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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 Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim.

Comment: I am voting to make sure the road is paved for my daughters and for other refugees, writes Basma Alawee, a refugee organiser in the swing state of Florida.

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 the Soura film festival

Renowned Afghan actress and film director shot in Kabul

The New Arab Staff

Renowned Afghan actress and film director shot in Kabul

A widely renowned actress and one of the few female directors in Afghanistan, Saba Sahar was shot and hit in the stomach on her way to work.

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

Faced with deserted markets, Muslim livestock breeders and traders across South Asia have turned to websites, apps and social media to showcase their animals.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump could lose reelection in 100 days

Trump faces possible humiliation at the hands of Biden, a man he derides as "sleepy" and mentally incompetent, yet who leads by double digits in ...

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too ...

The New Arab

Netflix is bringing you your Arabic nostalgic faves

Staying at home for Eid doesn't seem as bad with Netflix releasing a series of old Arabic films on their playlist.

Trump dismisses concern over virus spreading in White House

The New Arab & agencies

Trump dismisses concern over virus spreading in White House

US President Donald Trump dismissed concerns over the possible spread of coronavirus in the White House but said he may limit contact with Vice ...

The New Arab

'Something Phenomenal': Dua Lipa dishes up Palestinian cuisine

The British-Kosovar singer has tried her hand at cooking Palestinian food during the Covid-19 lockdown.

A whole new world: Disney+ launches in Middle East

The New Arab

A whole new world: Disney+ launches in Middle East

A whole new world of content will be available to streamers in the Middle East, after regional network signed an agreement, granting it Disney+ ...

'Aladdin 2' in the works as Disney plans sequel

The New Arab

'Aladdin 2' in the works as Disney plans sequel

Disney's hit adaptation of Aladdin is set to return.

Five positives to take from 2019

The New Arab

Five positives to take from 2019

Here are five stories that lifted our spirits in 2019.

My Brother, Muhammad Ali

Sadek Hamid

My Brother, Muhammad Ali

Book Club: My Brother, Muhammad Ali, takes readers behind the scenes of his early childhood, extraordinary fighting career and post boxing life.

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.

Yousef Alhelou

Is Netflix taking part in Israel's propaganda campaign?

Digital media platforms are serving Israeli propaganda while turning a blind eye to the sacrifices and endless suffering of Palestinians who ...

The New Arab & agencies

Videos accusing Egypt's Sisi, military of corruption go viral

Videos posted online by an Egyptian construction contractor accusing Sisi and the military of corruption have gone viral, sparking a rare debate ...

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.

Rami Malek rejects terrorist tropes for 007 villain role

The New Arab

Rami Malek rejects terrorist tropes for 007 villain role

The 'Mr Robot' star rejected the idea of playing a religiously-motivated extremist.

The New Arab

Iran revokes New York Times reporter, Thomas Erdbrin's, credentials

Iran pulled Thomas Erdbrink's government-required authorisation to work as a journalist four months ago and he's been unable to work since ...

South Sudan shuts down nightclubs for 'immoral acts'

The New Arab

South Sudan shuts down nightclubs for 'immoral acts'

Nightclubs in South Sudan's capital will ban clubs and limit bar hours due to alleged "immoral acts" taking place in night spots, the presidency ...

Egyptian-American Rami Malek to play villain in James Bond

The New Arab

Egyptian-American Rami Malek to play villain in James Bond

Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek will play the villain in the latest James Bond film.

Demonising and dehumanising Iran

Shireen T. Hunter

Demonising and dehumanising Iran

Comment: For 30 years, there has been a systematic effort in the US to demonise not only the Islamic regime, but Iran and its people, writes ...

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