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Copilot (2021)
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Film Review: Premiered at the 2021 Berlinale Film Festival, Anne Zohra Berrached's Copilot retells the story of 9/11 plane hijacker Ziad Jarrah through the prism of his relationship with his girlfriend, in a story fraught with challenges.
The Palestinian Great Escape
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Six Palestinian prisoners, mostly serving life terms, escaped early on Monday from a high-security prison in northern Israel after digging a tunnel dug beneath a sink. The breakout has caused hysteria in Israel
Lift Like a Girl [Netflix]
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Film Review: Netflix's latest Arab offering chronicles the journey of Zebiba, a budding weightlifter from Alexandria, on her pursuit to reach the Olympic Games. Tackling poignant themes, the documentary reveals shifting gender perceptions in Egypt.
Joe Show mocks how a watermark on Egypt's new banknotes triggered an absurd overreaction over 'pride' propaganda, Egypt's move to rename its notorious prisons to 'correctional facilities', and Algeria blaming wild fires on sinister conspiracies.
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Joe Show mocks how a watermark on Egypt's new banknotes triggered an absurd overreaction over 'pride' propaganda, Egypt's move to rename its notorious prisons to 'correctional facilities', and Algeria blaming wild fires on sinister conspiracies.
Abboudi Abu Jawdeh shows part of his vintage cinema poster collection at his office in the Lebanese capital Beirut [Getty Images]
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While Lebanon's multifaceted crisis has impacted all industries, the creative world has been hit especially hard. Facing long periods without work, The New Arab speaks with actors and filmmakers about how they have survived amidst national turmoil.
As the Taliban regain power in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans scramble to leave the country
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As the Taliban assert dominance in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans are desperately looking for ways to flee the country, with the UN warning that half a million Afghans could be made refugees by the end of the year.
The Taliban retakes power in Afghanistan
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The Taliban have made a salient return to power in Afghanistan, after complete US withdrawal, bringing to an end a 20-year-old war.
Art has provided a much needed release, away from Lebanon's deteriorating crises [Dana Hourary]
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In the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion, incidents of PTSD in Lebanon increased, with many in the capital now seeking their futures elsewhere. For those who remain, art has helped process trauma as a joyous alternative to regular therapy.
Fuel crisis in Lebanon
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The worsening economic collapse in Lebanon has resulted in the government raising gasoline prices in a partial reduction of fuel subsidies as it seeks to ease crippling shortages that have brought the country to a standstill.
The new Taliban
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As the Taliban sweep into power and pledge an "Islamist Emirate" in Afghanistan, all eyes are on how the group will rule the country, and if anything will be different from their extremist predecessors.