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Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Jad Salfiti

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of the Soura film festival

Ownership rights to Umm Kulthum's music sparks controversy

The New Arab Staff

Ownership rights to Umm Kulthum's music sparks controversy

A battle between two music companies for the rights to the music of Umm Kulthum continues in Egypt.

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE weapon deliveries to Haftar 'escalated' since arms embargo

The UAE has been sending weapons to aid Libyan militia leader Khalifa Haftar in ...

London mayor boycotts G20 in stance against Saudi Arabia

Gaia Caramazza

London mayor boycotts G20 in stance against Saudi Arabia

The New Arab learned that the mayor’s office will stray from previous years and rescind the presence of the Greater London Authority to observe the meetings at the Urban 20.

Nearly half of Conservatives believe Islam is a 'threat'

The New Arab Staff

Nearly half of Conservatives believe Islam is a 'threat'

A new poll has found almost 50 percent of Conservative Party members in the UK consider Islam to be a 'fundamental threat to British life'.

Priti Patel considered sending migrants to South Atlantic: report

The New Arab Staff

Priti Patel considered sending migrants to South Atlantic: report

The idea has been slammed by the UK's official opposition party as 'inhumane'.

UN nuclear watchdog inspects second Iran site

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN nuclear watchdog inspects second Iran site

The UN's nuclear watchdog has gained access to a second site in Iran.

France arrests 29 in anti-terror Syria financing sting

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France arrests 29 in anti-terror Syria financing sting

French police arrested 29 people in a sting operation targeting a terror financing network for jihadists in Syria.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel passes law to limit protests during 'virus emergency'

Israel passed a law restricting demonstrations under a coronavirus-related state of emergency, a move that is viewed as an attempt to silence protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Muhammed Al-Durrah's father breaks silence on normalisation

Diana Alghoul

Muhammed Al-Durrah's father breaks silence on normalisation

Muhammad Al-Durrah's father spoke out against the UAE normalisation deal, 20 years after his son was shot dead by Israeli forces.

Kuwait swears in new emir after death of ruler

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait swears in new emir after death of ruler

Kuwait swore in its new emir following the death of the Gulf country's ruler Sheikh Sabah.

Gaia Caramazza

Rights group commends Kuwait for new domestic violence law

On 20 September, the Kuwaiti National Assembly passed a law granting protections for the survivors of domestic violence.

Voter fraud accusation is 'disinformation' campaign against Ilhan Omar

The New Arab Staff

Voter fraud accusation is 'disinformation' campaign against Ilhan Omar

Researchers as Stanford University found that a video released by conservative ...

Amnesty urges golfers to reconsider Saudi Arabia women's tournament

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty urges golfers to reconsider Saudi Arabia women's tournament

Amnesty has urged golfers invited to the tournament to 'take a proper look at the human rights situation in the country.'

Macron and Turkey spar over Karabakh conflict

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron and Turkey spar over Karabakh conflict

French President Emmanuel Macron condemned Turkey's statements backing Azerbaijan as armed conflict with Armenia over the region of Nagorny Karabakh escalated.

UAE announces first-ever Arab trip to the moon

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE announces first-ever Arab trip to the moon

Even though the UAE is a newcomer to the world of space exploration, it is has already sent a probe to Mars.

Trump's Supreme Court nominee represented Iranian exile group

The New Arab Staff

Trump's Supreme Court nominee represented Iranian exile group

Amy Coney Barrett was on a team of lawyers representing the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an Iranian opposition group then listed as a ...

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