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Film Review: Bardia Yadegari and Ehsan Mirhosseini's psychological sci-fi recounts a poet living with his mother in a desolated Tehran, trapped by drug addiction, poverty and a tyrannical government.

Film Review: In The Shadows is the third feature from Erdem Tepegoz, the Turkish filmmaker who earned acclaim for his debut at the 35th Moscow International Film Festival in 2013.

Internet access partially restored in Myanmar: NetBlocks

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Internet access partially restored in Myanmar: NetBlocks

Internet access was partially restored in Myanmar, as a nationwide web blockade failed to curb public outrage and protests against the coup that ousted elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

The New Arab Staff

Saudi 'Whatsapp rival' set for February launch

'Pingme' claims to boast all the features of WhatsApp, describing itself as '100% Saudi'.

Netflix dismisses concerns over adaptation of anti-Uyghur author's work

The New Arab Staff

Netflix dismisses concerns over adaptation of anti-Uyghur author's work

Netflix says it does not agree with Liu Cixin's comments, but will continue with the series adaptation.

Sophia Akram

Asylum for Sale: The intersection of capitalism and migration

Book Club: Through essays, artwork, and photographs, this explosive new book documents the global asylum regime as an industry characterised by profit-making activity.

The New Arab Staff

Nile dam talks resume as Egypt minister faces criticism

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed negotiations over the Great Renaissance Dam under African Union sponsorship, as Egyptians mocked the country's ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Ramadan TV drama criticised for pro-Israel content

Another Ramadan TV drama from Saudi Arabia has invited scrutiny

The New Arab & agencies

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's dream project hit a new roadblock when a member of the local Huwaitat tribe was gunned down after he ...

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.

Diana Alghoul

Five books on Palestine to read during Covid-19 lockdown

Book Club: From history, culture, to food, fiction and beyond, here are five brilliant books on the theme of Palestine to discover while on ...

Inside how the Russia-Saudi oil price war finally ended

Rauf Mammadov

Inside how the Russia-Saudi oil price war finally ended

The oil price war pushed relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia to breaking point.

Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

The New Arab

Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

Saudi authorities on Wednesday confessed to the killing of a popular tribal activist who had allegedly refused a forced eviction amid ongoing ...

Saudi security 'kill' tribal activist resisting eviction for NEOM

The New Arab

Saudi security 'kill' tribal activist resisting eviction for NEOM

Abdul-Rahim al-Howeiti, of the large Howeitat tribe that inhabits southwest Jordan, Sinai and northwestern Saudi Arabia, was allegedly shot dead ...

Kuwait mosques tell believers to pray at home

The New Arab

Kuwait mosques tell believers to pray at home

Mosques in Kuwait have altered the call to prayer to include the words 'pray in your homes'.

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 east.

Suzan Quitaz

This Israeli spyware helped Saudi Arabia spy on Khashoggi

Omar Abdul Aziz, a friend of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO spyware Ltd, claiming it played a major role ...

Diana Alghoul

Israel gives notorious West Bank checkpoint ‘Orwellian makeover’

Israel has flaunted an $85 million upgrade of Qalandia Checkpoint, but is it for Palestinians, or for spying on them?

The New Arab & agencies

Two IS-linked militants arrested in northern Philippines

Police in the Philippines have arrested two IS-linked militants in an area of the country outside of the traditional strongholds of Philippine ...

Palestine Film Club: Grassroots collective, global vision

Florence Dixon

Palestine Film Club: Grassroots collective, global vision

The New Arab Meets: The Palestine Film Club to talk more about their vision of reviving youth culture through cultivating an independent ...

Uri Levy

Pyramids FC: Meet Cairo's new mega-club

How can a brand new Egyptian team be in the same spending leagues as AC Milan, Marseille, Porto and a host of Chinese clubs? Meet Pyramids FC...

A lesson on overindulgence during Ramadan

Salma Ibrahim

A lesson on overindulgence during Ramadan

Ramadan series: Having a healthy discussion about food and the perils of overindulgence during the holy month, both physically and spiritually, ...

Saudi prince 'failed to pay after commissioning porn films'

The New Arab

Saudi prince 'failed to pay after commissioning porn films'

Seedy Arabia? Former foreign minister reportedly commissioned three pornographic films featuring 'a close Moroccan acquaintance' of the prince, ...

Iran lifts Telegram messaging ban as protests subside

The New Arab & agencies

Iran lifts Telegram messaging ban as protests subside

As Iranian authorities crush unrest in the country, authorities lift the two-week-long ban on the popular messaging app.

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