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Berbers in Algeria are marking the anniversary for a protest movement that inspired the Hirak movement some twenty years later.

Turkish Cypriot authorities have denied there will be a ban on Quran classes, but a court ruling on religious instruction has been condemned by ally Turkey.

Meet Hassan Ali Kasi, a Champion Pakistan Quran reader

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Meet Hassan Ali Kasi, a Champion Pakistan Quran reader

21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi, champion of an international online qari competition, has adhered to a strict regime of yoga, vocal exercises - and a total ban on biryani.

ReBirth: Women in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik

ReBirth: Women in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik uncovers the creative practices of reBirth, a visual arts project in Erbil that unapologetically showcases womanhood and ...

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Muslim leaders battling misconceptions on vaccines, fasting this Ramadan

Top clerics have said that getting the coronavirus vaccine does not invalidate a fast, but local community leaders are working hard to reassure ...

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust technology into the heart of its pedagogical application.

Khaled Diab

Lessons in intolerance

Comment: Those protesting images of the prophet being shown in a class on blasphemy display the kind of intolerance our schools are working to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tribal clashes in Sudan's Darfur kill 18: medics

More bloodshed occurred over the weekend in intercommunal strife which often sees nomadic Arab pastoralists pitted against settled non-Arab ...

The New Arab Staff

Distribution of 'misleading pro-Israel' textbooks paused in UK

The GCSE textbooks were 'dangerously misleading', a report found.

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Kamal Afzali

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education backtracked on a decision to impose a nationwide singing ban on schoolgirls, following an outcry, as women ...

Juliet Sargeant

'Decolonising' Kew isn't 'woke', it's the seed of progress

Comment: As one of Britain's few black horticulturists, I'm glad to see Kew initiate conversations about how Britain's imperial past impacts our ...

Obama's Kenyan Muslim 'beloved grandmother' dies aged 99

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Obama's Kenyan Muslim 'beloved grandmother' dies aged 99

Mama Sarah will be buried Tuesday at her home, in line with Islamic traditions.

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Tuna Altinel's colleagues view the 55-year-old as another victim of a crackdown against academia and Kurdish causes that gathered force after ...

Newlywed suicide bombers identified in Indonesia church attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Newlywed suicide bombers identified in Indonesia church attack

The two suicide bombers who attacked an Indonesian cathedral on Palm Sunday had been married for six months, according to the authorities.

Ricky Gervais faces backlash over Prophet Muhammad cartoon comments

The New Arab Staff

Ricky Gervais faces backlash over Prophet Muhammad cartoon comments

The comedian has joined the row over a schoolteacher who was suspended for showing his class a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.

The New Arab Staff

Prophet Mohammed cartoon sparks second day of UK protests

Demonstrators claimed the images were taken from the controversial French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and said that 'Islamophobia won’t be tolerated.'

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Film Review: Brother's Keeper

Film Review: Brother's Keeper follows the story of two friends at a secluded boarding school for Kurdish boys, who are struggling through the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

With Lebanon in freefall, what comes next?

The Lebanese currency hits new lows on a daily basis and the political parties are in a state of atrophy.

Ziad Al-Qattan

Free speech, Israel-Palestine and the battle to define anti-Semitism

In-depth: UCL academics say the IHRA definition does nothing to eradicate anti-Semitism but shuts down debate on Palestine.

As Lebanon's politicians stall, its people suffer hopelessly

Nizar Hassan

As Lebanon's politicians stall, its people suffer hopelessly

Comment: Lebanon's political class displays a tolerance for stalling that contrasts strikingly with the sense of urgency that the situation ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Republic of Queues': Syria is a hungry nation

As Syria passes the 10th year anniversary mark of the start of the popular uprising against its leader, civilians are hungry and impoverished

Child refugees dream of Syria they never knew

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Child refugees dream of Syria they never knew

As the tenth anniversary of the Syrian revolution approaches, child refugees dream of the day they can visit Syria, despite some of them having ...

Israeli drones, spyware sold to Myanmar despite ban: report

The New Arab Staff

Israeli drones, spyware sold to Myanmar despite ban: report

Israeli companies Cellebrite, Elbit Systems and Gaia Automotive Industries have reportedly sold arms and spyware to Myanmar.

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

Sofia Nitti

Civilians in the crossfire: Turkey's fight against the PKK

In-depth: Turkey has relaunched military operations in northern Iraq to target PKK fighters. Sofia Nitti reports from the autonomous Kurdistan ...

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