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The New Arab Meets: Huzama Habayeb, an award-winning Palestinian novelist who explores the relationship between exile and nostalgia in her groundbreaking work.

Thousands of Yazidi children are facing an unprecedented mental and physical health crisis, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression, years after their release from IS captivity, Amnesty has warned

First prayers in 86 years held at Hagia Sophia

The New Arab Staff

First prayers in 86 years held at Hagia Sophia

Thousands of people gathered for worship at the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul as it controversially reopened as a mosque after being used as a museum for 86 years.

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 ...

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed Arabic edition

The modern-day child slaves of Mauritania

Mauritania abolished slavery in 1981, the last country to do so, but the practice remains deeply rooted in society.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the state of the economy.

The New Arab Staff

Algeria appoints war veteran to research France's colonial history

Algeria's President Abdelmajdid Tebboune has appointed a veteran historian to look into France's colonial history in the country, in an effort ...

Elias Jahshan

Bella Hadid is right, Palestinians won't stand for erasure

Comment: What happened to Bella Hadid is just one of the many ways we Palestinians are censored when we speak our truth, writes Elias Jahshan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US 'disappointed' by Turkey mosque move on Hagia Sophia

Turkey's decision to transform the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia into a mosque was 'disappointed' the United States said on Friday.

Sudan ratifies law criminalising female genital mutilation

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan ratifies law criminalising female genital mutilation

Anyone found guilty of performing the procedure will be sentenced to up to three years in prison, according to a copy of the new law obtained by ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ten million face acute food shortages in Yemen: UN

The UN's World Food Programme spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said action must be taken before a famine is declared.

Yemen's starving children, <em>legacy</em> of six years of war

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen's starving children, legacy of six years of war

The war in Yemen has escalated and turned into the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Nima Gerami

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, ...

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture <em>legacy</em>

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

Algeria buries remains of resistance fighters in emotional ceremony

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria buries remains of resistance fighters in emotional ceremony

Algeria has buried the skulls of 24 resistance fighters shot and decapitated by French troops in the colonial era after they were repatriated ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria expects France to apologise for colonial past: president

Algeria wants France to apologise for its colonial past, the North African country's president has said.

Amr Salahi

Zanzibar's forgotten legacy of slavery and ethnic cleansing

The 1964 mass killings in Zanzibar and the slavery which preceded them highlight uncomfortable issues about Arab-African relations at a time ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France to send Algeria remains of 24 resistance fighters

France will send Algeria the remains of 24 resistance fighters killed during the French colonisation of the North African country.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Top Turkey court to rule on Hagia Sophia

Calls for the Hagia Sophia to serve again as a mosque have raised tensions between historic foes and uneasy NATO allies Turkey and Greece.

Pompeo urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pompeo urges Turkey not to convert Hagia Sophia

Erdogan, whose roots are in political Islam, has mused about turning Hagia Sophia back into a mosque, triggering tension with neighbouring ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Museum or mosque? Turkey debates iconic Hagia Sofia’s status

The 6th-century building is now at the center of a heated debate between nationalist, conservative and religious groups.

Israel orders US-based Christian 'missionary' TV channel off air

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel orders US-based Christian 'missionary' TV channel off air

The evangelical Christian channel will reapply for a license to broadcast, a spokesman said after the broadcaster was accused of hiding an ...

Racism is a weed

Aabye-Gayle D. Francis-Favilla

Racism is a weed

Comment: It's not enough to not be racist. Our job is to speak out against bias and discrimination wherever we see it, writes Aabye-Gayle D. ...

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

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