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Book Club: Leila Rafei's debut novel Spring is a stunning work that exemplifies the kind of stories we need to read and write about in the Arab world.

In Marib, people are continuing to prepare for the end of Ramadan despite ongoing fighting around the city.

US backs Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US backs Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver

The US has announced a waiver on Covid-19 vaccine patents, opening the door for vaccines to be produced in developing nations.

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Sumaiyya Naseem

Ramadan book club: 15 must-read Muslim stories

Struggling to pick your next book over Ramadan? The New Arab has compiled a guide of must-read Muslim stories from across the literary spectrum.

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

WHO says against proof of vaccination for travel

The World Health Organization's emergency committee said it was against international travellers being required to have proof of vaccination, partly on grounds such a measure would deepen inequities.

Rabeea Saleem

Of Necessity and Wanting: A kaleidoscopic portrayal of Karachi

Book Club: Sascha Akhtar's novel is a collection of interconnected short stories about three different women set in Pakistan's ...

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

Natali Dare

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

Silence Is a Sense: War, migration, trauma and healing

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Silence Is a Sense: War, migration, trauma and healing

Book Club: Silence Is a Sense is a poignant and profound story of a Syrian refugee left so traumatised by war and migration that she no longer ...

Diana Alghoul

Exploring generational trauma with The Arsonists' City

Book club: The Arsonists' City is a gripping novel about an Arab-American family facing its trauma and demons after taking a reluctant ...

Memory Box: Uncovering a painful past and moving forward

Davide Abbatescianni

Memory Box: Uncovering a painful past and moving forward

Film Review: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’s compelling drama follows a daughter willing to uncover her mother’s troubled teenage years ...

Morocco dissident historian to be provisionally released: lawyer

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco dissident historian to be provisionally released: lawyer

Maati Monjib, 60, was taken into custody on December 29 as part of a preliminary investigation into money laundering.

Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

The New Arab Staff

Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

Saadawi was the Arabic-speaking world's most influential feminist.

With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The Lebanese currency hits new lows on a daily basis and the political parties are in a state of atrophy.

Aisha Yusuff

Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea

Book Club: Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea is a truly striking debut that explores Middle Eastern-immigrant story in a delicate and captivating light.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria hospital staff near 'burnout' over coronavirus cases

Over a year after its first coronavirus cases, an Algerian hospital's medical staff have reported being close to burnout.

William Christou

10 years on, Syrian activists remain resolute

In-depth: Syria's revolution created a groundswell of activism, enabling those living under Assad's brutal regime to finally speak. Despite the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Supporters concerned over jailed Morocco historian's health

Supporters of jailed Moroccan historian Maati Monjib expressed concern over his health after he launched a hunger strike.

Tunisia receives first big vaccine delivery

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia receives first big vaccine delivery

Tunisia received its first major delivery of coronavirus vaccines, as 30,000 Sputnik V doses arrived in Tunis.

Nazli Tarzi

In post-2003 Iraq, fear pervades daily life for women

Almost two decades after the US-led invasion of Iraq, promises of representation and empowerment for women have all but fallen flat.

Sonia Nimr's Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands

Ramona Wadi

Sonia Nimr's Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands

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 ...

Israeli court limits use of spy agency tracking virus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli court limits use of spy agency tracking virus

Israel's supreme court decided to forbid the use of a domestic spy agency to track infection cases, saying it constituted a blow to democracy.

Jordan ministers sacked for virus rules breach

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Jordan ministers sacked for virus rules breach

The pair were asked to step down by Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh, a move immediately endorsed by King Abdullah II, according to a ...

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