera Fazili, Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, as symbolising the shift away from the Trump administration's disdain for Muslims.

This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

Nazli Tarzi

This community platform is diving deep into Arabic culture

Engineering a space to deep dive into Arabic history, Afikra is a movement of curious people keen to host lectures, debates, interviews and more ...

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

Horriya Marzouk

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

In-depth: A $200 million arms deal with Cairo has led many to question the seriousness of Biden's vow to take a tougher stance on human rights ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Florida man accused of trying to join terror group

Mohamed Fathy Suliman allegedly travelled to Turkey in 2014 with the intention of joining the Islamic State in Syria.

The New Arab Staff

Leading Syrian chemical weapons scientist 'was on CIA payroll'

The Syrian expert passed on information on the regime's chemical weapons programme on to the CIA.

Alex Kassidiaris

Normalisation with Kosovo: Israel's expansion through the Balkan corridor

Analysis: Israel had long rejected ties with Kosovo, but amid shifting diplomatic alliances mutual recognition could extend Tel Aviv's ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia says 'men only' job ads are illegal

The Saudi government has enacted a series of social and economic reforms under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

Algerians marched in the capital and other cities to mark the second anniversary of the North African nation's anti-government "Hirak" protest ...

Narjas Zatat

Malcolm X: Misunderstood pioneer of US civil rights movement

On the 56th anniversary of his death, we must remember the lessons of Malcolm X: To oppose racism and discrimination in all its forms.

Saudi Arabia opens military recruitment to women

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia opens military recruitment to women

The move comes as rights groups continue to urge Riyadh to release all imprisoned women's rights activists.

Srebrenica tension rises as Bosnian Muslims snub vote

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Srebrenica tension rises as Bosnian Muslims snub vote

Srebrenica parties representing Bosnian Muslims have vowed to boycott local elections on Sunday as political tensions soar.

Rasha Nahas' Desert pays homage to her cultural background

Elias Jahshan

Rasha Nahas' Desert pays homage to her cultural background

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rasha Nahas, to talk more about the release of her highly ...

Hoda Barakat's Voices of The Lost

Tahmina Begum

Hoda Barakat's Voices of The Lost

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel and Syria swap prisoners in Russia-mediated deal

Israel and Syria swapped prisoners in a deal brokered by Russia.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French minister warns of 'Islamo-leftism' in universities

Frederique Vidal has caused controversy by saying that “Islamo-leftism" is present in French universities.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious ...

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Horriya Marzouk

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French parliament to vote on controversial anti-extremism bill

The French parliament votes on a bill to battle Islamist extremism, which the state argues is needed to bolster the secular system but critics ...

France to dissolve far-right anti-migrant group

The New Arab Staff

France to dissolve far-right anti-migrant group

Founded in 2012, Generation Identitaire is a far-right political identity movement that may be dissolved following action to prevent ...

Turkey says 13 killed by militants in N.Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey says 13 killed by militants in N.Iraq

The PKK has claimed the captives were Turkish security forces killed as a result of Ankara's offensive.

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's rage and ...

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