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Book Club: Sonia Nimr's fantastical story reads like a series of folktales in which the circles of life come together when the struggle is abandoned.

Book Club: Ahmet Seyhun's Competing Ideologies in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic tackles the topics of Islamism, liberalism, nationalism, positivism and cosmopolitanism.

French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French ex-president Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

The sentence includes two years suspended, which means it is unlikely Sarkozy will physically go to prison.

Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

Yousra Samir Imran

Remembering Palestinian poet and author, Mourid Barghouti

The world bid farewell to the celebrated poet Mourid Barghouti in February. A champion of the Palestinian cause, Palestinian authors share their ...

Beloved Palestinian poet Mourid al-Barghouti dies at 76

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Beloved Palestinian poet Mourid al-Barghouti dies at 76

Barghouti leaves behind a son, fellow poet Tamim al-Barghouti, and a celebrated body of work.

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 frustration in the country grew.

Fatima Kried

Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

Book Club: Amrou Al-Kadhi's award-winning memoir is a poignant and moving story about the author's fight to be true to themselves.

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Israeli settlers carry out widespread attacks in West Bank

Israeli settlers have carried out widespread attacks on Palestinian homes, vehicles, farmland and hospitals across the occupied West Bank.

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part I

Rami G. Khouri

Arab protest and erratic statehood: Part I

Comment: Rami Khouri reflects on a decade of Arab uprisings that saw unprecedented protest and the slow birth of a new Arab citizen, but also ...

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

Airbnb 'must withdraw' listings in illegal Israeli settlements: Amnesty

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Airbnb 'must withdraw' listings in illegal Israeli settlements: Amnesty

As Airbnb shares are expected to make their debut on Thursday, Amnesty International is calling on the US-based company to withdraw ...

Israel approves 9,000 settlement units in Jerusalem

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Israel approves 9,000 settlement units in Jerusalem

Israel has approved of yet more settlement constructions in the occupied Palestinian territories, in violation of international law.

Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

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Palestinian teenage detainee hospitalised after jaw-breaking beating in prison

Mohammad Muqbel, 16, required jaw surgery after he was beaten in an Israeli prison.

UK deplores Israeli settlement expansion in occupied West Bank

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UK deplores Israeli settlement expansion in occupied West Bank

The UK has said Israel's settlement construction is 'incompatible' with its declared peace goals.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

Pressuring Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to resign while remaining passive on Bahrain as it suppressed protesters was an inconsistency for which he had no elegant explanation, Obama writes.

The New Arab Staff

Trump advisor says Israel lobby 'pushes US into wars'

The new Trump appointee says Israel pushed the US into war after 911.

The New Arab Staff

Obama's new book suggests bullying campaign by pro-Israel lobby

In his new book, Obama reveals that he was "on the receiving end" of a "whisper campaign" that portrayed him as "insufficiently supportive - or ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Obama says his presidency triggered 'deep-seated panic'

Former president Barack Obama says in his upcoming memoir that Donald Trump 'promised an elixir for [the] racial anxiety' of Americans ...

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 ...

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

Turkey state-owned bank must face US court, judge rules

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Turkey state-owned bank must face US court, judge rules

Halkbank is accused of working with Iran to evade US-imposed sanctions.

The Wolf of Baghdad: <em>Memoir</em> of a Lost Homeland

Assia Belgacem

The Wolf of Baghdad: Memoir of a Lost Homeland

Book Club: Carol Isaacs's stunning graphic novel is a vivid journey into the history of Iraq's Jewish community.

Trump's sister slams US president as 'cruel', 'liar'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump's sister slams US president as 'cruel', 'liar'

Maryanne Trump Barry, a former federal judge, slammed her brother as 'cruel' and 'a liar'.

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