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Feature: Turkish women in Soma are transforming themselves from housewives to businesswomen and earning a living for the first time in their lives, writes Charlie Faulkner.

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

Scottish island with Syrian refugees seeks Arabic teacher

The New Arab & agencies

Scottish island with Syrian refugees seeks Arabic teacher

There are 70 Syrian refugees living on the Isle of Bute, predominantly children including four babies who were born after their parents arrived in the UK.

Public Relations in the Trump era

Rose Worden

Public Relations in the Trump era

Comment: Trump’s foreign policy has contributed to the emboldening of human rights abusers, writes Rose Worden.

Promoting cultural diplomacy between Oman and US through Arabic

Austin Bodetti

Promoting cultural diplomacy between Oman and US through Arabic

Society: Oman has turned an academic connection with the Western world into an opportunity to promote cultural diplomacy, sponsoring ...

Jordan Elgrably

The exile of Emel Mathlouthi, voice of Tunisia's youth

Having found fame as the musical embodiment of the revolution, the singer is looking beyond the confines of 'world music', writes Jordan Elgrably.

Usman Butt

Longing for the Lost Caliphate

Book review: The book succeeds in exploring little-known (outside the Arab Word) reactions to the fall of the caliphate, blending political, ...

Sam Hamad

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Comment: Kleptocratic patronage, poverty and unemployement. Sisi's rule has merely exacerbated the corrosive problems that led to revolution in ...

The New Arab

Iran bans English lessons at primary schools

Iran's culture ministry has warned of the 'cultural threat' posed by Western powers, leading authorities to ban English language ...

Does teaching dialects hurt Modern Standard Arabic?

Hossam Abouzahr

Does teaching dialects hurt Modern Standard Arabic?

Comment: Given that dialects and Modern Standard Arabic currently coexist, how should we best teach Arabic in schools and beyond? asks Hossam ...

Diana Alghoul

Pro-Israel media threatened by children's book that embraces Palestine

The sheer hate the children's book P is for Palestine has received has encouraged others to buy the book and has shed light on the extortionate ...

Islam and the European Reformation

Usman Butt

Islam and the European Reformation

Comment: Early Protestant thinkers were obsessed with Islam as the Reformation broke down barriers between Christian and Muslim nations, writes ...

Makeshift schools a rare sanctuary for traumatised Rohingya children

The New Arab & agencies

Makeshift schools a rare sanctuary for traumatised Rohingya children

Of the 520,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks over 290,000 are children, haunted by the horrors they have ...

Lie down on a couch with the Arabic Freud

Usman Butt

Lie down on a couch with the Arabic Freud

Book review: The growth of psychoanalysis as a popular science in the Middle East in the post-war period encourages another look at classical ...

To defeat terrorism, state-sponsored discrimination must end

Sam Fouad

To defeat terrorism, state-sponsored discrimination must end

Comment: Governments must take a stand and stem the institutionalised discrimination that exists in their own policies and societies, writes Sam ...

Amal Awad

Australia's struggle with diversity is about power and fear

Comment: Western countries - and especially Australia - struggle to accept true diversity as migrants become successful and threaten the traditional power base, writes Amal Awad.

Usman Butt

Political Islam in Tunisia: The history of Ennahda

Book review: Ennahdha has until recently been impossible to investigate. Wolf's book sheds important light on one of Tunisia’s most influential ...

Katja Lihtenvalner

Refugee children marginalised in Greek schools

In-depth: Officials wanted refugee children kept away from Greek youngsters. Far-right activists agreed. But some projects are ignoring ...

Tom Charles

UK voters face stark choice over Palestine

Comment: President Trump's engagement in the Middle East makes the outcome of the UK election even more important for Palestinians, writes Tom ...

After Trump's tour, UK voters face choice over Palestine

Tom Charles

After Trump's tour, UK voters face choice over Palestine

Comment: President Trump's engagement in the Middle East makes the outcome of the UK election even more important for Palestinians, writes Tom ...

Sarah Khalil

Reading app launched in Lebanon to reach out-of-school Syrians

Beirut-based software producers Wixel Studios have launched an Arabic-language smartphone application to help educate Syrian refugee ...

Saudis display 'national excellence' in Makkah Cultural Forum

The New Arab

Saudis display 'national excellence' in Makkah Cultural Forum

Saudi Arabia's 'culture week' came to a close on Friday, an event aimed at highlighting the achievements of Saudis and hailing them as national ...

The roots of resilience in Palestinian culture

Alice Gray

The roots of resilience in Palestinian culture

In-depth: Methods of non-hierarchical self-organisation have long empowered Palestinian communities in the face of five decades of Israeli ...

Compare and contrast: Hamas's old and new charters

Alaa Bayoumi

Compare and contrast: Hamas's old and new charters

Hamas presents its new charter, which is "more political, pragmatic, and international", writes Alaa Bayoumi

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