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Comment: Algeria and France are about to have a long overdue discussion about their colonial past. But will it be anything other than self-serving? Malia Bouattia considers the question.

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

The New Arab Staff

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'.

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

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 ...

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 protesters have been asking to take down.

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 ...

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 ...

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

The New Arab Staff

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.

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

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

The New Arab Staff

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.

The <em>statues</em> are falling, structures of racism must follow

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

George Floyd laid to rest with calls for justice

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

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

London's Muslim mayor seeks removal of slavery-linked statues

The mayor of London has formed a committee to review monuments and street names, after British protesters tore down a statue of slave trader ...

Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

The New Arab & agencies

Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

Lawyers from a rights group have already filed a lawsuit, arguing that the move jeopardises the priceless artefacts.

Areti Jaber

Five reasons why Lebanon's protests are a 'millennial revolution'

Millennials are in the front line of protests demanding the overhaul of the political establishment and economic reform in this small ...

Afghan museums to restore artefacts destroyed by Taliban

The New Arab

Afghan museums to restore artefacts destroyed by Taliban

The painstaking process of restoring it's shattered historical artefacts mirrors Afghanistan's struggle to ensure lasting peace in the war-torn ...

Goethe's The West-Eastern Divan revisited by Gingko

Paul McLoughlin

Goethe's The West-Eastern Divan revisited by Gingko

Book Club: Two hundred years after Goethe's The West-Eastern Divan was first published, Gingko has embarked on an ambitious project to reignite ...

Fourth of July: Jeddah displays Statue of Liberty replica

The New Arab

Fourth of July: Jeddah displays Statue of Liberty replica

Video: This Fourth of July, the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah is putting up a replica of the world-famous Statue of Liberty to "celebrate ...

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