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The Israeli company EAPC has announce a deal which will allow the transport of oil from the UAE to Europe through Israeli ports, bypassing Egypt’s Suez Canal.

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 Middle East.

Inside Iraq's first independent film festival

Sahar Esfandiari

Inside Iraq's first independent film festival

Iraq's first independent film festival aims to take back control of tired narratives of the country and showcase emerging and established talent in film.

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Book Club: Nadia Yaqub's Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution delves into the political dynamics of Palestinian film.

This year's Palestine Cinema Days tackles women's rights

Delilah Boxstein

This year's Palestine Cinema Days tackles women's rights

This year's Palestine Cinema Days didn't just focus on Palestine's budding film industry, but also gave a platform to women's empowerment.

Sarah Khalil

Being watched: The FBI's surveillance of one Arab neighbourhood

Assia Boundaoui's unnerving documentary questions years of FBI surveillance on her Arab American neighbourhood in Chicago, Illinois.

Diana Alghoul

Revisiting and reviving Youssef Chahine's filmmaking legacy

Youssef Chahine is a famous Egyptian filmmaker whose legacy was honoured in the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival.

Mel Plant

Ramy: Why this Muslim-American sensation doesn't care about Trump

The New Arab Meets: Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef, who explains why his latest semi-autobiographical TV series is not just about a ...

Sara Forcella and Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Italy cracks down on asylum seekers' opportunities to integrate

Migrants who began building lives in Italy could face deportation after a two-year humanitarian protection, granted to those who successfully ...

About a War: Motives and trauma from Lebanon's war

Sarah Khalil

About a War: Motives and trauma from Lebanon's war

Film review: 'About a War' explores complex personal motivations behind ex-fighters' decisions to take up arms - and what happens when they try ...

Florence Dixon

Palestine Film Club: Grassroots collective, global vision

The New Arab Meets: The Palestine Film Club to talk more about their vision of reviving youth culture through cultivating an independent ...

Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

Jordan Elgrably

Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

Society: An ensemble cast share a story that reflects the complexity of Moroccan identity. Nabil Ayouch and Maryam Touzani speak to Jordan ...

These Arab artists are spreading their talent with Twitter

The New Arab

These Arab artists are spreading their talent with Twitter

Using the Twitter hashtag #ArabArtists, a new generation of Arab artists, photographers and filmmakers are using social media to promote their ...

Iranian filmmaker pleased by bridges built following 'A Separation'

The New Arab & agencies

Iranian filmmaker pleased by bridges built following 'A Separation'

Director Asghar Farhadi is representing Iran in Hollywood with his latest film "The Salesman", picked by his country as its 2017 entry for the ...

Portrait of the Palestinian revolutionary as a Shakespearean character

Karim Traboulsi

Portrait of the Palestinian revolutionary as a Shakespearean character

Interview: Hind Shoufani talks about her film Trip Along the Exodus - a glittery, personal, angry history of seven decades of the Palestinian ...

Raya al-Jadir

Why can't I be a Sushi?

At a time when Sunni-Shia conflict rages throughout much of the Muslim world, British-Iraqi filmmaker Hoda Elsoudani's new film asks... why not both?

The New Arab

First Saudi production to win award at film festival

A rare feature-length film from Saudi Arabia wins a prize at the Berlinale Forum while the highest award is given to a documentary on the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Curtain rises on Berlin festival with revolutionary Tunisian movie

For the first time in two decades, an Arabic film is set to open the competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Dima Choukr

Elia Suleiman: Pure cinema is spontaneous

Culture: Dima Choukr speaks with the Palestinian director about the themes of his films, his techniques, the Israeli occupation and his recent ...

Preparations underway for Baghdad international film festival

Maymouna al-Basil

Preparations underway for Baghdad international film festival

Culture: Preparations are underway for the seventh edition of Iraq's super silver-screen celebration, with more than 100 films from 40 countries.

Nada Ramadan

Zawya: An alternative corner for Cairo's cinephiles

Culture: Egypt's first self-proclaimed arthouse cinema attempts to offer a new platform for the country's filmmaking scene amid ...

Reporting the under-reported

Lana Asfour

Reporting the under-reported

International Women's Day: Carol Mansour's documentaries bring to light the worlds of ordinary people with sympathy and understanding.

Young Yemenis voice their fear of the future

Abubakr al-Shamahi

Young Yemenis voice their fear of the future

Feature: On the anniversary of Yemen's uprising, al-Araby al-Jadeed asks young Sanaa residents what they think about the current crisis in ...

Edward Said: The late author was just in time

Ziad Abdullah

Edward Said: The late author was just in time

Feature: Said's final study - of authors' and artists' final works - explores the conceptual landscape of creativity towards the end of one's ...

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