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The case, brought forward by the head of the Egyptian Artists' Syndicate, requested the court refuse permits from the artist to sing in concerts or perform in any acting roles.

Wall Street closed at a record high following the inauguration of US President Joe Biden.

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

Yara El Murr

Breaking cycles of trauma and illness among Syrian refugees

In-depth: Researchers are exploring the correlation between mental and physical health to provide adequate care to refugees, but with the data still lacking, community-based activities are filling the gap.

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

WHO rules out Covid herd immunity this year

Scientists at the World Health Organization warned that mass vaccinations would not bring about herd immunity to the coronavirus this year, even ...

British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

The New Arab Staff

British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

The "world has become a total mess" since the killing of Qasem Soleimani last year, singer Hassan Tavakoli opines in the song.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

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Turkmenistan president claims liquorice can cure Covid-19

Authoritarian Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has claimed that liquorice can cure coronavirus in the latest in a series of erratic ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Far from the capital, Iran struggles to bury victims

Iran is one of worst hit countries in the region for coronavirus and in Mazandaran they are struggling to dig keep up with the number of graves ...

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Florence Massena

Before a public memorial, Beirut needs to heal

With homes still destroyed and no one held accountable for Beirut's devastating port blast, plans to build a memorial site could prove ...

Trump threatens to veto efforts to block UAE sale

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Trump threatens to veto efforts to block UAE sale

Congress is set to vote on a massive $23 billion UAE arms sale.

Erdogan donates Islamic calligraphy to Hagia Sophia

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Erdogan donates Islamic calligraphy to Hagia Sophia

The calligraphic plaque features verses 159 and 160 from the Al-Imran chapter of the Quran.

Calligraphies of the Desert by Hassan Massoudy

Yousif Nur

Calligraphies of the Desert by Hassan Massoudy

Book Club: Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of revered poets and writers who have lost themselves ...

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian struggle.

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Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray

Ethiopia has decided to move troops into the Tigray capital as the fighting continues.

Tahmina Begum

A Match Made In Heaven: Muslim women talk desire

Book Club: A new anthology of stories by British Muslim women exploring romance and desire proves to be a powerful and nuanced response to ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Let women cook': Lebanese mock minister over sexist comment

Lebanon's interior minister was mocked after suggesting women start cooking following a suspension of food deliveries during the country's ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenians flee homes as Azerbaijan takeover looms

Residents of Nor Getashen worry they will face retaliatory attacks by Azerbaijan if they remain in their homes in the rugged region after the ...

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Zainab Mehdi

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

This year's Amman Jazz Festival is forgoing international performers and showcasing local talent in a variety of genres, with festivities taking ...

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Azmi Bishara

Discussing freedom of expression, tolerance, and secularism

Comment: President Macron's defence of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons raises important questions around secularism and free speech in a global ...

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst ...

Turkey's latest mosque conversion provokes outrage over heritage 'destruction'

The New Arab Staff

Turkey's latest mosque conversion provokes outrage over heritage 'destruction'

A Byzantine-era Istanbul church is set to re-open as a mosque on Friday, with images of its covered mosaics prompting anger.

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