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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.

Angela Merkel's party early staunchly backed Armin Laschet to be the conservative bloc's chancellor candidate for Germany's elections.

Ramadan <em>reading</em> 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.

Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians hold prayers in largest Ramadan gathering since Covid

Palestinians held the first Friday prayers of Ramadan following tension in Jerusalem and Israeli attempts to silence the call to prayer.

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

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen gravediggers, bulldozer join forces against Covid

Fresh graves are being dug to meet demand as Covid-19 related deaths spike in the war-torn nation.

Khaled Diab

Lessons in intolerance

Comment: Those protesting images of the prophet being shown in a class on blasphemy display the kind of intolerance our schools are working to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Protesters divided over Netanyahu amid corruption trial

Much as in Israel's recent elections, protesters outside the courtroom where PM Netanyahu is on trial are divided over their country's leader.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Exit from women's treaty splits Turkey's activists

A top aide in Erdogan's government has said withdrawal from the treaty is due to the LGBTQ movement's push to normalise homosexuality.

Oil prices ease after Suez Canal traffic resumes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Oil prices ease after Suez Canal traffic resumes

As traffic resumed in the Suez canal after the MV Ever Given, that was blocking it since Tuesday, was freed, global oil prices eased.

Zaina Ujayli

Film Review: The Mauritanian

Film Review: The Mauritanian follows the story of a Mauritanian man who was kidnapped from his home and imprisoned without charge for fourteen ...

We Are Bellingcat: The emergence and growth of OSINT

Henrietta Wilson

We Are Bellingcat: The emergence and growth of OSINT

Book Club: We Are Bellingcat details an insider's account of the emergence and growth of OSINT and new forms of citizen investigations.

Male suspect, 21, charged with murder in Colorado attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Male suspect, 21, charged with murder in Colorado attack

Colorado police identified the suspect of a mass shooting at a Boulder grocery store as 21-year-old Ahmad Alissa.

Biden 'disappointed' as Turkey quits domestic violence treaty

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden 'disappointed' as Turkey quits domestic violence treaty

US President Joe Biden judges the decision of Turkey to withdraw from the Istanbul Convention on violence against women.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Thousands protest Turkey's withdrawal from women's treaty

Protests erupted in Turkey after announcing a decision to withdraw from the world's first binding treaty to prevent and combat violence against women.

Sanjeev Krishna and Yolanda Augustin

The UK government's pandemic shame

Comment: A year into the pandemic, and the UK government's failure to provide adequate PPE means that frontline healthcare workers remain in the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt fiercely rejects criticism of human rights record

Egypt's parliament urged the 31 countries "not to install themselves as guardians of Egypt" and to refrain from "politicising human rights ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cyprus peace group condemns arrests over 'Love Erdogan' sign

Turkish Cypriot activists were arrested in breakaway northern Cyprus, after the local youth wing of Turkey's ruling AKP party complained to ...

Egypt's terror law use against critics slammed at UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's terror law use against critics slammed at UN

Dozens of countries demanded at the UN for Egypt to stop using anti-terrorism laws to muzzle critics and even keep them in pre-trial detention ...

Alia Waheed

Harrowing #MeToo stories in Pakistan mark Women's Day

Women across Pakistan are sharing their #MeToo stories on colourful fabrics lined up on the busy streets to bring attention to the harrowing ...

Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic ...

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