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Social media activists have started a campaign to 'silence' Lamjarred under the hashtags #masaktach ("we will not be silenced") and #LamjarredOut.

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

Explainer: The Tariq Ramadan affair

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 Muslim in the French judicial system.

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 ...

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while bombing Kurds about to head to the polls.

A Yemeni journalist

What's behind crumbling Saudi support in Yemen's south?

Comment: Even those in the south who once supported a Saudi-led intervention are turning against the coalition, writes a Yemeni journalist.

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

Syriac Christians protest Kurdish authorities over Syria school curriculum

Kurdish authorities in Syria's diverse northeast are facing swelling anger from the area's Syriac Christians after shutting down more than a ...

Gunmen storm Libya national oil firm headquarters

The New Arab & agencies

Gunmen storm Libya national oil firm headquarters

Libya's vital oil sector has been repeatedly disrupted by violence since a 2011 NATO-backed rebellion that toppled longtime dictator Muammar ...

No, London has not fallen to Islam

Sadek Hamid

No, London has not fallen to Islam

Comment: Worryingly, the harmful 'Islamisation of the west' narrative is gaining traction in the mainstream media, writes Sadek Hamid.

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 ...

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

Former IS leader killed in US airstrike in Libya

The US military said it carried out an airstrike in Libya, killing an Islamic State member described by a source as a former local leader of the jihadist group.

The New Arab

Saad Lamjarred arrested in France over third rape allegation

Saad Lamjarred, who was already on bail over two separate rape and sexual assault cases dating back to 2010, was detained after an alleged ...

A Yemeni journalist

A precious opportunity for peace in Yemen

Comment: The upcoming UN peace talks present an invaluable new window for negotiating peace, writes a Yemeni journalist.

The New Arab & agencies

Bishop murder saga rattles Egypt's Coptic community

For years the Coptic Christian community, about 10 percent of Egypt's mainly Sunni Muslim population of 100 million, have coped with ...

War takes heavy toll on Yemeni children's mental wellbeing

A Yemeni journalist

War takes heavy toll on Yemeni children's mental wellbeing

Over five million people in Yemen have been found to be psychologically affected by the war, with children among those affected.

Malia Bouattia

Fighting antisemitism should not mean silencing the Palestinian struggle

Comment: If criticising Israel is antisemitic, how are Palestinians expected to articulate their struggle? asks Malia Bouattia.

Foreign militants are taking over Libya's Fezzan region

Alessandra Bocchi

Foreign militants are taking over Libya's Fezzan region

Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, Libya's porous southern border has led to an influx of militants posing an increasing threat to the already ...

3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militant hideout

The New Arab & agencies

3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militant hideout

Gunmen killed three members of Jordan's security forces in a shootout on Saturday during a raid on a "terrorist" cell a day after an officer ...

Is India copying Israel in Kashmir?

Aamir Ali Bhat

Is India copying Israel in Kashmir?

Only Kashmiris may own property in Muslim-majority Kashmir, but a legal bid backed by a radical right-wing Hindu nationalist group threatens the ...

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