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A Berlin arts university has withdrawn funding from 'The School for Unlearning Zionism'.

Egypt's top translation institution has barred foreign books that criticise religion or violate social values, with fears it could extend to political literature.

How Arabic language <em>learning</em> survived Covid-19

Brooke Anderson

How Arabic language learning survived Covid-19

Arabic language learning has thrived online during the pandemic, as lessons move from the classroom to the living room.

Trump administration rescinds rule on international students

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump administration rescinds rule on international students

The US government has dropped plans to deport international students who have been forced to take their learning online due to ...

UK says it will help pay Yemen teachers' salaries

Narjas Zatat

UK says it will help pay Yemen teachers' salaries

The UK government has pledged to help thousands of teachers in the poorest refugee-hosting countries in the world.

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

Diana Alghoul

Sisterhood shines as Muslim women face Ramadan under lockdown

Many Muslim women under lockdown miss their friends and family, but for them, sisterhood knows no distance.

The New Arab

Lebanon’s coronavirus response endangers lives by ignoring disabled community

Human Rights Watch has criticised Lebanon's government for having 'completely ignored' disabled people from its Covid-19 response, preventing ...

Narjas Zatat

How coronavirus has transformed education in the Middle East

Access to education has become difficult under Covid-19 lockdown measures, but parents and teachers are fighting to ensure that children can ...

Bedouin students left behind amid Israel's coronavirus lockdown

Delilah Boxstein

Bedouin students left behind amid Israel's coronavirus lockdown

Bedouin students in the Negev have been left behind as the coronavirus pandemic lays bare the inequality in Israel's education system.

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian regime ends school year early over coronavirus fears

More than four million students in Syria confined at home due to the coronavirus will not resume classes this year but will advance to the next ...

For Muslim converts, an isolated Ramadan is nothing new

Ella Linskens

For Muslim converts, an isolated Ramadan is nothing new

All Muslims will have a taste of a convert's Ramadan this year, as coronavirus lockdowns around the world prevent the faithful from gathering.

<em>Learning</em> under lockdown: Jordan's students adapt to coronavirus pandemic

Victoria Silva

Learning under lockdown: Jordan's students adapt to coronavirus pandemic

Jordanian students and teachers are rising to the challenge of the coronavirus lockdown, adapting to online learning and ...

A.M. Dassu: The Muslim children's author fighting for representation

Narjas Zatat

A.M. Dassu: The Muslim children's author fighting for representation

The New Arab Meets: British author A.M. Dassu, who seeks to show Muslim children that they, too, can see themselves as protagonists in stories.

In war-torn Syria, digital <em>learning</em> battles power cuts

The New Arab & agencies

In war-torn Syria, digital learning battles power cuts

As Syria's educators take their classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic, distance learning proves to be difficult in a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Gulf states urged to unblock internet calls amid coronavirus

Human rights groups are calling on several Gulf countries to unblock popular calling apps like WhatsApp and Skype.

Diana Alghoul

How lockdowns are affecting Middle East domestic abuse victims

In patriarchal societies, women who suffer from domestic abuse will be left even more vulnerable in the face of lockdowns.

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Coronavirus exposes Arab world's information crisis and digital inequality

Comment: The coronavirus pandemic has shed further light on inequality, misinformation, and authoritarianism in the region, writes Tamara ...

Asmaa Tayeh

Panic grips caged Gaza Strip after first coronavirus cases

Fears mount that Gaza's fragile health system, which has been decimated by Israel's blockade, will struggle to contain the coronavirus in one of ...

Sahar Khamis

Whistleblowers, repression and regime panic: Egypt's next uprising

Comment: Completely stifling political and media freedoms in Egypt will precipitate Sisi's downfall, writes Sahar Khamis.

Canada removes Assad supporter from diplomatic appointment following outcry

The New Arab & agencies

Canada removes Assad supporter from diplomatic appointment following outcry

Canadian Foreign Ministry officials have removed Waseem Ramli, a notorious supporter of Bashar al-Assad, from his posting as honorary Syrian ...

Dutch band pulls out of Lebanon festival in protest

The New Arab & agencies

Dutch band pulls out of Lebanon festival in protest

Within Temptation joined other activists in protest after festival organisers last week pulled Lebanese indie group Mashrou' Leila from the ...

Follow Me, Akhi explores how Muslims use the internet

Sarah Shaffi

Follow Me, Akhi explores how Muslims use the internet

Book Club: Hussein Kesvani explores how Muslims use the internet in his new book, writing about the insightful and revolutionary acts that show ...

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