Ten years ago former CIA agent Robert Levinson went missing in Iran. His family are now taking Tehran to court believing him to be held by the regime.
Syrian-Filipino rapper Nasser 'Chyno' Shorbaji is no stranger to exile. But through music he finds his identity and a voice to speak to the radicalised.
Rapping the Arab Spring: Meeting El-Rass, Tripoli's underground hero
Emel Mathlouthi sings for humanity
The New Arab
Iraqi parliament urged to protect women from domestic abuse
Human Rights Watch have called on Baghdad to make changes to anti-violence laws, which would protect Iraqi women from domestic abuse and punish offenders.
'Invisible solution' crucial in fight for Syria's cultural heritage
A collaboration between a UK-based crime prevention firm and a US university has produced a solution, only detectable under UV light, used in ...
Jordan accused of mistreating disabled people, vulnerable women
A new report has warned that people being housed by the state in protective ...
Jesus rises: Restored historic shrine reopens in Jerusalem
A historic tomb said to have been the last resting place of Jesus has been reopened to pilgrims after a nine-month restoration project funded by Jordan's king among others.
Saddam Hussein's granddaughter receives fashion award at Kurdish festival
The granddaughter of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was named the best young fashion designer at the Newroz festival in Amman.
The world celebrates a happy Newroz 2017
The New Arab has put together a series of videos of people celebrating Newroz from across the world.
Colossus found in Egypt may have depicted Psammetich I
An ancient statue recently unearthed in a Cairo slum, probably depicts 26 dynasty king Psammetich I, not King Ramses II as believed earlier.
Dubai hosts Middle East's largest contemporary arts show
Art Dubai opens on Wednesday to showcase works that tell of the unique challenges faced by artists in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia to promote 'decent' jobs for women
Saudi Arabia's labour ministry wants more women in work - but not out of the house - as part of a broader programme of economic reforms in the kingdom.
The New Arab & agencies
Priceless remains lie in ruins at Mosul museum
Mosul's museum, which once housed priceless atrefacts, now lies in ruins after Islamic State militants put its treasures to their ruthless hammer.
Iran receives second post-sanctions Airbus plane
Iran received its second new Airbus plane Saturday under an order that Tehran placed last year after a partial lifting of international sanctions.
Ultra-modern metro aims to break new ground in Qatar
Driverless trains will run the length of ultra-modern Doha as part of Qatar's new mega-project to upgrade its public transport system, in a land where the car is king.
Couple detained in UAE for 'sex outside marriage'
A South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee were held in custody by ...
Dark-skinned and beautiful: Challenging Saudi Arabia's perception of beauty
Abeer Sinder is a female Saudi beauty blogger making a stand against anti-blackness for all those who have been overlooked in the Arab world due to their dark skin.
Women’s progress around the world 'uneven and facing backlash'
Women’s movement around the world is facing a backlash that hurts both men and women, the United Nations warned ahead of International Women's Day.
Yves Saint Laurent museum to open in Morocco
The museum in Marrakesh – where the late designer often retreated to work – hopes to attract up to 700,000 visitors a year.
Terror school: How many infidels did you kill today?
If you thought maths was the biggest problem for school kids, think again: Islamic State extremists have designed their own curriculum to ...
A generation of Syrian children 'lost to trauma'
Air raids and shelling have left Syrian children in a state of terror, as Save the Children release a harrowing and heartbreaking report on the ...
The hidden past of Baghdad's 'forgotten' Latin Cathedral
If Baghdad's iconic St Joseph's Cathedral could speak, it would have many stories to tell from its 140-year history, much of which has been forgotten
Copts flee North Sinai desperate for sanctuary
Egyptian Copts are flocking to Ismailia and beyond to escape the latest spate of killings of Christians by militants, but their grievances are falling on deaf ears.
Syria's 'Anne Frank' writes moving letter to Britain's PM
Bana al-Abed writes to Britain's prime minister Theresa May urging her to send aid for children caught in her country's ongoing civil war.
Female horse trainer hopeful for Saudi women's rights
A Saudi female horse trainer said there is more hope for women in the conservative kingdom despite cultural challenges.
Egypt's government has previously frozen Aboutrika's assets, accusing him of financing the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Masriye planned to print a dedication to the former star on its cover in solidarity
Glimpses of harsh realities of the lives of Syrian refugees are captured in five extended comic strips entitled "Meantime", commissioned by Lebanon-based NGO Solidarites International.
Reverend Khader El-Yateem, a Palestinian-American pastor from Bethlehem, hopes to win votes from across New York's diverse communities, to represent them at City Hall.
British street artist Banksy opened on Friday a hotel in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, as part of his latest artwork in the Palestinian territories.
More than six million students from 40,000 schools in 15 Arab countries take part in the Arab Reading Challenge's second edition this year.
Archaeologists documenting IS' destruction of historic sites in Mosul have discovered an Assyrian temple dating back to 600 BC beneath the ruins of a once popular pilgrimage site.
As former head of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, Ali al-Naimi commanded huge influence in the market. Now he is looking at working in the kingdom's $50 billion renewable energy drive
Greater Cairo has been named the world's fastest-growing city in 2017, with an expected population increase of 500,000 this year alone. But can authorities cope with the population explosion?
A Canadian university is rallying around the Muslim community after a far-right extremist group threatened to set off explosives at the school with the aim of harming Muslim students.
A non-profit organisation has dropped thousands of messages of love and hope to Iraqis trapped in Mosul as part of an effort to promote solidarity amid the city's ongoing conflict.
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