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President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days agenda is being overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump.

As the US picks itself up after a night of violence in the Capitol Building, some pundits are being criticised for Orientalist takes on the drama.

MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

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MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

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

Renowned Syrian director Hatem Ali dies in Cairo

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Renowned Syrian director Hatem Ali dies in Cairo

Hatem Ali was known for role in spreading the popularity of Syrian dramas in the Arab world.

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

Nour Odeh

Israel and the UAE capitalise as Trump era ends

Analysis: Fearing a reversal of policies under the Biden administration, Israel and the UAE are exploiting the last days of Trump's presidency to shore up a new geopolitical reality.

Paul McLoughlin

Will Biden's presidency affect Iran's influence in Latin America?

In-depth: The Biden administration could reset caustic ties with Iran, but how will that affect Tehran's budding relations with socialist Latin ...

Arash Azizi

Fakhrizadeh's assassination throws Biden's Iran policy into the spotlight

Comment: Biden has his work cut out, but he must stand up to the warmongers and formulate a peace policy for Iran and the region, writes Arash ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Georgia Secretary of State certifies election for Joe Biden

Georgia has provided confirmation that Joe Biden won the state.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ethiopia nears war as PM orders military confrontation

Observers have worried for months about the growing tensions and their implications for the long-turbulent Horn of Africa region.

Trump casts early ballot in presidential election

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Trump casts early ballot in presidential election

President Donald Trump has officially became one of nearly 55 million Americans to cast early ballots in a year when the coronavirus has made ...

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

Netflix announces host of new Turkish TV series

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Netflix announces host of new Turkish TV series

The streaming giant is massively expanding its roster of Turkish original TV series and films.

Arab regimes are falsifying Palestinian history to enable normalisation

Ali Adam

Arab regimes are falsifying Palestinian history to enable normalisation

Comment: A Saudi-Emirati effort is underway to discredit Palestinian narratives of the conflict in favour of Israeli ones in order to pave the ...

The New Arab Staff

LibanPost releases controversial stamp featuring photo of Beirut explosion

After months of stamp shortages, LibanPost released a limited edition stamp featuring a photo of the port explosion that angered some Beirutis.

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MBC's Shahid faces backlash over series on Beirut explosion

Lebanese social media users accused MBC-owned Shahid of attempting to profit off the Beirut port explosion tragedy, saying the series is 'too ...

Hadani Ditmars

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Love triumphs over tragedy in the Nasser brothers' touching satire on desire and despair in Gaza.

Jad Salfiti

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of ...

World powers dismiss US sanctions against Iran

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World powers dismiss US sanctions against Iran

Iran said its arch-foe the United States is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral US declaration that UN ...

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Palestinians 'need to help themselves', says UAE deputy minister

Palestinians have been outraged by the UAE's normalisation deal with Israel.

Habibi Collective: Collating films made by Arab women

Sarah Khalil

Habibi Collective: Collating films made by Arab women

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 ...

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

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 ...

Egyptian superstar Amr Diab to appear in Netflix series

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Egyptian superstar Amr Diab to appear in Netflix series

Egyptian pop superstar Amr Diab will be starring in a new Netflix original series.

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