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Social media users in Qatar and other Gulf states have called for a boycott of French products in response to the country's alleged Islamophobia.

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

Egyptian woman commits suicide after intimate video leaked

Gasia Ohanes

Egyptian woman commits suicide after intimate video leaked

After private videos filmed without her consent were posted on social media, a young woman 'burned herself to death' in Egypt, local media reports said.

The progressive vote and the 2020 election

Yousef Munayyer

The progressive vote and the 2020 election

Comment: The rapid growth of the progressive vote in America over the past four years reveals how voting patterns will continue to change in ...

Young Arab American voters aren't a monolithic bloc

Yousef H. Alshammari

Young Arab American voters aren't a monolithic bloc

US Election 2020: Sharing a diverse range of social, political and economic concerns, young Arab Americans are dispelling the myth of a ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisian authorities investigate MP who ‘justified French teacher beheading’

Tunisian authorities are investigating Rached Khiari, an MP from the Karama movement, who in a Facebook post appeared to justify the beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty.

Sarah Khalil

Lebanon's revolution: How art turned into a political weapon

On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

The New Arab Staff

Jordanians outraged after kidnapped boy found amputated, tortured

The kidnapping and torture of a 16-year-old boy has sparked outrage in Jordan after a video showed the moments he was found with amputated hands ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran announces highest daily coronavirus virus death toll

Iran reached a new single-day record on coronavirus fatalities for the second day in a row, with 272 people confirmed dead and more than 4,200 ...

Protests in Nigeria over police brutality

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Protests in Nigeria over police brutality

The movement initially targeted the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), widely accused of unlawful arrests, torture and even ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt begins trial of ex-student accused in #MeToo wave

The former student accused of sexual assaulting three minors could face life imprisonment if convicted.

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

Basma Mostafa was brought before prosecutors on Sunday after she had gone missing the day before while reporting on unrest in the village of ...

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

Abdelkader Cheref

Normalisation with Israel: The view from the Arab Maghreb

In-depth: Despite UAE-Bahrain's normalisation agreement with Israel, and their unofficial relations with Tel Aviv, North African countries are ...

Sudan, rebel groups ink landmark peace deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan, rebel groups ink landmark peace deal

Representatives from the transitional government and rebel groups signed the deal.

The New Arab Staff

Joe Biden's 'Inshallah' clapback to Trump divides the internet

Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden set the internet ablaze after he used a Muslim term after Trump talked about his tax returns.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists, namedrops far-right militia

US President Donald Trump dodged an opportunity to disavow white supremacists during the first presidential debate, instead namedropping a ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordan-Syria border crossing re-opened in bid to bolster trade

An important border crossing between Syria and Jordan has re-opened after a nearly two months-long closure.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mustapha Adib, Lebanon's short-lived PM-designate

Opposition groups representing the protest movement that erupted last year had reportedly rejected Adib's nomination before it was even ...

Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest ...

Aniqah Choudhri

A shameful free pass for war crimes in Iraq

Comment: The 'Overseas Operations Bill' denies justice to victims of torture perpetrated by British armed forces, and contravenes international ...

Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

The New Arab Staff

Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

Opponents of authoritarian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have called for large-scale demonstrations on Friday.

IMF to monitor Sudan economic reform programme

The New Arab Staff

IMF to monitor Sudan economic reform programme

Sudan reached out to the IMF staff to monitor its reform to establish a "strong track record" of policy and reform implementation – a key ...

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

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