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With the Allied Refugee Operation, the US Department evacuated US citizens, special immigration visa applicants and Afghan people in distress. NAS Sigonella, in Sicily [Getty Images]
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Afghan refugees bound for the United States have found temporary respite at a joint US-Italy naval base, NAS Sigonella where they told The New Arab about their perilous journey leaving Kabul, and their expectations upon arriving in the United States.
A woman looks at the Instagram page of Saudi influencer Ragda Bakhorji, in Dubai on April 7, 2020 [Getty Images]
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With the digital age in full swing, there has been a surge of Arab content creators, especially on the social media platform Instagram. The New Arab speaks with members of this 'influencer generation' about their successes and challenges faced.
Muslim women and people of other faiths break their fast on the 27th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at the Kingsmead Cricket grounds in Durban at a mass interfaith iftar, the evening meal traditionally taken by Muslims after sunset during Ramadan on June 2, 2019 [Getty Images]
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Despite South Africa's constitutional progress post-Apartheid, regressive forces relating to Sharia law remain. With the South African Muslim community feeling increasingly marginalised by the judicial system, their hopes for Sharia persist.
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Society: Parents and children alike are increasingly anxious about the fast approaching academic year. Fee hikes, flooding and an untested curriculum are causing concern and raising questions over the Ministry of Education's failure to prepare.
Demonstrators holds up a banner during a demonstration organised by the Afghan community in Italy against the Taliban on August 21, 2021 in Rome, Italy [Getty Images]
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Afghans who have sought refuge in Italy have lamented the fate of their compatriots left behind in their homeland. The New Arab speaks with members of Italy's Afghan community, and why the tolerant rhetoric of the Taliban is a temporary smokescreen.
A participant seen holding a placard during the demonstration. Hundreds of women participated in the demonstration of "anti-sexism and patriarchy" during international women's day
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Liberal Democrat Councillor Rabina Khan discusses why white feminism is leaving Black, Asian and ethnic minority women out of the conversation and why the voices of women of colour need to be included in the feminist debate.
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The murder of a young woman in Baghdad last week by her brother brought the issue of domestic violence in Iraq to the fore at a time when murder rates are rising all over the country, and in which women are invariably the victims.
Rohingya refugees seen in a refugee camp after being burned by fire in New Delhi. India
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The exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar has been filled by exceeding violence. With a proportion of the community now seeking refuge in India, the marginalised community now faces double discrimination, as both a refugee and a Muslim in BJP India
An Afghan steward seen chanting, during the demonstration in Westminster. The Afghans rallied in London organised by The Watan, to condemn acts of terrorism by the Taliban in Afghanistan [Getty Images]
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After the conclusion of the NATO withdrawal of Afghanistan, The New Arab speaks with UK-Afghan families about their relatives left behind, and how the newly imposed Taliban rule will affect their livelihoods and expectations for the future.
A poster advertising the 2020 Census in Arabic is seen in Los Angeles in February 2020
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When Arabs are excluded from having representation in the census, this leads to a lack of political representation.