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A Canadian 11-year-old has told police a man cut her hijab with scissors while she was on her way to school, as the country continues to tackle growing anti-Muslim sentiment.

The Nike Pro <em>Hijab</em>: A tried and tested review

Ruqaya Izzidien

The Nike Pro Hijab: A tried and tested review

Ruqaya Izzidien puts the Nike Pro Hijab through its paces while cycling, running, weightlifting and playing American football to see whether it really lives up to it's hype.

Tehran police: No arrest for breaking Islamic dress code

The New Arab

Tehran police: No arrest for breaking Islamic dress code

Police in Tehran said women in the capital will no longer be arrested for failing to comply with the Islamic dress code in place since the 1979 ...

Dubai's Modest Fashion Week 'excludes' Black Muslim bloggers

Sana Uqba

Dubai's Modest Fashion Week 'excludes' Black Muslim bloggers

Social media users slammed the perceived exclusion of Black Muslim beauty bloggers at this year's Dubai-based Modest Fashion Week.

Malia Bouattia

The invisible victims of the 'War on Terror'

Comment: State-led racism is fragmenting UK Muslim communities, but one group providing support for the families of alleged extremists, is proof of a strengthened 'community of struggle', writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab

Meet Zahra Lari, the world's first headscarf-wearing professional figure-skater

The UAE has become the first Arab state to join the International Skating Union thanks to up-and-coming athlete Zahra Lari, the first ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

Trumps tweets prove it's open season on Muslims

Comment: Trump's tweets represent a clear trend of the right wing's selective outrage that has been boosted by his presidency, writes Ruqaya ...

The New Arab

Syrian opposition forms 23-member delegation for talks with regime

A 23-member delegation will represent the Syrian opposition at the upcoming Geneva talks on Tuesday, sources told The New Arab.

Syrian opposition appoint new negotiations chief for Geneva talks Syrian opposition appoint new negotiations chief for Geneva talks

The New Arab

Syrian opposition appoint new negotiations chief for Geneva talks

Leading Syrian negotiator Nasr al-Hariri will head the opposition's negotiating team in Geneva next week, but not everyone is happy with the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian opposition agrees on united delegation for Geneva talks

Syrian opposition groups in Riyadh agree to send a 50-strong unified delegation to meet with President Bashar al-Assad in Geneva next week.

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

The New Arab & agencies

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign ...

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

The New Arab & agencies

Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

Syrian opposition figures have gathered in Saudi Arabia to form an overhauled delegation to peace talks that are under pressure to water down ...

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Paul McLoughlin

Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Syrian activists are calling on the opposition to isolate a pro-Moscow group from negotiations, as Russia looks for 'victor's peace' with ...

Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

The New Arab & agencies

Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

Senior Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab quit his post as the head of the HNC on Monday, just a week before a new round of ...

The New Arab

Ofsted to quiz Muslim schoolgirls why they wear hijab

British school watchdog Ofsted will question Muslim schoolgirls as young as four on why they wear the headscarf

Ruqaya Izzidien

Quizzing schoolgirls in hijab highlights Ofsted's false morality

Comment: Ofsted's move is not about equality for Muslim girls, but policing brown bodies; ensuring we can control Muslims in Britain, writes ...

The New Arab

TIME magazine seems to think Nike invented the hijab

TIME has listed a sports hijab by Nike as one of the year's top 25 inventions, but Twitter users could not see how the $35 scarf was ...

Ben Jacobs

Levelling the playing field at 19000 feet

Long read: a team of women footballers from across the Middle East broke a world record when they played a game on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, ...

A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

The New Arab

A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

American right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, who is no stranger to Islamophobic remarks, had something to say about the Barbie designed to ...

The New Arab

A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

American right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, who is no stranger to Islamophobic remarks, had something to say about the Barbie designed to ...

Can a corporation really have a social conscience?

Amal Awad

Can a corporation really have a social conscience?

Comment: It's difficult to see the inclusion of Muslims in ad campaigns as little more than a cynical marketing exercise being portrayed as a ...

First <em>hijab</em>-wearing Barbie honours US fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

The New Arab & agencies

First hijab-wearing Barbie honours US fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

American group Mattel revealed its first ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll in honour of US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who became the ...

On the road to Karbala with Iran's young pilgrims

Charlotte Phillips

On the road to Karbala with Iran's young pilgrims

Blog: Somewhere between 20-22 million Shia men and women are descending upon the Iraqi city of Karbala following a long, arduous pilgrimage on ...

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