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Joobin (BBA, MSc.) is the Founder and Editor of REORIENT, as well as the Co-Founder of artclvb, an online platform for contemporary Middle Eastern art. He is also the author of a new translation of Omar Khayyam's poems from Persian into English.
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The attack of Lebanon's defiant filmmaker
Joobin Bekhrad speaks with Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri about his new controversial film "The Attack".
I am Nasrine
Joobin Bekhrad reflects on Tina Gharavi's coming-of-age film about the experiences of an Iranian immigrant girl in England.
Kadija Leclere's film of love, freedom, and revolution in Morocco
Joobin Bekhrad of REORIENT Magazine explores Leclere's debut film 'A Bag of Flour'.
Eric Parnes on Islamic art and pop culture in the East
Currently exhibiting in Sharjah is the 15th edition of the long-running Islamic Arts Festival, featuring over 1,700 works of art from a variety of mediums, including...
Film review: Zabana!
Joobin Bekhrad explores Said Ould-Khalifa's stirring portrayal of Algeria's unforgotten martyr.
5 must-see Middle Eastern art exhibitions
It's that time of year; the art market is coming to life after the summer break with tons of exciting exhibitions displaying art from the Middle East. We asked Joobin...
The five hottest artists from the Middle East today
Interest in Middle Eastern art has grown in recent years with individual pieces selling for millions of dollars. We asked Joobin Bekhrad, founder of REORIENT and...
Savushun: A novel about modern Iran
Published over 40 years ago, Simin Daneshvar's masterpiece shows no signs of wear. Joobin Bekhrad takes a closer look.
Saudi campaign + Bob Marley = "No woman, no drive"
The #women2drive campaign for women's right to join the busy Saudi roads has taken a rather unusual turn....
Groovy Tunisian cover of Daft Punk's hit "Get Lucky"
The major hit "Get Lucky" has received a new audience in Tunisia. Take a listen!
Five inspiring Arab fashion designers
These designers have one thing in common – they all challenge conventional ideas about fashion...
Saudi opens luxury rehab centre for Al-Qaeda militants
Saudi Arabia is hoping to wean jailed Al-Qaeda militants off religious extremism with counselling,...
Atiaf Zaid Alwazir: The flawed media narrative on Yemen
“Reading mainstream media, one imagines that AQAP has taken over the entire country and that most Yemenis...
The ties that bind Obama to Bush run across the Middle East
The U.S. response to the Arab Spring has exacerbated anti-American sentiments in the region, weakened...
Iran frees Slovak paragliders accused of spying
Snowstorm brings new misery for Syria refugees
Kerry marks 70th birthday with return to Israel
The increasing importance of Iran
Why pan-Arabism has failed
Independence in Egypt…For Whom?
Play the Iranian revolution
Tunisian resistance one verse at a time
US singer wows in Arabs Got Talent reality show
Iraq signs $1.1 billion deal to buy South Korean fighters
Dutch water firm cuts Israel ties after tense PM visit
Libya oil terminals blockade "to end Sunday"
Israel spurns blood of Ethiopian-born lawmaker
A Sour Love Affair: Literature and Politics in Turkey
Qatar launches gene mapping to combat diseases
The day I discovered the mystery of Algiers
Ephesus – history in wonderland
Qatar Airways joins Oneworld alliance