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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.

The British Museum's historical approach to contemporary art is well-suited to these works from Syria and Iraq, whose origins betray an optimism for a better future, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Two dudes embed in Hawija

Adam McCaw and 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 Kleinmann, pictures by Adam McCaw.

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

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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

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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 ...

Hadani Ditmars

Hollywood's prescient take on current horrors

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

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Moscow cries foul after ambassador assassination photo wins award

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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'.

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

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 ...

Russia jails student who followed IS lover to Syria

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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.

Russian investigators head to Turkey to probe ambassador assassination

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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 ...

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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 improving ties between Moscow and Ankara.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

First hijabi in Playboy sparks debate within Muslim community

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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 ...

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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.

'Hope and life in Palestine' in pictures

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 ...

Archaeologists unearth massive new monument in Petra

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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

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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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