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A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether Iraq can resolve such disputes under its current system.

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, exploring the challenges of identity, migration and cultural continuation.

Algerian actresses call foul on femicide

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Algerian actresses call foul on femicide

Algerian actresses have launched a campaign to see the country put an end to violence against women.

How first-time immigrant voters see the 2020 US election

Brooke Anderson

How first-time immigrant voters see the 2020 US election

Record numbers of America's newest citizens are casting their ballot for the first time in the 2020 election.

How Arab American voters could swing Michigan against Trump

Brooke Anderson

How Arab American voters could swing Michigan against Trump

In-depth: The Arab American vote could play a crucial role in the battleground state of Michigan, with the community getting ready for close, ...

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

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Netflix announces host of new Turkish TV series

The streaming giant is massively expanding its roster of Turkish original TV series and films.

Yousef H. Alshammari

Young Arab American voters aren't a monolithic bloc

US Election 2020: Sharing a diverse range of social, political and economic concerns, young Arab Americans are dispelling the myth of a ...

Ali Adam

Arab regimes are falsifying Palestinian history to enable normalisation

Comment: A Saudi-Emirati effort is underway to discredit Palestinian narratives of the conflict in favour of Israeli ones in order to pave the ...

France returns 25,000 stolen archaeological artefacts to Morocco

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France returns 25,000 stolen archaeological artefacts to Morocco

The items were seized by French customs authorities between 2005-2006.

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Netanyahu to visit Bahrain, UAE next week: report

According to reports, the Israeli Prime Minister is set to make his first official trips to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain next week.

Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

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Israeli delegation in Bahrain to start diplomatic, commercial relations

Senior Israeli delegates are due to meet with Bahraini and American officials to sign diplomatic and commercial deals with the gulf state.

'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

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'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

Turkey's theatres fear politics at play in coronavirus funding

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's theatres fear politics at play in coronavirus funding

Independent theatres and those associated with the opposition are being left out of relief funds.

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Malia Bouattia

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western nations, ...

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Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

Aisha Yusuff

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and multi-religious ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt singer adds modern touch to Islamic chanting

Mahmoud al-Tohamy talks about his Islamic chanting, Sufism and Islamic plurality.

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UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

Relief, dismay and anger have surrounded the latest additions to the UN's Human Rights Council

Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

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Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to ...

The New Arab Staff

Twitter outraged by UK government's 'Fatima' job campaign

The UK government has told people like ballet dancer 'Fatima' to find alternative jobs in tech amid a 'war on the arts'.

Egypt begins trial of ex-student accused in #MeToo wave

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Egypt begins trial of ex-student accused in #MeToo wave

The former student accused of sexual assaulting three minors could face life imprisonment if convicted.

Rihanna's Savage x Fenty clip made an honest mistake

Aniqah Choudhri

Rihanna's Savage x Fenty clip made an honest mistake

Comment: In a climate of rising Islamophobia, Muslims should feel free to speak up when something is offensive. Rihanna's show, though, was just ...

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Hadani Ditmars

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Love triumphs over tragedy in the Nasser brothers' touching satire on desire and despair in Gaza.

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