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In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents are doing their best to reconstruct a stable life.

A large number of worshippers are doing the pilgrimage to the tomb of Prophet Hud in Yemen despite the war and the pandemic.

Syrians map their musical heritage with new interactive website

The New Arab Staff

Syrians map their musical heritage with new interactive website

The 'Syria Music Map' is an interactive website that contributes to the preservation of Syrian musical heritage

Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

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Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

Famous Iraqi musician Ilham al-Madfai is longing for the stage, and has just created a new song to find hope during the pandemic

Pop video featuring US porn star sparks Iran arrests

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Pop video featuring US porn star sparks Iran arrests

Iranian authorities have arrested multiple music producers connected to Sasy, a California-based Iranian pop singer who featured Alexis Texas, ...

Nadia Khan

Resisting arrest: A Palestinian dance troupe threatening Israeli occupation

Palestine's El Funoun dance group has primarily been on a mission to resist the genocide of their people and culture.

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Malaysian court rules non-Muslims can use 'Allah'

Malaysian court ruled Wednesday that non-Muslims can use the Arabic word 'Allah' in reference to God.

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Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

Despite a heavy repression, thousands of Myanmar anti-coup demonstrators rallied on Sunday, following overnight raids in Yangon.

Elias Jahshan

How Palestinian-singer Bashar Murad challenges conservative norms with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and ...

Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

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Dozens of Algerian pro-democracy activists released: rights group

At least 35 Algerian pro-democracy activists were freed from jail in the past 24 hours under presidential pardons, the National Committee for ...

Elias Jahshan

Rasha Nahas' Desert pays homage to her cultural background

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rasha Nahas, to talk more about the release of her highly ...

Iran to mark revolution anniversary with wheels-only parades

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Iran to mark revolution anniversary with wheels-only parades

Hit hard by coronavirus, Iran will mark the 42nd anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution with parades featuring cars and motorcycles instead ...

Jordan make-up artist lightens lockdown with celebrity impressions

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Jordan make-up artist lightens lockdown with celebrity impressions

Alaa Bliha, 27, rose to fame with videos of herself imitating famous figures from across the Arab world and beyond.

The female whirling dervishes reclaiming Afghanistan’s Sufi heritage

Nadia Khan

The female whirling dervishes reclaiming Afghanistan’s Sufi heritage

Fahima Mirzaie is hoping to reclaim Afghanistan’s deep-rooted Sufi heritage with her strong female lead Kabul-based Sufi dance and performing ...

Myanmar's military stages coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

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Myanmar's military stages coup, detains Aung San Suu Kyi

The coup sparked global condemnation, with the United States leading calls for democracy to be immediately restored.

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Egypt court rejects 'ban' on singer Mohamed Ramadan

The case, brought forward by the head of the Egyptian Artists' Syndicate, requested the court refuse permits from the artist to sing in concerts or perform in any acting roles.

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Saudi Arabia releases activist Essam Koshak after four-year detention

Saudi Arabia has released human rights activist Essam Koshak, but he will remain subject to a travel ban for four years.

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Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

Two Egyptian bloggers and TikTokers have been acquitted of 'violating family values' following a campaign to free them.

The New Arab Staff

Students at Istanbul University protests blare Metallica hits

Students at Bogazici University have been cheekily blaring Metallica classics at their protests against the appointment of the AKP party-linked ...

Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

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Detained Turkish students 'beaten' after Istanbul University protests

Turkish security forces 'beat' and 'strip-searched' students detained over anti-government protests, their lawyer alleged.

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Iran honours Soleimani, killed a year ago by US

Iran is mourning the first anniversary of the death of military commander Qasem Soleimani.

Revolt Against the Sun: When the political is personal

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

Revolt Against the Sun: When the political is personal

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 ...

Libyans mark independence day amid high security in Tripoli

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Libyans mark independence day amid high security in Tripoli

Government of National Accord chief Fayez al-Sarraj attended the ceremony marking the 69th anniversary of Libya's independence.

Couscous added to UNESCO list following Algeria, Morocco agreement

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Couscous added to UNESCO list following Algeria, Morocco agreement

Couscous, a staple dish in both Algeria and Morocco has been given the UNESCO treatment

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