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As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as societal shift.

An American university's Qatar campus was forced to cancel an event featuring Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila after hostile objections on social media.

French minister visits Tebboune as Algeria leads Libya talks

The New Arab

French minister visits Tebboune as Algeria leads Libya talks

The French foreign minister is the latest to visit Algeria's new president Abdelmadjid Tebboune in an effort to strengthen ties with the former colonist.

Imprisoned, starved, abused: The plight of Lebanon's domestic workers

Sarah Khalil

Imprisoned, starved, abused: The plight of Lebanon's domestic workers

'This is Lebanon' is a project founded by a former migrant worker, who seeks an end to labour exploitation of migrant domestic workers in ...

From Lebanon to Chile, the patriarchal state must fall

Malia Bouattia

From Lebanon to Chile, the patriarchal state must fall

Comment: For revolution in the Arab world to be truly successful, women's rights must be at the forefront of reform, writes Malia Bouattia.

Carmen Geha

Now is the time to define a new Lebanon

Comment: Lebanon's protests have brought the country to a pivotal moment. It's now paramount we act carefully and with the lessons from the past in mind, writes Carmen Geha.

Stasa Salacanin

Why Khashoggi's murder did not impact US-Saudi ties

While some European governments have distanced themselves from the 'bloody prince', this cannot be said for the US administration which remains ...

Giorgio Cafiero and Khalid al-Jaber

The UAE and Iran's Maritime Talks

Comment: The UAE is seeking dialogue with Iran to better manage the risks of a major conflict erupting in the Arabian Gulf, write Giorgio ...

Karsen Breanne

Thirteen Months of Sunrise: Rich portrayal of contemporary Sudan

Book Club: Everyone has their own story that adds value to a community in Rania Mamnoun's novel, depicting the different everyday experiences ...

Morsi's death: Revenge accomplished, autocracy wins in Egypt

Jo Schietti

Morsi's death: Revenge accomplished, autocracy wins in Egypt

News of the sudden death of former president Mohamed Morsi has sent shock waves in Egypt and around the world amid sympathy, indignation and ...

Khalid al-Jaber and Giorgio Cafiero

Mecca summits will not end the Gulf crisis

Comment: The Saudi-led blockade is still in place, and unless it is lifted, Qatar is unlikely to seek much goodwill from the Saudi leadership, ...

Aladdin star 'cancelled' again after Israel visit revealed

The New Arab

Aladdin star 'cancelled' again after Israel visit revealed

After the Israeli Embassy in Egypt boasted that 'Aladdin' leading man Mena Massoud had visited Israel and wanted to go back, social ...

Aladdin star 'cancelled' by fans over 'Israeli food' video

The New Arab

Aladdin star 'cancelled' by fans over 'Israeli food' video

Twitter users have 'cancelled' Aladdin actor Mena Massoud after a video surfaced of him seeming to accept Israeli claims over Middle ...

Eurovision brings Israel's record on LGBT+ rights to forefront

Jad Salfiti

Eurovision brings Israel's record on LGBT+ rights to forefront

If Israel is as tolerant as it purports to be, the question is for whom? Certainly, not LGBT+ Palestinians nor LGBT+ African asylum seekers it ...

The future of Egypt and uniting the youth

Karsen Breanne

The future of Egypt and uniting the youth

Egypt's youth should find a way to put aside their differences in favour of becoming a unified front in the face of oppression, writes Karsen ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt expats vote in 'president-for-life referendum'

Egypt's state news agency says expats have started voting on constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2030.

Karsen Breanne

Prozak Diaries: Psychiatry and generational memory in Iran

Book Club: Physician and medical anthropologist, Orkideh Behrouzan, takes an investigative look into mental health in Iran – a country known to ...

Alessandra Bajec

Despite Tunisia's progress, gender equality remains distant hope

In-depth: Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has undergone a relatively smooth political transition to democracy and has seen significant ...

Rose Worden

One Palestinian's vision for art in Washington

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian artist Ahmed Hmeedat who grew up in Bethlehem's Dheisheh refugee camp and is now exhibiting work at the Museum ...

A Washington hub for the celebration of Palestinian culture

Rose Worden

A Washington hub for the celebration of Palestinian culture

The New Arab Meets: Bshara Nassar, the director of the Museum of the Palestinian People to learn more about his vision for a cultural ...

Sadek Hamid

Ambassador of Islam: Talking religion with Professor Akbar Ahmed

Book Club: Dr Sadek Hamid speaks to Professor Akbar Ahmed, author of more than a dozen award-winning books, including the celebrated Discovering ...

Tunisians triumphant in African Champions League final

Uri Levy

Tunisians triumphant in African Champions League final

In Iran, meanwhile, hundreds of women fans were allowed into the stadium for the Asian Champions League final.

Mapping project challenges Lebanon’s 'amnesia' over its own past

Joey Ayoub

Mapping project challenges Lebanon’s 'amnesia' over its own past

Anaysis: An ambitious mapping project in Lebanon pulls together more than 150 initiatives dedicated to addressing the country's past, reports ...

John Bolton's ICC condemnation blazes trail for world's despots

Rose Worden

John Bolton's ICC condemnation blazes trail for world's despots

Comment: John Bolton's opposition to the International Criminal Court puts him in the same camp as some of the world's worst war criminals, ...

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