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How French colonial advertising shaped the image of Tunisia
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Colonial France marketed Tunisia as an exotic and backwards destination, depicting the locals as lazy and unmodern. The Tunisian tourism office then adopted these motifs until a wave of Tunisian artists decided to reclaim their cultural identity.
La Marsa, Tunisia's coastal gem: Where to shop, eat, sleep
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Planning a visit to Tunisia? Consider the 30-minute drive from Tunis to La Marsa, a beautiful coastal city that boasts breathtaking beaches and striking architecture. The New Arab has profiled the city and listed the places to eat, sleep, and shop.
Revitalising Palestinian fashion with traditional elegance
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From traditional motifs to modern elegance, fashion brand Zennar has redefined cultural fashion in Gaza. Discover the captivating fusion of heritage and style that celebrates Palestinian authenticity.
Whats cooking in Dubai: The Michelin-starred eatery Ossiano
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This tiny emirate put the Middle East on the Michelin map. We speak to Chef Berger, the man behind Ossiano, a restaurant that made it to the starred list, two years in a row.
Has Maghreb cuisine been left out of the Mediterranean diet?
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The Mediterranean diet is often advertised as European. This co-option of North African and Middle Eastern culture has had detrimental effects on sustainable production and food insecurity, whilst preventing regional culinary scenes from flourishing.
Pennsylvania Avenue
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The self-proclaimed 'capital of the world', decisions made in Washington DC have global consequences. But there's a new taste-maker in town: the city's growing Arab community. The New Arab gives you a whistle-stop or some of DC's best Arab sites.
Mariah Idressi
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British-Moroccan model Mariah Idressi is helping make modesty vogue. The New Arab spoke with Mariah about her experience in the industry and what she hopes to achieve from the limelight.
Loud & Proud: Lessons learnt from a year of Palestinian pride
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For Palestinians in the diaspora, expressing one's 'Palestinian-ness' is fraught with difficulty. Faced with xenophobia, isolation and apathy, Tariq Raouf encourages Palestinians to be loud and proud in their day-to-day activism.
The double consciousness of a privileged Palestinian
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The Palestinian diaspora lives 'out of place' in permanent exile and stateless purgatory. This reality has forced many to reckon with their alien-ness either by adopting dual identities or appreciating the status of a perpetual foreigner.
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Shattered and exhausted, the Syrian White Helmets refuse to give in and continue to be a lifeline for Syrians under duress. Amina Al-Bish, one of the organisation's female volunteers, tells The New Arab her story.