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Palestine's El Funoun dance group has primarily been on a mission to resist the genocide of their people and culture.

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

Couscous added to UNESCO list following Algeria, Morocco agreement

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Couscous added to UNESCO list following Algeria, Morocco agreement

Couscous, a staple dish in both Algeria and Morocco has been given the UNESCO treatment

A dispatch from India's culture war

Shashi Tharoor

A dispatch from India's culture war

Comment: Much of India has long celebrated the intermingling of Hindu and Muslim practices, but an Islamophobic, BJP-sponsored law now threatens ...

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Sam Hamad

Goodbye, Maradona, an imperfect hero

Comment: Maradona was a hero not just to football fans, but Palestinians, leftists and people across the Global South alike, writes Sam Hamad. ...

Gaia Caramazza

Johnson slammed for dissolving UK's international aid department

The UK has merged the department for international development with the foreign office.

Paul McLoughlin

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

The New Arab & agencies

Deadly anti-Muslim riots in India kill 24

Hindu mobs escalated violence against Muslims in Delhi on Tuesday, attacking homes and burning mosques. Police have been accused of assisting ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian opposition launch new liberal party

The Syrian Liberal Party aims at keeping the dreams of the 2011 revolution alive and bring about a free and liberal Syria.

Roadblocks across Lebanon as anger rises over new PM

The New Arab & agencies

Roadblocks across Lebanon as anger rises over new PM

The unrest came ahead of a series of planned meetings between Hezbollah-backed Hassan Diab and Sunni political leaders, as well as a visit by US ...

The New Arab

Students clash as India’s ‘anti-Muslim’ law protests spread

Hundreds of mostly Muslim students in Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Lucknow, tried to storm a police station, hurling volleys of stones at ...

Did this year's GCC summit help bridge Gulf differences?

Sabena Siddiqui

Did this year's GCC summit help bridge Gulf differences?

Billed as a potential 'reconciliation conference', Saudi Arabia now appears to be taking a more conciliatory approach after adopting a combative ...

Trump criticised over 'anti-Semitic trope-laden speech' on Israel

The New Arab

Trump criticised over 'anti-Semitic trope-laden speech' on Israel

President Donald Trump claimed Jewish Americans have 'no choice' not to vote for him because of a wealth tax proposed by a prominent Democratic ...

Schools must 'avoid mothers in hijab' as trip volunteers

The New Arab & agencies

Schools must 'avoid mothers in hijab' as trip volunteers

France's education minister has waded in on a debate about whether hijab-wearing mothers should be allowed to accompany children on school ...

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Imad K. Harb

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Comment: The UAE will do what is needed to preserve its influence anywhere it has a footprint, despite the cost, writes Imad K. Harb.

Sabena Siddiqui

Closer ties with Iran create risks for China-Middle East

Analysis: Beijing may have pledged its support to Tehran, but it cannot take chances where its major trading partner Saudi Arabia is concerned, writes Sabena Siddiqui.

Ahmed Mitiche

Algeria's protest movement challenges the zombies of colonialism

Comment: The Algerian state has built on the country's colonial legacy to distract from the goals of the Hirak movement, writes Ahmed Mitiche.

The New Arab

Ramadan brings Middle East closer to Facebook, Youtube

While Muslims fast and focus on worship during Ramadan to become closer to God, many in the Middle East also spend millions more hours on social ...

Tasnim Nazeer

In Yemen, impunity prevails and the war grinds on

Comment: The people of Yemen have the right to justice, accountability and the chance to rebuild their lives, writes Tasnim Nazeer.

Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and generational memory in Iran

Karsen Breanne

Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and generational memory in Iran

Book Club: Physician and medical anthropologist, Orkideh Behrouzan, takes an investigative look into mental health in Iran – a country known to ...

Imad K. Harb

Lebanon dances on the edge of the abyss

Comment: In Lebanon, the country's development and future are being held hostage to domestic divisions between elite groups, writes Imad K. Harb.

Resuming US military aid to Egypt

Rana Allam

Resuming US military aid to Egypt

Comment: The US sees fit to arm Sisi with more aid and weaponry, despite his regime's dismal human rights record and crackdown on civil ...

On the attack against the Arab Centre

Marwan Kabalan

On the attack against the Arab Centre

Attacks against the Arab Centre for Research and Policy are not new. What is new however, is the siding of Western institutions with ...

Saudi Arabia: Back to Baghdad

International Crisis Group

Saudi Arabia: Back to Baghdad

Comment: Saudi Arabia must tread slowly and carefully if it wishes to reestablish ties with Iraq, writes the International Crisis Group.

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