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Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too late?

Disney's hit adaptation of Aladdin is set to return.

Saudi translation of Quran into Hebrew has '300 errors'

The New Arab

Saudi translation of Quran into Hebrew has '300 errors'

The Hebrew translation, which was approved by Saudi authorities, uses the term 'Temple' to describe al-Aqsa mosque.

Egyptian-Canadian actor receives no job offers since <em>Aladdin</em>

Areti Jaber

Egyptian-Canadian actor receives no job offers since Aladdin

While speaking to the Daily Beast, Massoud made a shocking revelation about his lack of audition proposals since the block buster movie.

Trudeau apologises for 'brownface' <em>Aladdin</em> costume

The New Arab & agencies

Trudeau apologises for 'brownface' Aladdin costume

Trudeau was seen wearing wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands darkened at a fancy dress gala in 2001.

Ruby Hamad

Aladdin: A whole new world for diversity in Hollywood

Comment: For the first time in 100 years of seeing Arabs mocked, demonised, or ridiculed on the silver screen, Aladdin is a clear step forward, writes Ruby Hamad.

The New Arab

Aladdin star 'cancelled' again after Israel visit revealed

After the Israeli Embassy in Egypt boasted that 'Aladdin' leading man Mena Massoud had visited Israel and wanted to go back, social ...

The New Arab

Aladdin star 'cancelled' by fans over 'Israeli food' video

Twitter users have 'cancelled' Aladdin actor Mena Massoud after a video surfaced of him seeming to accept Israeli claims over Middle ...

The New Arab

Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji is Jasmine in Aladdin film

The singer casts her voice as Jasmine in the dubbed French version of Guy Ritchie's new Aladdin film.

The absent Arab

Ruby Hamad

The absent Arab

Comment: On screen, Arabs have either been absent or portrayed as villains, suggesting we are either terrible people, or we just don't exist, ...

The New Arab

No, Storm Ali isn't named after Prophet Muhammad's cousin

Storm Ali is devastating parts of the UK, with many wondering if the name chosen is of Arabic origin.

Disney admits 'darkening' white actors in <em>Aladdin</em> remake

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Disney admits 'darkening' white actors in Aladdin remake

Disney has been accused once again of whitewashing the live-action remake of Aladdin after admitting white actors were "made up to ...

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 ...

Why we can’t have a minority hero

Amal Awad

Why we can’t have a minority hero

Comment: There is a distinct reason why there are so few actors from minority backgrounds and it isn't going to change soon, writes Amal Awad.

Disney creates new <em>Aladdin</em> character to cast white actor

The New Arab

Disney creates new Aladdin character to cast white actor

Disney has come under fierce criticism after creating a whole new role for a white actor to star in its new remake of the animated classic ...

The New Arab

Disney finds its Aladdin and Jasmine for musical remake

Disney's hotly anticipated of Arabian folk tale Aladdin has moved a step closer to the final cut, following the announcement of the three lead roles including a little-known Egyptian actor.

Charlie Hoyle

Remembering the powerful legacy of Jack Shaheen

Jack Shaheen was a pioneer in challenging and exposing racial and ethnic stereotypes of Arab-Americans, exposing deep-rooted Orientalism in US ...

The New Arab

Will new Disney Aladdin film finally cast Arab actors?

Hollywood has faced a recent backlash from critics and fans alike for a tendency to "white wash" when casting major productions. Will guy ...

The New Arab & agencies

David Bowie tributes paid around the world-and in space

The pop superstar, who died on Sunday, was an inspiration to many, even from his deathbed, prompting tributes from politicians, actors - and an ...

Republicans back bombing of Disney's fictional city #Agrabah

The New Arab

Republicans back bombing of Disney's fictional city #Agrabah

Blog: After American Republican voters said they would support the bombing of Agrabah, the fictional city in Disney's Aladdin, social ...

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