The New Arab Logo

Breaking News

A collective of organisations has called on the UN to take action and put an end to anti-Muslim actions and policies in France.

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

Halima Aden acted with integrity, Muslim twitter should too

Yousra Samir Imran

Halima Aden acted with integrity, Muslim twitter should too

Comment: Aden's choice to quit fashion unleashed a torrent of opinions on Muslim twitter about the hijab, showing a shocking lack of respect for women's choices, writes Yousra Samir Imran.

Egypt's 'Butcher of Giza' confesses to two more killings

Gasia Ohanes

Egypt's 'Butcher of Giza' confesses to two more killings

New investigations in Egypt have revealed the gory details of vile series of murders by a suspect dubbed the 'Butcher of Giza'.

France's Macron under fire for claims about Muslim girls

The New Arab Staff

France's Macron under fire for claims about Muslim girls

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote that Muslim children were being forced to wear the niqab while being raised 'in hatred'.

The New Arab Staff

Turkey summons French diplomat over Charlie Hebdo Erdogan cartoon

Turkish authorities have promised to take 'legal and diplomatic' action against the French satirical magazine.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Journalist found Mali jihadists' rules for women, trial hears

Dutch journalist Harald Doornbos testified to the ICC against alleged jihadist police chief Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud.

Florence Dixon

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Indonesian politician's anti-virus veil policy draws fire

Indonesian politician Mohammad Suhaili Fadhil Thohir said the policy was purely for 'COVID-19 prevention' and not 'based on radical teachings or ...

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Sam Hamad

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their ...

The New Arab

'Quran-tine?': Coronavirus isolation led Austrian MMA fighter to Islam

Wilhelm Ott announced his conversion to Islam in an Instagram post on Thursday.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The coronavirus has led to a stricter clampdown in the Middle East of social gatherings. Here are five stories you need to know about ...

Saudi runaway Rahaf Mohammed faces abuse over bikini photo

The New Arab

Saudi runaway Rahaf Mohammed faces abuse over bikini photo

Rahaf, who lives in Canada, became the target of trolls after she posted a photo on social media wearing a bikini.

As election cycle begins, Trump supersizes his favourite tactic

Mobashra Tazamal

As election cycle begins, Trump supersizes his favourite tactic

Comment: President Trump has made Islamophobia one of the defining features of his presidency, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

The New Arab

Egypt upholds controversial niqab ban for Cairo University staff

An Egypt court made a final, non-appealable decision upholding a ban on teaching staff wearing the face veil at Cairo University.

Narjas Zatat

Brotherhood: Oscar-nominated film on Tunisia's returned jihadists

The short has collected 60 awards in 48 countries, including the 2018 Carthage Film Days’ Tanit d’Or and the Best Canadian Short Film at the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Landmark Austrian coalition deal to include hijab ban

Austria's Greens will find some elements of the deal with their right-wing leader coalition partners hard to swallow.

Narjas Zatat

A record number of Muslim MPs in UK parliament

The new MPs in both the Labour Party and the Conservative Party come from a Muslim background, and a few Muslim MPs have kept their seats.

Local Tory chair told Muslim her hijab was ‘offensive’

The New Arab & agencies

Local Tory chair told Muslim her hijab was ‘offensive’

A Muslim mother has spoken out on Facebook after a senior Conservative Party official reportedly told her that her headscarf is 'offensive'.

The New Arab

Saudi girl throws underwear at rapper in Riyadh Festival

A US rapper has come under fire from Saudis online after a bra was thrown at him during a performance in Riyadh.

The election merry-go-round: Labour anti-Semitism and Tory Islamophobia

Sam Hamad

The election merry-go-round: Labour anti-Semitism and Tory Islamophobia

Comment: Countering accusations of Islamophobia with others of anti-Semitism reduces the much-needed politics of anti-racism to the sleazy ...

Saudi woman arrested for dancing at Riyadh concert

The New Arab

Saudi woman arrested for dancing at Riyadh concert

A young Saudi concert goer was accused of 'disrupting social etiquette' after a viral video showed her dancing in the traditional black abaya ...

UN racism expert slams Dutch <em>niqab</em> ban

The New Arab & agencies

UN racism expert slams Dutch niqab ban

A UN racism expert criticised a Dutch ban on the wearing of face-covering garments such as the niqab in public, saying the law had "no ...

Most Popular

Most Popular