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At least 100 coffins, some of which hosting mummies, were discovered in Egypt's Saqqara region, authorities confirmed.

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western nations, writes Malia Boauttia.

Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

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Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Authorities have struggled to secure funds to maintain Yemen's Seiyun Palace.

Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt reveals 59 ancient coffins found near Saqqara pyramids

Egypt discovered dozens of ancient coffins from 2,500 years ago.

Britain to return looted 4,000-year-old plaque to Iraq

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Britain to return looted 4,000-year-old plaque to Iraq

A 4,000-year-old sculpture that was looted and taken to the United Kingdom will be returned to Iraq, the British Museum announced on Monday.

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US bill seeks to resettle Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

The resolution says that deadly attacks on Sikhs and Hindus follow 'a greater pattern' of targeted violence against religious minorities in Afghanistan.

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WATCH: Bahraini woman arrested for smashing Hindu statues

The Bahraini interior ministry says it will refer a woman for prosecution after a video of her angrily smashing Hindu statues in a shop ...

Malia Bouattia

Handpicking historians to discuss France-Algeria's colonial history won't help

Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than ...

Jan-Peter Westad

'We must not forget': Remembering the Srebrenica genocide

Twenty-five years on, survivors of the Srebrenica massacre are fighting to ensure that the genocide is not forgotten.

Turkey condemns 'defacing' of Ataturk statue in Washington

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Turkey condemns 'defacing' of Ataturk statue in Washington

A statue of the founder of the Turkish Republic was vandalised with a sign saying 'yes, I am guilty of crimes against humanity'.

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

Saudi Arabia's erasure of its Ottoman history will backfire

Comment: Saudi Arabia is distancing itself from its Ottoman past to fuel its rivalry with Turkey, whipping up jingoistic sentiments, and ...

Muslim BLM protester 'forced' to remove hijab by police

Gaia Caramazza

Muslim BLM protester 'forced' to remove hijab by police

Alaa Massri, 18, was arrested while protesting at the site of the statues of Christopher Columbus and Juan Ponce de León, which ...

Celebrating Juneteenth in the age of Black Lives Matter

Danya Hajjaji

Celebrating Juneteenth in the age of Black Lives Matter

Juneteenth, an annual celebration commemorating a 19th century proclamation that freed slaves in Texas, comes with deep significance amid this ...

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Rami G. Khouri

To end colonial racism, fix Balfour's declaration

Comment: Remedying the pain caused by British colonial racism includes righting historical wrongs by promoting the birth of a Palestinian state, ...

Nikkolas Smith

Enjoying Black art comes with a duty to reflect

Comment: This is a crucial moment. It's up to us to take a stand and actively work to tear down this centuries-old pandemic, writes concept artist and illustrator, Nikkolas Smith.

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UK's Johnson announces inequality review after anti-racism protests

Johnson has been accused of delaying real action on racism and discrimination in the UK.

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UK lights up to remember victims of Grenfell inferno

Homes across the UK were lit up in green on Sunday night to commemorate the 72 victims of the Grenfell Tower inferno three years ago.

Malia Bouattia

We need real solidarity, not Keir Starmer's empty gestures

Comment: Given Labour leader Keir Starmer's track record of complicity with repressive policing and state racism, taking a knee is an empty ...

London mayor warns of 'violence' as far-right protest planned

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London mayor warns of 'violence' as far-right protest planned

London's Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan fears clashes may break out between far-right and anti-racism protestors in London this weekend.

Siana Bangura

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Comment: Tearing down statues is a step towards wider change, but we mustn't feel content with symbolic actions alone, writes Siana ...

Christopher Columbus statue beheaded in Boston

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Christopher Columbus statue beheaded in Boston

A statue of Christopher Columbus in Boston has been beheaded, police said on Wednesday, as calls to remove sculptures commemorating colonisers ...

George Floyd laid to rest with calls for justice

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George Floyd laid to rest with calls for justice

Black Lives Matter protests have spread throughout the world since the killing of George Floyd.

To honour George Floyd, make this moment count

Aadam Muuse

To honour George Floyd, make this moment count

Comment: George Floyd's death has brought a window for change. Now is the time to listen to the activists who’ve been laying the groundwork for ...

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