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Three hundred people, a fifth of them women, are working on a pilot project to restore the ancient Jordan sites.

Couscous has been awarded the status of intangible cultural heritage.

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

Nazli Tarzi

The podcast colouring ancient Mesopotamianhistory

As Britain sank into lockdown in 2020, the Thin Edge of the Wedge podcast was born, covering a wide gamut of global subjects and fascinating conversations with experts and scholars.

Moroccan MP criticises his party over Israel normalisation

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan MP criticises his party over Israel normalisation

El Idrissi criticised Prime Minister Saad Eddine Al-Othmani's stance on what he called “normalisation with the occupation”.

Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

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Bahrain paralysed by legacy of Arab Spring

It has been ten years since Bahrain was rocked by protests that demanded reforms, which were crushed by government forces.

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Myanmar general warns anti-coup protesters to return to work

Myanmar's ruling general ordered demonstrators against the military coup to return to work or face "effective actions".

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Turkish government claims responsibility for disappearing ‘alien’ monolith

A mysterious ‘alien’ monolith which appeared in a field in southeastern Turkey has turned out to be a publicity gimmick for the country’s new ...

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Metal monolith appears and then disappears in Turkey

A monolith caused a stir in Sanliurfa when it suddenly appeared, before mysteriously disappearing.

Charlie Faulkner

Afghanistan's female entrepreneurs face battle to survive Covid-19 pandemic

Following the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, women in Afghanistan, who already had a tough time getting their businesses off the ...

The female whirling dervishes reclaiming Afghanistan’s Sufi <em>heritage</em>

Nadia Khan

The female whirling dervishes reclaiming Afghanistan’s Sufi heritage

Fahima Mirzaie is hoping to reclaim Afghanistan’s deep-rooted Sufi heritage with her strong female lead Kabul-based Sufi dance and ...

Zainab Mehdi

Grenfell: A united community through the love of food

After the Grenfell fire tragedy, the local community came together in many different ways including through the love of food, where witnesses ...

Peace in troubled Libya brings back traditional weavers

Peace in troubled Libya brings back traditional weavers

For some, the ancient tradition of weaving offers a way to earn an income - as well as resuming a way of life that the war had stopped.

Palestinians replant trees after Israel uproots thousands

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Palestinians replant trees after Israel uproots thousands

Palestinians replanted hundreds of trees in the occupied West Bank, a day after Israel's army uprooted thousands of trees in the area

Google launches virtual home for Mosul's 'art and soul'

The New Arab Staff

Google launches virtual home for Mosul's 'art and soul'

An art collection and a virtual tour of Mosul's old city are available on the new platform.

Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

Aniqah Choudhri

Debunking the myth of 'Asian grooming gangs' isn't enough

Comment: The Home Office has finally admitted most child grooming gangs are made up of white men, but for British Muslims the damage has already ...

Sylvain Mercadier

Mosul: A wounded city trying to heal

In-depth: Iraq's second largest city remains scarred by the war against the Islamic State. Although peace has returned, much of Mosul still lies in ruins.

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UK Imams to reassure worshippers about Covid-19 vaccines

A coordinated Friday sermon from UK imams comes amid concerns South Asian communities are particularly at risk from fake news and conspiracy ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

Brexiteers will be waving goodbye to a US led by Donald Trump, as Joe Biden is set to take over.

British Bake Off's Ali Imdad 'racially abused' on bus

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British Bake Off's Ali Imdad 'racially abused' on bus

32-year-old Ali Imdad, who appeared on the fourth season of The Great British Bake Off, has posted a video showing him receiving shocking racial ...

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Syrian potter preserves family's 450-year-old craft

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Syrian potter preserves family's 450-year-old craft

85-year-old Syrian potter of Armenian origin, Misak Antranik Petros uses an ancient pottery wheel to throw different shapes from clay.

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

5,000-year-old Great Pyramid artefact found in Scotland

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

5,000-year-old Great Pyramid artefact found in Scotland

The fragment of cedar wood has been found to date back 5,000 years to the building of the pyramid at Giza.

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