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Feature: Displaced from their country, but not their culture, Syrian women are keeping memories of Syria alive among refugee communities by telling old tales and sharing stories.

Analysis: Tajikistan's role as an international classroom for Americans studying Persian may prove its greatest contribution to the US, writes Austin Bodetti.

Morocco delegation visits Israel despite deadly Gaza crackdown

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Morocco delegation visits Israel despite deadly Gaza crackdown

A Moroccan delegation of civil society organisations has begun a visit to Israel, amid a deadly crackdown against Palestinians.

Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

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Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

The New Arab spoke to renowned Egyptian artist Hamza Namira, an icon in the Arab World whose song, "Issmy masr", My name is Egypt, was a ...

Does teaching dialects hurt Modern Standard Arabic?

Hossam Abouzahr

Does teaching dialects hurt Modern Standard Arabic?

Comment: Given that dialects and Modern Standard Arabic currently coexist, how should we best teach Arabic in schools and beyond? asks Hossam ...

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The Iraq Report: Shia Islamists rise as IS evaporates

This week in Iraq: IS lose final town, Hizballah declares 'Mission Accomplished', Shia militias continue illegal operations in Syria and militia leaders banned from running for election.

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Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani has been filmed with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces in eastern Syria, in new footage that emerged on Sunday.

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Syrian children find music school away from home

Hassan Youssef is one of two dozen Syrian children who graduated from the Action for Hope Music School music program in Lebanon.

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Crossing from Tunisia to Italy - 1980s vs. today

The stories of Tunisia's migrant workers and the difficulties they overcome in a world obsessed by borders and immigration controls.

Refugees facing obstructions to sanctuary following European court ruling

Tajana Tadić

Refugees facing obstructions to sanctuary following European court ruling

Comment: The European Court of Justice has left Croatia responsible for dealing with hundreds of thousands of refugees. And Croatia is rejecting ...

Diana Alghoul

Remembering Abdulhussain Abdulredha with these top four moments

The Kuwaiti actor who angered Saddam Hussein supporters so much they tried to kill him also had a passion for Palestine.

Pioneering Omani actor passes away leaving sultanate's film-lovers mourning

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Pioneering Omani actor passes away leaving sultanate's film-lovers mourning

When there was no film industry in his native Oman, Salim Bahwan moved abroad to study film-making and acting, returning home to promote cinema ...

Preserving Syria's linguistic heritage internationally with new dictionary

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Preserving Syria's linguistic heritage internationally with new dictionary

A hobbyist linguist is raising funds to create a multi-dialect Arabic dictionary made by Syrian refugees to help preserve their rich ...

What Trump's Taiwan travails mean for Arabs

Massoud Hayoun

What Trump's Taiwan travails mean for Arabs

Comment: Donald Trump's brash approach may force Middle East nations to choose between business with China and Taiwan, upsetting a delicate ...

Top 'revolutionary phrases' for UN Arabic Language Day

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Top 'revolutionary phrases' for UN Arabic Language Day

We've put together a list of Arabic revolutionary phrases for UN Arabic Language Day, and for those wanting to learn the world's fourth most ...

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Arab Trump asks fake Obama: Where is the cutlery?

A look at Arabic parody twitter accounts impersonating politicians, including Donald Trump, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.

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Saudi cleric blames Syrian rebel losses on 'blasphemous' swearing

A leading Saudi jihadi cleric has said that Syrians' habit of using God's name in swearing is a reason that rebels have suffered military ...

Myriam Benraad

The spectre of tomorrow: After the battle for Mosul

Despite promises that IS will be defeated after Mosul is recaptured, the fight for the Iraqi capital of the 'caliphate' is turning out more ...

Myriam Francois Cerrah

Morocco: Symbolic victories will not mask systemic problems forever

Comment: Morocco's 'Islamist' party has won a second term, despite its inability to deliver on past election promises. So what is behind the ...

History repeating: Yazidis find haven once more in Caucasus

Killian Cogan

History repeating: Yazidis find haven once more in Caucasus

In-depth: Georgia and Armenia have welcomed Yazidis who fled the genocidal campaign of the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, reports Killian ...

Paul McLoughlin

Inside the Islamic State group's secret dungeons

Syrians know the price for opposing the Islamic State group - arrest, torture, death. On Tuesday, a report revealed the extent of the jihadi ...

Emirati pop star Ahlam enrages Lebanese calling them 'falafel-peddlers'

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Emirati pop star Ahlam enrages Lebanese calling them 'falafel-peddlers'

The Lebanese are fuming after pop-star Ahlam labelled them as "falafel-sellers" and "beggars", prompting a Twitter hashtag to have her banned ...

#Trending: Google can now translate the Kurdish language

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#Trending: Google can now translate the Kurdish language

Ever had the urge to translate a text written in Kurdish? If so, Google's now got you covered.

Moroccan student arrested near Marrakech for 'spreading IS propaganda'

Nada Ramadan

Moroccan student arrested near Marrakech for 'spreading IS propaganda'

A Moroccan student has been arrested for allegedly painting graffiti and handing out leaflets promoting the ideology of the Islamic State group, ...

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