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The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rasha Nahas, to talk more about the release of her highly anticipated debut album Desert.

Alaa Bliha, 27, rose to fame with videos of herself imitating famous figures from across the Arab world and beyond.

The female whirling dervishes reclaiming Afghanistan’s Sufi heritage

Nadia Khan

The female whirling dervishes reclaiming Afghanistan’s Sufi heritage

Fahima Mirzaie is hoping to reclaim Afghanistan’s deep-rooted Sufi heritage with her strong female lead Kabul-based Sufi dance and performing arts group, Shohod Arefan.

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Book Club: There Where You Are Not offers an incredible glimpse into the experience of history as a Palestinian, and as the "other".

Google launches virtual home for Mosul's 'art and soul'

The New Arab Staff

Google launches virtual home for Mosul's 'art and soul'

An art collection and a virtual tour of Mosul's old city are available on the new platform.

Arif Rafiq

The West's dangerous dalliance with Hindu extremists

Comment: Power politics and the pursuit of profits are driving the West's enabling of the RSS and other Hindu extremist groups in India, writes Arif Rafiq.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi embassy attack 'mastermind' appointed to Iran judo federation

Iranian media had named Shia cleirc Hassan Kordmihan as a 'mastermind' behind the attack on the Saudi embassy in 2016.

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Turkey's top court backs jailing of rights defender Kavala

The internationally recognised patron of culture and the arts is still in prison despite having been acquitted in February in ...

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Turkish philanthropist on trial for alleged failed coup ties

Osman Kavala denies accusations of espionage and attempting to overthrow the government.

Turkey's jailed rights leader Kavala faces new trial

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey's jailed rights leader Kavala faces new trial

Philanthropist Osman Kavala has been jailed since 2017 despite calls for his release from rights groups.

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Lebanese-born banker Joseph Safra, Brazil's richest man, dies

Safra, who had an estimated fortune of $23.2 billion, ranked 63rd on Forbes magazine's list of the world's wealthiest people.

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write ...

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump: the wrecking ball who came to 'fix' America

Rising to power by claiming to fix the US, Donald Trump has left a turbulent legacy.

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

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 ...

UK won’t charge UAE minister for alleged sexual assault

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK won’t charge UAE minister for alleged sexual assault

Prosecutors in the UK said that they would not bring any charges against the UAE Minister for Tolerance after a British woman accused him of ...

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Amnesty urges F1 against 'sportswashing' Saudi human rights abuses

Amnesty has urged F1 drivers to speak out in solidarity with Saudi human rights defenders.

The New Arab Staff

German university withdraws funding for 'anti-Zionist Israelis'

A Berlin arts university has withdrawn funding from 'The School for Unlearning Zionism'.

Malia Bouattia

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western ...

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

The New Arab Staff

Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

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Twitter outraged by UK government's 'Fatima' job campaign

The UK government has told people like ballet dancer 'Fatima' to find alternative jobs in tech amid a 'war on the arts'.

Detained Sudanese artists released after global uproar

The New Arab Staff

Detained Sudanese artists released after global uproar

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

Amnesty urges golfers to reconsider Saudi Arabia women's tournament

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty urges golfers to reconsider Saudi Arabia women's tournament

Amnesty has urged golfers invited to the tournament to 'take a proper look at the human rights situation in the country.'

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 ...

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