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Carole Samaha took to the social media platform on Thursday to reveal she's an anti-vaxxer and also claiming the coronavirus outbreak is a 'cospiracy'.

The independent Lebanese artist posted a photoshopped blackface image of herself with afro hair, which she claimed was 'in solidarity' with the African-American killed by the police.

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Nazli Tarzi

Surrealist painter captures Iraq's descent into the abyss

Inside Karrar Sattar's work lives a distinctive darkness and haunting sadness that echoes the lived experiences of the nation at large.

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Majed Abusalama

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli ...

Thousands of Israelis flout coronavirus guidelines at anti-lockdown concert

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Thousands of Israelis flout coronavirus guidelines at anti-lockdown concert

In what appears to be the biggest gathering since Israel's coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Israelis packed an event billed as a "protest" ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part III

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

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Prominent artists, actors urge Israel to end Gaza blockade

Over 200 prominent musicians, actors, filmmakers, authors and more signed on to an open letter urging Israel to end its blockade of Gaza during ...

Anu Shukla

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Lockdown is bringing an ironic sense of freedom to artists in the Middle East, with live streams dismantling borders and opening ...

The New Arab & agencies

Hollywood artist tutors Arabic-speaking kids during pandemic

Ali Adeeb, a Syrian-born animation artist who works at Warner Bros. Entertainment, and her sister Sandi, a university lecturer, set up ...

Jordanians on lockdown showcase 'talent from home' for contest

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Jordanians on lockdown showcase 'talent from home' for contest

Jordan's culture ministry launched the "My talent from my home" contest in March, and says it has since attracted more than 67,000 participants ...

The New Arab & agencies

Denmark detains man on suspicion of plotting 'terror attack'

A young man appeared in a Danish court a day after being suspected of plotting an extremist attack.

Palestine activists beat UK government in BDS pensions policy

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Palestine activists beat UK government in BDS pensions policy

The British government suffered a legal blow on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled in favour of a pro-Palestine organisation.

Top five Ramadan podcasts to beat the lockdown blues

Diana Alghoul

Top five Ramadan podcasts to beat the lockdown blues

Many Muslims are starting their own podcasts or series to share the knowledge they have. Here's a list of some Islamic-themed podcasts to listen ...

Arab doctor leads Israeli hospital's anti-coronavirus fight

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Arab doctor leads Israeli hospital's anti-coronavirus fight

Doctor Khitam Hussein, a member of Israel's marginalised Arab community, spearheads an Israeli hospital's battle against Covid-19.

Algerian rapper Soolking launches fundraising campaign for healthcare workers

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Algerian rapper Soolking launches fundraising campaign for healthcare workers

The French-Algerian artist is raising money to help the coronavirus efforts in the North African country.

Yousif Nur

TootArd: Trailblazing fusion music from the occupied Golan Heights

The New Arab Meets: Musical sensation TootArd, an inventive ensemble from the occupied Golan Heights whose sound fuses desert blues, ska and all-out psychedelic rock.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Human Rights Watch expresses concerns over HIV patients' lack of access to medication in Egypt, while Turkey celebrates 100th year of parliament ...

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British Muslims create coronavirus appeal video for Ramadan

Muslim celebrities have joined forces with essential workers to create a coronavirus appeal video for Ramadan.

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.

Qatar musicians give balcony gig to banish virus blues

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar musicians give balcony gig to banish virus blues

Those within earshot of the musical neighbours have been treated to renditions of numbers including Elton John's "Can You Feel the Love ...

Yousif Nur

Tamikrest: Desert blues in the longing for Tuareg freedom

The New Arab Meets: Saharan desert blues band Tamikrest, whose fifth album Tamotaït offers songs of freedom and resistance from the painful ...

Free film screenings and gallery tours for your quarantine

The New Arab

Free film screenings and gallery tours for your quarantine

Isolation can be tough, but these Middle Eastern art galleries, festivals and creators are opening up local art scenes online.

WATCH: Lebanese superstar Fairouz prays for end to coronavirus

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WATCH: Lebanese superstar Fairouz prays for end to coronavirus

Lebanese superstar Fairouz read selected verses from the Psalms.

Palestinian musician Kamilya Jubran on 'Wa', her new album

Yousif Nur

Palestinian musician Kamilya Jubran on 'Wa', her new album

The New Arab meets: Singer-songwriter Kamilya Jubran, whose work has been deeply intertwined with the evolution of the Palestinian cultural ...

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