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Heritage with a twist: In the first of our Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen series, Sara Ezzeldin Saeed shares her unexpected cooking journey and the recipe for her homemade creation.

Comment: In utter secrecy, France and Israel are cooperating on the digital warfare of the future, despite competitive tensions on the African arms market, writes Jean Stern.

Ramadan TV show sparks #MeToo solidarity moment in Egypt

The New Arab Staff

Ramadan TV show sparks #MeToo solidarity moment in Egypt

A TV show in Egypt has sparked controversy with a scene depicting the gang-rape of a young women, similar to the real life events during the Fairmont Hotel attack.

Representing MENA artists in the UK

Sophia Akram

Representing MENA artists in the UK

With the narrative having been focused on stereotypical portrayals of people from the region as 'terrorists' or 'illegal immigrants', MENA Arts ...

Film Review: The Man Who Sold His Skin

Hanna Flint

Film Review: The Man Who Sold His Skin

Film Review: Kaothuer Ben Hania's Oscar-nominated production follows a Syrian man whose desperation towards citizenship leads him along an ...

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial sanctions on Ankara will always be off the table.

Nazli Tarzi

Iraqi women forge new pathways in sport

Nazli Tarzi interviews the next generation of female Iraqi sports stars, their arduous journeys towards recognition, and the future of sport for ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Meet Hassan Ali Kasi, a Champion Pakistan Quran reader

21-year-old Hassan Ali Kasi, champion of an international online qari competition, has adhered to a strict regime of yoga, vocal exercises - and ...

The New Arab Staff

MbS' $59 million superyacht 'spotted off Cornish coast'

Mohammed bin Salman's yacht arrived off the Cornish coast amid a scandal involving former PM David Cameron.

After Biden administration recognition, Arab-American Heritage Month thrives, officially

Brooke Anderson

After Biden administration recognition, Arab-American Heritage Month thrives, officially

Proclaimed in at least 20 states and 100 cities, Arab American Heritage Month celebrates and raises awareness of Arab culture in America, ...

Burcu Ozcelik

ReBirth: Women in Iraq blend feminism with digital art

Burcu Ozcelik uncovers the creative practices of reBirth, a visual arts project in Erbil that unapologetically showcases womanhood and ...

Morocco reportedly used a drone in Western Sahara

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco reportedly used a drone in Western Sahara

Morocco is accused of having killed a senior Western Sahara independence fighter through the use of a drone.

Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

The New Arab Staff

Activists condemn Iranian academic for wanting to 'purge gays'

Academic and theatre director Ghotboddin Sadegh has come under fire after saying he wants to 'purge' a Tehran district from the LGBTQ+ community.

Andrea Bocelli performs in Saudi Unesco World Heritage site

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Andrea Bocelli performs in Saudi Unesco World Heritage site

The singer belted out Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" in a duet with his young daughter Virginia at UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra, in the ...

German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

A plan to rebuild the Beirut port area that was devastated by an explosion has been presented by a German delegation.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt unearths 3,000-year-old 'Lost Golden City'

Egypt's "largest" ancient city has been unearthed by archaeologists who say the discovery is the most important since Tutankhamun's tomb.

The New Arab Staff

Jay-Z under fire for Kenyan mosque T-shirt

Rapper Jay-Z has been criticised for wearing a T-shirt featuring an image of a famed Kenyan mosque.

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

Zawamil poetry is a popular traditional artform in Yemen but it has also become a weapon of choice for the Houthis.

Companies pursuing Saudi Arabia over unpaid Riyadh metro bills

The New Arab Staff

Companies pursuing Saudi Arabia over unpaid Riyadh metro bills

The payments dispute was reportedly escalated to a diplomatic level last year over payments for the Riyadh metro

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak starts appeal of corruption conviction

Malaysia's ex-PM Najib Razak was convicted on multi-million dollar corruption charges last year. Now, he launches his appeal against a hefty ...

Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Millions mark Easter under coronavirus curbs

Easter celebrations are, once more, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic as most countries in the world imposed restrictions.

Lebanon crisis robs pensioners of cash cushions

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon crisis robs pensioners of cash cushions

Due to the financial crisis and controls by Lebanese banks over people's savings, pensioners get very little to get by.

Artist Piers Secunda uses 9/11 detritus for peace-affirming <em>art</em>

Zainab Mehdi

Artist Piers Secunda uses 9/11 detritus for peace-affirming art

British artist and sculptor Piers Secunda has been making drawings using rust ink, paying particular attention to surroundings nearby Osama bin ...

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