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

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this year.

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

'Keep up the fight', urges sister of Tunisia's Bouazizi

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Keep up the fight', urges sister of Tunisia's Bouazizi

Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight a decade ago, triggering a string of historic protests across the Arab world.

The <em>soundtrack</em> of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Let women cook': Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

Lebanon's interior minister was mocked after suggesting women start cooking following a suspension of food deliveries during the country's coronavirus lockdown.

Assia Belgacem

The Wolf of Baghdad: Memoir of a Lost Homeland

Book Club: Carol Isaacs's stunning graphic novel is a vivid journey into the history of Iraq's Jewish community.

The New Arab Staff

Macron begins Lebanon visit by meeting iconic singer Fairouz

Emmanuel Macron on Monday met with Lebanon's top diva Fairouz, a national symbol and one of the rare figures in Lebanon beloved and respected ...

Fawzi Bakeer

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

More than thirty years on, Greek actress Tania Palaiologou reflects on filming 'Landscape in the Mist' with legendary filmmaker Theo ...

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

The New Arab

Hezbollah supporters dressed as Orthodox Jews urge US boycott

Supporters of Hezbollah dressed up as Orthodox Jews during a Beirut demonstration calling for a boycott of US products, leading to ridicule and ...

Indian ‘patriotism-pop’ songs urge Hindus to marry Kashmiri women

The New Arab & agencies

Indian ‘patriotism-pop’ songs urge Hindus to marry Kashmiri women

Following Indian Prime Minister Modi’s move to revoke Kashmir’s autonomy, wildly popular songs have appeared on social media calling for Indians ...

Iran executes businessman dubbed 'Sultan of Bitumen'

The New Arab & agencies

Iran executes businessman dubbed 'Sultan of Bitumen'

An Iranian trader was hanged on Saturday after being convicted of fraud, bribery and embezzlement.

Jeddah's submerged streets no problem for this Saudi thrill-seeker

The New Arab

Jeddah's submerged streets no problem for this Saudi thrill-seeker

A Saudi woman has been caught on video taking a daredevil approach to navigating the flooded streets of Jeddah.

Israel's 'predictive policing' sees online crackdown on Palestinians

The New Arab

Israel's 'predictive policing' sees online crackdown on Palestinians

Israeli security agencies are using advanced technology to trawl through Palestinian social media posts to identify and detain users who have ...

Malia Bouattia

Lowkey's soundtrack of homegrown fury is keeping solidarity alive

Comment: Hip hop has been the soundtrack to uprisings, political campaigns, international solidarity and homegrown fury for more than a generation, writes Malia Bouattia.

The New Arab & agencies

Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai

Designers, buyers and influencers descend to Dubai for Arab Fashion Week, a five-day event dedicated to ready couture and resort wear.

The New Arab

Music of the revolution: The Arab Spring soundtrack

Special coverage: We're putting together the ultimate contemporary Arab mixtape, as we meet the artists creating revolutionary labours of love ...

Karim Traboulsi

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's underground hero

Meet the rapper whose music was forged in the crucible of the Arab Spring - even though he hates the term.

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's undergound hero

Karim Traboulsi

Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's undergound hero

Meet the rapper whose music was forged in the crucible of the Arab Spring - even though he hates the term.

The New Arab & agencies

Franco-Lebanese musician accused of 'sexual interference' with minor

Ibrahim Maalouf, star trumpeter, is being investigated by French police over allegations that he kissed a 14-year-old intern and asked her to ...

Artivist rapper Lowkey returns to the stage

Amina Boubia

Artivist rapper Lowkey returns to the stage

Blog: Taking the power of hiphop to speak as a global citizen against injustice.

Damascus life goes on as Syria reels from war

The New Arab & agencies

Damascus life goes on as Syria reels from war

As the Syrian civil war enters its sixth year, life in the capital city maintains an unlikely approximation of normality, even as the fighting ...

Yasmine Hamdan: Expression, identity and experimentation

Tarik Hamdan

Yasmine Hamdan: Expression, identity and experimentation

Feature: The former Soap Kills singer is one of the region's best known experimental performers and is now making her name in Hollywood.

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