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Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony will be scaled back because of Covid-19.

Trump bestows a top honor on Kuwait's ruling emir

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump bestows a top honor on Kuwait's ruling emir

Donald Trump has awarded Kuwait's ruling emir with a top US honor.

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

Nour Odeh

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

The pacts with Israel reveal an unbridgeable gulf between Arab societies and the repressive regimes that rule over them.

Daughter of Syrian Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker goes to school

Narjas Zatat

Daughter of Syrian Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker goes to school

The documentary filmmaker won several awards for her documentary about life in Aleppo during Bashar al-Assad's seige.

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Egypt accused of 'recycling' cases against dissidents

Pre-trial detention can last up to two years under Egyptian law, but the period is often extended after new charges are introduced.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

A number of Arab artists have withdrawn from Emirati-run exhibitions and competitions in opposition to last month's agreement to normalise ties ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US told to prepare for Covid-19 vaccine by November

The Trump administration has told US states to be ready to distribute a potential coronavirus vaccine by the beginning of November

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards reconciliation, as ...

US defence chief endorses awarding top war medal

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US defence chief endorses awarding top war medal

On condition of Trump's support, Alwyn C. Cashe could become the first Black soldier to receive the Medal of Honor, 15 years after his death ...

Horriya Marzouk

Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

Egypt's top translation institution has barred foreign books that criticise religion or violate social values, with fears it could extend to ...

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Nour Odeh

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Analysis: Political fault lines in the region have shifted and a dramatic adjustment is required to save the Palestinian national movement.

Inside Iraq's first independent film festival

Sahar Esfandiari

Inside Iraq's first independent film festival

Iraq's first independent film festival aims to take back control of tired narratives of the country and showcase emerging and established talent ...

Palestine and the Democratic Party platform: A strategic regression

Nour Odeh

Palestine and the Democratic Party platform: A strategic regression

Despite growing support for a more progressive position on Palestine, the establishment wing has reverted to mainstream policies which ignore ...

Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb on literature, memory and displacement

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb on literature, memory and displacement

The New Arab Meets: Huzama Habayeb, an award-winning Palestinian novelist who explores the relationship between exile and nostalgia in ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kurdish-Iranian refugee author granted asylum in New Zealand

Behrouz Boochani has been granted asylum in New Zealand after being six years in limbo under Australia's immigration policies.

Tasnim Nazeer

Sri Lanka must end forced cremation of Muslims

Comment: Sri Lanka's policy of compulsory cremation for victims of coronavirus is an assault on the religious burial rites of its minority ...

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Freedom of speech and the exceptional case of Palestine

Comment: Too many 'progressives' are unwilling to extend their anti-racist and anti-colonial values to support for Palestine, writes Randa ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Malian jihadist on trial at ICC over Timbuktu destruction

Al Hassan is the second Islamist extremist to face trial at the ICC for the destruction of the Timbuktu shrines, following a 2016 landmark ...

Egyptian writer Mohamed Hashem arrested over sexual assault allegations

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian writer Mohamed Hashem arrested over sexual assault allegations

Amid Egypt's growing #MeToo movement, prominent writer Mohamed Hashem was arrested after a poet accused him of sexually assaulting her last year.

Malia Bouattia

Made in Europe: Saudi soldiers and weapons deals

Comment: The weapons deals and military training France and the UK provide to Saudi Arabia are killing civilians abroad, and harming workers at ...

Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Afghan warlord awarded 'country's highest military rank'

Abdul Rahid Dostum has been accused of widespread human rights abuses over decades, including killing thousands of Taliban prisoners in the ...

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

The New Arab Staff

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

Feras Fayyad, who directed an award-winning documentary about Syrian doctors recounts the horrific torture he experienced almost a ...

India tightens the noose on Kashmir's media

Aamir Ali Bhat

India tightens the noose on Kashmir's media

A new law empowers the Indian state to legally and economically punish journalists in Kashmir for publishing 'fake news' and 'anti-national ...

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