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The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

Moroccan officials to fly to Israel next week

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Moroccan officials to fly to Israel next week

Israel is expecting to host a Moroccan delegation for talks on opening embassies early next week, reports said.

A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

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A Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

Acclaimed coming-of-age story 'You Will Die at Twenty' is only the eight film to have been made inside Sudan.

Critics slam Wonder Woman 1984 for 'anti-Arab racism'

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Critics slam Wonder Woman 1984 for 'anti-Arab racism'

Some viewers have accused the superhero film of reproducing racist, anti-Arab tropes.

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Dubai's troubled theme park operator to go private

Meraas, a firm backed by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is set to take on debts incurred by and DXB Entertainments and make a tender offer.

Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write ...

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Tunisian actress sparks debate after announcing out-of-marriage pregnancy

Aicha Attia shared an image of her baby bump on Instagram and confirmed she was four months into a pregnancy, triggering a media frenzy.

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'Very Nice!': Kazakhstan jumps on Borat slogan

Kazakhstan has reclaimed Borat's catchphrase in a bid to attract tourism.

Thunberg hits back at Trump over anger management taunt

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Thunberg hits back at Trump over anger management taunt

Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg told President Trump to 'chill' in a word-to-word repeat of his taunt to her last year.

Diala Ghneim

#Election2020: It's time for a seat at the table

For Arab-Americans, assimilation used to mean being apolitical. Now, we are waking up to the fact our inclusion in politics is vital to combat ...

For less-raucous Biden, election hope rests on Pennsylvania

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For less-raucous Biden, election hope rests on Pennsylvania

While Donald Trump barnstormed five states 48 hours before the election, Joe Biden homed in on the battleground Pennsylvania.

In Wisconsin, patriotism begins with voting

Amanda Ali

In Wisconsin, patriotism begins with voting

Comment: My family immigrated to America hoping for a better life. Voting is one of the ways we build the future we dream about, writes ...

Disney adds new racism disclaimers to older streaming titles

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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 ...

Outrage as Israeli actress Gal Gadot announces Cleopatra role

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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.

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.

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World powers dismiss US sanctions against Iran

Iran said its arch-foe the United States is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral US declaration that UN ...

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TNA Voice Podcast: Disney's complicity in China's rights abuses

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

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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.

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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Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

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Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

Khashoggi documentary, The Dissident, dives into the late journalist's career, how and why he became persona non grata in Saudi Arabia.

Egyptian superstar Amr Diab to appear in Netflix series

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Egyptian superstar Amr Diab to appear in Netflix series

Egyptian pop superstar Amr Diab will be starring in a new Netflix original series.

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

Fawzi Bakeer

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

More than thirty years on, Greek actress Tania Palaiologou reflects on filming 'Landscape in the Mist' with legendary filmmaker Theo ...

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