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Sofia Aboudari


Sofia is a UK-based journalist with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Master's Degree in International Relations from Brunei University London. She started her career as a trainee reporter at the BBC’s Arabic-language service.


Areas of focus: The Maghreb, pop culture, minority issues

Renowned surgeon Ghassan Abu Sitta has urged British Muslims not to vote for politicians from Labour or any other party who voted against a ceasefire in Gaza.

02 February, 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

In what might have seemed impossible even this time last year, the Saudi Pro League has managed to bag some of the greatest footballers of a generation.

18 August, 2023

This week saw Morocco's Atlas Lionesses knocked out of the FIFA Women's World Cup, and a new season of the now star-studded Saudi Pro League get underway.

12 August, 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

The Eurovision Song Contest's highly anticipated 67th edition is set to captivate audiences in Liverpool on Saturday. The New Arab sheds light on previous Arab participation and the reason for its discontinuation.

13 May, 2023

Many of the prisoners had not seen family members or loved ones during their detention period, and were reunited in 'emotional scenes' across Yemen.

14 April, 2023

The summit in Sharm el-Sheikh is aimed at discussing measures to de-escalate violence in the occupied Palestinian territories, ahead of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan.

18 March, 2023

Artists, musicians and poets showcased Palestinian customs and culture for students at the University of Manchester through animation, Arabic instruments and spoken word poetry.

04 March, 2023