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Comment: Preaching sectarianism is just one of many ways Israel is changing the way it does PR in the Trump era, writes Omar Baddar.

Book review: What can the Ottomans teach us about welcoming and integrating refugees? Dawn Chatty's book gives us some clues, writes Usman Butt.

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Arnold Isaacs

Promoting Islamophobia in America

Comment: In today's America, disparaging Islam is acceptable in ways that disparaging other religions is not, writes Arnold Isaacs.

Ethnicity vs religion: What does being a Muslim mean?

Khaled Diab

Ethnicity vs religion: What does being a Muslim mean?

Comment: In western Europe and the US, 'Muslim' is often used as a marker of ethnic origin, rather than of religion, writes Khaled Diab.

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Sam Hamad

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

James J. Zogby

US International Religious Freedom Commission: From bad to worse

Comment: The USCRIF is a deeply flawed entity that sees everything through the reductionist lens of religious freedom, writes James J. Zogby.

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Egypt Christian family feeds hundreds of Muslims during Ramadan

A Christian Egyptian family is organising daily feasts for hundreds Muslims marking the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from dawn to ...

Khaled Diab

Egypt's Jekyll and Hyde approach to atheists

Comment: Atheists in Egypt have been enjoying greater public acceptance, but their increased visibility has also resulted in shrill panic ...

David Sheen

The US and Israel's radical right Kahane connections

Comment: The fact that American envoys are so closely connected to Israel's Kahane movement should be of great concern, writes David Sheen.

Lebanon's global diaspora votes for the first time

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's global diaspora votes for the first time

Expatriates kick off Lebanon's parliamentary polls by voting abroad on Friday, a first for the small country's huge global diaspora.

Marta Bellingreri

How four Iraqi women's lives changed in 15 years

Feature: Marta Bellingreri speaks to the documentary makers of 'Women out of Darkness,' telling the story of four women by intertwining their ...

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

James M. Dorsey

Bangladesh looks to Saudi Arabia in twist of irony

Comment: Bangladesh is enlisting Saudi Arabia's help to help counter militant Islam, but the Gulf kingdom has yet to end to its own multiple ...

Palestine <em>Christians</em> limit Palm Sunday celebrations after Gaza massacre

The New Arab

Palestine Christians limit Palm Sunday celebrations after Gaza massacre

Palestinian Orthodox Christians have limited their celebrations on Palm Sunday, restricting the occasion to religious rituals in ...

Egypt begins counting votes in lacklustre presidential election

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt begins counting votes in lacklustre presidential election

Authorities have started counting ballots after the conclusion of a lacklustre election contested by the current president and a supporter of ...

Assad's grave-robbing echoes Nazi-era abuses

CJ Werleman

Assad's grave-robbing echoes Nazi-era abuses

Comment: From wanton mass murder to gassing innocent children, to pulling gold from the teeth of the dead, we've seen these abuses before, ...

Qusay Noor

Christian graves desecrated as Syrian troops loot corpses

Exclusive photos show how Assad's troops dug up corpses and raided tombs, stealing buried valuables while they controlled Harasta in Eastern Ghouta. Photos by Qusay Noor [Graphic images]

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Lebanon judge orders Quran memorisation in insulting Christianity case

A Lebanese judge has been hailed for handing down an ingenuitive punishment to three young Muslim men who were on trial for contempt for ...

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

How long will 'Teflon Trump' last?

Comment: Other than providing more comedy material for late night talk shows, it seems unlikely the book will have any effect on the survival of ...

Jamal Boukhari

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Comment: Sisi's adversaries could gain widespread support, but so far, many of those who put themselves forward are already out of the running, ...

Palestinian Knesset members to boycott speech by 'messianic' Pence

The New Arab & agencies

Palestinian Knesset members to boycott speech by 'messianic' Pence

Vice-President Mike Pence arrived in Cairo on Saturday to start his first Middle East tour, travelling to Jordan and Israel today.

The New Arab & agencies

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

Pence's Middle East visit will take place amid sky-high tensions and anti-US sentiment in the region, meaning Sisi and Abdullah must tread ...

Abbas slam's Trump's Jerusalem move as 'sinful'

The New Arab & agencies

Abbas slam's Trump's Jerusalem move as 'sinful'

Mahmoud Abbas told a conference in Egypt that the Trump administration's policy on Jerusalem is 'sinful' and 'ill-fated.'

Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

The New Arab & agencies

Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the ...

Syrian refugee becomes church tourist guide

Laura Cappon

Syrian refugee becomes church tourist guide

Mohammad Hamadi, an opponent of Assad's father, now spends his days explaining the connections between Catholicism and Islam, reports Laura ...

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