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Comment: Slovak politicians have publicly stated the bill is intended to outlaw all aspects of Muslim life in the country, forever, writes CJ Werleman.

Frank Romano, 66, was detained by Israeli forces with two other Palestinian activists for standing in front of heavy equipment to block the destruction of the West Bank village.

How will Europe deal with returning IS fighters?

Stasa Salacanin

How will Europe deal with returning IS fighters?

In-depth: In the aftermath of the Islamic State group's defeat, the question remains what to do with captured and returning fighters and their families, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Wilson Dizard

Trump brings the Dark Enlightenment's brutality to diplomacy

Comment: Trump's dealings with North Korea and the G7 reveal his deal-making strategy - and it's even more disturbing than you might think, ...

A lesson on overindulgence during Ramadan

Salma Ibrahim

A lesson on overindulgence during Ramadan

Ramadan series: Having a healthy discussion about food and the perils of overindulgence during the holy month, both physically and spiritually, ...

The New Arab

Egypt arrests PhD student researching judicial system

A PhD student from the University of Washington went missing on Wednesday as he researched Egypt's judicial system, only to appear later in front of prosecutors.

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

How right is the Left in the Islamic world?

Comment: The Islamic Left may have ended up more Islamic and less leftist, but intellectuals' leftist utopia has long been abandoned even in the ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's quiet class struggle against austerity measures

In-depth: Three months after January's unrest, Tunisians cope with the government’s neoliberal policies and IMF’s austerity agenda that are ...

The New Arab

Macron sees new vision of Islam with female imam

France's president on Monday met with Sherin Khankan, Denmark's first female imam, to discuss the future of Islam in Europe amid a push by Paris ...

A journey into Russia's Muslim heartlands

Usman Butt

A journey into Russia's Muslim heartlands

Book review: Tackling themes such as religious diversity under authoritarianism, tolerance and radicalisation, Dominic Rubin's new book is a ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia to purge Muslim Brotherhood influence in schools

Teachers who are deemed sympathetic to the Muslim Brotherhood will be dismissed, as Saudi Arabia prepares to purge school curriculum from any ...

Iran against using force regarding hijab: Women's affairs VP

The New Arab & agencies

Iran against using force regarding hijab: Women's affairs VP

Comparing hijab laws to anti-nudity laws elsewhere, Iran's vice president says authorities are against using 'force' to ensure women wear hijabs.

The quest for identity: How Kurds are rediscovering Zoroastrianism

Sylvain Mercadier

The quest for identity: How Kurds are rediscovering Zoroastrianism

Official recognition has freed many Kurds to return to the faith of their forefathers after widespread abuses under Saddam's regime, reports ...

In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

Jordan Elgrably

In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an ...

India must not forget its historic support for Palestine

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

India must not forget its historic support for Palestine

Comment: India has traditionally been an ardent advocate of Palestinian rights. It must not allow closer ties with Israel to endanger this, ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Rohingya and other outsiders

Comment: This is not the first time the demonisation of 'threatening' communities has prepared the way for slaughter, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab.

Emran Feroz

An interview with Pankaj Mishra

Interview: None of the violence or dysfunction we are currently witnessing around the world is new and can be repeatedly found in history, ...

Robert Springborg

A role in search of a hero

Comment: The Arab world seems destined to continue to offer a leadership role in search of its hero, writes Robert Springborg.

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

Comment: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has sparked political controversy in Malaysia, ...

Behind the story: On the Kurdish frontlines

Yomi Kleinmann

Behind the story: On the Kurdish frontlines

Reporter's diary: Working in northern Iraq to report on the takeover of Kirkuk is a story worth telling in itself.

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 ...

Kuffar b*st*rds: Saudi Arabia's religious war against political enemies

Robert Cusack and Gehad Quisay

Kuffar b*st*rds: Saudi Arabia's religious war against political enemies

Comment: Saudi Arabia has long projected the image of religious righteousness, fighting their enemies with God on their side, but what happens ...

Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

A university in Saudi Arabia is seeking to sack employees suspected of having links to Muslim Brotherhood, fuelling fears of a major government ...

Saudis urged to report 'subversive social media activity'

The New Arab & agencies

Saudis urged to report 'subversive social media activity'

Saudis have been urged to report social media users who share messages deemed to "endanger national unity" or "harm the state's reputation" as ...

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