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Justice Ginsburg was instrumental in championing women's rights issues in the United States.

Thomas Friedman's latest take on Middle Eastern affairs has not gone down well.

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

Danya Hajjaji

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

A new social media trend saw famous Arabs wearing blackface in a tone-deaf attempt to take a stand against racism. Instead, it spoke volumes about the Arab world's anti-blackness problem.

Popular Turkish drama series continues filming via 'Zoom'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Popular Turkish drama series continues filming via 'Zoom'

A Turkish drama series called The Outcast has not allowed Covid-19 to stop it from airing, filming the last six episodes online via 'Zoom'.

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 ...

Sebastian Castelier

Coronavirus: Oman's tourism sector takes a hit

Amid growing concerns over the impact of an oil crash on Oman’s state budget, tourism professionals fear ship tourism could crumble as coronavirus spreads across the Gulf.

Yousif Nur

London pays musical tribute to Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum

Vulnerability, tenderness, poignancy, scandal and tragedy: A play that has it all, documenting renowned Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum's legendary ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iconic singer Umm Kulthum to star in hologram concert

A hologram projection of Arab diva Umm Kulthum will be showcased in Cairo next week.

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Oman ends 40-day mourning period for Sultan Qaboos

The 40-day mourning period for Sultan Qaboos has ended.

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

Nur Turkmani

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

This February marks the 45th death anniversary of renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress Umm Kulthum, known as the star of the ...

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Amazon chief Jeff Bezos says Saudi hacked his phone

Jeff Bezos, who claims that it had hacked his phone over The Washington Post's coverage of columnist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

Oman's Sultan Qaboos: Moderation and modernisation amid regional upheaval

The New Arab

Oman's Sultan Qaboos: Moderation and modernisation amid regional upheaval

Oman's long-reigning Sultan Qaboos has been remembered for mediation and non-intervention in a turbulent region, winning the hearts and minds of ...

Zauberland: A journey through a Syrian refugee's dreamscape

Hadani Ditmars

Zauberland: A journey through a Syrian refugee's dreamscape

The Syrian conflict is dramatically displayed at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London.

Gnaoua Festival: Fusing global sounds under one roof

Yousif Nur

Gnaoua Festival: Fusing global sounds under one roof

Culture: Regarded as one of Morocco's most well attended events, the Gnaoua Festival brings different music genres from around the world ...

Investigator says Amazon chief's phone hacked by Saudis

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Investigator says Amazon chief's phone hacked by Saudis

Riyadh allegedly hacked the phone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon chief and owner of he Washington Post, which has been highly critical of the kingdom ...

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Milan's La Scala signs €15m deal with Riyadh

In an interview on Tuesday in La Repubblica newspaper, La Scala director Alexander Pereira confirmed the historic theatre has negotiated a financing deal with the Saudi culture ministry.

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Outcry over Saudi funding plan for Milan's La Scala

In an interview on Tuesday in La Repubblica newspaper, La Scala director Alexander Pereira confirmed the historic theatre has negotiated a ...

The New Arab

Riyadh denies having hand in Bezos nude selfies

Saudi Arabia has denies suggestions it helped leak lewd pictures of owner of The Washington Post, which has been critical of the kingdom since ...

The New Arab & agencies

Algerian TV producer dies weeks after self-immolation

An Algerian television producer has died two weeks after setting himself on fire following a payment dispute.

Monteverdi's Christmas Vespers and its meaning today

Hadani Ditmars

Monteverdi's Christmas Vespers and its meaning today

The lullaby sung by young Mary to her son Jesus about the fate that awaits him brings to mind the mothers of Yemen, Syria and Palestine, who ...

The New Arab

Abu Dhabi Louvre 'non-payment' causes Austrian firm's insolvency

An Austrian engineering firm has announced that it is filing for insolvency amid reports that delays in payments from the Abu Dhabi Louvre were ...

Feminism doesn't just mean equal rights for white women

Ruby Hamad

Feminism doesn't just mean equal rights for white women

Comment: White feminist leaders must reach out to women of colour to heal a growing divide, writes Ruby Hamad.

Russia 2018: It was fun while it lasted

Uri Levy

Russia 2018: It was fun while it lasted

Blog: All the teams from the Middle East are on their way home - but what a few weeks it has been.

One dead in Paris knife attack claimed by IS

The New Arab & agencies

One dead in Paris knife attack claimed by IS

A Chechen-born knifeman was shot dead by police in central Paris after killing one and injuring four in an attack claimed by the Islamic State ...

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