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Schools have been closed for nearly a year in Jordan, forcing many children into the labour market prematurely.

85-year-old Syrian potter of Armenian origin, Misak Antranik Petros uses an ancient pottery wheel to throw different shapes from clay.

Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

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Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The popular television show has launched two new Rohingya characters in a bid to help traumatized refugee children

Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

The New Arab Staff

Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

A report by the Syrian website Liberated-T has accused an aid worker of using his position to harass, exploit, and attempt to rape multiple ...

Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

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Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

Iraq's Karbala is known as a religious pilgrimage site, visited by millions of worshippers, but shisha-smokers revere it for a different reason: ...

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Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

Since 2014, a series of projects financed by the European Union has changed the face of a small section of the sprawling necropolis.

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Fighting nears key Karabakh town as Azerbaijani forces advance

Azerbaijani forces are nearing on the key hilltop town of Shusha.

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Angered Palestinian shoemaker engraves Trump's name on shoes

The 57-year-old shoemaker says he wants to put Trump's name on the 'lowest thing' - the shoe.

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Detained Sudanese artists released after global uproar

The artists, including award-winning filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, were arrested over a 'mixed-gender' theatre workshop.

Lebanese artists in overdrive to restore Beirut's beauty

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Lebanese artists in overdrive to restore Beirut's beauty

Maya Husseini is one of several artists slowly starting to restore artworks devastated in the disaster.

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Egypt revives effort to retrieve Nefertiti bust from Germany

After decades of refusals from Germany, Egypt is renewing efforts to repatriate the iconic bust of Ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti.

Sudan court jails 6 more artists for 'public nuisance'

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Sudan court jails 6 more artists for 'public nuisance'

Nearly a dozen artists have been arrested in a case that has drawn international condemnation and raised concerns over Sudan's fledgling ...

Explosion in Tehran province kills 1, damages buildings: media

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Explosion in Tehran province kills 1, damages buildings: media

The explosion at a battery workshop near Tehran is the latest in a series of fires and blasts to hit Iran in recent months.

Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

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Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

Egypt has become the epicentre of a resurgent #MeToo movement in the Middle East as growing numbers of women use social media to share accounts ...

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 Staff & Agencies

Court convicts Amnesty Turkey ex-leaders on terror charges

The trial of 11 human rights activists became a symbol of the crackdown on critics after the 2016 failed attempt to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Palestinians fear expulsion for Israeli high-tech hub in Jerusalem

Israel's plans to build 'Silicon Wadi' in Jerusalem has concerned Palestinian business owners who say they are being evicted to make way for the ...

The New Arab Staff

Jordan university slammed for Israeli normalisation workshop

The University of Jordan invited an Israeli-American academic to an online workshop, prompting criticism from anti-normalisation ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco artisans fear 'knockout punch' from coronavirus

Moroccan artists are worried that the Covid-19 pandemic can ruin their businesses.

Brown University inaugurates 'Mahmoud Darwish' chair for Palestinian studies

Danya Hajjaji

Brown University inaugurates 'Mahmoud Darwish' chair for Palestinian studies

Brown University has appointed a prominent Middle Eastern history professor as its first faculty chair in Palestinian Studies, a position named ...

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus misinformation fuels hatred against India’s Muslims

A systematic campaign of disinformation blaming Muslims for the spread of coronavirus in India is fuelling hatred and violent attacks.

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Sahar Esfandiari

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Art institutions and galleries in the Middle East have moved online, creating digital spaces to connect and inspire people under lockdown.

Syrians go home to ruins rather than risk virus

The New Arab & agencies

Syrians go home to ruins rather than risk virus

No case of the COVID-19 illness has yet been recorded in northwest Syria, but aid organisations fear any outbreak in the last major rebel ...

Libya robotics team builds face shields for health workers

Danya Hajjaji

Libya robotics team builds face shields for health workers

Despite depleting materials and wartime struggles, Tripoli-based LYBOTICS remains dedicated to building face shields for medical staff on the ...

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