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The singer belted out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in a duet with his young daughter Virginia at UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra, in the kingdom's Al-Ula governate.

Film Review: Ayten Amin’s sophomore feature is an intimate look at the life of a 19-year-old girl's transition into adulthood, who dreams of escaping her dull existence in rural Egypt.

Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

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Polls open in Djibouti as Guelleh seeks fifth term

Some 215,000 citizens are registered to vote in the ballot pitting Guelleh, 73, against a little-known businessman widely seen to pose little threat to the strongman.

Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

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Iraqi youth see little hope 18 years after Saddam

Despite the country's oil wealth, the promise of a booming future has remained beyond grasp for most, especially those now coming of age.

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

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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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hundreds rally against femicide in Kyrgyzstan after bride murder

A bride murder has sent waves through Kyrgyzstan, prompting protestors to flood the streets of the capital calling for an end to femicide.

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Afghan polio workers defiant despite colleagues' murder, Covid pressures

Vaccine efforts against polio have stalled in Afghanistan and Pakistan amid the Covid pandemic but workers remain defiant, despite the recent ...

Alessandra Bajec

Turkish women activists battle to re-instate Istanbul Convention

On an almost daily basis, several thousand women's rights activists have hit the streets to demand Erdogan re-instate Turkey to the Istanbul ...

British-Muslim woman campaigns after racist murder of father

The New Arab Staff

British-Muslim woman campaigns after racist murder of father

The daughter of a man who was murdered by white supremacists is launching a campaign and urging the British government to officially define ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Covid overwhelms ICUs in Syrian capital

As the virus rages in Syria, hospitals in Damascus are now so overwhelmed that Covid-19 patients are being transferred outside the city ...

Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

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Lieutenant: Kneeling on Floyd's neck 'totally unnecessary’

The most senior officer to testify at Derek Chauvin’s murder trial has described the former officer’s actions as “totally unnecessary”.

Silence Is a Sense: War, migration, trauma and healing

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Silence Is a Sense: War, migration, trauma and healing

Book Club: Silence Is a Sense is a poignant and profound story of a Syrian refugee left so traumatised by war and migration that she no longer ...

Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

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Shadow of murderous brothers hangs over Libyan town

More than 100 bodies have been exhumed from mass graves in Tarhuna, with dozens more missing and presumed dead.

Christians mark Good Friday as some holy sites reopen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Christians mark Good Friday as some holy sites reopen

Limited numbers of worshippers are able to celebrate Good Friday this year.

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Gaza man: After torture, Hamas forced me to divorce

Rami Aman documented torture and being forced to divorce his wife at the hands of Hamas.

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IS sympathiser behind Indonesia police headquarters attack: official

Authorities said an armed woman shot dead at Indonesia's national police headquarters was an Islamic State sympathiser.

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi PM forms supreme committee to resurrect Mosul

Mosul was destroyed by IS. Now, almost four years after the city's re-capture by Iraqi government forces the city remains derelict.

The New Arab Staff

Lebanese military intelligence 'forcibly disappeared, tortured' Tripoli protesters: HRW

Lebanese activists have been tortured after taking part in January's Tripoli protests.

Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

The civilian death toll in the Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters passed 520.

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Stranded in Turkey, professor seeks return to France

Tuna Altinel's colleagues view the 55-year-old as another victim of a crackdown against academia and Kurdish causes that gathered force ...

In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in Africa wetlands

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In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in Africa wetlands

Today half of Tunis' residents live on the banks of the "sebkha", or mudflat, where more than 100,000 birds of around 100 different species ...

George Floyd's family demand justice as trial to begin

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George Floyd's family demand justice as trial to begin

The trial of the police officer accused of killing 46-year-old George Floyd on May 25, 2020, is starting and Floyd's family is asking ...

Baby found alive after Egypt building collapse kills 25

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Baby found alive after Egypt building collapse kills 25

A six-month-old infant was found alive in the rubbles of the collapsed building that cost the life of 25 people and injured 26 others.

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