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With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts believes it's time for a shift for appropriate representation.

Dogs are being used to sniff out Covid-19 infections at airports in Dubai, Helsinki and Syndey.

After Biden administration recognition, Arab-American Heritage Month thrives, officially

Brooke Anderson

After Biden administration recognition, Arab-American Heritage Month thrives, officially

Proclaimed in at least 20 states and 100 cities, Arab American Heritage Month celebrates and raises awareness of Arab culture in America, including literature, food and music.

Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden: 'time to end' Afghanistan war with total pullout

US President Joe Biden is naming September 11 as the deadline by which the last US soldiers will have finally departed Afghanistan.

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Ruth Ingram

Uighur women violated and repressed by Xinjiang's draconian policies

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and ...

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust technology into the heart of its pedagogical application.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

Zawamil poetry is a popular traditional artform in Yemen but it has also become a weapon of choice for the Houthis.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's 'grandiose' Golden Parade carries pharaohs to new home

Egypt held a "grandiose spectacle" to transfer mummified remains of 22 pharaohs to a new resting place on Saturday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

March of the mummies: Egypt readies for pharaohs' parade

Cairo is to host a parade of mummified ancient kings and queens, as they travel to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Kamal Afzali

'Talibanisation of education': Afghanistan overturns ban on schoolgirls singing

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education backtracked on a decision to impose a nationwide singing ban on schoolgirls, following an outcry, as women ...

Diana Alghoul

Exploring generational trauma with The Arsonists' City

Book club: The Arsonists' City is a gripping novel about an Arab-American family facing its trauma and demons after taking a reluctant trip to ...

Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

The New Arab Staff

Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

Syrian musicians held a concert to keep hope alive amid worrying reports about the UK government's plans for handling asylum cases.

Turkmen leader writes song to mark birth of horse

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkmen leader writes song to mark birth of horse

Singers and dancers performed at the state premiere of "My White City Ashgabat", with photos of the 63-year-old president riding his favourite ...

Syrians fight displacement, poverty after a decade of war

The New Arab Staff

Syrians fight displacement, poverty after a decade of war

The New Arab Voice is our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

Luxury oasis draws elite Saudis locked in by pandemic

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Luxury oasis draws elite Saudis locked in by pandemic

The Riyadh Oasis, a high-end desert retreat, seeks to lure wealthy Saudis barred from their usual travels since the start of the coronavirus ...

The New Arab Staff

Syrians map their musical heritage with new interactive website

The 'Syria Music Map' is an interactive website that contributes to the preservation of Syrian musical heritage

The New Arab Staff

Yo-Yo Ma's Silkroad releases Syria 'soundscape' to mark anniversary

The four-minute 'soundscape' is a collaboration between Yo-Yo Ma's non-profit Silkroad and the UNOCHA.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

Famous Iraqi musician Ilham al-Madfai is longing for the stage, and has just created a new song to find hope during the pandemic

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pop video featuring US porn star sparks Iran arrests

Iranian authorities have arrested multiple music producers connected to Sasy, a California-based Iranian pop singer who featured Alexis ...

Afghan schoolgirls face ban from singing at public events

The New Arab Staff

Afghan schoolgirls face ban from singing at public events

Critics have slammed the decision by the education ministry as a return to Taliban-era policies.

Florence Massena

Cultural initiative Nabad gives momentum back to cultural actors

Organisations like Nabad wish to give artists and cultural institutes their spark back to help them go on with their projects and ideas post the ...

Resisting arrest: A Palestinian dance troupe threatening Israeli occupation

Nadia Khan

Resisting arrest: A Palestinian dance troupe threatening Israeli occupation

Palestine's El Funoun dance group has primarily been on a mission to resist the genocide of their people and culture.

The female DJs smashing boundaries of social gender inequality

Anu Shukla

The female DJs smashing boundaries of social gender inequality

We crossed continents to speak with female DJs who have cultivated a spectrum of projects in the face of political instability and gender ...

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of war and protect ...

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