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Two Palestinian educational facilities were shut down by Israeli forces 'until further notice'.

Comment: Usman Butt talks to Twitter satirist and architect Karl Sharro about social media in the Arab Spring, and his upcoming book.

The Ayoub Sisters: Egyptian-Scottish musical duo know no bounds

Florence Dixon

The Ayoub Sisters: Egyptian-Scottish musical duo know no bounds

The New Arab meets: The Ayoub Sisters, the classically trained multi-instrumentalists taking the crossover world by storm one catchy cover at a time.

Liverpool <em>Arab</em> <em>Arts</em> Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Noor El-Terk

Liverpool Arab Arts Festival celebrates diversity and local talent

Liverpool's annual Arab Art Festival is back for the 20th year running promising a diverse and exciting programme jam-packed with a mix ...

Ammunition into art in Gaza

Rami Almeghari

Ammunition into art in Gaza

Feature: A Palestinian craftsman is creating miniature objects from pieces of empty bullet cases and gas canisters shot by Israeli forces at ...

Usman Butt

Syria: The making and unmaking of a refugee state

Book review: What can the Ottomans teach us about welcoming and integrating refugees? Dawn Chatty's book gives us some clues, writes Usman Butt.

Noor El-Terk

The Shroud Maker: A tale of loss and survival

Ahmed Masoud's play follows the story of an 83-year-old woman in Gaza, as she remembers her life mapped alongside Palestine's.

Usman Butt

Book review: The unexpected love objects of Dunya Noor

Book review: Dunya embarks on a journey across Syria and encounters indifference, fear and some unexpected twists, writes Usman Butt.

Usman Butt

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Book review: Doostdar explores Iran's new spiritual environment, and the widely held assumptions about rationality, and the relationship between ...

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Amelia Smith

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Comment: The Premier League star's charitable efforts are helping fuel a propaganda campaign benefiting a corrupt president, writes Amelia ...

James M. Dorsey

Turning Qatar into an island

Comment: Saudi Arabia's proposed channel separating it from Qatar sends a message of polarisation and division, rather than regional ...

No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

Sheeffah Shiraz

No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

Report: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social ...

How can anarchy in Yemen's Aden be stopped?

A Yemeni journalist

How can anarchy in Yemen's Aden be stopped?

In-depth: The situation in Aden is deteriorating as it plunges into anarchy after being stuck between the Yemeni government and southern ...

Breaking with tradition: Robert Irwin rethinks Ibn Khaldun

Usman Butt

Breaking with tradition: Robert Irwin rethinks Ibn Khaldun

Book review: Irwin revisits the Arab world's most famous thinker, and tries to dismantle the idea of him as a modern man living in ...

Palestinian women between occupation and the dream of freedom

Wasan Abu Baker

Palestinian women between occupation and the dream of freedom

Blog: The stories of five Palestinian women fighting the occupation in unique ways

Marta Bellingreri

The women shaping Amman

Women are the vanguard of Jordan's artistic scene, forging new paths at the intersections of creative industry, reports Marta Bellingreri.

Usman Butt

Longing for the Lost Caliphate

Book review: The book succeeds in exploring little-known (outside the Arab Word) reactions to the fall of the caliphate, blending ...

The New Arab

Former Lebanese security official arrested for allegedly framing actor

A former Lebanese security official allegedly took revenge on the man who got her sacked, by alleging the actor and writer was passing on ...

British Islam Conference provides space for ideas

Usman Butt

British Islam Conference provides space for ideas

Gender and feminism took centre stage at this year's conference, reports Usman Butt

Usman Butt

How the House of Government helps us understand revolution

Book review: Yuri Slezkine sheds light on the nature of revolution itself, writes Usman Butt.

Trump: The president who wasn't meant to be

Usman Butt

Trump: The president who wasn't meant to be

Book review: Understanding the Trump doctrine requires moving the spotlight away from the theatrics of the man himself, writes Usman Butt.

The cultural cost of invading Iraq

Nazli Ihsan-Adil Tarzi

The cultural cost of invading Iraq

Comment: The dwindling selection of Iraqi literature at the fair highlights the cultural costs of government censorship and of the US invasion, ...

In a suspicious world, Middle East <em>arts</em> flourish

Jordan Elgrably

In a suspicious world, Middle East arts flourish

It's refreshing to remember that the terrorists depicted in western media and entertainment as modern-day bogeymen represent but an ...

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