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Arts & Culture Conflict Gender Refugees

3 New Documentaries Turn Their Lenses on the Toll of War in the Middle East

Olivia Cuthbert | 18 Oct 2019

Recently released films give hard-hitting, inside looks into conflicts’ effects on life in Iraq, Gaza, and Aleppo.

Architecture Arts & Culture

During Amman Design Week, a City Brainstorms a Better Future

Ursula Lindsey | 17 Oct 2019

Work of the region’s designers was showcased across Jordan’s capital last week, in exhibits that ranged from the practical to the ethereal.

Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

A Kurdish Writer Tries to ‘Break the Silence’ Using Philosophy Instead of Politics

Sarah Mills | 10 Oct 2019

Bakhtiyar Ali rejects political solutions. Instead, his books pose questions about human responsibility in the face of conflict and corruption.

Arts & Culture Conflict Gender Terrorism

Exhibition Combines Research and Painting to Portray Modern Slavery’s Survivors

Olivia Cuthbert | 04 Oct 2019

Syrian artist Sara Shamma uses strong color and powerful brushstrokes to portray human traffickers, women who have survived being trafficked, and the emotions swirling inside them.

Arts & Culture Politics Publishing

New Book Showcases Contemporary Arab Artists as Survivors

Ursula Lindsey | 13 Sep 2019

An anthology explores “Arabicity,” the cultural links and concerns shared by artists from disparate countries throughout the Arab world.

Arts & Culture Politics Research Technology & Online Learning

Oral History, Which Records Once-Silenced Voices, Gains Ground in the Arab World

Dana Abed | 11 Sep 2019

Oral historians gather the stories of participants in history who might not otherwise be heard, from those in the U.S. civil rights movement to dispossessed Palestinians.

Arts & Culture Gender

An Iraqi-Born Artist Rejects Identities Imposed on Women

Heba Elkayal | 04 Sep 2019

Hayv Kahraman brings a unique perspective to representations of, and assumptions about, women like herself in a post–9/11 world.

Arts & Culture Conflict Development Politics

Corruption Sidetracks Projects Intended to Make Baghdad a ‘Capital of Arab Culture’

Amal Saqr | 24 Aug 2019

Projects meant to enrich Baghdad as a capital of Arab culture were left unfinished or never even started, a journalist’s investigation found.

Arab Spring Arts & Culture Gender

Tunisian Singer Emel Mathlouthi Breaks Away From World Music Stereotypes

Olivia Cuthbert | 09 Aug 2019

In a new album, the Tunisian singer who first gained fame in the early days of the revolution sings in English and touches on environmental themes, not just personal or political ones.

Arabic Arts & Culture Conflict

A Form of Yemeni Poetry Thrives in Defiance of War

Edward Fox | 26 Jul 2019

At a Cairo conference this month, scholars began the process of listing a form of traditional Yemeni poetry on the Unesco register of Intangible Cultural Heritage to help make sure that it endures.




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