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Disney's Mulan is an insult to Uighurs, Muslims everywhere

Aniqah Choudhri

Disney's Mulan is an insult to Uighurs, Muslims everywhere

Comment: Disney's new Mulan employs lazy and offensive stereotypes of Arabs, and is filmed on the very same lands where China is persecuting Uighurs, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

The two flight attendants face a one-year prison term each if convicted of not reporting a crime.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi wealth fund 'shopping spree' disguises economic pain

Amid its worst economic crisis in decades, the seemingly contradictory state policy to splurge billions on overseas assets is raising eyebrows.

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

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 ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia enters whole new world with Disney shares

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) disclosed some $10 billion worth of investments into US corporations on Friday, Reuters reported.

The New Arab & agencies

Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

Many countries in the Middle East have imposed tough restrictions to curb the spread of the pandemic, forcing studios to shut down temporarily ...

A whole new world: <em>Disney</em>+ launches in Middle East

The New Arab

A whole new world: Disney+ launches in Middle East

A whole new world of content will be available to streamers in the Middle East, after regional network signed an agreement, granting it ...

The New Arab & agencies

Gulf countries ban Pixar film over minor LGBTQ reference

The film was banned in Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia over a brief reference to a character's same-sex partner.

Carlos Ghosn's great escape story is coming to Hollywood

The New Arab

Carlos Ghosn's great escape story is coming to Hollywood

The story of Carlos Ghosn's escape may just be coming to Hollywood, as the embattled automotive executive who escaped house arrest in Japan ...

'Aladdin 2' in the works as <em>Disney</em> plans sequel

The New Arab

'Aladdin 2' in the works as Disney plans sequel

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

Egyptian-Canadian actor receives no job offers since Aladdin

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.

Manchester City buys Indian club as football empire expands

The New Arab

Manchester City buys Indian club as football empire expands

Analysts say the takeover is new proof that UAE-owned City Football Group wants to build a global football-based entertainment conglomerate.

The New Arab

Was Selena Gomez 'spotted in a hijab' in Turkey?

American pop star and actress Selena Gomez has been pictured on a billboard in a small town in central Turkey.

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, ...

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 media users ...

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.

An Egyptian education: Militarising schoolchildren to serve Sisi's regime

Robert Springborg

An Egyptian education: Militarising schoolchildren to serve Sisi's regime

The long read: Sisi's education reforms hope to discipline the country's youth and recruit its top performers as loyal technocrats to serve the ...

The New Arab

Saudi-US lobbyists deflect Khashoggi cold-blooded murder with Mickey Mouse

Saudi Arabia will host Disney, Marvel and Cirque Du Soleil shows, the kingdom announced last week, in an attempt to avert attention ...

Egypt governor bans 'unpatriotic' Mickey Mouse from schools

The New Arab

Egypt governor bans 'unpatriotic' Mickey Mouse from schools

Egyptian children in one of the country's provinces are coming back to school this year with one minor change, Disney characters have ...

Silencing Arab and Muslim women

Ruby Hamad

Silencing Arab and Muslim women

Comment: When you are an Arab woman in the public eye, almost anything you say can and likely will be used against you, writes Ruby Hamad.

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, ...

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