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Engineering a space to deep dive into Arabic history, Afikra is a movement of curious people keen to host lectures, debates, interviews and more recently, Covid-19 friendly digital gatherings.

Film review: Selim Mourad’s Agate Mousse is an engrossing essay film on transience and death, boasting an elegant direction and rich in emotional moments.

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian exile and resistance: There Where You Are Not

Book Club: There Where You Are Not offers an incredible glimpse into the experience of history as a Palestinian, and as the "other".

Biden becomes 46th US president, vowing 'new day'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden becomes 46th US president, vowing 'new day'

Joe Biden has delivered a speech promising unity and a fight against racism and division in the US.

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

Abeer Ayyoub

'We are still here': Documenting Palestine's lost history

Tarek Bakri was determined to tell Palestine's history. His work is now one of the largest visual documentation projects tracing personal stories of exile and loss.

Nazli Tarzi

VR technology revives archaeological marvels from the Middle East

A new generation of digital conservationists are using cutting edge virtual reality technology to revive war-damaged cultural heritage sites.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in 'City of Dead'

Egypt's ministry of antiquities defended the destruction of the cemetery last month and said "there was no destruction of monuments".

Remembering Qalandia, Jerusalem's stolen airport

Ramona Wadi

Remembering Qalandia, Jerusalem's stolen airport

Comment: If Israel proceeds with settlement expansion at Qalandia, another sliver of Palestinian history will be lost to colonisation, ...

Nazli Tarzi

Tracing Iraq's lost past: Photo archives and national memory

Far removed from today's landscape of military fatigues and rubbled cities, the Iraq Photo Archive chronicles the country's cultural wealth and ...

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Ramona Wadi

Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution

Book Club: Nadia Yaqub's Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution delves into the political dynamics of Palestinian film.

China's Uighurs: A genocide in the making

Hind Berji

China's Uighurs: A genocide in the making

China is sparing no effort in its attempt to erase any proof of its Uighur Muslim population.

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Mel Plant

Egypt is building a concrete wall around Sharm el-Sheikh

Investigation: Desperate for foreign cash, the Egyptian regime has cooked up a plan to revive the tourist mecca of Sharm el-Sheikh by building a ...

Royal Shakespeare Company play in Iraq

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

Royal Shakespeare Company play in Iraq

Culture: A Museum in Baghdad, which debuts in mid-October, tells the story behind the theft of Iraq's cultural property and archival ...

Moign Khawaja

India's assault on Kashmir follows decades of failed promises

Analysis: Having revoked Jammu and Kashmir's autonomy, the Modi government’s designs are set to make the future the region bleaker than ever before, writes Moign Khawaja.

The New Arab & agencies

Man accused of Christchurch mosque massacre pleads not guilty

The man accused of shooting dead 51 Muslim worshippers in the Christchurch mosque attacks pleaded not guilty on Friday and was committed to ...

Jad Salfiti

Arab artists make waves at this year's Venice Biennale

The high-profile exhibition of contemporary art, The Venice Biennale, includes 79 international artists. We round up some of the Middle Eastern ...

Katy Stone

Eighteen years after 9/11, what's going on in Guantanamo?

Dispatches from Guantanamo: A week at the pre-trial 9/11 hearings brings the challenges of the remote island war court sharply into focus.

Netanyahu pulls out Iran props again during UN speech

The New Arab

Netanyahu pulls out Iran props again during UN speech

Netanyahu had props at hand again when he addressed the UN General Assembly on Thursday, claiming Iran was hosting a secret atomic warehouse.

Noor El-Terk

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Liverpool's annual Arab Art Festival is back for the 20th year running promising a diverse and exciting programme jam-packed with a mix of ...

Remembering Kashmir's 'disappeared'

Nayeem Rather

Remembering Kashmir's 'disappeared'

In-depth: More than 10,000 Kashmiris have allegedly been 'disappeared' by the Indian forces, reports Nayeem Rather.

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

Marta Bellingreri

Choufthounna: The feminist art festival in Tunisia

The New Arab went to a feminist art festival in Tunisia, with performances, classes and demonstations from all over the world,

Digital jihad: Palestinian resistance in the information age

Erik Skare

Digital jihad: Palestinian resistance in the information age

Comment: How do Palestinian hacktivists operate, and how does hacktivism form part of the Palestinian resistance? Erik Skare, author of the book ...

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