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Iraq's first independent film festival aims to take back control of tired narratives of the country and showcase emerging and established talent in film.

Lebanon's economic crisis has seen salaries slashed, the value of the lira plummet and the price of goods drastically inflate.

US oil prices crash to negative amid devastating glut

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US oil prices crash to negative amid devastating glut

US oil prices crashed to unprecedented lows as futures in New York ended in negative territory for the first time amid a devastating supply glut.

Genocide denier Peter Handke's Nobel Prize embodies Europe's Islamophobia

Sam Hamad

Genocide denier Peter Handke's Nobel Prize embodies Europe's Islamophobia

Comment: Awarding the Nobel prize for literature to 'genocide denier' Peter Handke reflects the Islamophobia and fascism of our times, from ...

How China uses tech to monitor, detain, brainwash Uighurs

James Snell

How China uses tech to monitor, detain, brainwash Uighurs

Comment: The Chinese government is conducting mass surveillance, imprisonment and brainwashing of Uighurs under the guise of 'education and ...

Amr Salahi

Turkey, the Kurds and the demographic re-engineering of Syria

The start of Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Syria brings with it fears of demographic change. Both Turkey and its Syrian Kurdish opponents have a history of forcibly displacing people.

Sarah Shaffi

This Green and Pleasant Land: Exploring racism and assimilation

Book Club: The kind of prejudice in This Green and Pleasant Land is largely of the low-key but pernicious sort that many Muslims and people of ...

Shireen T. Hunter

Demonising and dehumanising Iran

Comment: For 30 years, there has been a systematic effort in the US to demonise not only the Islamic regime, but Iran and its people, writes ...

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Bookworms cheer as Amazon Kindle introduces Arabic e-books

Bookworms have welcomed the move by Amazon to release over 12,000 Arabic titles on its Kindle devices.

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Mohamed ElMeshad

In Egypt, the slow death of journalism continues

Comment: Egypt's new laws class social media accounts as media outlets, and mark another setback for journalists in an increasingly oppressive ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan in major Istanbul rally ahead of Turkey vote

Erdogan held a mega rally ahead of next weekend's elections in Turkey.

How right is the Left in the Islamic world?

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

How right is the Left in the Islamic world?

Comment: The Islamic Left may have ended up more Islamic and less leftist, but intellectuals' leftist utopia has long been abandoned ...

Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Shapeshifting Sadr will not bring change to Iraq

Comment: It would be naive to forget the actions and deep-rooted bonds of Sadr's past, writes Tallha Abdulrazaq.

Egyptian literary pioneer Ahmed Khaled Tawfik passes away

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Egyptian literary pioneer Ahmed Khaled Tawfik passes away

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik has died aged 55, a writer with a vision who transformed contemporary Arab literature.

Jordan's plan for high-tech desert city met with scepticism

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Jordan's plan for high-tech desert city met with scepticism

A new desert metropolis to be built by Jordan has been met with skepticism by urban planners, who argue it is more efficient to improve existing ...

Amal Awad

Australia's struggle with diversity is about power and fear

Comment: Western countries - and especially Australia - struggle to accept true diversity as migrants become successful and threaten the traditional power base, writes Amal Awad.

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Calais right-wing mayor says non to giving refugees food

The mayor of Calais, Natacha Bouchart, bans the distribution of food to migrants as part of a campaign to prevent the establishment of permanent ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

Mubarak and the legacy of institutional decay

Comment: On the anniversary of Mubarak's ousting, his legacy is not simply one of a deposed autocrat, but the origin of an ongoing state of ...

James Snell

Foreign fighters for statelets: From Kurdistan to the 'Caliphate'

Comment: The steady stream of recruits from the West to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), are just as ideologically driven as those flocking ...

Hollywood stars praise 'enlightening' Egyptian film

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Hollywood stars praise 'enlightening' Egyptian film

Renowned American actor Tom Hanks and British actor Daniel Craig have both praised Egyptian director Mohamed Diab for his critically acclaimed ...

Sophia Akram

The uncertain future of France's refugee camps

Comment: NGOs in France have built a model refugee camp and the state now wants to take it over. But do their long-term intentions involve ...

Cinema from the back of an Egyptian police van Cinema from the back of an Egyptian police van

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Cinema from the back of an Egyptian police van

Video: Egyptian director Mohamed Diab's 'Clash' opens at Cannes film festival, a film shot entirely in the back of an police van and telling the ...

Inside the world of Saudi Islamic State members

The New Arab

Inside the world of Saudi Islamic State members

The New Arab has analysed a cache of leaked 'membership forms' belonging to IS to reveal intriguing information on Saudi Arabian members of the ...

Never mind the Russians, IS is destroying itself

Paul McLoughlin

Never mind the Russians, IS is destroying itself

Analysis: A wave of mass killings by the Islamic State group in recent months highlights a growing desperation in the leadership every bit as ...

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