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Comment: What happened to Bella Hadid is just one of the many ways we Palestinians are censored when we speak our truth, writes Elias Jahshan.

The death of Egyptian activist Sara Hegazy sent shockwaves through the Arab LGBT community.

Netflix is bringing you your Arabic nostalgic faves

The New Arab

Netflix is bringing you your Arabic nostalgic faves

Staying at home for Eid doesn't seem as bad with Netflix releasing a series of old Arabic films on their playlist.

JUMA Kitchen: Celebrating Iraqi culture and heritage through food

Sahar Esfandiari

JUMA Kitchen: Celebrating Iraqi culture and heritage through food

Philip Juma's love for Iraqi food runs deeper than the tantalising tastes and flavours. The London chef's cuisine is intimately tied to ...

The loneliness of being queer and Muslim

Aniqah Choudhri

The loneliness of being queer and Muslim

Comment: LGBT Muslims in the UK face both homophobia and Islamophobia, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

The New Arab & agencies

London Muslim gay pride festival postponed over coronavirus crisis

London's first-ever Muslim Pride event has been postponed until winter following updated advice on the coronavirus pandemic.

Elias Jahshan

Juliana Yazbeck modernises traditional sounds with conscious lyrics

The New Arab Meets: Singer, songwriter and composer Juliana Yazbeck whose use of Western and Arabian string arrangements and beats tackles ...

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 ...

Nicholas Frakes

Lebanon students skip class to join protest movement

Students in Lebanon are rising up against the elite for a better opportunities, an end to unemployment and a brighter future.

Sudan's Uprising and the critical role of social media

Alexander Durie

Sudan's Uprising and the critical role of social media

The Sudan uprising proved that in countries where the army tries to silence opposition, social media is – for civilians – a way to hold ...

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Royal Shakespeare Company play in Iraq

Culture: A Museum in Baghdad, which debuts in mid-October, tells the story behind the theft of Iraq's cultural property and ...

How British Airways enable the deportation of LGBTQ migrants

Malia Bouattia

How British Airways enable the deportation of LGBTQ migrants

Comment: As British Airways celebrates its 100th birthday, the airline's history of facilitating the Home Office's criminalisation and ...

Mashrou' Leila affair highlights Lebanon's battle for free speech

Nicholas Frakes

Mashrou' Leila affair highlights Lebanon's battle for free speech

Although its gig was cancelled under pressure from Christian groups, Mashrou' Leila have become a symbol in a country where activists ...

UK Police investigating homophobic attack on <em>Pride</em>

The New Arab

UK Police investigating homophobic attack on Pride

A woman veiled in a niqab caused outrage across the UK after she spewed homophobic abuse at Pride-goers in ...

What is BDS and why should you care?

Elias Jahshan

What is BDS and why should you care?

At its core, BDS is a campaign promoting various forms of boycott against Israel until it meets its obligations under international law. Here's ...

The New Arab

LGBT Syrian refugees land in UK ahead of Pride

A group of LGBT Syrian refugees have arrived in Britain after winning an appeal to be settled in the country.

The New Arab

Jerusalem set for Gay Pride march under heavy security

Police are expected to deploy some 2,500 undercover and uniformed officers for the Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem.

The New Arab & agencies

'Globalvision': Palestinians plan Eurovision alternative to protest Israel's occupation

The alternative to Eurovision, called 'Globalvision', will be held on Saturday, the same day of the song contest's finals in Tel Aviv.

Sami Rahman

Ramadan with young kids: How to cope

Caring for children during Ramadan can be both daunting and rewarding. Here are some tips on making those long days of fasting, while raising ...

State and Tribes <em>in</em> Syria

Usman Butt

State and Tribes in Syria

Book Club: Haian Dukhan's book, State and Tribes in Syria: Informal Alliances and Conflict Patterns, provide a useful introduction into ...

Austin Bodetti

What does Avicenna offer today's Iranians?

Feature: The legacy of the medieval polymath Avicenna has offered Iranians an opportunity to engage with the intersection of their Islamic and ...

No <em>Pride</em> <em>in</em> Apartheid: It's time to #BoycottEurovision2019

Malia Bouattia

No Pride in Apartheid: It's time to #BoycottEurovision2019

Comment: The case for cultural boycott is directly linked to the erasure of Palestinian history and culture at the hands of the Israeli state, ...

The Culinary Crescent: Middle Eastern cuisine history

Paul McLoughlin

The Culinary Crescent: Middle Eastern cuisine history

Book Club: Professor Peter Heine's The Culinary Crescent not only provides an account of the evolution of Middle Eastern cuisine, but also a ...

#DontToyWithApartheid: LGBTQ groups protest Israel singer's gay club concert

Florence Dixon

#DontToyWithApartheid: LGBTQ groups protest Israel singer's gay club concert

Pro-Palestinian and LGBTQ groups will demonstrate outside a London gay club over a concert by Israeli singer Netta, calling out ...

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