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As Sherihan’s magical performance in Vodafone Egypt’s Ramadan advertisement evoked feelings of nostalgia throughout the Middle East, Yousra Samir Imran reminisces about what the female icon means to the region.

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Lebanon hosts concert for Beirut blast victims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon hosts concert for Beirut blast victims

The event was held in the gardens of the Sursock Palace, whose windows, red-tiled roof, ceilings and furniture were ravaged in the blast.

President Macron told Hezbollah MP 'prove you are Lebanese'

The New Arab Staff

President Macron told Hezbollah MP 'prove you are Lebanese'

The French president reportedly met the Hezbollah official last month.

Macron begins Lebanon visit by meeting iconic singer <em>Fairouz</em>

The New Arab Staff

Macron begins Lebanon visit by meeting iconic singer Fairouz

Emmanuel Macron on Monday met with Lebanon's top diva Fairouz, a national symbol and one of the rare figures in Lebanon beloved and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Half of Lebanese could face food shortages: UN

Over half of Lebanon's populations are at risk of food insecurity after the Beirut blast, according to the UN.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese icon Fairouz 'top of Macron's' Lebanon meeting list

Iconic Lebanese singer Fairouz is due to meet the French president during his second visit of Lebanon since the deadly port blast, the ...

Delilah Boxstein

Bedouin students left behind amid Israel's coronavirus lockdown

Bedouin students in the Negev have been left behind as the coronavirus pandemic lays bare the inequality in Israel's education system.

Kamal Afzali

What songs are Arabs listening to during coronavirus lockdown?

While some people seem to long for human contact, there are many others who pine for the divine.

WATCH: Lebanese superstar <em>Fairouz</em> prays for end to coronavirus

The New Arab

WATCH: Lebanese superstar Fairouz prays for end to coronavirus

Lebanese superstar Fairouz read selected verses from the Psalms.

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisians march against Trump's 'Deal of the Century'

Several hundred people mobilised in the Tunisian capital to protest against the 'Deal of the Century' announced by US President Donald Trump ...

Lebanese fusion maestros Adonis bring protest spirit to London

Florence Dixon

Lebanese fusion maestros Adonis bring protest spirit to London

The New Arab Meets: Adonis, the four-piece Lebanese band taking their fusion of old Arabic classics and pop-rock anthems from humble village ...

Bilal al-Zain: Using calligraphy to communicate a message

Catherine Cartier

Bilal al-Zain: Using calligraphy to communicate a message

The New Arab Meets: Calligraphy artist, Bilal al-Zain, who believes in the importance of words and using calligraphy to communicate a message.

Lebanon's <em>Fairouz</em> releases song honouring victims of Gaza massacre

The New Arab

Lebanon's Fairouz releases song honouring victims of Gaza massacre

One of the Arab world's most beloved singers has released a song to express solidarity for the recent victims of Israeli massacres of ...

TV dramas you don't want to miss this Ramadan

The New Arab

TV dramas you don't want to miss this Ramadan

Ramadan series: Ramadan is when star-studded dramas take over television screens in Arab households across the region. We bring you the top five ...

Rami G. Khouri

When will Zarif's policies match his rosy rhetoric?

Comment: Arab leaders would react more positively to solid actions from Iran, which would create an opening for serious diplomatic engagement, writes Rami Khouri.

The New Arab

Lebanon legend Fairouz releases seminal new album, aged 81

Fairouz has released a highly anticipated album aged 81, with her daughter Reema Rahbani working as produced on the record.

The New Arab

Lebanese superstar diva Fairouz reimagines 'Imagine'

John Lennon’s hit song 'Imagine' has been covered by an iconic Lebanese singer, Fairouz, who uses the track to discuss the region's ...

Hadani Ditmars

Global drama and duelling arias herald politics' opera season

Blog: Opera buffa, the comedy of yesteryear, may yet shine a spotlight on today's political farces, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Hizballah student group 'bans' <em>Fairouz</em> music at Lebanese University

The New Arab

Hizballah student group 'bans' Fairouz music at Lebanese University

A Fairouz song played at the memorial ceremony of a student at the Lebanese University's Hadath campus caused controversy after ...

Paul Raymond

Bahrain: F1 race overshadowed by rights abuses

As Bahrain prepares to host F1 Grand Prix, a report by Amnesty International paints a chilling picture of the state of human rights in the Gulf ...

The legend that is Beirut

Amjad Nasser

The legend that is Beirut

The once legendary and cosmopolitan city has morphed into the playground for crude warring sects.

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