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Film Review: The Mauritanian follows the story of a Mauritanian man who was kidnapped from his home and imprisoned without charge for fourteen years and two months at Guantanamo Bay.

Syria is one of only four countries without access to Netflix and one of five countries that cannot use Zoom, making residents in the war-torn country feel isolated.

Tunisian film nominated for Oscars for the first time

The New Arab Staff

Tunisian film nominated for Oscars for the first time

'The Man Who Sold His Skin' is the 10th African film to be nominated in the Best International Film category.

Film Review: In The Shadows

Hanna Flint

Film Review: In The Shadows

Film Review: In The Shadows is the third feature from Erdem Tepegoz, the Turkish filmmaker who earned acclaim for his debut at the 35th Moscow ...

IS claims killing of female media workers in Afghanistan

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

IS claims killing of female media workers in Afghanistan

The IS group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan.

Hanna Flint

Film review: Limbo

Film review: The sophomore feature by Scottish writer-director Ben Sharrock lives up its title, portraying the purgatorial existence of asylum seekers living on a remote Scottish island, writes Hanna Flint.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US denounces 'cynical' Chinese sanctions on Trump officials

Joe Biden's administration criticised China's move to sanction nearly 30 officials from Donald Trump's government.

The New Arab Staff

MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

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

There is nothing funny about the racism in Borat

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 ...

Basma Alawee

Mobilising the refugee vote in Florida

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

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 ...

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 some polls.

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.

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 ...

'Something Phenomenal': Dua Lipa dishes up Palestinian cuisine

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.

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.

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