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Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez lifts the trophy as his team celebrate winning the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Final between Senegal and Algeria
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With the 2022 African Cup of Nations kicking off in Cameroon this Sunday, how will the Arab teams stack up against this year's competition? Who are the star players and who are this year's dark horses? Find out in our preview below.
Diversity in the media
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Arabs in the UK series: The British media industry still suffers from a lack of diversity and representation. British-Arab, Nada Issa, describes her experience in a middle-class male-dominated industry and the challenges many ethnic women face.
The shortages of medication in Lebanon are threatening the treatment of tens of thousands of people, many of whom have taken to social media in a desperate plea to source the drugs they require.
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In a new low, the Lebanese government's lifting of essential medical subsidies, without any real contingency plan, has made basic healthcare provisions increasingly unaffordable for the majority of Lebanese citizens.
number of activists hold a demonstration against China's policies towards Uyghur Muslims and other ethnic and religious minorities, who are suffering crimes against humanity and genocide in Jakarta, Indonesia on January 4, 2021
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In a calculated attempt to divert attention away from the atrocities committed against the Uyghur peoples in North-West China, state-backed media outlets have intensified their efforts to disseminate pro-Chinese propaganda at home and abroad.
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Syrians in Idlib are turning to online apps to make money and help make ends meet. While these apps are giving increased agency to some and enabling a small profit to be made, others worry they are eroding the aspirations of young people.
Header - The New Arabs Iconic moments of 2021
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From a Gulf reconciliation to a Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, The New Arab puts together photographs from moments that defined a tumultuous year in the Middle East, North Africa, and across the world.
Header - The New Arabs Top 10 stories of 2021
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2021 will largely go down as a year in recovery, major political and societal events have nonetheless rattled the status quo in MENA and beyond. Culture and film made a comeback too. The New Arab takes stock of the most captivating stories from 2021
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Reports show drinking water in Libyan schools is highly contaminated and a probable cause of recurring disease in schoolchildren. Years of neglect have left water infrastructure decimated, with worrying ramifications for public health.
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Iraqi citizens bear the brunt of escalating medical costs as the government fails to clamp down on the mafias controlling the medical trade in the country or to support the sorely neglected local pharmaceutical industry. 
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Despite the lack of acknowledgement Arab Christians receive in the West, the community and its many Christmas traditions are a fountain of diversity.