Culture 22 March 2019

Six Novels About the Contemporary Arab Experience

Looking for some good books to read? Here are novels about contemporary Arab life from across the Arab world for you to get completely immersed in

By Maan Jalal

Lifestyle 25 March 2019

Mo Salah hosts a kids’ press conference in Dubai

What would you ask a football superstar? These children knew exactly what to ask!

By Staff Reporter

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The Ryburn family were on a road trip from Dubai, UAE to Oman and came across an abandoned village close to Nizwa.

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Culture 1 February 2019

Mariah Carey performs in Saudi Arabia!

Mimi is the highest profile star to ever have a concert in the Kingdom despite backlash and criticism from activists.

By Lulu Baker

Culture 30 January 2019

Exclusive variant for DC comics #1000 issue will be sold in the UAE

Comic Stop, a local comic book store in the UAE will be exclusively selling The Detective Comics #1000 with a special cover.

By Staff Reporter

Culture 29 January 2019

The Polish Community of Iraq? Here’s what we know

After leaving the Soviet gulags in 1942, many Polish soldiers and civilians settled in Iraq.

By Staff Reporter

Culture 27 January 2019

Amal Waqar: “We need more visibility"

Oud player, composer and activist Amal Waqar talks to us about Arab identity, the coloration between jazz and khaleeji music and how the oud found her.

By Maán Jalal

Culture 25 January 2019

From Ibb to Sanaa - Road Tripping in Yemen

Instagram photographer Bashayer Ali took a road trip through Yemen and here’s what she photographed.

By Staff Reporter

Culture 21 January 2019

Hisham Fahmy / “We need more Arab translators who are passionate about pop fiction”

Literary Translator Hisham Fahmy talks to us about translating the Game of Thrones series and the importance of pop fiction in the Arab world.

By Maán Jalal

Culture 14 January 2019

Keeping Our Eye on Rami

Here are five facts about Rami Malek that you need to know (but you probably already do).

By Staff Reporter

Culture 10 August 2018

What should an Arab superhero look like?

CNN’s Inside the Middle East delves into the region’s comic book community in search for the changing face of Arab comic book heroes.

By CNN’s Inside the Middle East / The Arab Edition

Culture 7 August 2018

Fourteen Arab Rappers you should know

Who are the Arab rappers shaping the landscape of Arab hip-hop? No matter what language, dialect and style they rap in these are the Arab rappers whose voices are making a change.

By Staff Reporter

Culture 17 June 2018

M'hamed Issiakhem’s Most Stunning Paintings

The father of modern art in Algeria was a prolific painter whose work influenced a whole generation of Arab artists.

By Staff Reporter

Culture 17 June 2018

Celebrating the life and work of Director Moustapha Akkad

With the re-release of the iconic and controversial film The Message in the Arab world we take a closer look at the revolutionary Syrian director and producer with these five facts.

By Shereen Hafidh

Lifestyle 14 June 2018

Ten Instagram accounts about the Arab world you should follow

Follow these Instagram accounts and learn more about the visual and hidden history of the Arab world.

By Staff Writer

Opinion 11 June 2018

An Arab divorce can be damaging but here’s what I learnt

Nadia Amer shares her experience of coming from a broken home, what she learnt about the layers of divorce and asks the question – why are Arabs afraid of the big D?

By Nadia Amer

Food 4 June 2018

What you didn’t know about Pomegranates

From its healing properties, possible forbidden history and influence in war, here are eight facts you didn't know about pomegranates.

By Staff Writer

Culture 29 May 2018

Five facts about Egyptian Novelist Radwa Ashour

Novelist, translator, academic and activist here's, what you need to know about Radwa Ashour and her work.

By Shereen Hafidh

Culture 27 May 2018

Notes on the Flesh / Book Review

Kuwaiti writer Shahd Alshammari's collection of short stories Notes on the Flesh is a raw and brave exploration of Middle Eastern life.

By Hananah Zaheer

Culture 20 May 2018

Balqis Al Rashed / "I find labels to be limiting"

The self and the perception of the self, art and the artists, criticism and conversation, Balqis Al Rashed is a Saudi woman with something to say.

By Maán Jalal

Opinion 16 May 2018

Celebrating the Life of author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

Translator and writer Hisham Fahmy recalls how reading the works of famed author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik helped him find his way when he was lost.

By Hisham Fahmy

Fashion 16 May 2018

The Arab Models making it in the fashion world. No, we aren’t talking about the Hadid sisters

Meet the Arab models who are making a name for themselves and aren't afraid to break any rules.

By Staff Writer

Opinion 12 May 2018

I volunteered to help refugees in Greece and nothing could have prepared me for the reality

This is a story of how make up became a voiceless symbol of resistance and protest.

By Shahd Amin

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