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Book Club: Nazik al-Mala'ika was one of the most important Arab poets of the twentieth century. Revolt Against the Sun presents her key works in English for the first time.

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Turkey's military procurement agency after the NATO ally defiantly bought Russia's S-400 air defense system.

Turkey detains 11 suspected of spying for Iran

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey detains 11 suspected of spying for Iran

State intelligence agents arrested the Turkish nationals following the disappearance in Istanbul of Iranian political dissident Habib Chaab.

Turkey rebukes Iran's 'offensive language' against Erdogan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey rebukes Iran's 'offensive language' against Erdogan

Turkey criticised Iran for "offensive language" towards President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid a row over a controversial poem.

Turkey summons Iranian ambassador over Azeri <em>poem</em> tensions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey summons Iranian ambassador over Azeri poem tensions

The poem the Turkish president recited was considered offensive.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran slams Erdogan for 'ill-recited' separatist poem

Iran slammed Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over an "ill-recited" poem.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Forgotten Syrians need winter help, says author Gaiman

Award-winning writer Neil Gaiman said the world should remember that refugees are ordinary people dealing with upheaval.

Yousif Nur

Calligraphies of the Desert by Hassan Massoudy

Book Club: Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of revered poets and writers who have lost themselves ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

Inheriting an Arab American citizenship

Zaina Ujayli

Inheriting an Arab American citizenship

Comment: Contrary to Trump's claims, Arab and Muslim Americans have centuries-long experience of fighting to be included in US society, just ...

The New Arab Staff

Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

Saudi cleric ridiculed after tweeting 'erotic' <em>poem</em> after prayers

The New Arab Staff

Saudi cleric ridiculed after tweeting 'erotic' poem after prayers

Adil Al-Kalbani, former imam Mecca's Great Mosque, tweeted an 'erotic' poem about a woman biting her lip and eating berries.

#SoundOfResilience: Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

The New Arab Staff

#SoundOfResilience: Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

This year's Baalbek International Festival broadcasted performances, held among Roman columns, on local and regional TV stations and streamed on ...

Ethnic minority healthcare workers praised in new coronavirus video

The New Arab

Ethnic minority healthcare workers praised in new coronavirus video

A new viral trend call #YouClapForMeNow is celebrating ethnic minority essential workers working in the front lines to battle the Covid-19 ...

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

Tahmina Begum

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

In the wake of Brexit and the rising toll of Islamophobia in the UK, Riz Ahmed’s debut short film is a call to action, writes Tahmina Begum.

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while confronting the fallback caused by patriarchy and the West.

Anu Shukla

Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

The New Arab Meets: Former MEP Magid Magid, who is demanding 'real action' in response to the anti-Muslim rhetoric he witnessed in the media and ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Giant new rallies slam Indian government's 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

Some 30,000 marched in the city of Bangalore, more than 20,000 in Siliguri and thousands in Chennai, while big rallies were also held in New ...

9 times the UK's Conservative Party were shockingly Islamophobic

Narjas Zatat

9 times the UK's Conservative Party were shockingly Islamophobic

The Conservative party has been haunted by accusations that it has a systemic problem within its ranks. The New Arab has collected some of the ...

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.

Outrage as Kuwaiti catering company says ex-hijabis 'deserve lashes'

The New Arab

Outrage as Kuwaiti catering company says ex-hijabis 'deserve lashes'

Luxury catering business Lazurd wrote a post claiming social media stars who remove their hijab are part of an anti-Islam conspiracy.

Dubai airport worker arrested for 'stealing two mangoes'

The New Arab

Dubai airport worker arrested for 'stealing two mangoes'

The case of the stolen mangoes was solved after a security guard saw the airport employee open the passengers' luggage on surveillance cameras.

Dubai ruler blasts runaway wife in another Instagram <em>poem</em>

The New Arab

Dubai ruler blasts runaway wife in another Instagram poem

For the second time, Dubai's ruler blasted Princess Haya on Instagram by uploading a poem entitled 'Swords of Excellencies'.

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