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Taufiq Wan


Taufiq is an editor and journalist at The New Arab, having joined the team in 2016. Based in London, he graduated from Queen Mary University with a Bachelors degree in History focussing on the medieval Islamic world, later pursuing an MSc in Development Studies at SOAS. Prior to joining The New Arab, Taufiq worked for several years with UK-based Muslim Aid.


Areas of focus: Global Islamic affairs, Western, Muslim communities, UK politics, Southeast Asia


Follow him on twitter: @taufiq_wan

A new report claims Israel's intelligence against UNRWA staff is based on surveillance, seemingly overriding earlier claims of confessions from detainees.

29 January, 2024

Mansour Shouman, a Palestinian-Canadian citizen journalist with a following of over 283,000 on Instagram, was reported missing last week.

29 January, 2024

Bukayo Saka has been lauded for his generosity towards Moroccan earthquake victims, while Mo Salah continues to face scrutiny due to his quiet over Gaza.

22 December, 2023

Dr Saleh Eleiwa was among dozens of medical staff from the Al-Shifa Hospital – including hospital director Mohammed Abu Salmiya – rounded up by Israeli soldiers and detained.

10 December, 2023

This week Morocco's Atlas Lionesses secured entry to the round of 16 of the Women's World Cup, setting up an exciting clash with France.

06 August, 2023

Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur made a stunning run in the Wimbledon tournament, Saudi Arabia is looking to set up the boxing match of the decade, and Morocco's women's team made history.

15 July, 2023

Environmental activists have slammed Hill+Knowlton Strategies' hiring for the COP27, alongside that of Coca Cola - the world's largest producer of plastic pollutants - which is an official sponsor.

27 October, 2022

A petition calling for Coca Cola to be removed as sponsor has gathered close to 30,000 signatures.

06 October, 2022

Further doubts have been raised over Ed Husain's latest work after Manchester Council said it has no knowledge of a source cited in his book as saying that Muslim refugees are accustomed to violence.

11 June, 2021

UNESCO says it will work with academics to see how Arabic can best be preserved for future generations.

18 December, 2020