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This year's Baalbek International Festival broadcasted performances, held among Roman columns, on local and regional TV stations and streamed on social media platforms.

At least 166 people have been killed in violent protests which followed the murder of Hachalu Hundessa, a singer from Ethiopia’s marginalised Oromo ethnic group.

Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

The two flight attendants face a one-year prison term each if convicted of not reporting a crime.

Yemen weddings air on live TV amid coronavirus shutdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Yemen weddings air on live TV amid coronavirus shutdown

Yemeni couples have turned to TV so their families and friends can join in on wedding celebrations despite the coronavirus shutdown.

Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

Dozens of groups helping refugees in Greece risk being edged out by new government measures.

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, Egypt's university students outraged over in-person examinations, and more.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Twitter flags fake CNN video shared by Donald Trump

A video edited to look like a CNN report has been shared by Donald Trump on Twitter, and the social networking platform warned users it is a ...

Mel Plant

Mashrou Leila frontman sings moving tribute to gay activist

The openly gay frontman of Lebanese alternative band Mashrou Leila has voiced his support for Sarah Hegazi, the Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist who ...

Nikkolas Smith

Enjoying Black art comes with a duty to reflect

Comment: This is a crucial moment. It's up to us to take a stand and actively work to tear down this centuries-old pandemic, writes concept ...

Dozens of protesters call for release of Egyptian-Canadian prisoner

The New Arab Staff

Dozens of protesters call for release of Egyptian-Canadian prisoner

Protests took place in three Canadian cities calling for the release of a man held in Egypt’s notorious Tora prison without trial, amid fears he ...

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Egyptian actress Ragaa Al-Geddawy in a stable condition after receiving a plasma blood treatment for coronavirus and a ...

'Proud to be dark': Egyptian actor silences racists

Diana Alghoul

'Proud to be dark': Egyptian actor silences racists

Egyptian actor Mohamed Ramadan hit back at a racist comment that claimed it's a 'disaster' that his children turned out 'dark unlike their ...

#BlackLivesMatter:Art inspires solidarity from America to the Middle East

#BlackLivesMatter:Art inspires solidarity from America to the Middle East

The role of art in revolutions is as old as time, and now George Floyd's portrait is overtaking the walls of cities across the globe.

Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

The New Arab Staff

Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

A princess from the UAE's extended royal family is the latest to attempt to flee the kingdom, according to a 60 Minutes Australia report.

Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran reports most new virus cases since outbreak began

Thursday was the fourth straight day that Iran's daily caseload had topped 3,000.

Victoria Silva

Jordan's independent music scene turns crisis into opportunity

Independent artists in Jordan are finding ways to overcome the challenges of lockdown as coronavirus wreaks havoc on the global music industry.

Gaia Caramazza

Why art still matters in the Middle East

Despite a global pandemic, artists in the Middle East are finding new ways to express themselves.

The New Arab

Turkey man killed in fight 'over call to prayer'

The stabbing was initially thought to be a hate crime.

Sahar Esfandiari

Al Yamaniah: Subverting the stereotypes about Yemeni women

Al Yamaniah is shining a spotlight on the creative talents of Yemeni women.

Thousands of Israelis flout coronavirus guidelines at anti-lockdown concert

The New Arab

Thousands of Israelis flout coronavirus guidelines at anti-lockdown concert

In what appears to be the biggest gathering since Israel's coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Israelis packed an event billed as a "protest" ...

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part I

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

TNA Voice: Covid-19 is bearing down hard on refugees

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TNA Voice: Covid-19 is bearing down hard on refugees

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

Detained Egyptian filmmaker died from 'alcohol poisoning', government claims

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Detained Egyptian filmmaker died from 'alcohol poisoning', government claims

An investigation into the death of detained filmmaker Shady Habash last week has been blamed on alcohol poisoning.

Lebanon rooftops bustle as virus shifts life upstairs

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon rooftops bustle as virus shifts life upstairs

Deprived of rehearsal rooms or workshops by restrictions imposed to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, many people have found solace ...

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