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Comment: Disney's new Mulan employs lazy and offensive stereotypes of Arabs, and is filmed on the very same lands where China is persecuting Uighurs, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

Inside Iraq's first independent film festival

Sahar Esfandiari

Inside Iraq's first independent film festival

Iraq's first independent film festival aims to take back control of tired narratives of the country and showcase emerging and established talent in film.

Russell Crowe donates to Beirut restaurant destroyed in blast

The New Arab Staff

Russell Crowe donates to Beirut restaurant destroyed in blast

Actor Russell Crowe made a donation on behalf of the late celebrity chef to Le Chef, a restaurant which was destroyed in the twin explosions ...

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Twitter permanently bans former KKK leader David Duke

Duke's account 'has been permanently suspended for repeated violations of the Twitter rules on hateful conduct,' the social networking site said

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malaysia's ex-PM guilty in 1st trial for 1MDB looting

Prosecutors said the case had "tarnished the country's image as a kleptocracy" and sought a deterrent sentence to remind those in public office ...

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Lebanon's lost generation grapples with a bleak future

Many young Lebanese feel trapped in a disintegrating country where hope is in short supply.

ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites ‘anti-Semitic’ comments

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites ‘anti-Semitic’ comments

ViacomCBS responded to remarks made by Cannon on a podcast discussing racial bias.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ghosn 'aiding' those who helped him flee to Lebanon

In a televised interview that aired late on Saturday, Ghosn confirmed that he is aiding those who helped smuggle him out of Japan.

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

Narjas Zatat

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a reckoning ...

Ghosn mulled turning Japan escape into <em>Hollywood</em> film

The New Arab Staff

Ghosn mulled turning Japan escape into Hollywood film

MNG Jet operations manager Okan Kosemen told an Istanbul court that Carlos Ghosn wants to make his escape into a Hollywood movie.

Enjoying Black art comes with a duty to reflect

Nikkolas Smith

Enjoying Black art comes with a duty to reflect

Comment: This is a crucial moment. It's up to us to take a stand and actively work to tear down this centuries-old pandemic, writes concept ...

Netanyahu turns to rich friend to fund trial fees

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu turns to rich friend to fund trial fees

The Israeli premier has sought financial aid from a US-based supporter who is also a witness in his corruption trial.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump threatens military crackdown against anti-racist protests

President Donald Trump vowed Monday to order a military crackdown on once-in-a-generation protests gripping the United States.

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too ...

The New Arab

US warns Gulf vessels to stay clear of warships

Gulf vessels should stay at least 100 metres away from US Navy ships or risk being 'interpreted as a threat', Washington has warned.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Turkish Cypriots protest the closure of islands due to Covid-19, whilst Tunisia eases lockdown measures after no new cases. Here's your daily ...

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egyptian workers stranded in Kuwait riot demanding to return home, mosques reopen in Iran, Lebanon eases lockdown measures and Dubai Expo 2020 ...

<em>Hollywood</em> artist tutors Arabic-speaking kids during pandemic

The New Arab & agencies

Hollywood artist tutors Arabic-speaking kids during pandemic

Ali Adeeb, a Syrian-born animation artist who works at Warner Bros. Entertainment, and her sister Sandi, a university lecturer, set up ...

Pakistan PM requests special Ramadan broadcast of Turkish series

The New Arab

Pakistan PM requests special Ramadan broadcast of Turkish series

Pakistan's prime minister has personally requested the broadcast of television series 'Dirilis: Ertugrul', which is known as the Turkish 'Game ...

Iran says US giving '<em>Hollywood</em>' account of Gulf encounter

The New Arab & agencies

Iran says US giving 'Hollywood' account of Gulf encounter

The US accused Tehran of dangerous and provocative actions on Wednesday, saying 11 of the Guards' vessels "repeatedly crossed US vessels at ...

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