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Medine, a French-born singer of Algerian descent, had drawn fire from right-wing politicians as well as some of the victims' families after announcing the shows at the historic concert hall.

Muslim Uighurs in China fear the government's expansion of compulsory boarding schools, forcing their children away from home, will gradually erode their identity.

Restating Orientalism: A welcome critique of Said's classic

Usman Butt

Restating Orientalism: A welcome critique of Said's classic

Book review: Edward Said revolutionised they we way think about representations of the Middle East, but he had little background in the study of history, notes Usman Butt.

Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul city's antiquities

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Geologist who fought IS helps save Mosul city's antiquities

The New Arab Meets: Faisal Jeber to discuss the current state of the museum in Mosul, what he saw when it was first liberated and the work of ...

Hamas forced to adapt as Arab solidarity fades

Muhammad Shehada

Hamas forced to adapt as Arab solidarity fades

Comment: After Hamas' 2006 election victory, its leaders discovered Arab support was not as forthcoming as they'd expected, writes Muhammad ...

Ruby Hamad

The absent Arab

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.

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Thriving trade in pirated reads vexes Moroccan bookshops

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

Rabi’ah M

Arab designers in the spotlight at London Fashion Week

An array of flamboyant, vibrant and beautifully crafted outfits by Arab designers showcased at the Stories from Arabia event as part of London ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Another Kashmiri journalist jailed for reporting on militants

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.

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

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.

Far-right tipped to win big in Sweden elections

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 ...

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 was held.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

UK media regulator bans 'Saudi propaganda' on British television

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, ...

Young musician strikes a chord with Gaza's instrument store

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.

McCain's wars helped get Trump elected

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.

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