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To avoid the US sanctions imposed on Iran, traders are crossing the border into neighbouring Iraq to sell their wares.

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.

Iran army announces large-scale drone drill

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Iran army announces large-scale drone drill

Iran's state news agency said that hundreds of army drones will undertake "combat, surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare" in short and long distances flights.

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

Calligraphies of the Desert by Hassan Massoudy

Yousif Nur

Calligraphies of the Desert by Hassan Massoudy

Book Club: Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of revered poets and writers who have lost themselves ...

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Dubai introduces facial recognition on public transport

Dubai is beefing up security ahead of the Dubai Expo 2020.

Sahar Esfandiari

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, ...

Malia Bouattia

This Black History Month, museums should return stolen artefacts

Comment: Returning stolen arts and objects to their rightful owners is a necessary step towards righting the colonial wrongs of western nations, ...

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Iran Guards unveil new naval ballistic missile

A new naval ballistic missile with a potential range of over 700 kilometres (430 miles) was unveiled by Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Sunday.

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

The New Arab Staff

Bahrain crown prince participates in trials for coronavirus vaccine

The Bahraini crown prince has participated in the third phase of clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine.

Arab artists boycott UAE after Israel deal

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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 ...

French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The couple are suspected of taking advantage of the instability that followed the Arab Spring in the early 2011 to loot ancient relics.

Controversy-dogged Da Vinci artwork re-emerges in Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff

Controversy-dogged Da Vinci artwork re-emerges in Saudi Arabia

'What about Islamic art?' critics ask as Saudi plans to open a museum to unveil the world's most expensive painting, Salvator Mundi, depicting ...

Morocco artisans fear 'knockout punch' from coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco artisans fear 'knockout punch' from coronavirus

Moroccan artists are worried that the Covid-19 pandemic can ruin their businesses.

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Istanbul conquest commemorated with Islamic prayers in Hagia Sophia

The ceremony was attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who joined via videoconference.

Sahar Esfandiari

Middle East art goes virtual amid coronavirus pandemic

Art institutions and galleries in the Middle East have moved online, creating digital spaces to connect and inspire people under lockdown.

The New Arab & agencies

Dubai converts World Trade Centre into field hospital

Dubai's World Trade Centre, a skyscraper in the city-state's financial district, was converted into a field hospital for coronavirus patients.

Paul McLoughlin

Can Gulf supply chains cope with the coronavirus crisis?

The Gulf appears immune to the panic buying engulfing Europe and North America.

Free film screenings and gallery tours for your quarantine

The New Arab

Free film screenings and gallery tours for your quarantine

Isolation can be tough, but these Middle Eastern art galleries, festivals and creators are opening up local art scenes online.

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UAE company forced to cancel rent for London hospital

The UAE-owned company ADNEC has backtracked on a decision to charge the UK’s National Health Service millions of pounds in rent for a new ...

Iran's army sets up hospital in virus-stricken capital

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's army sets up hospital in virus-stricken capital

Iran set up a 2,000 bed hospital in 48 hours to treat patients recovering from coronavirus.

Arsheef: Inside Yemen's first contemporary art gallery

Sahar Esfandiari

Arsheef: Inside Yemen's first contemporary art gallery

Arsheef, Yemen's first contemporary art gallery, aims to showcase young artists and portray an authentic, multi-faceted reflection of life in ...

Cause for optimism as Tunisia plans first Jewish museum

Aidan Chivers

Cause for optimism as Tunisia plans first Jewish museum

A new Jewish museum in Tunisia seeks to promote the country's rich and plural heritage.

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