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A rooster fitted with a knife for an illegal cockfight in southern India has killed its owner, sparking a manhunt for the organisers of the event, police said Saturday.

Film review: The sophomore feature by Scottish writer-director Ben Sharrock lives up its title, portraying the purgatorial existence of asylum seekers living on a remote Scottish island, writes Hanna Flint.

Rasha Nahas' Desert pays homage to her cultural background

Elias Jahshan

Rasha Nahas' Desert pays homage to her cultural background

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rasha Nahas, to talk more about the release of her highly anticipated debut album Desert.

Film review: Agate Mousse

Davide Abbatescianni

Film review: Agate Mousse

Film review: Selim Mourad’s Agate Mousse is an engrossing essay film on transience and death, boasting an elegant direction and rich in ...

Meet the Palestinian DJ who sparked a political storm

Ziad Al-Qattan

Meet the Palestinian DJ who sparked a political storm

In-depth: The arrest of DJ Sama after hosting a techno event in the West Bank reveals a deeper set of tensions within Palestinian society.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

WHO team arrives in Wuhan for coronavirus investigation

A team of experts from the World Health Organization arrived in the Chinese province of Wuhan

The New Arab Staff

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.

The New Arab Staff

Distributors 'wouldn't touch' Khashoggi documentary, director says

Bryan Fogel says media companies 'look the other way' when it comes to Saudi rights abuses.

Jad Salfiti

Denmark's women-led Mariam Mosque: Unorthodox reformation or overdue recognition?

Sherin Khankan and a group of Islamic academics founded the women-led Mariam Mosque in Copenhagen in 2016, sparking a debate among mainstream ...

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

The New Arab Staff

Popular Egyptian singer triggers outrage for 'normalisation' photo

Social media users were left outraged after an official Israeli account posted an image of Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan with Israel's Omer ...

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

Nazli Tarzi

Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

Amman's unique jazz <em>festival</em> improvises with virtual celebrations

Zainab Mehdi

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

This year's Amman Jazz Festival is forgoing international performers and showcasing local talent in a variety of genres, with ...

UK won’t charge UAE minister for alleged sexual assault

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK won’t charge UAE minister for alleged sexual assault

Prosecutors in the UK said that they would not bring any charges against the UAE Minister for Tolerance after a British woman accused him of ...

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

Sofia Nitti

One year on, Iraq's youth rise again

A year on from the protest movement that felled the government, young Iraqis are just as angry about the same issues and are rekindling ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UAE minister of tolerance accused of serious sexual assault

The Hay Festival has vowed not to return to Abu Dhabi while Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan remains the UAE's minister of tolerance.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

After outrage, Indian brand pulls ad with interfaith couple

Tanishq jewelry has pulled an ad featuring a Muslim-Hindu couple after causing outrage.

The New Arab Staff

Emirati royal invites Israeli singer to his Dubai home

Omer Adam was invited to perform at a synagogue in Dubai to celebrate a Jewish holiday.

The New Arab Staff

Detained Sudanese artists released after global uproar

The artists, including award-winning filmmaker Hajooj Kuka, were arrested over a 'mixed-gender' theatre workshop.

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Pilgrims to converge on Senegal's holy city despite virus

This year's Magal, a mass religious festival of a powerful Sufi Muslim order, has raised fears of a potential superspreader event in ...

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

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 ...

Israeli leaders bicker as coronavirus lockdown goes into effect

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israeli leaders bicker as coronavirus lockdown goes into effect

As a result of infighting, Netanyahu will propose a state of emergency.

Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

The New Arab Staff

Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

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