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Comment: The death of Jordanian professor Rula Quawas is a great loss; she shaped many lives and staunchly defended women's rights. Amal Awad shares her experience of their meeting.

Named after a bird in Iranian mythology, the Simorgh rocket is capable of propelling a satellite weighing 250 kilogrammes to an altitude of 500 km above earth.

Rival Libyan leaders 'committed' to ceasefire and elections

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Rival Libyan leaders 'committed' to ceasefire and elections

Rival Libyan leaders Fayez al-Sarraj and Khalifa Haftar who are to attend French-brokered talks on Tuesday are committed to a ceasefire and elections, a draft statement said.

AlAraby TV bursts onto screens from new London home

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AlAraby TV bursts onto screens from new London home

The channel is a huge and ambitious investment in independent Arabic-language media.

Libya's rival leaders due in Paris for talks: report

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Libya's rival leaders due in Paris for talks: report

Libya's conflicting political factions are expected to meet for talks in Paris on Tuesday, reports suggest.

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Arabic lit magazine features longlisted novels for top prize

Arabic translation literary magazine Banipal has released this year's summer issue, which is dedicated to highlighting recently longlisted works for the most prestigious prize in Arabic fiction.

Sam Hamad

Radiohead playing Tel Aviv: no worse than playing America

Comment: Can Radiohead play in a country without endorsing its government? The answer is yes, writes Sam Hamad.

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Indonesia blocks Telegram messaging app over 'terrorism' content

Indonesia, the largest Muslim-majority nation, has blocked Telegram app over fears it was being used to spread "terrorist" propaganda as the ...

Sara Khorshid

Why don't Egypt's democrats 'play politics'?

Comment: The potential repercussions of opposing the regime are just too dangerous, writes Sara Khorshid.

Qatar Olympic Committee to back international refugee aid efforts

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Qatar Olympic Committee to back international refugee aid efforts

Qatar's Olympic Committee will donate to support international efforts aiming to provide global assistance to the refugee crisis.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria sides meet again in Geneva, with expectations low

Syria's regime and opposition meet in Geneva on Monday for a seventh round of UN-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending the six-year war.

Jordanians crowdfund to save ‘pay-as-you-like’ bookstore

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Jordanians crowdfund to save ‘pay-as-you-like’ bookstore

More than 300 people from more than 20 countries contributed some $18,000 in a crowd-funding campaign launched in an attempt to rescue a 'pay as ...

Middle East meets Far East: Trying out Uighur cuisine

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Middle East meets Far East: Trying out Uighur cuisine

Yalla, let's eat! Continuing our series focused on Middle Eastern restaurants, we make our way to Dilara in East London's Finsbury Park, where ...

France's colonial narrative no longer stands up

Warda Mohamed

France's colonial narrative no longer stands up

Comment: The reality of France's colonial exploits in Algeria runs contrary to its claims of being a country of reason, democracy and human ...

Sudan struck by 'size of a small car' meteor

The New Arab

Sudan struck by 'size of a small car' meteor

A meteorite “the size of a small car” struck Sudan early last week, the Sudanese ministry of minerals announced on Sunday, after witnesses ...

The New Arab

Qatar demands 'very difficult' to meet: US

The US Secretary of State issued a statement on Sunday, calling for dialogue and a 'lowering of rhetoric' in the ongoing blockade of Qatar.

Ruqaya Izzidien

Praying while female: Why I'm calling for women-only mosques

Comment: Women are overwhelmingly unwelcome in our own mosques, the time has come for dedicated mosques for women, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Shenaz Bunglawala

Islamophobic coverage of Finsbury Park attack must end here

Comment: With every fresh news cycle that follows an extremist attack, the media goes a little further in failing Muslim communities in the UK, ...

Erick Viramontes

Gulf crisis: The latest offensive of a reactionary coalition

Comment: Since the beginning of Qatar's increasing regional activism, reactionary powers have been keen to get rid of such a 'disruptive ...

Racist Lebanese romantic comedy sketch mocks Palestinian refugee men

Diana Alghoul

Racist Lebanese romantic comedy sketch mocks Palestinian refugee men

Some were incapable of understanding why the concept of being disgusted at the thought of dating a Palestinian man is racist.

Diana Alghoul

New Berlin mosque encourages 'Muslim sexual revolution'

The founders of the mosque welcome Muslims of all sects, and Muslims of the LGBTQ+ community to worship together within a safe space ...

Belligerent Saudis made the wrong choice in sidelining Qatar

Fazzur Rahman Siddiqui

Belligerent Saudis made the wrong choice in sidelining Qatar

Comment: Bullying Qatar with the rhetoric of anti-terrorism is illogical; its isolation is actually down to refusing to align with Saudi foreign ...

No, The Handmaid's Tale isn't a warning about Muslims

Yousef Khalil

No, The Handmaid's Tale isn't a warning about Muslims

Comment: Conservatives' criticism of The Handmaid's Tale reflects their lack of introspection, and a blinkered understanding of Islam, writes ...

The Ambassador: True Yemen on a (gigantic) plate

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The Ambassador: True Yemen on a (gigantic) plate

Yalla, let’s eat! The New Arab embarks on a quest to discover a true Yemeni culinary experience, and finds it in Liverpool.

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