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Shams Al-Shakarchi


Shams Al-Shakarchi is a British-Iraqi journalist at The New Arab, with an interest in Iraq and women's rights.

Palestinian resistance through culture and creativity is being celebrated at the first museum of its kind in the US.

22 April, 2018

The US embassy in London has corrected President Trump after he cancelled a trip to the UK because he believed its relocation was a "bad deal" negotiated by Obama's administration.

13 January, 2018

Disney has been accused once again of whitewashing the live-action remake of Aladdin after admitting white actors were "made up to blend in", instead of hiring Middle Eastern extras.

10 January, 2018

American comedian Jerry Seinfeld causes outrage among supporters of Palestinian rights after posing with machine guns at an Israeli military fantasy camp that simulates shooting Palestinians during a family holiday.

09 January, 2018

Israel is failing to credibly and impartially investigate reported violations and attacks on medical teams and Palestinians, Medical Aid for Palestinians has said.

20 December, 2017

The work of Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani is being exhibited in the UK for the first time, providing a portrait of Iraq as it has never been seen before.

12 December, 2017

There is a long way to go to achieve gender equality in the Middle East, but progress - and sacrifice - has been made by brave women human rights defenders.

29 November, 2017

While the advance in women's social liberalisation in Saudi Arabia should be celebrated, commentators have contextualised the move as a cynical marketing ploy by an image-conscious regime.

27 September, 2017

The website of Iran's main stadium was hacked in protest over the ban on women watching men play football, after the World Cup qualifier in Tehran reignited calls for equality.

07 September, 2017

A two-day festival celebrating Iraqi culture is coming to Glasgow, part of a social enterprise initiative founded by three friends who aim to empower a diaspora outside of London.

01 September, 2017