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A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of expression in the kingdom.

Lebanon hosts concert for Beirut blast victims

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon hosts concert for Beirut blast victims

The event was held in the gardens of the Sursock Palace, whose windows, red-tiled roof, ceilings and furniture were ravaged in the blast.

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.

Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

Assia Belgacem

The Wolf of Baghdad: Memoir of a Lost Homeland

Book Club: Carol Isaacs's stunning graphic novel is a vivid journey into the history of Iraq's Jewish community.

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

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Paul McLoughlin

'Beating for Beirut': An online concert for Lebanon

Musicians from across the world will take part in an online concert, with the proceeds going to First Aid Renovation to help Beirut residents ...

The New Arab Staff

Iranian musician arrested for collaborating with female artists

An Iranian musician will stand trial for working with female artists, including one who lives in the Netherlands.

Mosque in Lebanon accidentally blasts Arabic pop song

The New Arab Staff

Mosque in Lebanon accidentally blasts Arabic pop song

A song by Lebanese pop singer Nawal Al-Zoghbi was blasted from a mosque in Nabatieh after a mishap with the loudspeakers.

Aisha Yusuff

The Beauty of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah

Book Club: A Palestinian-American woman wrestles with faith, loss, and identity before coming face-to-face with a school shooter in Sahar ...

Iraqi mob torches TV station for over 'festive' show

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi mob torches TV station for over 'festive' show

A mob stormed and set fire to an Iraqi television station Monday over its airing of a 'festive' programme on a religious day of mourning.

TNA Voice Podcast: News Digest: Iraq's Reign of Terror

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TNA Voice Podcast: News Digest: Iraq's Reign of Terror

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Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Brooke Anderson

Black Muslims and America's fight for racial justice

Black Muslims are part of the backbone of America's civil rights movement.

Turkey celebrates Battle of Manzikert with historical <em>music</em> video

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey celebrates Battle of Manzikert with historical music video

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey - with its penchant for period pieces - has dropped a music video to celebrate the 949th anniversary of ...

The New Arab Staff

Women in swimsuits video sparks anger in Saudi Arabia

A group of young men and women dancing in swimwear to Arabic tunes sparked outrage in Saudi Arabia.

The New Arab

TNA Voice Podcast: News Digest: UAE sells out Palestine

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The New Arab Staff

Egyptian superstar Amr Diab to appear in Netflix series

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

The New Arab Staff

Female social media influencers targeted by Egyptian authorities: HRW

Female social media influencers are being arrested in Egypt for trumped up charges as the country reels from #MeToo.

Iranian metal band escape country following 15-year prison term

The New Arab Staff

Iranian metal band escape country following 15-year prison term

All three members of the Iranian heavy metal band Arsames have managed to escape the country after being sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for ...

Narjas Zatat

11-year-old Palestinian boy goes viral for rapping skills

11-year-old 'Abdul' from Gaza has taken the internet by storm with his cover of a song by Palestinian rapper Waheeb Hasan.

TNA Voice Podcast: News Digest: The aftermath of #BeirutExplosion

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TNA Voice Podcast: News Digest: The aftermath of #BeirutExplosion

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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 ...

Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

Cypriot singer Alexia Vassiliou remembers her life as a refugee.

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