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Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

Comment: On screen, Arabs have either been absent or portrayed as villains, suggesting we are either terrible people, or we just don't exist, writes Ruby Hamad.

Abusing state power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Sahar F. Aziz

Abusing state power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Comment: Pressuring universities to shut down activism when it challenges Israel's human rights record is turning our institutions into sites of censorship, writes Sahar Aziz.

No, Storm Ali isn't named after Prophet Muhammad's cousin

The New Arab

No, Storm Ali isn't named after Prophet Muhammad's cousin

Storm Ali is devastating parts of the UK, with many wondering if the name chosen is of Arabic origin.

Cricklewood mosque attack: <em>Muslim</em> stewards 'stopped another London Bridge'

Florence Dixon

Cricklewood mosque attack: Muslim stewards 'stopped another London Bridge'

Witnesses of a Islamophobic car-ramming attack in northwest London on Tuesday night spoke of the bravery of Muslim stewards whose ...

CJ Werleman

Slovakia's deplorable move to criminalise Islam

Comment: Slovak politicians have publicly stated the bill is intended to outlaw all aspects of Muslim life in the country, forever, writes CJ Werleman.

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Image of Egypt's Mubarak appears after death rumours

A social media account supportive of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has shared an image of the ageing ex-leader days after unconfirmed ...

The New Arab & agencies

Amnesty International calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

In the five years since the Egyptian military overthrew a democratically-elected government, Sisi's regime has launched the largest crackdown on ...

Florence Dixon

Explainer: The Tariq Ramadan affair

Liberté, égalité, fraternité? The case of Tariq Ramadan, accused of sexual assault by five women, has unearthed deeper questions about being a ...

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

The New Arab & agencies

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

Ramadan was a professor at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when the rape allegations surfaced at the height of the "Me Too" ...

The New Arab

Hizballah-friendly neighbourhood names Beirut street after suspected Hariri assassin

A Beirut street has been named after a Hizballah military commander, and one of the main suspects in Rafik Hariri’s assassination.

Five years after Sisi's coup: Soul searching, resistance, division

Daniel Brumberg

Five years after Sisi's coup: Soul searching, resistance, division

Comment: Both Islamist and secular leaders have reason to consider how their actions or non-actions contributed to the collapse of Egypt's ...

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

Sami Rahman

'Dear Boris Johnson': Niqab-wearing women speak out

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 ...

Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in province bordering Yemen

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Saudi Arabia reports cholera infection in province bordering Yemen

Cholera broke out in Yemen a year and half ago, triggered by the war between a Saudi-led coalition and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels amid a ...

Echoing Trump, Sisi uses 'fake news' to justify crackdown

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Echoing Trump, Sisi uses 'fake news' to justify crackdown

Echoing some of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news".

The New Arab & agencies

Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan, an Oxford Professor in Islamic studies, faces trial over rape allegations.

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Israel seeking to hold Jewish prayers in Al-Aqsa: Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas warned fellow Palestinian lawmakers on Saturday of 'evidence' of Israeli plans to divide Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque between ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mechanic denies lying to agents in US terrorism probe

Farheed Ahmed Khan, 60 was charged for lying to federal agents who suspected him of conducting terrorism-related activities.

Palestine support no longer 'political suicide' for US progressives

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Palestine support no longer 'political suicide' for US progressives

Comment: Democratic candidates have had to temper their message on Palestine, but their success is testament to a shift in the debate, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem

The new US embassy opened in the contested city on 14 May as Israeli soldiers killed at least 60 Palestinians who protested near the Gaza border.

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

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, ...

UAE 'instructed Yemen's Saleh to ally with Houthis'

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UAE 'instructed Yemen's Saleh to ally with Houthis'

Former spokesperson for late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has claimed that the UAE instructed him to form an alliance with the Houthi ...

UK hate preacher 'still dangerous' ahead of prison release

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UK hate preacher 'still dangerous' ahead of prison release

Radical UK preacher Anjem Choudary is due to be released, but a prison chief has warned he still remains a dangerous and divisive figure.

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