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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.

Muzghan and her aunt Nasreen walked free from jail in September after confessing to being members of the Taliban's ultra-violent Haqqani network.

British lawyer admits staging vandalism to frame pro-Palestine group

The New Arab Staff

British lawyer admits staging vandalism to frame pro-Palestine group

Matthew Berlow has confessed to helping fake an anti-Semitic graffiti attack on his own home in order to defame the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

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

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.

Arab world react to Drake's new Arabic <em>rap</em> lyrics

Narjas Zatat

Arab world react to Drake's new Arabic rap lyrics

Drake delved into London's music scene once more with a new freestyle track that saw his Arab fans quickly take notice.

The New Arab

Iran's Ahmadinejad defends African Americans with Tupac 'n****' lyrics

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday weighed in on the ongoing anti-police brutality protests in the United States by quoting a Tupac song, though he failed to censor the N-word.

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ex-rapper, notorious Islamic State suspect arrested in Spain

Former rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, turned IS suspect has been arrested in Spain.

The New Arab & agencies

In Algeria, Hirak protest movement continues with 'Coronavirus Radio'

With people forced to socially isolate in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, one radio host has found a novel way to keep the Hirak protest ...

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

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.

The New Arab

Influential Moroccan rapper tackles domestic violence with new song

Domestic violence was the topic of a new song by a popular Moroccan rapper that was released on this year's International Women's Day.

Backlash to Saudi rapper exposes kingdom's superficial gender reform

Alainna Liloia

Backlash to Saudi rapper exposes kingdom's superficial gender reform

Comment: As long as men preside over decisions on gender reform, women's rights in Saudi Arabia will never go beyond a PR move, writes Alainna ...

Riyadh creates new tourism, sports, investment ministries

The New Arab & agencies

Riyadh creates new tourism, sports, investment ministries

Saudi Arabia now has separate ministries for tourism, sports and investment, authorities confirmed on Tuesday, as the kingdom attempts to ...

Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

The New Arab

Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

A YouTube rap video from Saudi Arabia garnered more than 1.6 million views in a week before it was taken down.

Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music video

The New Arab

Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music video

The music video, meant to empower women from Mecca, resulted in racist backlash and arrest orders.

The New Arab

Russian rapper releases song in solidarity with Syria’s Idlib

Russian rapper Mari Marisol has released a new track entitled 'From Russia with Love and Bombs' protesting her government’s deadly assault on Syria’s Idlib provinces

The New Arab

Lil Wayne 'never going back to Riyadh' after concert

The hip-hop giant proclaimed he is 'never going back to Riyadh' after headlining a show in the Saudi capital on November 30.

Areti Jaber

Five reasons why Lebanon's protests are a 'millennial revolution'

Millennials are in the front line of protests demanding the overhaul of the political establishment and economic reform in this small ...

Karim Safieddine

Lebanon organises protest concert after Mashrou' Leila 'blasphemy' ban

In response to the cancellation of Mashrou' Leila's Byblos concert, independent activist groups organised a free gig entitled 'The Sound of ...

Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr to rematch in Saudi

The New Arab

Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr to rematch in Saudi

British champion boxer Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will face off in Saudi Arabia in December for a rematch.

The New Arab

Rapper 50 Cent to perform at controversial Saudi concert

The Jeddah World Fest has announced that 50 Cent will perform in Saudi Arabia, just a week after superstar Nicki Minaj pulled out of another ...

Escaping reality through music: Meeting Moody Kablawi

Sophia Akram

Escaping reality through music: Meeting Moody Kablawi

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian musician and producer Moody Kablawi from Haifa, who has been performing and touring internationally since he was ...

Nicki Minaj scraps Saudi concert over rights abuses

The New Arab & agencies

Nicki Minaj scraps Saudi concert over rights abuses

Following pressure from human rights organisations and activists, US rap star Nicki Minaj has cancelled a concert in Saudi Arabia, ...

Berlin Jewish Museum director quits after pro-BDS tweet uproar

The New Arab

Berlin Jewish Museum director quits after pro-BDS tweet uproar

The director of Europe's largest Jewish museum quit this week after facing censure over a pro-BDS tweet.

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