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Bahrainis have been protesting in secret online, offline and in exile against normalisation with Israel, despite the risk of state crackdown.

The New Arab speaks to Roisin Tapponi, the founder of the Habibi Collective project, about the digital archiving of films made by women from the Middle East.

Disney's Mulan is an insult to Uighurs, Muslims everywhere

Aniqah Choudhri

Disney's Mulan is an insult to Uighurs, Muslims everywhere

Comment: Disney's new Mulan employs lazy and offensive stereotypes of Arabs, and is filmed on the very same lands where China is persecuting Uighurs, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Courtney Freer

Under anti-corruption guise, Saudi crown prince targets royal rivals

Comment: The arrest of two Saudi princes reflects Mohammed bin Salman's power to increase central control over the defence sector, despite ...

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Mali junta opens talks on power handover

The talks in Bamako are being held under junta chief Assimi Goita but he was not present on Saturday, according to military sources.

Shan. A. Zain

What Pakistan's pivot to China means for India-Gulf ties

India's emergence as a major player in the Middle East at the expense of Pakistan has triggered a realignment of regional power dynamics.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US says new Lebanese government must pursue ‘real change’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that any new Lebanese government must conduct ‘significant reforms’ and that ‘business as usual’ will be ...

Florence Massena

After Beirut blast, mental health is Lebanon's next crisis

Lebanon is on the verge of a mental health emergency after the trauma of the devastating Beirut explosion.

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

Nazli Tarzi

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

A new generation of digital conservationists are using cutting edge virtual reality technology to revive war-damaged cultural heritage sites.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

MENA billionaires earned double cost of Beirut repairs

The Middle East's 21 billionaires have amassed $63 million every day since March, a combined bounty double the amount needed to repair the ...

Lebanon service sector says will rebel against lockdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon service sector says will rebel against lockdown

A Lebanese service industry syndicate head has said the industry will ignore a government-imposed lockdown.

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's <em>diaspora</em>

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Despite dealing with their own hopelessness and guilt, Lebanon's famously vast and intrinsically connected diaspora has sprung into ...

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 ...

Imperialism, patriarchy and the history of Palestinian LGBTQ activism

Yousra Samir Imran

Imperialism, patriarchy and the history of Palestinian LGBTQ activism

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian scholar Dr. Sa'ed Atshan to discuss his new book 'Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Deadly Beirut blast prompts new exodus from Lebanon

Following the deadly blast in Beirut that happened two weeks ago, many families are looking to leave Lebanon, saying they no longer feel safe in the country.

Leila al-Shami

The erasure of Yarmouk refugee camp

Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime ...

Narjas Zatat

Impact Lebanon: the group leading the Beirut aid appeal

As the political elite point fingers of blame, aid groups stepped up to help Lebanon during this time. Impact Lebanon is one of them.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the ...

Restless Lebanon family awaits three missing firefighter 'heroes'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Restless Lebanon family awaits three missing firefighter 'heroes'

Three members of the same family, all of which firefighters called to the scene, have been missing since the deadly port blast rocked Beirut ...

Alya Mooro

Survivor's guilt in the Arab diaspora

Whenever a catastrophe such as the Beirut explosion takes place, many in the Arab diaspora grapple with feelings of helplessness and ...

Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Is France helping Lebanon, or trying to reconquer it?

'France will never let Lebanon go,' said Macron during his visit to Beirut following the port disaster, which has prompted accusations of ...

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

Rescuers are combing through the blast site, searching for missing people as the country reels from the tragedy.

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

Narjas Zatat

Beirut Explosion: Here are 5 organisations on the ground

A number of organisations have responded to Beirut's tragic explosion with an influx of volunteers, fundraising and support.

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