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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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1,001 street chairs in Cairo
With all the political upheavals, economic woes, and social unrest plaguing Egypt these days, it can be quite difficult to recognise or acknowledge any other aspects...
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.
10 reasons to visit Erbil
The new Iraq
Always wanted to visit Iraq, but were too afraid to go because of the security issue? Erbil, in the semi-autonomous...
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...
Tanker laden with Libyan rebel oil slips naval escort
Israel air strike kills three in Gaza
New BFFs? Egypt's Sisi lands in UAE for joint military exercises
"All I ask, is that we talk about it"
What's fueling the Syrian conflict
The new Cold War and the Middle East
Famous Syrian filmmaker Mohammad Malas released
"Is this the Oscars?" asked Netanyahu
Iraq commemorates 1920 revolt against Britain in new museum
35 stories of female entrepreneurs changing the Arab World
Start-up Nation 2.0
This is what the first Tunisian-made airplane looks like
The center of the Muslim World is being gentrified. Here’s why we should be upset.
"Mate" tea a long-time Lebanese hit
Egypt's revolutionaries seek new ways to shift from Twitter to ballot box
A visit to the most Arab of Turkish cities
10 reasons to visit Erbil
Indiana Jones left - it's the right time to visit Egypt