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Germany has officially recognised Algerian Jews as Holocaust survivors for the first time, making them eligible for compensation for the persecution they suffered at the hands of the Vichy regime.

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an infinitesimal fraction of the real Middle East, writes Jordan Elgrably.

Remembering the Paris massacre, 1961

Malia Bouattia

Remembering the Paris massacre, 1961

Comment: France may be keen to forget its brutal suppression of Algerian nationalism, but this dark chapter in history offers crucial insight into France's treatment of minorities, writes Malia

Libya's Haftar 'provided with Israeli weaponry following UAE-mediated meetings'

The New Arab

Libya's Haftar 'provided with Israeli weaponry following UAE-mediated meetings'

Libyan General Haftar has reportedly been receiving Israeli military aid following meetings with Israeli intelligence that were mediated by the ...

France's colonial narrative no longer stands up

Warda Mohamed

France's colonial narrative no longer stands up

Comment: The reality of France's colonial exploits in Algeria runs contrary to its claims of being a country of reason, democracy and human ...

Sam Hamad

Marine Le Pen: France's homegrown threat to democracy

Comment: On Sunday the French electorate will be faced with a choice between a self-aware, more progressive form of centrism, and a fascist, Islamophobe who threatens liberal democracy, writes Hamad.

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Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner 'died in Damascus'

An infamous Nazi war criminal on the run from agents and detectives was hidden away for decades by Syria where he aided regime interrogators and ...

Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

Rationalising violence

Comment: A powerful ideology of 'otherness' is helping IS recruit new fighters and persuade them to carry out violent acts against a dehumanised ...

Roland Laffitte

The misinterpretation of 'Jihad'

Comment: The word has taken on a meaning in the non-Islamic world which undermines centuries of academic and theological struggle, writes Roland ...

Arab cartoonists fighting to create their own space

Pedro Rojo

Arab cartoonists fighting to create their own space

Feature: Arab cartoonists are struggling to offer relevant political and social commentary, drawing the line between freedom of expression and ...

Reem Abd Ulhamid

France's secularism tainted by racism

Feature: Muslims are being vilified as the antithesis of French values and targeted by a rising wave of French racism. Popular stereotypes and ...

Eyes of a Thief takes Palestine into mainstream cinema

Lana Asfour

Eyes of a Thief takes Palestine into mainstream cinema

The film interweaves original elements and familiar Hollywood tropes to bring the Palestinian struggle to mainstream cinema.

British media dips toe into abyss of Hebdo attack

Tim Llewellyn

British media dips toe into abyss of Hebdo attack

The British public was given all the drama of the assault on the satirical magazine in Paris, but received little in the way of an explanation ...

Eyes of a Thief takes Palestine into mainstream cinema

Lana Asfour

Eyes of a Thief takes Palestine into mainstream cinema

The film interweaves original elements and familiar Hollywood tropes to bring the Palestinian struggle to mainstream cinema.

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