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Comment: France and Tunisia face similar challenges, and must seek to alleviate the exclusion that has become so widespread among their young men, write Yassine Nabli and Malek Lakhal.

Comment: The amorphous concept of 'terrorism' has created the opportunity for both foreign and domestic wars, writes Hassina Mechai.

Quizzing schoolgirls in hijab highlights Ofsted's false morality

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 Ruqaya Izzidien.

Tunisia to ban 'forced anal exams' for homosexuality

The New Arab

Tunisia to ban 'forced anal exams' for homosexuality

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has committed to banning forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North ...

Algeria's anti-immigrant hysteria is hiding government failings

Yasmina Allouche

Algeria's anti-immigrant hysteria is hiding government failings

Comment: Control of the situation lies in legalising the presence of sub-Saharan migrants in Algeria, writes Yasmina Allouche.

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 government rules and helping refugee children end their isolation, reports Katja Lihtenvalner.

The New Arab

UK asylum seekers hide identity for fear of violence

A fear of stigmatisation and violence is forcing asylum seekers in Britain to hide their identity in public, charities say.

Waqas Mirza

Manufacturing an American Islam in the age of Trump

Comment: Government funding and assistance empowers those Muslim American organisations which are broadly supportive of US national security ...

Morgan Meaker

Lebanon relaxes refugee-residency rules, but many Syrians remain excluded

Hundreds of thousands of refugees will be marginalised and left vulnerable to radicalisation, potentially threatening Lebanon's stability and ...

Cedric Herrou: I'm facing prison for helping migrants

Cedric Herrou

Cedric Herrou: I'm facing prison for helping migrants

Comment: Cedric Herrou - an olive farmer from France faces prison for providing support to passing migrants. "I'm fighting against the ...

Jamil Hussein

Prevent: why the UK’s counter-extremism programme is toxic

The UK's counter-extremism efforts with Prevent treats Muslims with suspicion and leading to the country's Muslim community feeling increasingly ...

Morocco's Sidi Moumen Cultural Centre: Changing futures and perceptions

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Morocco's Sidi Moumen Cultural Centre: Changing futures and perceptions

The Sidi Moumen Cultural Centre in Morocco was founded in 2006 as the first community centre to open in a neighbourhood know for its drug ...

Nigeria officials 'sexually abusing Boko Haram victims'

The New Arab & agencies

Nigeria officials 'sexually abusing Boko Haram victims'

Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Nigerian officials of sexually exploiting women and girls living in camps for victims of Boko Haram in the ...

Burkini ban reverse: Sign of French resistance?

Emma Ducassé

Burkini ban reverse: Sign of French resistance?

Comment: Overturning the burkini ban will do little to reverse the Islamophobic consensus in France that is stirred up by politicians and the ...

France suspends 'Burkini ban' in victory 'for common sense' France suspends 'Burkini ban' in victory 'for common sense'

The New Arab & agencies

France suspends 'Burkini ban' in victory 'for common sense'

Video: France's State Council suspended a ban on Burkinis in a French town, which should set the precedent for the rest of the country.

The New Arab & agencies

French Muslim body to meet government over burkini ban

The CFCM will meet with French Interior Minister on Wednesday after images of police forcing a Muslim woman to take her top off on a Nice beach went viral.

Emma Ducassé

France's state of emergency: Undermining democracy and fuelling prejudice

Comment: France's decision to extend its state of emergency following the Nice attack is irresponsible, harmful and undermines democracy, writes ...

The New Arab

French parliament extends state of emergency

French lawmakers on Tuesday extended the country's state of emergency by a further three months, granting police exceptional powers to detain ...

Paul McLoughlin

Saudi men complain of harassment by women

Blog: A shopping mall in Jeddah has said that sixteen men made complaints about being harassed by women while visiting stores, in what many ...

Canada puts its Syria refugee plan to the test

Hassan Shaqrani

Canada puts its Syria refugee plan to the test

Feature: While Europe grapples with terrorist threats and increasing Islamophobia, Canada prepares to receive 25,000 Syrian refugees amid ...

Hassan al-Ashraf

Living with Aids in Morocco

Blog: Moroccan Aids sufferers complain of stigmatisation and discrimination as the world marks World Aids Day.

Iraqi voices: women brutalised by sanctions and war

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Iraqi voices: women brutalised by sanctions and war

Feature: Long years of sanctions and wars have brutalised generations of women and girls in Iraq, and set back the struggle for equal rights by ...

HIV rising in the Middle East

Lana Asfour

HIV rising in the Middle East

HIV rates in the Middle East and North Africa are the lowest in the world, but denial and complacency about the virus are leading to rates ...

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