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Iraqis poked fun at their former occupier after the storming of the US Congress.

Noam Shuster has provided visiting Arabs with advice about what to expect when they visit.

Tunisia, Qatar propose 'Western-Islamic' conference: report

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Tunisia, Qatar propose 'Western-Islamic' conference: report

During a three-day visit to Doha, Tunisia's president proposed a 'Western-Islamic conference' aimed at achieving greater understanding between the Muslim world and the west.

Macron criticises media over coverage of Islamic extremism

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron criticises media over coverage of Islamic extremism

Macron has called The New York Times media correspondent to criticise English-language coverage of France's stance on Islamic extremism after ...

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

Hariri's comeback met with scorn and apathy in Lebanon

In-depth: Saad Hariri is back by unpopular demand after winning the backing of a narrow majority, almost exactly a year after he resigned amidst ...

The New Arab Staff

Libya demands French President Macron apologises to Muslims

In a statement to Arabi21, the Libyan foreign ministry called on France's President Emmanuel Macron to apologise to Muslims worldwide.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France says stop boycott calls, Erdogan ups Macron insults

Erdogan took a second insulting swipe at French President Emmanuel Macron, who said calls to boycott French products were the work of a "radical ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to ...

Hadani Ditmars

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Love triumphs over tragedy in the Nasser brothers' touching satire on desire and despair in Gaza.

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Jad Salfiti

Soura film festival's quest to normalise Mideastern queer stories

Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of ...

The New Arab Staff

Riyadh allowed raunchy Netflix shows for anti-Saudi episode's removal

Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows to stream domestically in exchange for the company's removal of a satire show's ...

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 at the ...

Garbage collectors angered by Egyptian comedy series

The New Arab

Garbage collectors angered by Egyptian comedy series

Egypt’s 'Zabbaleen' said they were angered by a series airing this Ramadan about refuse collectors.

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

Hadani Ditmars

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as ...

Saudi writer absurdly accuses Qatar of 'creating coronavirus'

The New Arab

Saudi writer absurdly accuses Qatar of 'creating coronavirus'

Qatar, which has faced nearly three years of blockade, has been accused of creating the novel coronavirus this week, in absurd claims that ...

The New Arab

Algerian cartoonist sentenced to three months in prison

The new government appears to be cracking down in dissent and opposition to the new president, after the famed satirist was arrested and given a nine month suspended sentence.

The New Arab

Outraged Christians and Muslims cancel Netflix over 'gay Jesus'

Christians and Muslims across the world are calling on Netflix to remove a satirical film in which Jesus, an important figure in both religions, ...

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 ...

Sarah Khalil

Weddings, DJs and Baby Shark: Protesting the Lebanese way

As thousands rallied across the country's major cities, videos emerged showing crowds protesting in a typical Lebanese fashion, with fireworks, ...

Egypt renews detention of YouTuber over <em>satire</em> videos

The New Arab

Egypt renews detention of YouTuber over satire videos

Shady Abu Zaid has been sentenced to a further 45 days, after spending over 500 days in pre-trial detention over spurious charges of spreading ...

Sam Hamad

Why Rabaa martyrs will forever haunt the Sisi regime

Comment: The world may have never cared about the martyrs of Rabaa massacre, but remembering their sacrifice will preserve the cause of Egyptian ...

Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy

The New Arab

Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy

The New Arab Meets: Youssef Hussein, host of The Joe Show, one of the most popular satirical television shows today which turns self-deifying ...

Egyptian actress sparks social media outrage with blackface appearance

The New Arab

Egyptian actress sparks social media outrage with blackface appearance

Comedian Shaimaa Seif appeared on a satirical TV show broadcast by the Saudi-owned MBC network in blackface, behaving in a manner seen as ...

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

The New Arab & agencies

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected the latest appeal Tuesday by two Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years for their coverage of the ...

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