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The Hay Festival has vowed not to return to Abu Dhabi while Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan remains the UAE's minister of tolerance.

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted Algeria's wine industry.

Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

Alcohol sales have long served as a major barometer of the economy of Dubai, a top travel destination in the UAE.

Peanut traders baffled by Sudan export ban on crop

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Peanut traders baffled by Sudan export ban on crop

Peanut traders have been left stunned by a sudden decision from the Sudanese trade ministry to ban the export of raw peanuts.

Israeli archaeologists dig up proof of ancient cannabis use

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli archaeologists dig up proof of ancient cannabis use

Temple-goers likely used imported hashish to 'get into ecstasy and connect with God', researchers say.

The New Arab

Moroccan actor arrested for mocking Islam

Moroccan actor Rafik Boubker told people 'to make their ablution with wine and perform prayers with whiskey'.

Diana Alghoul

Five herbal infusions to beat fatigue in late Ramadan

Tea is healthy, relaxing, versatile and incredibly delicious. Here are five infusions to make to nourish your mind and body this Ramadan.

The New Arab & agencies

Dubai allows alcohol home delivery after bar shutdowns

After Dubai's coronavirus outbreak shut down bars, restaurants and hotels, the city-state has allowed its two major alcohol distributors to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Republican lawmaker: Trump 'treated worse than Jesus before crucifixion'

The comments by Republican lawmaker Barry Loudermilk caused a stir online, with 'Trump to Jesus' soon trending on Twitter.

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Thousands protest G7 as Trump, EU clash over trade

Trump and EU leaders exchanged trade war threats as they arrived in France for the G7 summit of wealthy democracies overshadowed by ...

No Israel product label for settlement wines: Canada court

The New Arab & agencies

No Israel product label for settlement wines: Canada court

A Canadian court on Monday ruled that it was "false, misleading and deceptive" to label wines made in Jewish settlements in the occupied West ...

Tourists now allowed to buy alcohol in Dubai shops

The New Arab

Tourists now allowed to buy alcohol in Dubai shops

Dubai has eased restrictions on purchasing alcohol for tourists.

To Keep The Sun Alive by Rabeah Ghaffari

Sumaiyya Naseem

To Keep The Sun Alive by Rabeah Ghaffari

Book Club: To Keep The Sun Alive is set during the cusp of the Iranian revolution and follows a vibrant cast of characters whose individual ...

On Arab youth rejuvenating their identity through the arts

Diana Alghoul

On Arab youth rejuvenating their identity through the arts

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival chair Mustapha Korbia speaks to The New Arab about why the arts are crucial for Arab diaspora youth to fully ...

Mel Plant

Ramy: Why this Muslim-American sensation doesn't care about Trump

The New Arab Meets: Egyptian-American comedian Ramy Youssef, who explains why his latest semi-autobiographical TV series is not just about a 'dictionary definition' representation of all Muslims and Arabs.

Amena Ravat

Seeking escapism: All That I Want to Forget

Book Club: Bothayna Al-Essa's latest novel, All That I Want to Forget, weaves a broken narrative, intertwining the past and the present until ...

Hadani Ditmars

Monteverdi's Christmas Vespers and its meaning today

The lullaby sung by young Mary to her son Jesus about the fate that awaits him brings to mind the mothers of Yemen, Syria and Palestine, who ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar introduces 100% 'sin' tax on alcohol

Prices of alcoholic beverages doubled overnight in Qatar after a new 100 percent tax came into effect on January 1.

A journey to Palestine with new cookbook Baladi

Elias Jahshan

A journey to Palestine with new cookbook Baladi

Book Club: Joudie Kalla's latest cookbook hopes to connect those in the Palestinian diaspora with their culture and heritage through their love ...

James J. Zogby

Arab Americans' advocacy for Palestinians has never been easy

Comment: Criminalising opposition to Israel is just the latest step in efforts to defame and exclude us from political participation, writes ...

Oh Iraq, you've come so far for beauty

Hadani Ditmars

Oh Iraq, you've come so far for beauty

Comment: Jihadists' war on beauty salons is anathema to a long-held Iraqi tradition of resilience and cultural resistance, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Black history is more than just a month

Malia Bouattia

Black history is more than just a month

Comment: Renaming Black History Month 'Diversity Month' whitewashes the history of a country built on the riches of slavery and colonisation, ...

The British are failing to integrate in Spain

Ruqaya Izzidien

The British are failing to integrate in Spain

Comment: Ruqaya Izzidien takes a satirical look at Brits who fail to integrate abroad.

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