In Brief

In Brief
The sacking of Nusrat Ghani from the cabinet over her "Muslimness" is symptomatic of the Islamophobia of the Conservative party, and reaffirms that Labour is the UK party aligned with Muslim values, writes Dr. Zahid Chauhan.
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The recent Houthi attack on Abu Dhabi should not be welcomed by those who oppose the UAE's foreign policy. Nevertheless, the UAE urgently needs to review its approach in Yemen which has ultimately strengthened Iran, writes Yasser Abu Hilala.
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North African online journalists forged courageous new paths for their profession since the Arab uprising began ten years ago, yet today they are being caught by a tightening web of state repression redux, writes Elisa Pierandrei.
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Gay Palestinian activist Fahad Ali explains why the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF) in Australia, by showing an Israeli state-funded film pretexting being 'apolitical', has failed the test of real solidarity with LGBTQ+ people in Palestine.
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Omar El Zohairy's debut feature film 'Feathers' has been a resounding success, winning prizes at both the El Gouna Film Festival and at the world famous Cannes festival. However, not everyone has been happy for him.
A Damaged kindergarden seen after war crafts belonging to Syrian army carried out airstrikes over residential areas despite cessation-of-hostilities agreement in Homs, Syria [Getty Images]
Being resigned to a fate of exile can force even the most steadfast to a life of angst and loneliness. Yet, in these new surroundings, this newfound double consciousness can also foster new forms of conviviality, writes Dr Ammar Azzouz.
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Opinion: Nabila Mounib's shock decision to withdraw the United Socialist Party from the Federation of the Democratic Left brought an end to hopes of a united leftist bloc in the country's September election, writes Mohamed Ahmed Bennis.
In My Mother's Footsteps
This is an excerpt from Mona's book, which is released today.
In My Mother's Footsteps: A Palestinian Refugee Returns Home, Mona interweaves the story of her mother's life and her own sabbatical year teaching conflict resolution in Ramallah.
Ben & Jerry's ice cream is renowned for its solidarity with progressive causes but has been slow to support Palestine. [Getty]
Opinion: Ben & Jerry's decision to end sales in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is a welcome first step, but the real credit goes to BDS activists, not corporations for doing the bare minimum, writes Elias Jahshan.
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Opinion: Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal's interview on Al Arabiya - the Saudi news agency known for its anti-Hamas rhetoric - raised eyebrows and sparked questions. Maen al-Bayari discusses the possible explanations.