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Trade in cheap, illegal copies of literary works is booming in Morocco.

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.

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 showcased outside the Middle East before.

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Sadek Hamid

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Comment: A new generation of British Muslim women is shaping profound changes within Muslim communities and challenging lazy assumptions in ...

Is Netanyahu facilitating rape <em>culture</em> in Israel?

David Sheen

Is Netanyahu facilitating rape culture in Israel?

Comment: Netanyahu's silence - and even acceptance - of staff members accused, investigated or charged with sex crimes sets a frightening ...

Andrew Leber

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Book review: Courtney Freer's timely offering provides important new insights into political Islam in the Gulf, and the region's current schism, writes Andrew Leber.

Aamir Ali Bhat

Another Kashmiri journalist jailed for reporting on militants

Aasif Sultan has been detained since the end of August after writing a profile of an armed rebel commander, reports Aamir Ali Bhat.

The New Arab & agencies

Sweden in political gridlock as anti-immigrant, far-right makes gains

The make-up of the new government is up in the air after both the left-wing and centre-right blocs failed to win a majority.

The New Arab & agencies

Far-right tipped to win big in Sweden elections

Opinion polls suggest the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) could garner between 16 and 25 percent of the vote, making it one of the ...

Suspects in court over reported rape of Moroccan teen

The New Arab & agencies

Suspects in court over reported rape of Moroccan teen

Family members of 11 young men suspected of multiple charges, including rape, have protested outside a Moroccan court where their first hearing ...

Diana Alghoul

Palestine has one of the highest literacy rates globally

Palestine's literacy rates have increased substantially over the past 20 years, despite education becoming increasingly inaccessible for ...

Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

The New Arab & agencies

Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

The Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" portrait of Jesus Christ that was due to go on display on ...

Breaking boundaries with Iranian women's football coach Katayoun Khosrowyar

The New Arab

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.

The lost city of Londonistan

Khaled Diab

The lost city of Londonistan

Comment: Despite reports that London has fallen prey to Islamic conquest, the city of my youth has morphed into an enviably cosmopolitan ...

Bashar Murad: Breaking traditions and resisting Israel with music

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.

The New Arab

UK media regulator bans 'Saudi propaganda' on British television

Saudi Arabia will no longer be allowed to air advertisements promoting its 'reform' programme across British television and radio stations, after a ruling by media regulator Ofcom.

Rami Almeghari

Young musician strikes a chord with Gaza's instrument store

The New Arab Meets: Raji Aljaru, a 24-year-old Gaza-based musician who has been welcoming customers into his instrument store in the Gaza Strip.

Wilson Dizard

McCain's wars helped get Trump elected

Comment: John McCain's support for the disastrous war in Iraq allowed Trump to appeal to a sense of anger and defeat, writes Wilson Dizard.

Catherine Cartier

Bilal al-Zain: Using calligraphy to communicate a message

The New Arab Meets: Calligraphy artist, Bilal al-Zain, who believes in the importance of words and using calligraphy to communicate a message.

Netanyahu praises Lithuania as EU slams illegal Israeli settlements

The New Arab & agencies

Netanyahu praises Lithuania as EU slams illegal Israeli settlements

Netanyahu is using Lithuania as a lever to justify illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank at the expense of the native Palestinian ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish tourism makes a comeback after 2016 downturn

Tourists have returned in droves to Turkey, helped this summer by the sharp fall in the value of the Turkish lira following economic uncertainty ...

Lana Del Rey, Palestine is always political

Malia Bouattia

Lana Del Rey, Palestine is always political

Comment: It's difficult to imagine a more political action than participating in the normalisation of occupied Palestine, writes Malia Bouattia.

Saudi trainee doctors in Canada granted three-week extension

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi trainee doctors in Canada granted three-week extension

Five Canadian universities were told Saudi trainee doctors would be granted an additional three weeks to depart the country over a diplomatic ...

Banned in Palestine: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Banned in Palestine: This week in Middle East football

Palestinian FA President Jibril Rajoub's ban by FIFA has cast a shadow over the new season in the occupied territories.

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