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Dubai is beefing up security ahead of the Dubai Expo 2020.

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

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, writes Malia Boauttia.

Iran Guards unveil new naval ballistic missile

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Iran Guards unveil new naval ballistic missile

A new naval ballistic missile with a potential range of over 700 kilometres (430 miles) was unveiled by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday.

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

The New Arab Staff

Bahrain crown prince participates in trials for coronavirus vaccine

The Bahraini crown prince has participated in the third phase of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine.

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Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

A number of Arab artists have withdrawn from Emirati-run exhibitions and competitions in opposition to last month's agreement to normalise ties ...

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French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The couple are suspected of taking advantage of the instability that followed the Arab Spring in the early 2011 to loot ancient relics.

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Controversy-dogged Da Vinci artwork re-emerges in Saudi Arabia

'What about Islamic art?' critics ask as Saudi plans to open a museum to unveil the world's most expensive painting, Salvator Mundi, depicting ...

Morocco artisans fear 'knockout punch' from coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco artisans fear 'knockout punch' from coronavirus

Moroccan artists are worried that the Covid-19 pandemic can ruin their businesses.

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Istanbul conquest commemorated with Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia

The ceremony was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who joined via videoconference.

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Sahar Esfandiari

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Art institutions and galleries in the Middle East have moved online, creating digital spaces to connect and inspire people under lockdown.

Dubai converts World Trade Centre into field hospital

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Dubai converts World Trade Centre into field hospital

Dubai's World Trade Centre, a skyscraper in the city-state's financial district, was converted into a field hospital for coronavirus patients.

Can Gulf supply chains cope with the coronavirus crisis?

Paul McLoughlin

Can Gulf supply chains cope with the coronavirus crisis?

The Gulf appears immune to the panic buying engulfing Europe and North America.

Free film screenings and gallery tours for your quarantine

The New Arab

Free film screenings and gallery tours for your quarantine

Isolation can be tough, but these Middle Eastern art galleries, festivals and creators are opening up local art scenes online.

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UAE company forced to cancel rent for London hospital

The UAE-owned company ADNEC has backtracked on a decision to charge the UK’s National Health Service millions of pounds in rent for a new hospital which will treat coronavirus patients

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Iran's army sets up hospital in virus-stricken capital

Iran set up a 2,000 bed hospital in 48 hours to treat patients recovering from coronavirus.

Sahar Esfandiari

Arsheef: Inside Yemen's first contemporary art gallery

Arsheef, Yemen's first contemporary art gallery, aims to showcase young artists and portray an authentic, multi-faceted reflection of life in ...

Aidan Chivers

Cause for optimism as Tunisia plans first Jewish museum

A new Jewish museum in Tunisia seeks to promote the country's rich and plural heritage.

Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed over coronavirus fears

The New Arab

Asian World Cup qualifiers postponed over coronavirus fears

FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) agreed to reschedule the matches over fears of the deadly coronavirus.

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K-Pop, yoga festivals cancelled as coronavirus spreads across Gulf

As the deadly coronavirus continues to spread across the Middle East and North Africa, major events around the region are being cancelled to ...

Security algorithm stops Forensic Architecture founder from entering US

The New Arab

Security algorithm stops Forensic Architecture founder from entering US

Eyal Weizman said he is "alarmed" that the US asked him to give information on contacts in order to be allowed entry to the country, after his ...

Israel deprives thousands of Palestinians ID cards

Rakan Abed El-Rahman and Pam Bailey

Israel deprives thousands of Palestinians ID cards

Israel continues to retain control over who receives Palestinian IDs, along with many other aspects of daily life, such as travel.

UK arms fair to host Israeli spyware company

The New Arab

UK arms fair to host Israeli spyware company

NSO returned to the spotlight last month after it was accused of supplying the software that enabled Saudi Arabia to allegedly hack Amazon chief ...

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