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Lebanon is on the verge of a mental health emergency after the trauma of the devastating Beirut explosion.

Turkey has announced that Hagia Sophia’s most famous resident, an adorable cat with more than 54,000 Instagram followers, will stay in the building after it was reconverted to a mosque.

Thousands attend blind Yemeni's wedding celebrations after online plea

The New Arab Staff

Thousands attend blind Yemeni's wedding celebrations after online plea

When blind Yemeni, Mohammed Ali Abdullah posted a humble request for friends to attend his wedding celebrations, he did not expect the largest celebratory convoy in Aden's history.

Mashrou Leila frontman sings moving tribute to gay activist

Mel Plant

Mashrou Leila frontman sings moving tribute to gay activist

The openly gay frontman of Lebanese alternative band Mashrou Leila has voiced his support for Sarah Hegazi, the Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist who ...

Egypt LGBTQ+ activist arrested for flying Pride flag dies

Danya Hajjaji

Egypt LGBTQ+ activist arrested for flying Pride flag dies

Social media users mourned the passing of Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist Sarah Hegazi, who was arrested and tortured by authorities for flying a ...

The New Arab Staff

UK councillor suspended over Islamophobia promoted to 'wellbeing' chairman

A Tory Councillor in Nottinghamshire has returned to his role despite being suspended over Islamophobic comments made in response to the Nice attacks.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel

The shooting has prompted a series of small demonstrations against police violence towards Palestinians. Yet for his family, such gestures have ...

Sam Hamad

Trump brutalizes black lives with 'law and order' war

Comment: America was built on racist institutions, and Trump is doing his best to ensure they remain that way, writes Sam Hamad.

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 ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

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

Elias Jahshan

Falastin: Sami Tamimi's love letter to Palestinian food

The New Arab Meets: Sami Tamimi to talk about his new cookbook Falastin, a love letter to Palestinian food, the land and its people.

'Starving is worse': Lebanon's Syrian refugees face bleak lockdown

Nicholas Frakes

'Starving is worse': Lebanon's Syrian refugees face bleak lockdown

Syrian refugees are struggling to survive under Lebanon's lockdown as an economic crisis deepens poverty in the country.

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Taufiq Wan

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Meet me at the altar? Probably not for now, but maybe Zoom or HouseParty...

Qatar musicians give balcony gig to banish virus blues

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar musicians give balcony gig to banish virus blues

Those within earshot of the musical neighbours have been treated to renditions of numbers including Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love ...

Tamikrest: Desert blues in the longing for Tuareg freedom

Yousif Nur

Tamikrest: Desert blues in the longing for Tuareg freedom

The New Arab Meets: Saharan desert blues band Tamikrest, whose fifth album Tamotaït offers songs of freedom and resistance from the painful ...

Marta Vidal

Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

Residents, shop owners and activists are organising themselves to prevent multinational corporations from taking over one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Jordan's capital.

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon's medical students on the frontline in fighting coronavirus

Medical students are taking part in the effort to care for patients tested positive for COVID-19 at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital.

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanese persevere as country's economy worsens

Lebanon's worsening economy has caused the price of most goods to increase.

Elias Jahshan

How this Arab feminist writer is smashing the patriarchy

#IWD2020: Egyptian feminist Mona Eltahawy's new book shows how the seven deadly sins can be used to dismantle patriarchal power structures ...

The 'Karakax Leaks' prove China is committing cultural genocide

CJ Werleman

The 'Karakax Leaks' prove China is committing cultural genocide

Opinion: Documents leaked of China's treatment of Uighur Muslims are final proof Beijing is carrying out cultural genocide in Xinjiang, or what ...

Gerard Prunier

In Sudan, General Hemedti leads the fray

Comment: In reality, it is Hemedti, the brutal and cunning general who organised the harsh crackdown in Khartoum last June, who wields the real ...

Assessing Saudi Aramco leaders' statements at Davos

Rauf Mammadov

Assessing Saudi Aramco leaders' statements at Davos

Riyadh put its best face forward at the 2020 World Economic Forum as it basked in the glow of 2019's public offering of shares in Saudi Aramco.

Businesses struggle as Lebanon's economic crisis continues

Nicholas Frakes

Businesses struggle as Lebanon's economic crisis continues

As Lebanon marks 90 days since widespread calls for an end to corruption rang across the country, businesses are struggling to stay open as ...

Iran's Guards strike Iraq bases housing US troops

The New Arab

Iran's Guards strike Iraq bases housing US troops

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed it had struck a military base in Iraq hosting US troops, in the first such attack since the killing ...

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