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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 journeys mirror Iran's growing instability.

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian musician and producer Moody Kablawi from Haifa, who has been performing and touring internationally since he was 15, to talk more about his evolving sounds.

In memoriam: Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian novelist and political activist

The New Arab

In memoriam: Ghassan Kanafani, Palestinian novelist and political activist

Culture: Ghassan Kanafani was a prolific writer and an activist. If his life hadn't been cut short in an Israeli assassination, he would have celebrated his 83rd birthday this year

Thirteen Months of Sunrise: Rich portrayal of contemporary Sudan

Karsen Breanne

Thirteen Months of Sunrise: Rich portrayal of contemporary Sudan

Book Club: Everyone has their own story that adds value to a community in Rania Mamnoun's novel, depicting the different everyday experiences ...

This Green and Pleasant Land: Exploring racism and assimilation

Sarah Shaffi

This Green and Pleasant Land: Exploring racism and assimilation

Book Club: The kind of prejudice in This Green and Pleasant Land is largely of ...

French-fry factory offers rare jobs for Gaza women

Khuloud Rabah Sulaiman

French-fry factory offers rare jobs for Gaza women

The Agricultural Association of Beit Hanoun came up with the idea of establishing a fried-potato factory offering the extra advantage of providing stable employment for women in Gaza.

Raya al-Jadir

Sannah Hussain: Disabled Muslim boxer fights against discrimination

Being a disabled Muslim woman may mean experiencing more discrimination and obstacles in your path but Sannah Hussain is changing and challenging the status quo of disabled females.

Yousif Nur

Gnaoua Festival: Fusing global sounds under one roof

Culture: Regarded as one of Morocco's most well attended events, the Gnaoua Festival brings different music genres from around the world together to be enjoyed by all ages and groups.

Dissidents of the International Left

Haider A. Khan

Dissidents of the International Left

Book Club: Andy Heintz's timely contribution, Dissidents of the International Left, features interviews with 77 left-wing figures from around ...

Qatar mega-library defies boycott and woos youth

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Qatar mega-library defies boycott and woos youth

The Gulf's largest book collection, Qatar's National Library, has enhanced ties with libraries outside the region and wooed younger readers in ...

Sophia Akram

The Aziziye Mosque: One of London's most stunning mosques

See in pictures: The Aziziye Mosque in Stoke Newington is thought of as one of Britain's most stunning mosques.

First ever hijabi character set to appear in Spider-Man

Sami Rahman

First ever hijabi character set to appear in Spider-Man

The New Arab Meets: British actress Zoha Rahman, who plays the part of Peter Parker's Muslim BFF in the Marvel universe's latest movie Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Nicholas Frakes

Giving marginalised youth a voice in Lebanon through theatre

Feature: British NGO Seenaryo and the Yaabad Scouts have been working together in Lebanon, using theatre as a way for people to express themselves and the struggles they face.

Ilham Essalih

Women in the Qur'an: 'Reappropriating' Muslim women's destinies

Book Club: Asma Lamrabet attempts to debunk what she believes are 'myths' surrounding Muslim women by discussing and reinterpreting Quranic verses that directly address them.

Seven times Boris Johnson has offended minority groups

Sami Rahman

Seven times Boris Johnson has offended minority groups

Boris Johnson goes head-to-head with Jeremy Hunt in the race to become the next ...

Eurovision brings Israel's record on LGBT+ rights to forefront

Jad Salfiti

Eurovision brings Israel's record on LGBT+ rights to forefront

If Israel is as tolerant as it purports to be, the question is for whom? Certainly, not LGBT+ Palestinians nor LGBT+ African asylum seekers it deported to Rwanda and Uganda.

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 artists featured in Venice this year.

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.

Glitzy, ritzy, niqabi: Meet fully-veiled Saudi model 'Amy Roko'

The New Arab

Glitzy, ritzy, niqabi: Meet fully-veiled Saudi model 'Amy Roko'

‘I told y’all I’ll be a model’: A subversive social media star is breaking frontiers for modest fashionistas by starring in her first magazine ...