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The bill in Assam, home to India's notorious detention camps, replaces existing acts which legislated funding and support for Madrasas as part of state education.

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

Yemen's ancient 'Manhattan of the Desert' risks collapse

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen's ancient 'Manhattan of the Desert' risks collapse

Shibam is controlled by the internationally-recognised government, but while it has largely been spared direct conflict, it has not escaped the ...

China removes domes, minarets from mosques: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

China removes domes, minarets from mosques: report

A British diplomat in China has deplored the changes to the religious buildings as 'depressing'.

Nazli Tarzi

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

A new generation of digital conservationists are using cutting edge virtual reality technology to revive war-damaged cultural heritage sites.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan converts another former Istanbul church into mosque

The Turkish president is set to turn another ancient Orthodox church into a mosque.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey allows children to leave homes after 40-day lockdown

Children under 14 were allowed out for four hours on Wednesday, as Turkey eases its stringent restrictions on movement due to the coronavirus ...

Umar Lateef Misgar

Delhi's anti-Muslim pogrom is only the beginning

Comment: The Hindu-supremacist vision of India that Modi has supported for many years is making the country a deadly place for its Muslim ...

Deadly anti-Muslim riots in India kill 24

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Deadly anti-Muslim riots in India kill 24

Hindu mobs escalated violence against Muslims in Delhi on Tuesday, attacking homes and burning mosques. Police have been accused of assisting ...

Aamir Ali Bhat

Hindu mobs attack Muslims, loot businesses and desecrate mosques

New Delhi has been rocked by anti-Muslim violence since Parliament approved a new citizenship law, as scores of Muslims are being beaten ...

Eleven killed in deadly anti-Muslim violence in India

The New Arab & agencies

Eleven killed in deadly anti-Muslim violence in India

Videos shared on social media show a Hindu mob climbing on top of the mosque's minaret where they attempted to plant an Indian flag.

Reconstruction of landmark Mosul mosque to begin in 2020

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Reconstruction of landmark Mosul mosque to begin in 2020

A landmark reconstruction of Iraq's Al-Nouri mosque in Mosul, which was blown up by the Islamic State group in 2017, will start at the beginning ...

Where Oman conquered mountains: A journey through the interior

Paul McLoughlin

Where Oman conquered mountains: A journey through the interior

Culture: Oman's interior shows the historical harnessing of nature by man and how prosperity can come in the most challenging of environments.

Sacred Yazidi symbol erased from Turkish municipality logo

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Sacred Yazidi symbol erased from Turkish municipality logo

Yazidis speak of having survived 74 genocides, the latest of which was committed by the Islamic State group.

The New Arab & agencies

Two dead, 24 wounded in Mosul University blast

At least two people were killed in a car bomb near Mosul university, the latest in a spate of recent bombings and kidnappings that have raised concerns about security.

The New Arab

Mosul demolishes building used by IS for 'gay' killings

Labourers and bulldozers on Monday continued removing rubble and twisted metal from the gutted ruins of the National Insurance Company in the ...

The New Arab & agencies

In Kurdish Iraq, women strive to end genital mutilation

FGM, in which a girl or woman's genitals are cut or removed, was once extremely common in the Kurdish region, but WADI's campaigning has chipped ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq lays cornerstone to rebuild iconic Mosul mosque

Mosul's Al-Nuri Mosque hosted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's only public appearance as IS chief, when he declared a self-styled 'caliphate' after ...

Gaza images on display in France show Palestinian resilience

The New Arab & agencies

Gaza images on display in France show Palestinian resilience

Photoblog: Khalil Hamra, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, shows the resilience of people in his native Gaza in a new exhibition.

The New Arab

UK minority groups slam attempts to silence Israel criticism

Dozens of minority rights groups have spoken out against moves to stifle free discussion on Israel and Palestine.

After IS, Mosul vows to restore its great monuments

Marta Bellingreri

After IS, Mosul vows to restore its great monuments

Marta Bellingreri visits Mosul, tracing the history of its once grand monuments that celebrated its vibrant multi-cultural history, which locals ...

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

The Iraq Report: Attempts to move on after IS

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Attempts to move on after IS

In-depth: Our round-up of this week in Iraq

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