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As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as societal shift.

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories that offer a more honest perspective.

Egyptian actor Amr Waked to star alongside Gal Gadot

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Egyptian actor Amr Waked to star alongside Gal Gadot

Amr Waked comes under fire after announcing he will star alongside Israeli lead actor Gal Gadot in the sequel of the American superhero film Wonder Woman.

Instagram deletes 'gay Muslim' <em>comics</em> account after Indonesia backlash

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Instagram deletes 'gay Muslim' comics account after Indonesia backlash

Instagram has succumb to Indonesian pressure and removed an account which consisted of comics to spark empathy for the LGBTQ+ community ...

Red card to red carpet: MBS on tour

Khaled Diab

Red card to red carpet: MBS on tour

Comment: The Saudi crown prince's tour highlights a global battle between principled grassroots opposition, and 'pragmatic' political ...

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Legendary Arab poet Antara rises as comic book superhero

An Egyptian writer and Indian illustrator have brought the legendary pre-Islamic Arab poet Antara back to life through comics.

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Ms Marvel poised to star as first Muslim Avenger

Marvel fans will be treated to a very special new creation, as the franchise's first Muslim superhero is unveiled.

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Hardline Libya group breaks up 'indecent' comic festival

An Islamist 'anti-crime' group in Libya's Tripoli said it had arrested organisers of a comic festival for 'acts of indecency and against public ...

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Netanyahu's new poodle: Conan O'Brien rolls over for Israel

His trip to Israel was seen by many as a big Israeli PR stunt, and many took to Twitter to ask whether his trip was sponsored by Israel or ...

There's no shortage of Middle Eastern Wonder Women

Hadani Ditmars

There's no shortage of Middle Eastern Wonder Women

Blog: Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman may have stormed the box office, but more real-life super-heroines are fighting for justice every day, writes ...

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Wonder why? Lebanon is banning DC Comics' latest blockbuster

Wonder Woman will be banned in Lebanon for starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot despite the film being tipped as one of the best in DC ...

Lebanon bans 'Wonder Woman' over Israeli lead Gal Gadot

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Lebanon bans 'Wonder Woman' over Israeli lead Gal Gadot

DC Comics American superhero film "Wonder Woman" will be banned in Lebanon for starring Israeli actress and IDF supporter Gal Gadot.

Comic artists draw attention to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Sarah Khalil

Comic artists draw attention to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Glimpses of harsh realities of the lives of Syrian refugees are captured in five extended comic strips entitled "Meantime", commissioned by ...

Fans flock to first-ever Comic Con in Saudi Arabia Fans flock to first-ever Comic Con in Saudi Arabia

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Fans flock to first-ever Comic Con in Saudi Arabia

The first edition of the US-based pop culture Comic Con is being held in Saudi Arabia featuring a mix of robots, gaming and Saudi television and ...

Comic Con set to make Saudi Arabia debut

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Comic Con set to make Saudi Arabia debut

Comic enthusiasts in the conservative kingdom eagerly anticipate their country's first annual Comic Con event set to begin in February 2017.

Gianluca Costantini

Gallery: 'Aleppo is hell'

Italian artist Gianluca Costantini brings a new series of illustrations to The New Arab.

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The magic of makeup... and a hijab

Blog: One Instagram user is taking social media by storm with her creative real-life take on famed film characters - while wearing her hijab.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Charlie Hebdo under fire over cartoons depicting Aylan Kurdi

French magazine Charlie Hebdo has once again stirred up controversy with its cartoons, with many people condemning them as distasteful and ...

Mohammed al-Asfar

Habka: Libya's first manga comic book

Culture: Libyan artists have launched their country's first manga comic book, which is now available in Benghazi and Tripoli.

Cartoonist Mahmoud Kahil: A treasure unearthed

Moe Chreif

Cartoonist Mahmoud Kahil: A treasure unearthed

Culture: The family of the renowned cartoonist have scanned his catalogue of work into a database and published a selection of his work in a ...

Moe Chreif

Majallet Onboz: A promising magazine for children

Culture: Majallet Onboz is a multidisciplinary Arabic-language magazine for children recently launched at the National Museum in Beirut, ...

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