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Human Rights Watch has found that the current school textbooks maintain language that disparages practices associated with religious minorities.

Following the case of a Christian student, Indonesia has banned schools from forcing its female students to wear head scarves.

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

Narjas Zatat

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

It is Donald Trump's last official day as President of the United States, and his departure is a good time to look back on his problematic legacy.

A dispatch from India's culture war

Shashi Tharoor

A dispatch from India's culture war

Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored law now threatens ...

How Egypt's Sisi intends to survive the Biden era

Bahey el-Din Hassan

How Egypt's Sisi intends to survive the Biden era

Comment: Whether Biden will hold Sisi accountable over human rights abuses remains unclear. But one thing is certain: Sisi's Egypt cannot stay ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopia accuses WHO chief of backing native Tigray's leaders

The Tigray conflict has caused the displacement of some 200,000 people and growing.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bahraini Jews mark Kristallnacht

Bahraini Jews marked the 82nd anniversary of Kristallnacht, also known as the Night of Broken Glass, for the first time since the Arab nation ...

Azmi Bishara

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Comment: President Macron's defence of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons raises important questions around secularism and free speech in a global ...

Taj Ali

Macron's 'secular' crusade will only embolden the far-right

Comment: By holding Muslims collectively responsible for the actions of a handful of extremists, France risks emboldening another group on the ...

US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

The New Arab Staff

US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

Four Americans captured in Syria have been repatriated to the US where they will face trial.

The New Arab Staff

Nearly half of Conservatives believe Islam is a 'threat'

A new poll has found almost 50 percent of Conservative Party members in the UK consider Islam to be a 'fundamental threat to British life'.

Muslim man sues employers after Cognac prize switch fallout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Muslim man sues employers after Cognac prize switch fallout

The Lainston House hotel was ordered to pay £2500 to Zakaria Kioua for 'injury to feelings.'

Paris attack 'clearly act of terrorism': French interior minister

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Paris attack 'clearly act of terrorism': French interior minister

Seven people are being held in connection with the attack outside Charlie Hebdo's former office.

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

The New Arab

Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls to prayer

The Canadian city of Mississauga has faced backlash for allowing mosques to broadcast the evening call to prayer during Ramadan.

The New Arab

Ramadan: Conservative MP fasting to 'share' experience with Muslims

A Tory MP has announced that he is observing fasting during the month of Ramadan, in an effort to better understand his Muslim constituents.

Aidan Chivers

Cause for optimism as Tunisia plans first Jewish museum

A new Jewish museum in Tunisia seeks to promote the country's rich and plural heritage.

The New Arab

Egypt sentences rights lawyer to prison for BBC interview

Egyptian former lawmaker Zyad el-Elaimy has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Hijabi women stage protest outside famous Paris restaurant

The New Arab

Hijabi women stage protest outside famous Paris restaurant

Protesters pinned banners on the restaurant a day after the incident, vowing to 'name and shame' the Matignon for its racism and Islamophobia.

Sumaiyya Naseem

A dystopian vision of Kuwait: Mama Hissa's Mice

Book Club: Mama Hissa's Mice is a story where the personal aligns with the political, making this a timely and important novel.

As election cycle begins, Trump supersizes his favourite tactic

Mobashra Tazamal

As election cycle begins, Trump supersizes his favourite tactic

Comment: President Trump has made Islamophobia one of the defining features of his presidency, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Migrant boat capsizes in Turkey lake, killing 7

The New Arab & agencies

Migrant boat capsizes in Turkey lake, killing 7

A boat carrying migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh capsized and killed seven, with over 60 people being rescued.

'Tolerant' UAE revokes citizenship of dissidents' families: HRW

The New Arab

'Tolerant' UAE revokes citizenship of dissidents' families: HRW

The government of the oil-rich Gulf state has revoked the citizenship of 19 relatives of two dissidents.

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