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The correct sex of the mummy, who also happened to be pregnant, was identified by an anthropologist in Poland.

Brick houses, artefacts, and tools from pharaonic times among the treasures found at the 3,000-year old ancient city in Egypt.

Egypt unearths 3,000-year-old '<em>Lost</em> <em>Golden</em> <em>City</em>'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt unearths 3,000-year-old 'Lost Golden City'

Egypt's "largest" ancient city has been unearthed by archaeologists who say the discovery is the most important since Tutankhamun's tomb.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

The New Arab

Coronavirus Pandemic: Positive stories of resilience and bravery

Top five stories highlighting the Middle East’s resilience in the face of coronavirus this week.

In Erbil's citadel, Amjad Assad keeps forgotten melodies alive

Hadani Ditmars

In Erbil's citadel, Amjad Assad keeps forgotten melodies alive

The New Arab Meets: 64-year-old Amjad Assad, who has almost single handedly digitised thousands of cassettes and old 78's that span a century of ...

The New Arab

Iran bans nationals from Iraq pilgrimages amid 'security concerns'

More than 250 people have lost their lives since anti-government rallies broke out in Iraq on 1 October, with many protesters denouncing Iran for its interference in the country.

The New Arab & agencies

Three protesters killed in Iraq's Karbala near Iran consulate

Security forces in Karbala fired live ammunition to disperse protesters trying to scale the walls of the consulate in the southern city ...

A Yemeni journalist

Saudi betrayal of Yemen laid bare in Aden

Comment: Saudi Arabia has been leading a destructive war in Yemen, but has now allowed a second coup against the government it claims to back, ...

James Snell

Footballer, revolutionary, Assad victim. Remembering the spirit of Sarout

Comment: Sarout fought against the Assad regime for almost a decade, and served as a symbol of defiance and hope for many, writes James Snell.

Aladdin: A whole new world for diversity in Hollywood

Ruby Hamad

Aladdin: A whole new world for diversity in Hollywood

Comment: For the first time in 100 years of seeing Arabs mocked, demonised, or ridiculed on the silver screen, Aladdin is a clear step forward, ...

The New Arab

Ruling Bahrain (part II): A dynasty in decline

Interview: Retired US senior intelligence service officer Emile Nakhleh talks about the turning points in King Hamad's reign.

Imprisoned women activists betray real Saudi 'vision'

Sarah Al-Otaibi

Imprisoned women activists betray real Saudi 'vision'

Comment: Until male guardianship is abolished, lifting the driving ban amounts to little more than a cosmetic rebranding effort, writes Sarah ...

Sven to coach Iraq's national football team?

Uri Levy

Sven to coach Iraq's national football team?

The veteran Swede is poised to take the Lions of Mesopotamia to the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after an improved offer was approved by Iraq's Football ...

Jerusalem: Bringing on the apocalypse in a theme park

Hadani Ditmars

Jerusalem: Bringing on the apocalypse in a theme park

World leaders are playing political chess with Jerusalem while Disneyfying its history, notes Hadani Ditmars.

O Jerusalem: The apocalypse returns in a theme park

Hadani Ditmars

O Jerusalem: The apocalypse returns in a theme park

Jerusalem is once again under the international spotlight, but the tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in the city were not ...

The New Arab & agencies

Fatah calls for 'angry' protests against Pence Jerusalem visit

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party on Saturday called for mass demonstrations next week to protest against a visit to Jerusalem by US Vice-President Mike Pence.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran beats US in wrestling cup final

As the US and Iran wrangle over sanctions and missile tests, their athletes grappled in the ring on Friday in wrestling's Freestyle World Cup ...

Paul Iddon

Is Iraq relying too heavily on elite special forces?

Analysis: The Golden Division has spearheaded the fight to retake Mosul, but many fear it may burn itself out in the process, reports ...

Gareth Browne

Iraqi special forces overstretched, but continue advance into Mosul

Iraqi special forces made rapid gains on Thursday after having breached the Mosul city limits a day earlier, but concerns are growing ...

IS forces Syrian traders to use its 'Islamic Dinar'

The New Arab

IS forces Syrian traders to use its 'Islamic Dinar'

The Islamic State group has begun to force Syrian businesses to trade in its own currency dubbed the "Islamic Golden Dinar" in the ...

Paul McLoughlin

The Yemen war and the UAE's charm offensive

Analysis: This weekend, Emirati soldiers were welcomed home from missions in Yemen. But the campaign is being held up as the UAE's mission to ...

Families of Damascus' 'disappeared' seek Cesar's help

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Families of Damascus' 'disappeared' seek Cesar's help

Feature: In chapter seven, Cesar recounts how families came to identify bodies of relatives who died under torture, after bribing regime ...

Eric Rouleau: The great journalist of the Near East

Alain Gresh

Eric Rouleau: The great journalist of the Near East

Blog: The French ambassador and journalist who died last month was probably the most influential journalist covering the Near East, not only in ...

Racial fissures as Dresden struggles with Pegida’s popularity

Farid Farid

Racial fissures as Dresden struggles with Pegida’s popularity

Less than a week after the Paris attacks, this week’s Pegida march in Dresden saw a record turn-out for the German anti-immigrant movement. The ...

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