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US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka has praised the "encouraging" progress made by Saudi Arabia in women empowerment.

Mina Roe is riding high on the wave of Beyonce's baby bump after the US megastar was photographed donning their designs.

Saudis display 'national excellence' in Makkah Cultural Forum

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Saudis display 'national excellence' in Makkah Cultural Forum

Saudi Arabia's 'culture week' came to a close on Friday, an event aimed at highlighting the achievements of Saudis and hailing them as national role models.

Turkey opens orphanage complex for thousands of Syrians

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Turkey opens orphanage complex for thousands of Syrians

The project, which started in July 2015 with the help of the Turkish government, has three schools, a mosque, a health clinic, playgrounds and a ...

Lebanese activists mobilise to save Beirut heritage

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Lebanese activists mobilise to save Beirut heritage

Activists in Lebanon have launched a Heritage Watch Day to bring international ...

Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai

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Arab Fashion Week brings unisex minimalism to Dubai

Designers, buyers and influencers descend to Dubai for Arab Fashion Week, a five-day event dedicated to ready couture and resort wear.

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Kuwaiti lawmaker: 'deport expat teachers!'

Al-Shaheen’s comments come as the Kuwait government is trying to recruit expat teachers, placing a specific emphasis on hiring Palestinian teachers.

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Country singer Toby Keith to perform in Riyadh concert

American singer Toby Keith will perform this weekend in a men-only concert in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, alongside traditional lute player Rabeh Saqer.

Super Club: Three of Dubai's biggest football teams merge

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Super Club: Three of Dubai's biggest football teams merge

Dubai Club, al-Ahli and al-Shabab have announced the formation of a super club that will be ready to challenge with world's football titans.

Ramadan 2017: When will the holy month begin?

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Ramadan 2017: When will the holy month begin?

Muslims around the world will observe the holy month of Ramadan on 27 or 28 May this year, a time marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk ...

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Domestic workers death rate 'doubles' in Lebanon

Migrant workers in Lebanon are dying at a rate of two every week, Lebanon's intelligence agency says, as rights for domestic employees in the country continue to stagnate.

Films to look out for at Cannes festival 2017

Sarah Khalil

Films to look out for at Cannes festival 2017

The New Arab gives you a snapshot of films to look out for at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for 2017, which runs between 17 and 28 May.

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Red carpet for Gaza film festival minus the stars

The Red Carpet Festival showcases films focusing on human rights issues and aims to provide Palestinians, many of them unemployed, with a rare opportunity to explore their dreams.

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Gourmet kebabs: Better bring a bib to Le Bab

Yalla, let's eat! The New Arab brought a date to a 'gourmet kebab house' in London's Soho. Things got messy.

Six Arab films that should be at the Oscars

Sarah Khalil

Six Arab films that should be at the Oscars

Every year a few critically acclaimed productions from the MENA region go ...

Syrian refugee films get front-row seats at Sunday's Oscars

Sarah Khalil

Syrian refugee films get front-row seats at Sunday's Oscars

Three films focusing on the plight of Syrian refugees have been nominated for Sunday's Oscars best Documentary (Short Subject) category.

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'The Flying Girl': The Emirati woman vying for pole-position

Seventeen-year-old Amna al-Qubaisi is on track to become the first Arab woman to race in Formula 4.

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#Nakba69: Palestinians remember the day their life was uprooted

Palestinians marked the 69th anniversary of the Nakba, or 'The Catastrophe', on Monday, recalling the mass displacement and dispossession of Palestinians during the establishment of Israel in 1948.

Syrian refugees find unlikely haven in Gaza

Mohammed Arafat

Syrian refugees find unlikely haven in Gaza

Some smuggle themselves through tunnels, some start businesses - and some are simply returning to a land from which they were expelled decades ...