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The Qaimaqchi brothers captured the beginning of modern Iraq through painting, sculpture and photography.

Niraz Saied, who hailed from the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, was arrested by Bashar al-Assad's security forces in October 2015.

Why Israel wants to ban filming Israeli soldiers

CJ Werleman

Why Israel wants to ban filming Israeli soldiers

Comment: Israeli lawmakers' attempts to muzzle citizen journalists and the press shows the power of their narratives, writes CJ Werleman.

Inside Kashmir's last leper colony

The New Arab

Inside Kashmir's last leper colony

Photoblog: Meeting the carers who work day in and day out in Kashmir's last leper colony, established by the British a century ago to isolate ...

Urban chaos: Downtown Beirut, then and now

Florence Massena

Urban chaos: Downtown Beirut, then and now

Feature: Going back in time with architect Samer Ladki, we look at Swiss photographer Jacqueline Meier's pictures of Beirut from immediately ...

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.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Art of resistance: First Palestinian museum in US opens

Palestinian resistance through culture and creativity is being celebrated at the first museum of its kind in the US.

Khalid al-Karimi and Weam Abdulmalik

Yemeni women photographers strive to overcome barriers

Feature: Several Yemeni women photographers have been sticking to their passion despite the formidable challenges in a male-dominated society ...

The New Arab & agencies

Asylum seeker gets life sentence for London Tube bombing

Ahmed Hassan, who constructed a homemade bomb "to kill as many members of the British public as possible," was sentenced to life in prison on ...

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.

Photoblog: The women shaping Amman

Alessio Mamo

Photoblog: The women shaping Amman

Meet the artists changing the face of Jordan's capital. Photos by Alessio Mamo.

Strava data dump reveals more than secret military bases

James Snell

Strava data dump reveals more than secret military bases

Comment: The sensitive information made public via Strava shows states are not keeping up with the security questions around technological ...

Strava app reveals more than military base secrets

James Snell

Strava app reveals more than military base secrets

Comment: The sensitive information made public via Strava reveals states are not keeping up with the security questions around technological ...

Breaking barriers: Disabled Egyptian bakers hold recipe for success

Raya al-Jadir

Breaking barriers: Disabled Egyptian bakers hold recipe for success

In Arab society, where people with disabilities are hidden from view, stigmatised and denied work, a group of star bakers with Down's Syndrome ...

Shams Al-Shakarchi

London exhibition provides unique, never-seen-before portrait of multicultural Iraq

The work of Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani is being exhibited in the UK for the first time, providing a portrait of Iraq as it has never been seen before.

Yomi Kleinmann

Behind the story: On the Kurdish frontlines

Reporter's diary: Working in northern Iraq to report on the takeover of Kirkuk is a story worth telling in itself.

Yomi Kleinmann

Holding firm, Kurds take a stand for Erbil

After capturing the city of Kirkul, Iraqi government fighters are driving deeper into Kurdish territory and look poised to make a grab for the ...

Yomi Kleinmann

As Iranian proxy seizes Kirkuk, where is America?

In-depth: An eyewitness account of the Kurdish collapse at Kirkuk, as the Iraqi government and Iran-backed militias reclaim the city for ...

Stand-off in Kirkuk: caught between Iraq and Kurdish forces Stand-off in Kirkuk: caught between Iraq and Kurdish forces

Yomi Kleinmann

Stand-off in Kirkuk: caught between Iraq and Kurdish forces

Kirkuk is on tender-hooks, as a tense stand-off between Iraq's army and Kurdish Peshmerga threatens to bring war to the oil-rich city. Words by ...

Hadani Ditmars

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

The British Museum's historical approach to contemporary art is well-suited to these works from Syria and Iraq, whose origins betray an optimism ...

Two dudes embed in Hawija

Yomi Kleinmann

Two dudes embed in Hawija

Blog: An eyewitness account from the frontlines as the Islamic State group's last stronghold in northern Iraq is liberated. Words by Yomi ...

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's latest film 'gives refugees humanity' Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's latest film 'gives refugees humanity'

The New Arab & agencies

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's latest film 'gives refugees humanity'

A 23-country epic about the migration crisis by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, aiming to "give refugees humanity", has had its international premiere ...

These Arab artists are spreading their talent with Twitter

The New Arab

These Arab artists are spreading their talent with Twitter

Using the Twitter hashtag #ArabArtists, a new generation of Arab artists, photographers and filmmakers are using social media to promote their ...

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