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Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib used an Arabic profanity to describe Trump in a tweet that had people amused and confused.

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

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 multi-religious history.

Turkey support lifts spirits in Azerbaijan

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Turkey support lifts spirits in Azerbaijan

Strong pro-Turkish sentiment has taken over Azerbaijan following Ankara's support for Baku amid its ongoing military conflict with Armenia over ...

Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

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Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

NATO hails Afghan talks as 'historic opportunity'

NATO took part in the US-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and then led the UN-mandated force to stabilise the country which at its height numbered 130,000 troops.

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Historic talks begin between Taliban, Afghan government

Afghanistan's warring sides started negotiations on Saturday, bringing together the Taliban and delegates appointed by the Afghan government for ...

Brooke Anderson

Fighting for MENA recognition in the US census

Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities have fought for decades to get their own check box on US census forms.

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Researchers discover one of world's largest IS digital libraries

Spread across servers, the digital library contains 90,000 items and has an estimated 10,000 unique visitors monthly.

Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

Horriya Marzouk

Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

Egypt's top translation institution has barred foreign books that criticise religion or violate social values, with fears it could extend to ...

Brooke Anderson

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Arabic language learning has thrived online during the pandemic, as lessons move from the classroom to the living room.

In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

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In Mecca, dreams of a 'green hajj'

This year's hajj, limited to a maximum of 10,000 attendees, was by all accounts literally a breath of fresh air.

Fears for Uighur culture as scholars vanish in crackdown

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Fears for Uighur culture as scholars vanish in crackdown

At least 435 Uighur intellectuals have been imprisoned or forcibly disappeared since April 2017, according to the Uyghur Human Rights Project.

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

Middle East mythbusters battle coronavirus 'infodemic'

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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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Black Lives Matter skirts North Africa despite everyday racism

Black citizens in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia, as well as migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who come to work, study or try to reach Europe, say they suffer endemic day-to-day racism.

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TED group to launch talks in Arabic

A prestigious TED group dedicated to "ideas worth spreading" on Monday set out to provide a global stage for Arabic speaking thinkers, artists ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi scholar publishes in Israeli journal for first time

The academic article may stoke controversy among supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which advocates an academic ...

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Israeli historian, peace activist Zeev Sternhell dies at 85

Polish-born Zeev Sternhell was an outspoken champion of Palestinian rights who strongly criticised Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Aisha Yusuff

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Book Club: Aisha Yusuff recommends ten books to understand the legacy and contribution of Black Muslims to Islamic history.

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Saudi Arabia announces new coronavirus deaths as lockdown eases

The kingdom has reopened 90,000 mosques across the country despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

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Mosques reopen in Saudi Arabia amid coronavirus woes

Worshipers will be asked to keep their distance from one another and bring their own prayer rugs and copies of the Quran from home.

Iran's Ahmadinejad defends African Americans with Tupac 'n****' lyrics

The New Arab

Iran's Ahmadinejad defends African Americans with Tupac 'n****' lyrics

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday weighed in on the ongoing anti-police brutality protests in the United States by quoting a Tupac song, ...

After rare silence, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar prepares to reopen

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After rare silence, Istanbul's Grand Bazaar prepares to reopen

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, usually visited by 150,000 people daily, is looking to reopen on 1 June after being shuttered for over two months due ...

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