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Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

Moshe Hogeg said the team already is trying to recruit an Arab player.

Syrian documentary film For Sama wins <em>Emmy</em> International Award

The New Arab Staff

Syrian documentary film For Sama wins Emmy International Award

Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab has won an Emmy International Award for her critically acclaimed film For Sama, which tells the heartbreaking story of life in besieged Aleppo.

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

Narjas Zatat

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate ...

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

Tahmina Begum

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

In the wake of Brexit and the rising toll of Islamophobia in the UK, Riz Ahmed’s debut short film is a call to action, writes Tahmina Begum.

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Outraged Christians and Muslims cancel Netflix over 'gay Jesus'

Christians and Muslims across the world are calling on Netflix to remove a satirical film in which Jesus, an important figure in both religions, is depicted as gay.

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Egyptian-American Rami Malek to play villain in James Bond

Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek will play the villain in the latest James Bond film.

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Award-winning Jordanian journalist charged $200 to bring Emmy home

Jordanian journalist Amjad Tadros was hit with a $190 customs fee when he tried to bring the Emmy Award he won last year back to his ...

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.

The director whose Oscar-winning films advanced Muslim women's rights

Alia Turki Al-Rabeo

The director whose Oscar-winning films advanced Muslim women's rights

Interview: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the first Muslim and Pakistani woman to receive two Academy Awards, and whose films helped change misogynistic ...

The New Arab

New US chief lawyer 'to defend Trump travel ban'

Federal prosecutor Dana Boente, who was named to the position after Trump sacked Sally Yates, has vowed to defend President Donald Trump's ...

2016: Year of ups and downs for Arab artists

The New Arab

2016: Year of ups and downs for Arab artists

Many people across the world are reflecting on what was a fairly awful year globally, but it's worth reminding yourself that some people will ...

Live coverage: Final US presidential debate

The New Arab

Live coverage: Final US presidential debate

Rolling coverage of the third and final US presidential debate from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV.

Kuwaiti designer takes Arab Haute Couture to Hollywood

Priyanka Jethwa

Kuwaiti designer takes Arab Haute Couture to Hollywood

Known for his stunning craftsmanship and ability to create jaw-dropping, intrinsic gowns, Kuwait-born Yousef al-Jasmi has become this century’s ...

Egyptian-American actor wins prestigious <em>Emmy</em> award

The New Arab

Egyptian-American actor wins prestigious Emmy award

Rami Malek, an Egyptian-American actor has won an Emmy for his role in 'Mr Robot' - the first for a non-white actor in 18 years in this ...

The New Arab & agencies

Al-Jazeera America shuttering operations by April, financial reasons cited

Facing political hostility and commercial challenges, Qatar-affiliated alternative media outlet Al-Jazeera America said it has failed to take off among viewers despite its award winning journalism and independent voice.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Controversial Egyptian satirist hosts Emmy Awards ceremony

Video: Bassem Youssef became the first Arab personality to host the International Emmy Awards this week who seized the moment to ...

Imogen Lambert

Deeyah Khan and the story of British jihad

Feature: A recent British documentary goes some way to explain the involvement of British Muslims in the Islamic State group.

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