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The wife and children of Basem Enany, an Egyptian cardiologist hospitalised with Covid-19, could be forced to leave the UK when his work visa expires in December.

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

Trump refuses to denounce far-right conspiracy group QAnon

The New Arab Staff

Trump refuses to denounce far-right conspiracy group QAnon

The US President has refused to condemn a far-right conspiracy group that has been classed a domestic threat by the FBI.

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Carmen Geha

Letting go of Lebanon's revolutionary nostalgia

Comment: Lebanon must let go of the symbolism of last year's revolution and accept its current uncertainty in order to create new hope in this ...

After outrage, Indian brand pulls ad with interfaith couple

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 & Agencies

Turkey support lifts spirits in Azerbaijan

Strong pro-Turkish sentiment has taken over Azerbaijan following Ankara's support for Baku amid its ongoing military conflict with Armenia over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Ramona Wadi

The Slave Yards by Najwa Bin Shatwan

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

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.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'I am feeling great,' Trump tells supporters

The maskless president told supporters the US would 'defeat this terrible China virus'.

Male-female friendships cannot exist and Friends is proof: preacher

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Male-female friendships cannot exist and Friends is proof: preacher

A video of Egyptian preacher Moez Masoud forbidding mixed gender friendships, using Friends as an example, has resurfaced.

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.

Assad says he will personally test Russian coronavirus vaccine

The New Arab Staff

Assad says he will personally test Russian coronavirus vaccine

In an interview with the Sputnik news agency, Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad says that he will personally take a controversial new coronavirus ...

Rihanna faces backlash for using Hadith clip in show

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Rihanna faces backlash for using Hadith clip in show

The singer has found herself in hot water with some Twitter users after using an Islamic Hadith during her 2020 Savage X Fenty Show.

Palestinian couple to marry after groom's 18-year prison sentence

The New Arab Staff

Palestinian couple to marry after groom's 18-year prison sentence

Jinan Samara and Abdel Karim Mukhader had planned to wed nearly two decades ago but are finally getting the chance to tie the knot after the ...

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 ...

James Snell

Biden must pledge to do better than his record

Comment: If Biden does not acknowledge the failures of the past, and tasks his team with reinstating the status quo, a better result can hardly be expected, writes James Snell.

Diana Alghoul

Arab world mourns death of Kuwait's 'peace-loving' emir

The Arab world rushed to send consonances to Kuwait after its ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Sabah, passed away.

Fatima Kried

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Comment: Fatima Kried writes a plea for a more inclusive Libya.

The New Arab Staff

'Grateful': Gigi Hadid welcomes baby girl with Zayn Malik

Palestinian-American supermodel Gigi Hadid and her musician boyfriend Zayn Malik announced the arrival of their first child on social media.

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

Florence Massena

The battle to save Beirut's unique architectural heritage

In the aftermath of Beirut's explosion, citizens are fighting to protect the city's historic buildings.

The New Arab Staff

Saudis outraged after news outlet marks Jewish holiday

Social media users in Saudi Arabia were left outraged after semi-state owned platform Arab News appeared to indirectly support normalisation ...

Ammar 808: Tunisia's sonic mastermind returns with fusion electronica

Yousif Nur

Ammar 808: Tunisia's sonic mastermind returns with fusion electronica

The New Arab Meets: Tunisian electronic producer Ammar 808, whose new album blends the pulsating sounds of the Maghreb and south India.

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

Nour Odeh

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

The pacts with Israel reveal an unbridgeable gulf between Arab societies and the repressive regimes that rule over them.

Friedman's 'Mrs Israel, Mr Emirates affair' analogy sparks mockery

The New Arab Staff

Friedman's 'Mrs Israel, Mr Emirates affair' analogy sparks mockery

Thomas Friedman's latest take on Middle Eastern affairs has not gone down well.

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