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Book review: Edward Said revolutionised they we way think about representations of the Middle East, but he had little background in the study of history, notes Usman Butt.

Dareen Tatour who was charged with incitement to violence for posting a poem online calling Palestinians to 'resist', was released on Thursday.

Israel detains American professor protesting West Bank village demolition

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Israel detains American professor protesting West Bank village demolition

Frank Romano, 66, was detained by Israeli forces with two other Palestinian activists for standing in front of heavy equipment to block the destruction of the West Bank village.

London's only Arab film festival showcases classic literary worlds

Sarah Khalil

London's only Arab film festival showcases classic literary worlds

The SAFAR Film Festival returned to London on Thursday with screenings of classic and contemporary Arab films, many of which have never been ...

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Sadek Hamid

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Comment: A new generation of British Muslim women is shaping profound changes within Muslim communities and challenging lazy assumptions in ...

The New Arab

Leading Syrian novelist Hanna Mina dies aged 94

Latakian-born writer Hanna Mina has died, ending a long and prolific career producing dozens of books.

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Nobel laureate V S Naipaul dies at 85

Literary giant V S Naipaul, known for his controversial and divisive views, has died at his home in London.

James Snell

Review: The Death of Truth by Michiko Kakutani

Book review: Michiko Kakutani's exploration of the 'post-truth world' is more referential than declarative, writes James Snell.

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Palestinian sentenced to jail for 'incitement' with poems

An Israeli court sentenced an Arab woman to five months in prison for incitement to violence for poems and other social media posts, the justice ...

Celebrated Syrian actress and Assad opponent May Scaff dies

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Celebrated Syrian actress and Assad opponent May Scaff dies

Scaff's last words on Facebook were posted on 21 July, and were: "I will not lose hope, never lose hope. It is Great Syria, not Assad's Syria."

Diana Alghoul

Palestinians remember Ghassan Kanafani 46 years on

Palestinians are honouring the legacy of Ghassan Kanafani, who was assassinated in Beirut on 8 July 1972.

Liverpool Arab Arts 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 of ...

Bookworms cheer as Amazon Kindle introduces Arabic e-books

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Bookworms cheer as Amazon Kindle introduces Arabic e-books

Bookworms have welcomed the move by Amazon to release over 12,000 Arabic titles on its Kindle devices.

Syrian refugees keep storytelling tradition alive

Catherine Cartier

Syrian refugees keep storytelling tradition alive

Feature: Displaced from their country, but not their culture, Syrian women are keeping memories of Syria alive among refugee communities by ...

Trump's face to feature on newly-minted Israeli coin

The New Arab

Trump's face to feature on newly-minted Israeli coin

An Israeli organisation has minted a coin bearing US President Donald Trump's face in honour of his decision to move the American embassy to ...

The New Arab

Literary world rages as Palestinian poet convicted of incitement

Dareen Tatour has been charged with incitement to violence for posting a poem online calling Palestinians to 'resist', in a case that has angered free speech advocates the world over.

Sophia Akram

The wrong story: Palestine, Israel and the media

Book review: Greg Shupak's new book is a highly relevant and necessary account of how the media is feeding us the wrong story on Israel and ...

Matt Broomfield

The abusive NGO with a stranglehold on refugees' lives

Investigation: Refugees on Lesvos say volunteers use promises of food, clothes and WiFi to coerce the vulnerable into converting to ...

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.

Egyptian literary pioneer Ahmed Khaled Tawfik passes away

The New Arab

Egyptian literary pioneer Ahmed Khaled Tawfik passes away

Egyptian novelist Ahmed Khaled Tawfik has died aged 55, a writer with a vision who transformed contemporary Arab literature.

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 premodern ...

A journey into Russia's Muslim heartlands

Usman Butt

A journey into Russia's Muslim heartlands

Book review: Tackling themes such as religious diversity under authoritarianism, tolerance and radicalisation, Dominic Rubin's new book is a ...

Iraq 2003: A mechanical and wilful forgetting

Andrew Leber

Iraq 2003: A mechanical and wilful forgetting

Comment: The United States inflicted terrible damage on another people for no clear reason and no clear gain, writes Andrew Leber.

The exile of Emel Mathlouthi, voice of Tunisia's youth

Jordan Elgrably

The exile of Emel Mathlouthi, voice of Tunisia's youth

Having found fame as the musical embodiment of the revolution, the singer is looking beyond the confines of 'world music', writes Jordan ...

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