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An array of flamboyant, vibrant and beautifully crafted outfits by Arab designers showcased at the Stories from Arabia event as part of London Fashion Week.

The New Arab speaks to three British women who wear the niqab to find out what their experiences have been since Boris Johnson's Islamophobic 'letter boxes' and 'bank robbers' controversy.

Tunisia struggles to host refugees saved at sea

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Tunisia struggles to host refugees saved at sea

Most refugees who reached Tunisia illegally hope to head to Europe as they struggle to survive in the country's only migrant centre.

London's only Arab film festival showcases classic literary worlds

Sarah Khalil

London's only Arab film festival showcases classic literary worlds

The SAFAR Film Festival returned to London on Thursday with screenings of classic and contemporary Arab films, many of which have never been ...

Mosul church bells ring again after IS

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Mosul church bells ring again after IS

After years of ruin since the Islamic State group's takeover of Mosul, a church ...

Morocco provides 'Safe Spaces' for youth

Julia Payne

Morocco provides 'Safe Spaces' for youth

The celebration 'Safe Spaces for Youth' in Morocco and beyond is crucial in supporting what the world needs to ensure flourishing future generations, writes Julia Payne.

Diana Alghoul

Bashar Murad: Breaking traditions and resisting Israel with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer Bashar Murad who is using his voice to break stereotypes and advocate individuality.

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Breaking boundaries with Iranian women's football coach Katayoun Khosrowyar

The New Arab Meets: Katayoun Khosrowyar, an aspiring young coach, who has become a warrior for women's rights to play football as they wish.

Defiant Sudanese activist faces mounting legal woes

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Defiant Sudanese activist faces mounting legal woes

Wini Omer, a 30-year-old activist, is determined to keep campaigning for women's rights in Sudan, despite mounting legal woes she says are aimed ...

Morocco's 'pilgrimage of the poor' honours Sufi Muslim saint

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Morocco's 'pilgrimage of the poor' honours Sufi Muslim saint

Every summer, Moroccans, many of whom can't afford to travel to Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, flock to the grave of a Sufi saint in ...

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'Great sin': Egypt cracks down on street-side sheep slaughter

Faced with scenes of blood flowing in rubbish-strewn roads, authorities in Egypt say they aim to crack down on the outdoor slaughter that marks one of Islam's main holidays.

Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village near Hebron

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Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village near Hebron

A Roman cemetery dating to the first century AD, was found in the village of Idna in the southern West Bank during road works.

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Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out 'hope'

Doctors in Aleppo continue to treat children in need, after a global crowdfunding campaign gathered enough donations to rehabilitate and run a new hospital for a whole year.

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Tunisian environmentalist tackles litter with beach challenge

Mohamed Oussama Houij set out in July to walk a 300-kilometre (185-mile) stretch of coastline in northern Tunisia and clean up 30 beaches along the way.

Tunisia Muslim women still unable to marry non-Muslims

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Tunisia Muslim women still unable to marry non-Muslims

Activists in Tunisia are urging local notaries to act in accordance with the ...

Morocco's ancient city of Volubilis rises again

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Morocco's ancient city of Volubilis rises again

The custodians of Mount Zerhoun are bringing back the ancient site, paving way for a new tourist destination.

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Iconic iron bridge reopens in Iraq's Fallujah

The UN Development Programme announced the reopening of the "iconic landmark", which was inaugurated in 1932 by King Faisal.

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Hacking the hajj: Saudis seek solutions to pilgrimage problems

The kingdom's first ever hackathon saw men and women programmers hunched over laptops exploring ways to improve the safety of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Pyramids FC: Meet Cairo's new mega-club

Uri Levy

Pyramids FC: Meet Cairo's new mega-club

How can a brand new Egyptian team be in the same spending leagues as AC Milan, Marseille, Porto and a host of Chinese clubs? Meet Pyramids FC...

Erbil's Christians decry 'discriminatory and exploitative' Kurdish business regulation

Adam Lucente

Erbil's Christians decry 'discriminatory and exploitative' Kurdish business regulation

Assyrian businesses in Iraqi Kurdistan are facing 'discriminatory' taxes, with community leaders denouncing a history of 'anti-Christian ...

Ali Baydoun

Abdul El-Sayed: The changing face of America's Democrats

American-Egyptian Abdul El-Sayed is trying to shift the Democratic Party in Trump's America, writes Ali Beydoun.

Trio from Baghdad: Exhibition celebrates artwork of Iraqi brothers

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Trio from Baghdad: Exhibition celebrates artwork of Iraqi brothers

The Qaimaqchi brothers captured the beginning of modern Iraq through painting, sculpture and photography.

Sami Rahman

A (muz) match made in heaven

Society: With one in five relationships starting online, marriage app muzmatch hopes to revolutionise how Muslims around the world look for their life partners, writes Sami Rahman.

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Egypt archaeologists uncover mummification workshop near Great Pyramids

An Egyptian-German mission also discovered an extremely rare gilded silver mask, the second only such discovery ever made.