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Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

Social media users took aim at Gal Gadot once again this week after she announced her new role as Egyptian Queen Cleopatra.

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Hadani Ditmars

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Love triumphs over tragedy in the Nasser brothers' touching satire on desire and despair in Gaza.

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

Fawzi Bakeer

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

More than thirty years on, Greek actress Tania Palaiologou reflects on filming 'Landscape in the Mist' with legendary filmmaker Theo ...

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's latest <em>film</em> 'gives refugees humanity' Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's latest film 'gives refugees humanity'

The New Arab & agencies

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's latest film 'gives refugees humanity'

A 23-country epic about the migration crisis by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, aiming to "give refugees humanity", has had its international premiere ...

Katja Lihtenvalner

Refugee children marginalised in Greek schools

In-depth: Officials wanted refugee children kept away from Greek youngsters. Far-right activists agreed. But some projects are ignoring government rules and helping refugee children end their

Sarah Khalil

Syrian refugee films get front-row seats at Sunday's Oscars

Three films focusing on the plight of Syrian refugees have been nominated for Sunday's Oscars best Documentary (Short Subject) category.

The New Arab

Ai Weiwei visits Gaza to film refugee documentary

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei was in Gaza Wednesday, filming a documentary about the refugee crisis, in which Palestinian refugees ...

Sana al-Yemen

Refugees in Europe find innovative ways to ease hardship

Despite the tragic living conditions thousands of refugees face in European camps, many have turned to innovative project such as a refugee run ...

For the sake of Syria, remember Naji Jerf

Omar Abbas

For the sake of Syria, remember Naji Jerf

Comment: Naji Jerf was gunned down by suspected IS militants. His death is a reminder of Syria's true progressive revolutionary principles, ...

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