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The 'I am Mohammed Saleem' campaign, launched by British Muslim activist Maz Saleem, invites people to share their own lived experiences of Islamophobia and support by posting videos and testimonials.

Ali Al-Qaradaghi has appealed to Islamic governments to free prisoners of conscience.

French philosopher Michel Foucault 'sexually abused boys in Tunisia'

The New Arab Staff

French philosopher Michel Foucault 'sexually abused boys in Tunisia'

French-American professor Guy Sorman accuses fellow intellectual Michel Foucault of being a "paedophile rapist".

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

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 ...

UN experts call for inquiry into Lebanese activist's murder

The New Arab Staff

UN experts call for inquiry into Lebanese activist's murder

UN human rights experts have urged Beirut to probe the murder of prominent Hezbollah critic Lokman Slim.

William Christou

10 years on, Syrian activists remain resolute

In-depth: Syria's revolution created a groundswell of activism, enabling those living under Assad's brutal regime to finally speak. Despite the horrors of the war, their voices have not fallen silent.

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, ...

The New Arab Staff

Syria TV marks third anniversary with timely new programmes

A pioneering Syrian TV station has celebrated its third anniversary with a new range of programmes geared to an audience which has experienced ...

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 ...

Jordanian journalist detained for three years over Facebook-post dies

The New Arab Staff

Jordanian journalist detained for three years over Facebook-post dies

The 46-year-old had developed illnesses during a jail sentence in the UAE for posting about the country's involvement in the war on Gaza in 2014

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Euphoria of Morocco's Arab Spring has fizzled out

Morocco has surpassed dissent in the kingdom, after a short protest campaign during the Arab Spring.

French minister warns of 'Islamo-leftism' in universities

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.

Evolving notions of citizenship in UAE and the Gulf

Courtney Freer

Evolving notions of citizenship in UAE and the Gulf

Comment: UAE's plan to expand citizenship reflects a nation keen to shore up its assets while protecting access to this traditionally exclusive ...

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Cilina Nasser

With Lokman Slim's assassination, Lebanon sinks further into impunity

Comment: While Lokman Slim's killing may not lead to accountability, it will certainly not silence his comrades, writes Cilina Nasser.

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

Sadek Hamid

Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

Book Club: In his new study, Hashas makes a major contribution to the debate about Muslim identities in Europe by surveying the thoughts of some ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese protesters stage sit-in condemning Lokman Slim's killing

The protesters gathered in the Samir Kassir garden following a call for a "silent protest".

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lokman Slim: The daring Lebanese activist, admired intellectual

The death of writer, intellectual and activist Lokman Slim shocked Lebanon.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese anti-Hezbollah intellectual Lokman Slim shot dead

Lokman Slim, a long-time critic of Hezbollah, had received death threats and pointed the finger to the Shiite group

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Biden's Treasury pick takes stand against China trade abuses

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden's Treasury pick takes stand against China trade abuses

President-elect Joe Biden's pick to lead the US Treasury said the US will work to combat China's "abusive" trade practices.

The New Arab Staff

Qatar sports broadcaster beIN denies changes in Saudi services

Subscribers of Qatar's sports broadcaster beIN have reported an alleged resumption of services in Saudi Arabia after a three-year ban.

US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Joe Stork

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Comment: The trial may present an opportunity to shame Italy, France, Germany and the United States for continuing to indulge Egypt's iron-fist ...

British journalist has book contract terminated over Islamophobic tweets

The New Arab Staff

British journalist has book contract terminated over Islamophobic tweets

Controversial writer Julie Burchill was dropped by publisher after 'deplorable' comments to journalist Ash Sarkar on Twitter.

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