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Young Iraqis are being driven to despair as dire economic conditions exacerbate a growing mental health crisis.

Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious communities, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

British women, children held in 'barbaric' Syria camps: report

The New Arab Staff

British women, children held in 'barbaric' Syria camps: report

A report has exposed the 'barbaric' conditions British women and children are kept in in Syria.

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

Gaia Caramazza

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gazans take coastal walks to escape 'double confinement'

Life in Gaza, controlled by the Islamist group Hamas since 2007, was mentally taxing even before the novel coronavirus outbreak brought additional hardship, including nightly curfews and tight movement restrictions.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyan pleads guilty to murder over UK 'terror' stabbings

A Libyan man pleaded guilty at a pre-trial hearing for stabbing six people, killing three, at a park in Reading, UK.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France says 'radical Islamism' the 'enemy' after Nice attack

Prime Minister Jean Castex condemned 'radical Islamism' amid a spate in extremist attacks and threats against public figures.

Malia Bouattia

Heartless Tories leave working class children begging for crumbs

Comment: The Tories' refusal to feed children in poverty is yet another example of their belligerent and cruel Covid-19 strategy, which serves ...

Syrian refugee 'sets himself ablaze' in Lebanon

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian refugee 'sets himself ablaze' in Lebanon

A Syrian refugee in Lebanon set himself on fire near the UN's refugee agency reception center in Beirut.

Nazli Tarzi

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental ...

Egyptian singer turns Mubarak-era song into ode to Trump

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian singer turns Mubarak-era song into ode to Trump

Singer Wissam Magdy has recorded a bizarre English-language version of a 1999 song praising former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, turning it ...

France to ban Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves: minister

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France to ban Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves: minister

The dissolution of the Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves will be put to the French cabinet on Wednesday.

France ready to help Turkey, Greece after deadly earthquake

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France ready to help Turkey, Greece after deadly earthquake

The offer of aid in the wake of the major quake comes despite high tensions between France and Turkey.

Philadelphia protests erupt over police killing of Black man

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Philadelphia protests erupt over police killing of Black man

A Black man whose family said suffered from mental health issues was killed by police in Philadelphia, sparking protests in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey condemns 'monstrous' murder of teacher in France: spokesman

Erdogan's spokesman made the comments after France expressed disappointment over the lack of an official condemnation by Ankara.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France says stop boycott calls, Erdogan ups Macron insults

Erdogan took a second insulting swipe at French President Emmanuel Macron, who said calls to boycott French products were the work of a "radical ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Le Pen weighs in on France-Turkey spat, backs Macron

The president of France's far-right National Rally party has weighed in on the war of words between Emmanuel Macron and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France recalls Turkey envoy after 'unacceptable' Erdogan comments

France recalled its envoy from Turkey after the Turkish president said his counterpart Emmanuel Macron needed 'mental checks'.

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

The New Arab Staff

Twitter outraged by UK government's 'Fatima' job campaign

The UK government has told people like ballet dancer 'Fatima' to find alternative jobs in tech amid a 'war on the arts'.

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

Sofia Nitti

The heavy toll of coronavirus on Iraq's displaced

The pandemic has exacerbated a mental health crisis for internally displaced people in Iraq.

Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

The New Arab Staff

Bisexual academic claims Oxford fired him 'to appease Saudis'

Dr. Kevin Fogg alleges the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies dismissed him due to his sexuality.

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

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