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Book Club: Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of revered poets and writers who have lost themselves in the mysteries of the desert.

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to sing.

Inheriting an Arab American citizenship

Zaina Ujayli

Inheriting an Arab American citizenship

Comment: Contrary to Trump's claims, Arab and Muslim Americans have centuries-long experience of fighting to be included in US society, just like every other immigrant community, writes Zaina Ujayli.

Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

The New Arab Staff

Four Arabs named among TIME's 'Most Influential People 2020'

Oscar-nominated Syrian filmmaker Waad Al-Kateab is listed among TIME magazine's 'Most Influential People of 2020'.

Saudi cleric ridiculed after tweeting 'erotic' <em>poem</em> after prayers

The New Arab Staff

Saudi cleric ridiculed after tweeting 'erotic' poem after prayers

Adil Al-Kalbani, former imam Mecca's Great Mosque, tweeted an 'erotic' poem about a woman biting her lip and eating berries.

The New Arab Staff

#SoundOfResilience: Lebanon holds Baalbek concert despite virus, economic crisis

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

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Ethnic minority healthcare workers praised in new coronavirus video

A new viral trend call #YouClapForMeNow is celebrating ethnic minority essential workers working in the front lines to battle the Covid-19 ...

Tahmina Begum

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

In the wake of Brexit and the rising toll of Islamophobia in the UK, Riz Ahmed’s debut short film is a call to action, writes Tahmina Begum.

Narjas Zatat

Amani Saeed: The poet championing Muslim women

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while ...

Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

Anu Shukla

Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

The New Arab Meets: Former MEP Magid Magid, who is demanding 'real action' in response to the anti-Muslim rhetoric he witnessed in the media and ...

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 ...

Giant new rallies slam Indian government's 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

The New Arab & agencies

Giant new rallies slam Indian government's 'anti-Muslim' citizenship law

Some 30,000 marched in the city of Bangalore, more than 20,000 in Siliguri and thousands in Chennai, while big rallies were also held in New ...

9 times the UK's Conservative Party were shockingly Islamophobic

Narjas Zatat

9 times the UK's Conservative Party were shockingly Islamophobic

The Conservative party has been haunted by accusations that it has a systemic problem within its ranks. The New Arab has collected some of the ...

Zauberland: A journey through a Syrian refugee's dreamscape

Hadani Ditmars

Zauberland: A journey through a Syrian refugee's dreamscape

The Syrian conflict is dramatically displayed at the Linbury Theatre at the Royal Opera House in London.

Outrage as Kuwaiti catering company says ex-hijabis 'deserve lashes'

The New Arab

Outrage as Kuwaiti catering company says ex-hijabis 'deserve lashes'

Luxury catering business Lazurd wrote a post claiming social media stars who remove their hijab are part of an anti-Islam conspiracy.

The New Arab

Dubai airport worker arrested for 'stealing two mangoes'

The case of the stolen mangoes was solved after a security guard saw the airport employee open the passengers' luggage on surveillance cameras.

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Dubai ruler blasts runaway wife in another Instagram poem

For the second time, Dubai's ruler blasted Princess Haya on Instagram by uploading a poem entitled 'Swords of Excellencies'.

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Turkish novel 'predicts' Boris' appointment - by the Freemasons

The 1969 novel seems to have predicted Boris Johnson's rise to UK prime minister - with a little help from the Freemasons, according to the ...

Paul McLoughlin

Goethe's The West-Eastern Divan revisited by Gingko

Book Club: Two hundred years after Goethe's The West-Eastern Divan was first published, Gingko has embarked on an ambitious project to reignite ...

Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption

Afrah Shawqi

Iraqi poets face threats for criticising government corruption

Many Iraqi poets have been using their words to criticise the government and political parties over corruption, lack of services and the absence ...

The New Arab

Princess Haya's refuge in the UK threatens diplomatic crisis

Relations between the UK and its Emirati ally could witness tension amid mounting criticism following reports of Princess Haya's escape to ...

Dubai ruler suspected 'intimate relationship' between wife, British bodyguard

The New Arab & agencies

Dubai ruler suspected 'intimate relationship' between wife, British bodyguard

Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid had reportedly grown suspicious of his estranged wife's relationship with a bodyguard before she fled ...

Mary Robinson says Dubai's Princess Haya 'still her friend'

The New Arab

Mary Robinson says Dubai's Princess Haya 'still her friend'

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has said her only friend among the Emirati leadership was Princess Haya, who she 'still considers a ...

Princess Haya 'planned to flee Dubai for months'

The New Arab

Princess Haya 'planned to flee Dubai for months'

The wife of Dubai's ruler, Princess Haya, plotted her escape from their marriage after discovering her husband lied about what happened to his ...

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