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Hosni Mubarak died on Tuesday at the age of 91. His uninspired rule lasted for 29 years and saw the entrenchment of corruption and the institutionalisation of a police state.

Harrowing Syrian war documentary For Sama is in the running for best feature documentary at Sunday's Oscars.

Syrian war documentary For Sama wins Best Documentary BAFTA

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Syrian war documentary For Sama wins Best Documentary BAFTA

A documentary film about a young mother's experience amid the Syrian civil war took home a Best Documentary win and 4 nominations at the 2020 BAFTAs.

Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho makes controversial visit to Haifa

The New Arab

Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho makes controversial visit to Haifa

Former Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho posted a picture of himself in the Israeli city of Haifa.

Tunisia pop diva claims to be Islamic messiah 'Al-Mahdi'

The New Arab

Tunisia pop diva claims to be Islamic messiah 'Al-Mahdi'

A Tunisian popstar has sparked concerns about her mental health after she took to social media to claim that she is the Islamic end-of-times ...

The New Arab

Celebrated Lebanese film Capernaum nominated for foreign language Oscar

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki’s Capernaum was nominated on Tuesday for the Foreign Language Oscar.

Uri Levy

Asia Cup 2019: Middle East teams hopeful for victory

Twelve nations from the Middle East will compete in the Asian Cup 2019 tournament in the UAE, which kicks off this weekend.

Jordan Elgrably

Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

Society: An ensemble cast share a story that reflects the complexity of Moroccan identity. Nabil Ayouch and Maryam Touzani speak to Jordan ...

Career or country? This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Career or country? This week in Middle East football

Blog: Kenny Saief, the Israeli-Druze midfielder, has chosen to represent the United States, while a summer of transfers awaits, writes Uri Levy.

Loubna Mrie

The Arab world's obsession with reality TV

Society: In the Arab world, reality TV is much more than just entertainment, it's a form of political participation, writes Loubna Mrie.

Six Arab films that should be at the Oscars

Sarah Khalil

Six Arab films that should be at the Oscars

Every year a few critically acclaimed productions from the MENA region go unnoticed by the Academy, and 2017 is no exception.

Only five of eleven NFL stars make Israel trip

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Only five of eleven NFL stars make Israel trip

An Israeli PR exercise has backfired badly after more than half of 11 NFL American footballers due to visit the country refused to take part, ...

Iranian actress boycotting Oscars over 'racist' Trump visa ban

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian actress boycotting Oscars over 'racist' Trump visa ban

The Iranian star of Oscar-nominated film "The Salesman" said Thursday she would boycott the awards in protest at President Donald ...

International football <em>star</em> Xavi to inspire refugee children

The New Arab

International football star Xavi to inspire refugee children

Spanish footballer Xavi Hernandez will head to Jordan this week as part of a campaign to help inspire refugee children through football.

The New Arab

Footballing legend Xavi: Arab footballers are great and promising

Footballing great Xavi tells The New Arab what he thinks about top-tier Arab footballers and the differences between European and Arab football.

Karim Traboulsi

Jordanians, Arabs get Oscar fever over 'Theeb'

Arabs are following the Oscars tonight hoping two entries from the region, ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Theeb’, will take home cinema's greatest prizes.

The New Arab

Bedouin coming-of-age drama, Theeb, vying for Oscar

Society: Already winning hearts - and awards - could Jordan's first Oscar contender, the story of a Bedouin boy during the Arab Revolt, be the ...

Sana al-Yemen

Want a free Israel trip? Just get Oscar nominated

Blog: Israel is fighting back against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement by giving away trips reportedly worth $55,000 in swag bags ...

Watching <em>Star</em> Wars in Damascus

Karim Traboulsi

Watching Star Wars in Damascus

Blog: As the worldwide premiere of the long-awaited sequel for the Star Wars saga arrives, Karim Traboulsi examines what the film could ...

Hussam Osama

Refugee football coach: 'Meeting Ronaldo was historic'

Blog: We caught up with Osama Abdul-Moshen, the Syrian refugee football coach who was infamously tripped by a Hungarian journalist, to talk ...

Kurdish pop singer drops beats to defeat IS

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Kurdish pop singer drops beats to defeat IS

Helly Luv's anti-IS video for her latest song 'Revolution' has proved a hit in the Iraqi Kurdish region and elsewhere.

Prince Ali and the bid to clean up Fifa

Farid Farid

Prince Ali and the bid to clean up Fifa

Analysis: The Jordanian vice-president of football's world governing body is riding a wave of support as international legal pressure mounts on ...

The Janjaweed, Sudan's ticking time bomb

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

The Janjaweed, Sudan's ticking time bomb

Analysis: The Janjaweed militia has emerged as a powerful political player in Sudan, but the history of militias getting involved in politics ...

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