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Book Club: Togo Mizrahi's extraordinary life story and films are unearthed in a new book by Deborah Starr.

The head of the UN support mission in Libya said that Monday's vote was on a mechanism to choose a "temporary unified executive authority" until elections late this year.

Somali PM reserves 30% of parliament seats for women

The New Arab Staff

Somali PM reserves 30% of parliament seats for women

The Somali prime minister has reserved nearly a third of parliamentary seats for women following demands from citizens.

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Nazli Tarzi

Mosul review: Netflix's war film invites polarised responses

Mosul tells the gruelling story of the Nineveh SWAT team's battle against the Islamic State, but overlooks civilian testimonies and the ...

Gaia Caramazza

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus pandemic.

The New Arab Staff

Offenders in grooming gangs ‘mostly white’, UK report finds

Sensationalist media coverage and politicisation by right-wing groups created the notion that child sexual exploitation in the UK was ...

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian president meets Qatari emir in Doha

Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas met with the Qatari emir in the capital Doha on Saturday, amid increasing Arab normalisation deals with Israel.

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US adopts map of Morocco that includes Western Sahara

The US adopted a new map of Morocco that includes the disputed Western Sahara territory.

Yemen government and UAE-backed southern separatists sign unity agreement

The New Arab Staff

Yemen government and UAE-backed southern separatists sign unity agreement

Arrangements to implement the Riyadh Agreement have been finalised and a coalition government between the Hadi government and STC will be formed ...

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Yemen government, separatists to form cabinet within week

Yemen's internationally-recognised government will form a cabinet with southern separatists in order to end the war.

Rights group: Egyptian court extends activist’s detention

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Rights group: Egyptian court extends activist’s detention

Patrick George Zaki, formerly a gender rights researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), has had his detention extended ...

Kuwait opposition makes strong gains in parliamentary elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait opposition makes strong gains in parliamentary elections

Twenty-four of the National Assembly's 50 seats were won by candidates belonging to or leaning towards the opposition.

Israel to open Bahrain embassy before end of 2020

The New Arab Staff

Israel to open Bahrain embassy before end of 2020

Israel will open its embassy in the Bahraini capital, Manama, before the end of the year, sources in Tel Aviv's foreign ministry said.

Trump administration wages last major Supreme Court fight

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump administration wages last major Supreme Court fight

If the outgoing president's plan goes forward, states with large numbers of undocumented immigrants could see their influence reduced in the US ...

The New Arab Staff

TNA Voice Podcast: Macron alienates France's Muslims

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

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France to host virtual donor conference for Lebanon

France decided to push ahead with the conference due to the devastating impact Covid-19 pandemic, according to sources.

Diana Alghoul

'Respect my hijab', Muslim model Halima Aden tells industry

Hijabi model Halima Aden announced quitting the runway after she decided she no longer wants to be pressured into compromising her Islamic ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write ...

Tahmina Begum

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Book Club: A new anthology of stories by British Muslim women exploring romance and desire proves to be a powerful and nuanced response to ...

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

Britain's equalities watchdog is missing something crucial: BAME <em>representation</em>

Taj Ali

Britain's equalities watchdog is missing something crucial: BAME representation

Comment: If the EHRC can't root out racial discrimination under its own roof, asks Taj Ali, what hope is there it will do an effective job at ...

Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners risk 'imminent' execution: UN

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners risk 'imminent' execution: UN

Following reports that 21 men convicted on terrorism-related charges were hanged in Iraq, the UN warned several hundred more prisoners in the ...

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