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Mothers who come from countries that are on Trump's Muslim ban list are counting down the days until Joe Biden becomes president to see their children

Advocates from Middle Eastern and North African communities have fought for decades to get their own check box on US census forms.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

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.

Nima Gerami

To defeat systemic racism, America must end endless war

Comment: The US desperately needs an open and honest debate about the ways race and racism have influenced its foreign policy for centuries, writes Nima Gerami.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Students, faculty at risk in crisis-hit AUB

With students struggling to pay fees and plans to dismiss up to 25% of its workforce, AUB has never edged closer to collapse.

Aisha Yusuff

An essential reading list on Black Muslim history

Book Club: Aisha Yusuff recommends ten books to understand the legacy and contribution of Black Muslims to Islamic history.

Majed Abusalama

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli ...

Mother of stabbed British-Lebanese teenager dies 'with broken heart'

The New Arab

Mother of stabbed British-Lebanese teenager dies 'with broken heart'

Debbie Makki, the mother of UK stabbing victim Yousef Makki died on Sunday, heartbroken over the legal 'injustice' of her son's case.

The New Arab & agencies

US-Saudi flights to resume despite Trump's travel ban

Daily flights from the US to Saudi Arabia will resume this week as the kingdom continues evacuating its citizens.

Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

Charlie Faulkner

Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

Displaced Syrian academics are struggling to continue their careers after being forcibly uprooted by war, with many separated from their ...

Waqas Ahmed: The Muslim renaissance man championing human versatility

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 ...

Saudi Arabia infiltration of Twitter revealed as 'spy' workers

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia infiltration of Twitter revealed as 'spy' workers

Two men have been implicated in a Twitter spy case.

Renowned Turkish novelist acquitted in terror trial

The New Arab & agencies

Renowned Turkish novelist acquitted in terror trial

The Istanbul court acquitted Asli Erdogan, who is living in exile in Germany, of charges membership of an armed terror organisation, disrupting ...

The New Arab

US-based regime critic says Saudis tried to kidnap him

Comedian and social media influencer Abdulrahman Almutairi says the Saudi government attempted to kidnap him shortly after the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2019

Book Club: The New Arab rounds up some of the best reads written in English by Arab authors this year.

Usman Butt

Slavery and Islam

Book Club: Slavery & Islam aims to understand the history of enslavement in Islamic traditions and Muslim societies.

Usman Butt

Gendered Morality: Expanding conceptual knowledge of gender in Islam

Book Club: Zahra Ayubi explores this tension within Islamic philosophy and ethics in her new book Gendered Morality.

Palestinian student previously denied entry arrives at Harvard

The New Arab

Palestinian student previously denied entry arrives at Harvard

Ismail B. Ajjawi, a Palestinian student from Lebanon, arrived at Harvard University just one day before classes were due to start.

Malia Bouattia

In Trump's US, all Palestinians are suspect

Comment: The 'guilty by association' narrative means that Palestinians, migrants and people of colour are automatically suspect on entering the ...

Palestinian Harvard student deported for friends' Facebook activity

The New Arab

Palestinian Harvard student deported for friends' Facebook activity

A 17-year-old incoming Harvard freshman was deported from the US shortly after landing in Boston, when an immigration official found posts on ...

Saudi women can now travel with their children

The New Arab

Saudi women can now travel with their children

The new measure comes amid a raft of opaque reforms around women's rights issued by Saudi Arabia after the detention of women's rights activists ...

Relaxing travel restrictions a 'bittersweet victory' for Saudi women

Sophia Akram

Relaxing travel restrictions a 'bittersweet victory' for Saudi women

Despite Saudi reforms on women's rights, much of the kingdom's draconian gender-based laws remain intact, writes Sophia Akram.

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