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

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

Syrian girl nominated for 2020 Children's Peace Prize

The New Arab Staff

Syrian girl nominated for 2020 Children's Peace Prize

A Syrian girl who was 10 years old when she began to make videos about the suffering of people in Ghouta has been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.

Disney adds new racism disclaimers to older streaming titles

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Disney adds new racism disclaimers to older streaming titles

Shying away from past racism, Disney is adding disclaimers to classics, including Peter Pan and Aristocrats to warn viewers about derogatory ...

Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt releases satirist after two years in jail: family

Abu Zeid was part of a satirical television talk show before the authorities halted its broadcast.

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Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

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US-Israeli delegation to visit Bahrain - report

A joint US-Israeli delegation could visit Bahrain next week to get the process of normalising relations between Israel and Bahrain started, the ...

The New Arab Staff

Outrage as Israeli actress Gal Gadot announces Cleopatra role

Social media users took aim at Gal Gadot once again this week after she announced her new role as Egyptian Queen Cleopatra.

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Fashion brands panic after Saudi 'Made In Turkey' ban

Brands such as Mango might switch suppliers after a Saudi boycott of Turkish goods.

Detained Sudanese artists released after global uproar

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Detained Sudanese artists released after global uproar

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

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.

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

NYT journalist 'threatened' family of IS hostage James Foley

The New Arab Staff

NYT journalist 'threatened' family of IS hostage James Foley

Rukmini Callimachi is facing a barrage of allegations of unethical conduct surrounding her reporting on the Islamic State extremist group.

Soura <em>film</em> 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 ...

Egyptian filmmaker detained in 'outrageous' crackdown on artistic freedom

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian filmmaker detained in 'outrageous' crackdown on artistic freedom

PEN has raised alarm that a US-based Egyptian filmmaker's health is in danger after spending months in pre-trial detention in Egypt following ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan court jails 6 more artists for 'public nuisance'

Nearly a dozen artists have been arrested in a case that has drawn international condemnation and raised concerns over Sudan's fledgling transition to democracy.

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Netanyahu aides fined for violating quarantine after Washington trip

Two Israeli officials were spotted filming anti-Netanyahu protesters at a time they were supposed to be in quarantine after returning from the ...

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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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Four participants withdraw from Israeli documentary festival, citing BDS

Four participants of Docaviv 2020 have withdrawn themselves and their entries after a campaign by BDS.

Israel, UAE <em>film</em> industries to cooperate following normalisation deal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Israel, UAE film industries to cooperate following normalisation deal

Film agencies in Israel and the United Arab Emirates have announced an agreement to cooperate on television production, in the latest ...

Narjas Zatat

Daughter of Syrian Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker goes to school

The documentary filmmaker won several awards for her documentary about life in Aleppo during Bashar al-Assad's seige.

Netflix removes French <em>film</em> 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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