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With her new film, For Sama, 26-year-old Syrian director Waad al-Kateab tells a truly unique story of joy, love, and hope amid the unspeakable horrors of war.

Culture: A Museum in Baghdad, which debuts in mid-October, tells the story behind the theft of Iraq's cultural property and archival history.

Where Oman conquered mountains: A journey through the interior

Paul McLoughlin

Where Oman conquered mountains: A journey through the interior

Culture: Oman's interior shows the historical harnessing of nature by man and how prosperity can come in the most challenging of environments.

A bookish love story in Iran: The Stationery Shop

Sumaiyya Naseem

A bookish love story in Iran: The Stationery Shop

Book Club: In Marjan Kamali’s latest novel, the love of a lifetime is discovered and lost.

Gendered Morality: Expanding conceptual knowledge of gender in Islam

Usman Butt

Gendered Morality: Expanding conceptual knowledge of gender in Islam

Book Club: Zahra Ayubi explores this tension within Islamic philosophy and ...

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 understand their identity.

Paul McLoughlin

Defend Media Freedom: An UK-Canada event to protect journalists

A global conference of media freedom has shown journalists face continued dangers, particularly after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

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.

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 ...

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 the low-key but pernicious sort that many Muslims and people of ...

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 and struggles of life in Sudan.

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.

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.

The New Arab & agencies

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 its first year, as an anti-Doha boycott drags on.