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News of the appointment of three Islamists to a committee for women's rights was roundly criticised by Kuwaiti social media users, including prominent women's rights advocates and academics.

The UK should join the US in designating the IRGC as a terrorist organisation, the House of Commons' foreign affairs committee has said.

Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

The New Arab Staff

Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

Professor Amna Nosseir sparked public outcry after she said there is no text in Islamic law that prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a Christian or Jewish man.

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

Bangladesh has opened its first Islamic school for transgender Muslims, in a new win for LGBTQ+ members of the Islamic community.

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, writes Charles W. Dunne.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

Justice Ginsburg was instrumental in championing women's rights issues in the United States.

Yousif Nur

Ammar 808: Tunisia's sonic mastermind returns with fusion electronica

The New Arab Meets: Tunisian electronic producer Ammar 808, whose new album blends the pulsating sounds of the Maghreb and south India.

Sabena Siddiqui

Friends or foes: Are India-Turkey ties improving?

India's economic diplomacy with Turkey could yield positive results, but Kashmir remains a source of friction.

Iranian musician arrested for collaborating with female artists

The New Arab Staff

Iranian musician arrested for collaborating with female artists

An Iranian musician will stand trial for working with female artists, including one who lives in the Netherlands.

Josh Ruebner

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs

Book Club: Elizabeth Thompson chronicles a pivotal moment in modern history when Arab nationalists established a representative democracy - and ...

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Austin Bodetti

Islam and eco-theology: The future of environmentalism

Eco-theology has the potential to reshape environmental protection in the Middle East.

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning ...

A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'anic Barzakh

Usman Butt

A Place Between Two Places: The Qur'anic Barzakh

Book Club: George Archer's thought-provoking study traces the conceptual history and philosophy of the afterlife in Islam.

Nobel winner Malala graduates from Oxford University

Nobel winner Malala graduates from Oxford University

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who campaigned for girls' education in Pakistan and survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus will inspire generation of writers, says Lebanese novelist

Jabbour Douihy, who has twice been shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, believes coronavirus will become part of 'the imagination of humanity'.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Ramona Wadi

Preserving the memory of the Nakba in Palestinian literature

Literature has always been a critical tool in communicating the Palestinian experience of exile and loss.

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates ...

Sadek Hamid

Waqas Ahmed: The Muslim renaissance man championing human versatility

The New Arab Meets: Author Waqas Ahmed, whose new book champions the power of human versatility and explores the importance of cross-discipline ...

Author Arshin Adib-Moghaddam talks more on Qasem Soleimani's assassination

Anu Shukla

Author Arshin Adib-Moghaddam talks more on Qasem Soleimani's assassination

The New Arab Meets: Author and professor Arshin Adib-Moghaddam to discuss how the escalation of US-Iran relations has put a spotlight on some of ...

It's not Extinction Rebellion that's the problem, it's Prevent

Aniqah Choudhri

It's not Extinction Rebellion that's the problem, it's Prevent

Comment: Criticism of Prevent for briefly including Extinction Rebellion misses the point - it's a racist, scheme that fosters fear and ...

Turkey clerics defy tradition to allow interest on loans

The New Arab

Turkey clerics defy tradition to allow interest on loans

Traditional Islamic thought bars lending money with interest rates.

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