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Photos of actress Iman Vellani dressed as Marvel superhero Ms. Marvel have been leaked online.

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

Luxury oasis draws elite Saudis locked in by pandemic

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Luxury oasis draws elite Saudis locked in by pandemic

The Riyadh Oasis, a high-end desert retreat, seeks to lure wealthy Saudis barred from their usual travels since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

<em>Disney</em> adds new racism disclaimers to older streaming titles

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Disney adds new racism disclaimers to older streaming titles

Shying away from past racism, Disney is adding disclaimers to classics, including Peter Pan and Aristocrats to warn viewers about ...

TNA Voice Podcast: Disney's complicity in China's rights abuses

The New Arab

TNA Voice Podcast: Disney's complicity in China's rights abuses

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

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.

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.

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.

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

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.

Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

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 ...

Gulf countries ban Pixar film over minor LGBTQ reference

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 ...

The New Arab

'Aladdin 2' in the works as Disney plans sequel

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

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.

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.

Aladdin: A whole new world for diversity in Hollywood

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 ...

Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji is Jasmine in Aladdin film

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 ...

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

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 ...

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