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Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif.

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Nazli Tarzi

Review: Once Upon a Time in Iraq

Once Upon a Time in Iraq is a gripping but fragmented portrayal of a nation torn apart by war.

Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

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Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The Turkish government has been accused of censoring gay characters in two Netflix series, sparking a heated conversation around censorship and ...

Jaddoland: An intergenerational portrait of love (land) and loss

Nazli Tarzi

Jaddoland: An intergenerational portrait of love (land) and loss

Nadia Shihab's Jaddoland is an intimate exploration of identity and belonging across three generations of an Iraqi family in Texas.

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Slain Palestinian man's family told no footage of killing

The parents of a slain autistic Palestinian man called for a probe after being told security cameras were not working at the time of their son's killing.

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Ghosn 'aiding' those who helped him flee to Lebanon

In a televised interview that aired late on Saturday, Ghosn confirmed that he is aiding those who helped smuggle him out of Japan.

Narjas Zatat

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a reckoning ...

The New Arab Staff

Ghosn mulled turning Japan escape into Hollywood film

MNG Jet operations manager Okan Kosemen told an Istanbul court that Carlos Ghosn wants to make his escape into a Hollywood movie.

Iconic Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy dies of Covid-19

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Iconic Egyptian actress Ragaa al-Geddawy dies of Covid-19

Ragaa el-Geddawy has died of coronavirus, flooding tributes across the world.

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Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

The two flight attendants face a one-year prison term each if convicted of not reporting a crime.

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

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Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad recounts torture

Feras Fayyad, who directed an award-winning documentary about Syrian doctors recounts the horrific torture he experienced almost a decade ago.

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of football.

Pakistan blocks online game PUBG over 'negative' impact

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Pakistan blocks online game PUBG over 'negative' impact

Authorities said they had received "numerous" complaints from people saying the game has a "serious negative impact on (the) physical and ...

Documentary featuring Rashida Tlaib won't air on Detroit TV

The New Arab Staff

Documentary featuring Rashida Tlaib won't air on Detroit TV

A documentary featuring Palestinian American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib won't air on an official Detroit TV station, part of her state ...

Sam Hamad

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their bodies, writes Sam Hamad.

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Popular Egyptian actress Elham Shahin reveals meeting with Assad

The Egyptian actress said she met the embattled Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Sahar Esfandiari

How Islam was erased from Rumi's poetry

A new online campaign, Rumi Was Muslim, seeks to rectify the whitewashing and mistranslations of the renowned 13th-century Persian poet and ...

Nikkolas Smith

Enjoying Black art comes with a duty to reflect

Comment: This is a crucial moment. It's up to us to take a stand and actively work to tear down this centuries-old pandemic, writes concept ...

Actor Amr Waked 'cured' after contracting coronavirus

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Actor Amr Waked 'cured' after contracting coronavirus

Egyptian actor Amr Waked said that he and his son have now thankfully recovered from coronavirus.

Siana Bangura

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Comment: Tearing down statues is a step towards wider change, but we mustn't feel content with symbolic actions alone, writes Siana Bangura.

Cairo <em>film</em> festival's art director resigns over past tweets

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Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

Ahmed Shawky has resigned from Cairo's international film festival following outcry at past social media posts that activists say ...

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

Danya Hajjaji

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

A new social media trend saw famous Arabs wearing blackface in a tone-deaf attempt to take a stand against racism. Instead, it spoke volumes ...

Palestinian actress slams Arab racism in viral video

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian actress slams Arab racism in viral video

Abu Khaled, a black woman from Jenin, says racism is a deep-rooted problem in the region.

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