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The Qaimaqchi brothers captured the beginning of modern Iraq through painting, sculpture and photography.

Comment: Until France treats it's migrants, Muslims and people of colour as equals, they have every right to call this victory their own, writes Malia Bouattia.

UN warns 'handful' of powerful Libyans can block elections

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UN warns 'handful' of powerful Libyans can block elections

A UN envoy warned that a "handful" of Libyans were attempting to prevent elections being held in the country later this year.

UAE prince seeks asylum in rival Qatar

The New Arab

UAE prince seeks asylum in rival Qatar

A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Ruqaya Izzidien

Rihanna's Moroccan Spice eyeshadow: Shades of cheap Arab tokenism

Comment: It's a slippery slope between appreciation and appropriation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Ebti Numari

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights initiatives, writes Ebti Numari.

CJ Werleman

The Uighur Muslim crisis is worse than you think

Comment: Surveillance, GPS tracking and 'reeducation' are all part of China's brutal treatment of Uighur Muslims, writes CJ Werleman.

Diana Alghoul

'Let them eat cake' former mufti tells hungry Egyptians

Egypt's former mufti has told Egyptians who can't afford to eat meat to stop complaining and have a slice of cake instead.

Austin Bodetti

Is Thailand next for the Islamic State group?

Analysis: The unrest in Thailand's south offers the Islamic State group all that it could need to build a southeast Asian franchise, writes ...

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Noor El-Terk

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Liverpool's annual Arab Art Festival is back for the 20th year running promising a diverse and exciting programme jam-packed with a mix of ...

The New Arab

Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia 'considering joint World Cup 2030 bid'

A Maghrebi Mondial in 2030? Algeria's sports minister hints at a shared World Cup with North African neighbours Tunisia and Morocco

Danger ahead: Upholding Trump's travel ban

James J. Zogby

Danger ahead: Upholding Trump's travel ban

Comment: This Supreme Court decision will only serve to embolden the White House to commit new outrages in the name of national security, writes ...

So long to freedom of expression in Morocco

Ilhem Rachidi

So long to freedom of expression in Morocco

Comment: The brief period of openness that followed the uprising in 2011 did not last long. Today, civil rights are curtailed, and demonstrators ...

Syrian refugees keep storytelling tradition alive

Catherine Cartier

Syrian refugees keep storytelling tradition alive

Feature: Displaced from their country, but not their culture, Syrian women are keeping memories of Syria alive among refugee ...

Egypt law doesn't criminalise FGM performed by medics: report

The New Arab

Egypt law doesn't criminalise FGM performed by medics: report

Most female genital mutilation (FGM) in Egypt is carried out by medical professionals, research has found, but national laws still do not ...

The New Arab & agencies

Israel may reconsider UNESCO exit, ambassador says

Israel and the United States both announced on 12 October that they would leave the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization over resolutions critical of Israel.

James J. Zogby

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

Comment: How, in light of the atrocities at the US border, can the idea of America still stand up? asks James J Zogby.

Wilson Dizard

America's cyber civil war rages as migrant families suffer

Comment: In the age of Trump, journalism alone can't convince people of concepts like the universal value of human life, writes Wilson Dizard.

Austin Bodetti

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Analysis: Tajikistan's role as an international classroom for Americans studying Persian may prove its greatest contribution to the US, writes ...

Towards A New Divan: a night of poetry

The New Arab

Towards A New Divan: a night of poetry

A night of poetry and music - inspired by an artistic exchange between German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Persian poet Hafez - will ...

CJ Werleman

White settler states and their war against the 'other'

Comment: On the front lines of some of today's worst human rights abuses are the three white settler colonial states; the United States, ...

Love, violence and daily survival: Inside Morocco's LGBTIQ community

Moha Ennaji

Love, violence and daily survival: Inside Morocco's LGBTIQ community

Comment: Morocco's combination of established public morality and religious values means that gay rights are unlikely to improve in the near ...

Head of Saudi entertainment authority sacked

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Head of Saudi entertainment authority sacked

The head of Saudi's entertainment authority was sacked, as Mohammed bin Salman continues an image overhaul in the country.

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v England

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v England

Don't miss a move with our liveblog of England and Tunisia's opening Russia 2018 match.

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