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Kuwait's Union of Consumer Co-operative Societies said 60 of its 69 stores had pulled French-made products, as a movement to boycott French products expands.

When blind Yemeni, Mohammed Ali Abdullah posted a humble request for friends to attend his wedding celebrations, he did not expect the largest celebratory convoy in Aden's history.

TootArd: Trailblazing fusion music from the occupied Golan Heights

Yousif Nur

TootArd: Trailblazing fusion music from the occupied Golan Heights

The New Arab Meets: Musical sensation TootArd, an inventive ensemble from the occupied Golan Heights whose sound fuses desert blues, ska and all-out psychedelic rock.

Syrians go home to ruins rather than risk virus

The New Arab & agencies

Syrians go home to ruins rather than risk virus

No case of the COVID-19 illness has yet been recorded in northwest Syria, but aid organisations fear any outbreak in the last major rebel ...

Hundreds Rohingya rescued from boat after weeks at sea

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds Rohingya rescued from boat after weeks at sea

Survivors said that after the ship was denied entry by both Malaysia and Thailand it headed back to Bangladesh where they were picked up by the ...

The New Arab & agencies

India locks down Kashmir region on coronavirus fears

Roadblocks have been imposed across the disputed region of Kashmir as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The New Arab & agencies

India locks down Kashmir region on coronavirus fears

Roadblocks have been imposed across the disputed region of Kashmir as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The New Arab

Iran police disperse student air crash protesters

Hundreds of students gathered early in the evening on Saturday to pay respects to those killed in the air disaster before the tribute later ...

The New Arab

Ten things to look out for in 2020

From Iran to Lebanon, Trump to Netanyahu, 2020 is looking jam-packed. Here's The New Arab's list of top ten things to look out for as ...

Saudi-Israeli relations: The emergence of a new alliance

Suzan Quitaz

Saudi-Israeli relations: The emergence of a new alliance

Well-documented reports have indicated extensive behind-the-scenes diplomatic and intelligence cooperation between Israel and Saudi Arabia, ...

Naseh Shaker

Danger of another cholera outbreak looms in Yemen capital

Sewer damage prompts closure of Sanaa's main road, with officials saying the capital is at risk of a new cholera outbreak, reports Naseh Shaker.

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Noor El-Terk

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Liverpool's annual Arab Art Festival is back for the 20th year running promising a diverse and exciting programme jam-packed with a mix ...

Slave to Sirens: Middle East's first female metal band

Florence Massena

Slave to Sirens: Middle East's first female metal band

The New Arab Meets: An all-woman metal band breaking norms in Lebanon with a new sound. Florence Massena speaks to the women behind the music.

Hollywood rolls out red carpet for Saudi Crown Prince

The New Arab

Hollywood rolls out red carpet for Saudi Crown Prince

Hollywood's biggest executives have been queuing up to rub shoulders with the billionaire prince in LA this week, as peace groups rally against ...

Mosul still divided due to river crossing challenges

The New Arab & agencies

Mosul still divided due to river crossing challenges

The destruction of bridges in the Iraqi city of Mosul during its devastating recapture has proven a major challenge for residents.

Hadani Ditmars

MENA films centre stage at Vancouver International Film Festival

Society: With significant Iranian and Arab communities, Vancouver's film festival has now become a hot-ticket event for new documentaries and feature films from across the Middle East, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Joe Odell

UK prioritises trade over human rights in UAE

Comment: The UK government needs to apply more pressure on the UAE if it is to ever change its atrocious record on human rights, writes Joe ...

Robert Cusack

Wajib: A Palestinian film about real life in Palestine

Film review: Wajib tackles the complex relationship between a Palestinian father and son, divided by their completely different world ...

Yomi Kleinmann

Two dudes embed in Hawija

Blog: An eyewitness account from the frontlines as the Islamic State group's last stronghold in northern Iraq is liberated. Words by Yomi ...

The Iraq Report: Iran implicated in bombing Shia shrines

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran implicated in bombing Shia shrines

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Ayesha Razak

Celebrate Eid with these sweet delicious delights

Muslims have been fasting throughout the whole month, now that Eid is approaching, celebrations are due – and so are sweets...

Celebrate Eid with these sweet delicious delights

Ayesha Razak

Celebrate Eid with these sweet delicious delights

Eid is approaching, celebrations are due – and so are sweets...

The Middle East's graveyard cities

James Denselow

The Middle East's graveyard cities

Comment: As the battle for Mosul reaches its zenith, it's worth considering the huge scale of the reconstruction challenge ahead, writes James ...

Snow traps 1,000 motorists in Tunisia

The New Arab & agencies

Snow traps 1,000 motorists in Tunisia

Heavy snow drifts have blocked roads in Tunisia, including a main highway.

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