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Videos show the woman running onto the stage and embracing the singer before being wrestled off by a security guard.

Comment: It's a slippery slope between appreciation and appropriation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

The Ayoub Sisters: Egyptian-Scottish musical duo know no bounds

Florence Dixon

The Ayoub Sisters: Egyptian-Scottish musical duo know no bounds

The New Arab meets: The Ayoub Sisters, the classically trained multi-instrumentalists taking the crossover world by storm one catchy cover at a time.

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 ...

Supreme Court blesses Trump's Muslim ban, undermines religious liberty

Sahar F. Aziz

Supreme Court blesses Trump's Muslim ban, undermines religious liberty

Comment: America is experiencing another outbreak of White Nativism, but this time the target is Muslims, writes Sahar Aziz.

James J. Zogby

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

Comment: How, in light of the atrocities at the US border, can the idea of America still stand up? asks James J Zogby.

The New Arab

Saudi woman takes victory lap in Formula One car

Racing driver Aseel al-Hamad hit the track ahead of the French Grand Prix as her compatriots drove in Saudi Arabia for the first time.

The New Arab & agencies

Ronaldo begs rowdy Iran fans to let him sleep

Hundreds of Iranian football fans gathered outside the Portugal team's hotel and tried to stop them sleeping ahead of Monday's decisive World ...

The New Arab & agencies

Celebration over Saudi driving ban lift marred by arrests

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday but the jubilation is dented by the jailing of female activists who ...

Iraqis fill the Mosul airwaves after IS radio silence

The New Arab & agencies

Iraqis fill the Mosul airwaves after IS radio silence

Society: Young Iraqis are filling the city's airwaves, after the Islamic State group's radio ban in Mosul.

The New Arab

British hip-hop icon Lowkey to perform at Refugee Week

The hip-hop and rap artist will perform this weekend in London alongside Native Sun and EbsilJaz.

A celebration of East-West dialogue through poetry and <em>music</em>

The New Arab

A celebration of East-West dialogue through poetry and music

Gingko has unveiled an ambitious poetry project, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Goethe's West-Eastern Divan, which was in turn inspired by ...

Towards A New Divan: a night of poetry

The New Arab

Towards A New Divan: a night of poetry

A night of poetry and music - inspired by an artistic exchange between German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Persian poet Hafez ...

Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

The New Arab & agencies

Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted of first day of trial

The Turkish rapper has been a vocal critic of Turkey's government and its leaders, which rights groups say is what led to his detention.

Saudi to screen 'The Message' four decades after ban

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi to screen 'The Message' four decades after ban

The decades-old film was initially banned in most of the region but will now become the first Arabic title to screen in Saudi Arabia since 1983.

The New Arab & agencies

Waking up the neighbours: Indonesia's Ramadan dawn alarm clocks

"Suhoor! Suhoor! Please wake up sir, madam!" holler a 20-strong group of children in the streets of Jakarta.

Florence Massena

Slave to Sirens: Middle East's first female metal band

The New Arab meets: An all-woman metal band is breaking norms in Lebanon with a new sound. Florence Massena meets the women behind the ...

Sam Hamad

Being pro-Palestine and pro-Assad doesn't add up

Comment: From Israel to Syria, all tyranny is worthy of outrage, writes Sam Hamad.

Noor El-Terk

The Shroud Maker: A tale of loss and survival

Ahmed Masoud's play follows the story of an 83-year-old woman in Gaza, as she remembers her life mapped alongside Palestine's.

Pompeo's Plan B on Iran: An exercise in futility

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

Pompeo's Plan B on Iran: An exercise in futility

Comment: It is now perfectly clear that Trump's administration has no interest in diplomacy with Iran, and is simply bent on regime change, ...

The New Arab

Lebanon's Fairouz releases song honouring victims of Gaza massacre

One of the Arab world's most beloved singers has released a song to express solidarity for the recent victims of Israeli massacres of ...

Kurdish centre to tame 'caliphate cubs', IS child soldiers

The New Arab & agencies

Kurdish centre to tame 'caliphate cubs', IS child soldiers

Kurdish forces in Syria are rehabilitating dozens of child fighters recruited by IS, part of a "second chance policy" by the Kurdish Democratic ...

Netta politicised her own victory and whitewashed Israel's occupation

Diana Alghoul

Netta politicised her own victory and whitewashed Israel's occupation

Israeli icon Netta has attempted to brand her Eurovision win as a victory for diversity, but she has remained silent on the suffering of ...

Top 7 places for iftar in London this Ramadan

Nuranisa Mohamed Ali

Top 7 places for iftar in London this Ramadan

Ramadan series: It's been a long day of fasting and you are ready to feast. Food blogger Noorie shares some ideas on where to break your fast ...

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