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Actor Russell Crowe made a donation on behalf of the late celebrity chef to Le Chef, a restaurant which was destroyed in the twin explosions that destroyed half of Beirut.

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

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why the UAE seeks stronger ties with Iran

Comment: As the UAE moves out of Saudi Arabia's shadow, its developing ties with Iran are not as surprising as some might suggest, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Josh Ruebner

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Comment: Most Jewish-Americans, like Seth Rogen, are still only awakening to the moral and political ramifications of Israel's settler-colonial ...

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

Jan-Peter Westad

Iyad el-Baghdadi: The pro-democracy activist taking on Arab autocrats

The New Arab Meets: Iyad el-Baghdadi, who rose to prominence during the Arab Spring as a vocal critic of anti-democratic regimes.

The New Arab Staff

Seth Rogen denies apologising over Israel remarks

The Canadian comic actor said his mother made him call the head of the Jewish Agency to discuss his Israel remarks.

The New Arab Staff

Calls for release of Moroccan man jailed for 'blasphemy'

Mohammad Awatif Kachchach was jailed for six months for sharing a cartoon online.

The New Arab Staff

Seth Rogen says he was 'fed lies' about Israel

The Jewish 38-year-old actor said that during his time at school he was never told that Palestinians used to live on Israeli soil.

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Michal Kranz

Lebanon's alliance with the US has run its course

Comment: Unless the US takes serious steps to repair the relationship, there will be few incentives left for the Lebanese to keep the alliance ...

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.

Syrian tycoon says targeted companies were evading US sanctions

The New Arab Staff

Syrian tycoon says targeted companies were evading US sanctions

Rami Makhlouf said that overseas companies being targeted by the Syrian regime were set up to evade US sanctions.

Covid-19: Yemen's 'unprecedented calamity'

Giorgio Cafiero

Covid-19: Yemen's 'unprecedented calamity'

Comment: The Covid-19 crisis has only added more vitriol and hostility to relations between the three sides of Yemen's conflict, writes Giorgio ...

Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The Turkish government has been accused of censoring gay characters in two Netflix series, sparking a heated conversation around censorship and ...

Popular Egyptian singer sentenced to one year in prison

The New Arab Staff

Popular Egyptian singer sentenced to one year in prison

Egypt’s Dokki Misdemeanor Court has sentenced popular actor-turned-singer Mohamed Ramadan to one year in prison for slandering a pilot ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the people's interest, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

The New Arab Staff

Iran considers review of death sentences after public outcry

Celebrities joined the campaign using the hashtag #do_not_execute in Persian, which was shared on social media platforms over five million times ...

Narjas Zatat

UK says it will help pay Yemen teachers' salaries

The UK government has pledged to help thousands of teachers in the poorest refugee-hosting countries in the world.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

TED group to launch talks in Arabic

A prestigious TED group dedicated to "ideas worth spreading" on Monday set out to provide a global stage for Arabic speaking thinkers, artists ...

US killing of Qassem Soleimani 'unlawful', says UN expert

The New Arab Staff

US killing of Qassem Soleimani 'unlawful', says UN expert

A UN expert found the US' killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani to be in contravention of international law.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Egyptian actor Ragaa al-Geddawy dies after contracting the COVID-19, Iran and Morocco report new record one-day ...

Iconic Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy dies of Covid-19

The New Arab Staff

Iconic Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy dies of Covid-19

Ragaa el-Geddawy has died of coronavirus, flooding tributes across the world.

Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected ...

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Will the Caesar Act deter UAE normalisation of Assad?

In-depth: The Syrian regime has become increasingly important to the UAE's geopolitical goals.

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