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On the first anniversary of Lebanon's October uprising, The New Arab speaks to the artists who used their talent to amplify voices on the ground.

Book Club: Najwa Bin Shatwan's unforgettable novel explores questions of race, class, and freedom in nineteenth century Libya.

Lebanese artists in overdrive to restore Beirut's beauty

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese artists in overdrive to restore Beirut's beauty

Maya Husseini is one of several artists slowly starting to restore artworks devastated in the disaster.

Trump, Biden head into first debate for presidency

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump, Biden head into first debate for presidency

President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden will meet in Cleveland on Tuesday for the first of three televised debates.

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 Staff & Agencies

Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

A Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank is set to receive a large donation, after British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million on Tuesday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Netanyahu's graft trial resumes amid Israeli virus anger

Benjamin Netanyahu is charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in a series of scandals in which he is alleged to have received ...

Nazli Tarzi

Jaddoland: An intergenerational portrait of love (land) and loss

Nadia Shihab's Jaddoland is an intimate exploration of identity and belonging across three generations of an Iraqi family in Texas.

Gaia Caramazza

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

In-depth: Activists say Italy's $1.2 billion sale of warships to Egypt is a betrayal of murdered student Giuliu Regeni and thousands of Egyptian ...

Controversy-dogged Da Vinci artwork re-emerges in Saudi Arabia

The New Arab Staff

Controversy-dogged Da Vinci artwork re-emerges in Saudi Arabia

'What about Islamic art?' critics ask as Saudi plans to open a museum to unveil the world's most expensive painting, Salvator Mundi, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Haftar ally UAE backs Egypt peace initiative in Libya

An Egyptian peace initiative in Libya has been supported by Khalifa Haftar's Emirati allies, according to a tweet by the UAE's Minister of State ...

Libya's unity forces in battle to retake strategic Sirte

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya's unity forces in battle to retake strategic Sirte

Sirte is the home of killed dictator Muammar Qaddafi and a key gateway to the country's major oil fields in the east.

Why art still matters in the Middle East

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.

TNA Webinar Video: Israeli annexation 72 years after An-Nakba

The New Arab

TNA Webinar Video: Israeli annexation 72 years after An-Nakba

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

The New Arab

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders ...

Paul McLoughlin

Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

Amr Salahi

Is Syria's Assad now a liability to Russia?

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence ...

The New Arab

WATCH: Lebanese superstar Fairouz prays for end to coronavirus

Lebanese superstar Fairouz read selected verses from the Psalms.

Tahir Hussain Sofi

Why Trump's India visit is more theatre than substance

In-depth: Trump's visit to India is billed as historic, but it's likely more about optics and theatre for domestic consumption rather than grand ...

Sadr's attack on protests brings out his true colours

Taif Alkhudary

Sadr's attack on protests brings out his true colours

Comment: Al-Sadr's attack on Iraqi protesters has brought his deeply conservative and pro-establishment values into sharp relief, writes Taif ...

Florence Dixon

Denmark: A new frontier in the Iran-Saudi Cold War?

A sleepy Danish town is now the centre of an international spying operation. Does this make the smallest Scandinavian country the new flashpoint ...

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

Nur Turkmani

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

This February marks the 45th death anniversary of renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress Umm Kulthum, known as the star of the ...

Sophie Halaby in Jerusalem: An Artist's Life

Ramona Wadi

Sophie Halaby in Jerusalem: An Artist's Life

Book Club: Palestinian artist Sophie Halaby's life is traced in Laura S. Schor's biography during the ongoing colonisation and occupation of ...

New noir crime-thriller captures candid portrait of occupied Iraq

Nazli Tarzi

New noir crime-thriller captures candid portrait of occupied Iraq

Set against the backdrop of Iraq's Anglo-American invasion 17 years ago, Baghdad Central peers into the lives of Baghdadis as their world frays ...

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