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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.

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

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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.

'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

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'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

Comedians have found plenty of material in the many mishaps of Lebanon, a multi-confessional country still deeply divided after the 1975-1990 ...

'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

The New Arab Staff

'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

A new musical charting the life of former British prime minister Tony Blair will be staged in London, featuring 'special appearances' from ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to sing.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

Filipino bands, a mainstay of nightlife across the Gulf and Asia, face an uncertain fate as the Covid-19 pandemic draws crowds away from clubs.

Basma Alawee

Mobilising the refugee vote in Florida

Comment: I am voting to make sure the road is paved for my daughters and for other refugees, writes Basma Alawee, a refugee organiser in the ...

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Iraq's PM 'dancing with snakes' between US and Iran

Prime Minister Kadhimi said Iraq is walking a tight rope between Iran and US, as relations deteriorate between the two countries.

As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

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As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

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Rihanna faces backlash for using Hadith clip in show

The singer has found herself in hot water with some Twitter users after using an Islamic Hadith during her 2020 Savage X Fenty Show.

Karl Marx lookalike graces the <em>dance</em> floor in Turkey

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Karl Marx lookalike graces the dance floor in Turkey

A popular video shared on social media in Turkey shows the German communist's doppelganger throwing shapes at a wedding.

Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi <em>dance</em> together

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Young Afghan women, men perform whirling Sufi dance together

Young Afghans are embracing Sufi dance in which spin repetitively in prayer and seek to lose themselves in a spiritual trance that they ...

Ammar 808: Tunisia's sonic mastermind returns with fusion electronica

Yousif Nur

Ammar 808: Tunisia's sonic mastermind returns with fusion electronica

The New Arab Meets: Tunisian electronic producer Ammar 808, whose new album blends the pulsating sounds of the Maghreb and south India.

Netflix removes French film in Turkey after official complaint

The New Arab Staff

Netflix removes French film in Turkey after official complaint

Ankara requested the streaming giant take down 'Cuties', a French film accused of sexualising young girls.

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Egyptian TikTok influencer charged with 'spreading debauchery' granted bail

Manar Samy has been released on bail, suspending her three-year prison sentence for posting dance videos on TikTok, which led her to be charged with 'spreading debauchery'

Florence Dixon

How TikTok became Egypt's latest battleground against women

A crackdown on Egypt's 'TikTok girls' highlights who really matters in the eyes of the law. But it also shows their power, or at least, their ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

Omar al-Bashir, ousted last year amid a popular uprising, and 27 others face trial over a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

The New Arab Staff

UK opposition calls for China sanctions over Uighur persecution

China has warned of a 'resolute response' to unilateral sanctions from the UK.

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Ahmad Abdelhalim

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Comment: Sisi is using propaganda tinged with patriotism and tailor-made emergency legislation to target people who dare to speak out against ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi influencer under fire for TikTok dancing video

A Saudi model is facing a backlash for defying ultraconservative norms by dancing in a TikTok video.

Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Danya Hajjaji

Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Social media users rallied around a Kuwaiti transgender woman who surrendered herself to police after she spoke out on her alleged sexual ...

Israeli police find body of missing renowned Palestinian dancer

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Israeli police find body of missing renowned Palestinian dancer

Israeli police found the body of a renowned Palestinian dancer days after he went missing at sea.

Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

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Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

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