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

Blog: Does life imitate art? Scenes from the Middle East remind Hadani Ditmars of a Hollywood movie, albeit one with a particularly twisted director.

Can London's Palestine Expo help redress Israel bias?

Tom Charles

Can London's Palestine Expo help redress Israel bias?

Comment: While solidarity with Palestine becomes more mainstream, UK and international institutions still firmly favour Israel, writes Tom Charles.

Manufacturing soul: Dubai's emerging cultural capital

Hadani Ditmars

Manufacturing soul: Dubai's emerging cultural capital

Blog: An extravaganza of artistic delights await visitors and residents alike this week as a series of cultural highlights take over the ...

'The White Helmets' cinematographer can't attend Oscars

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'The White Helmets' cinematographer can't attend Oscars

A Syrian cinematographer who worked on the Oscar nominated film, "The White Helmets," has been denied entry into the US to attend the Academy ...

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Moscow cries foul after ambassador assassination photo wins award

Russia's embassy in Ankara said the decision by the jury was 'demoralising' and showed a 'complete degradation of ethics and moral values'.

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'Morally problematic' assassination photo wins World Press Photo competition

Burhan Ozbilici wins the top photography award for a photo described by a panel judge as 'morally problematic'.

Nada Ramadan

'Prints of Palestine': Weaving Palestinian heritage into contemporary fashion

Jerusalem-born designer Natalie Tahhan hopes to revive traditional Palestinian embroidery with a modern twist in her collection 'Prints of ...

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Russia jails student who followed IS lover to Syria

Photography student, Varvara Karaulova was detained in 2015 as she tried to enter Syria from Turkey claiming she travelled there to be ...

Photographer of Turkey assassination recounts moment of attack

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Photographer of Turkey assassination recounts moment of attack

Photographer, Burhan Ozbilici, has recounted the moment he captured the shocking images of the assassination of Russia's ambassador to Turkey.

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Russian investigators head to Turkey to probe ambassador assassination

Ministry officials and investigators will begin investigation following an agreement between President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President ...

Russian ambassador murder 'provocation' to damage relations: Erdogan

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Russian ambassador murder 'provocation' to damage relations: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemns the killing of Russia's ambassador to Ankara, calling it a "provocation" aimed at hindering ...

The truth about Israel's Jericho nuclear missile finally uncovered

Richard Silverstein

The truth about Israel's Jericho nuclear missile finally uncovered

Comment: As information comes to light concerning Israel's nuclear arsenal, the US's refusal to concede such weapons exist appears ever more ...

Everyday Iraq: Photographers capture life beyond bombs

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Everyday Iraq: Photographers capture life beyond bombs

'People want to have a happy life, no matter where and when, and that's also the case in Iraq,' said photographer Ahmad Mousa.

Syrian children in Canada capture refugee life on camera

Hadani Ditmars

Syrian children in Canada capture refugee life on camera

Refugee children arriving in Vancouver from war-torn Syria were given cameras to help them recover from their experiences and document a new ...

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First hijabi in Playboy sparks debate within Muslim community

American journalist Noor Tagouri this week became the first hijab-wearing woman to be featured in Playboy, sparking debate within the Muslim community over her decision to appear in the magazine.

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Antiquities for rent: Egypt's ancient sites to host parties

With tourism revenue still low, Egypt is looking to creative and controversial ways to attract visitors.

Yasmin Mahboubi

'Hope and life in Palestine' in pictures

Photographer Hamde Abu Rahma brings to London a showcase of life in occupied West Bank to highlight the peaceful resistance Palestinian people ...

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Archaeologists unearth massive new monument in Petra

Archaeologists have discovered a massive monumental structure at the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan.

Saudi cleric prohibits Snapchat's selfie filters

The New Arab

Saudi cleric prohibits Snapchat's selfie filters

Saudi cleric Naser al-Omar has urged his followers on Twitter to "refrain from tampering with the image of the human face just to make people ...

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The modern-day Ibn Battuta: From Morocco to Uzbekistan

Mohammed Khamouch is a Moroccan man determined to follow in the footsteps of great Muslim 'wanderers', embarking on a journey that took him to ...

#PanamaPapers: Financing chaos in Yemen with 'The Sugar Kings'

Baraa Shiban

#PanamaPapers: Financing chaos in Yemen with 'The Sugar Kings'

Comment: For ordinary Yemeni citizens, information contained in the Panama Papers concerning the business elite and its links with Saleh ...

'Ballerinas of Cairo': New project captures stunning ballet moments

Nada Ramadan

'Ballerinas of Cairo': New project captures stunning ballet moments

A collection of photos of ballerinas performing dance moves in the streets of Cairo, with modern and historical sites in the background, has ...

Qatar celebrates Gulf's highest rates of women in work

The New Arab

Qatar celebrates Gulf's highest rates of women in work

A recent study has found that 51 percent of women in Qatar are in the workforce, making it the highest rate of female employment across the GCC.

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