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Comment: Australians are debating same-sex marriage, but for many gay Arabs in the West, finding acceptance in their own religious community already presents a major challenge, writes Amal Awad.

A Catholic priest kidnapped by the Islamic State group in Yemen has arrived in Muscat after Oman helped secure the release of the Indian cleric.

India's Rohingya refugees living in fear and squalor

Umer Beigh

India's Rohingya refugees living in fear and squalor

In-depth: We've been to New Delhi's refugee camps for Rohingya Muslims. This is what we saw.

Egypt police convoy attack leaves 18 dead

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Egypt police convoy attack leaves 18 dead

At least 18 Egyptian police officers were killed on a suspected IS bomb attack at a north Sinai checkpoint.

The Iraq Report: Iran's allies splinter over IS deals

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The Iraq Report: Iran's allies splinter over IS deals

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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Jerusalem churches denounce Israeli efforts to 'weaken Christian presence'

The heads of churches in Jerusalem on Monday criticised what they say is a breach of the religious status quo in the city by Israel.

Hadani Ditmars

God bless America: Anthems for a troubled land

Blog: Jingoism and celebrating a flag are no match for recognising the diversity of immigration that has made America great, writes Hadani ...

Shenaz Bunglawala

The UK's Islamophobic press grows more damaging every day

Comment: This week's story about a foster family in Tower Hamlets has seen a wave of profoundly Islamophobic reporting in the UK press, writes ...

Alessandra Bocchi

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

In-depth: Non-Muslims have more rights than elsewhere in the region, but still face discrimination, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

Lebanon's Muslims furious after government deems Friday working day

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Lebanon's Muslims furious after government deems Friday working day

Lebanon's official weekend holidays is proving to be a hot-button issue in the country, particularly as it was founded on the idea of sectarian ...

Sam Fouad

Sisi and Trump: What do Copts see in strongmen?

Comment: The Coptic community in both the US and Egypt has thrown its support behind authoritarian leaders, but at what price? asks Sam Fouad.

The savage and dangerous truths women can tell

Amal Awad

The savage and dangerous truths women can tell

Comment: Arab women should tell their stories in all their joy or brutality, without fear of outside censure, writes Amal Awad.

Tyranny grants populism new life in Egypt

Alaa Bayoumi

Tyranny grants populism new life in Egypt

Comment: Sisi and pro-regime media used populism to incite the masses against pro-democracy and revolutionary voices, but it can only get him so ...

Lebanon bans new Annabelle film over 'religiously offensive content'

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Lebanon bans new Annabelle film over 'religiously offensive content'

Authorities in Lebanon ban Warner Bros' film "Annabelle: Creation" from cinema viewing across the country over religious grounds.

State funeral for Pakistan's German-born 'Mother Teresa'

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State funeral for Pakistan's German-born 'Mother Teresa'

Pakistan laid to rest German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau on Saturday in a state funeral where she was honoured for devoting her life to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey slams 'arrogant' German reaction to Erdogan poll call

Turkey on Saturday lashed out at "arrogant" German reaction to comments by President Erdogan urging ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition.

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

Lebanon’s US-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along ...

The New Arab

Steve Bannon's eerie obsession with the Muslim world

The New Arab has put together some of the major statements made on Islam by the now ex-chief strategist of the White House, Steve Bannon.

The New Arab & agencies

German minister slams Erdogan's 'interference' in Germany's vote

"Erdogan's interference in Germany's electoral campaign shows that he wants to incite people in Germany against each other," Foreign Minister ...

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Hadani Ditmars

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Usman Butt

Political Islam in Tunisia: The history of Ennahda

Book review: Ennahdha has until recently been impossible to investigate. Wolf's book sheds important light on one of Tunisia’s most influential ...

Iraq's Yazidis and Assyrians remain unconvinced by Kurdistan referendum

Gareth Browne

Iraq's Yazidis and Assyrians remain unconvinced by Kurdistan referendum

Comment: Whether the futures of Yazidis and Assyrians lie in Iraq or an independent Kurdistan, neither option is likely to guarantee their ...

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

Hadani Ditmars

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

Blog: How did the definition of 'Canadian' go from Pierre Berton's "someone who can make love in a canoe" to "someone who sells weapons to human ...

Trump on Charlottesville was too little too late

Dan Arel

Trump on Charlottesville was too little too late

Comment: Even with empty gestures condemning white supremacy, these groups feel emboldened. For Muslims and other minorities, the damage has ...

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