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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.
The new Arab man
A growing number of Arab men are not only championing the rights of women but also challenging traditional...
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,...
Israel and Palestinians hold peace talks with US envoy
Little known jihadist group vows new Egypt attacks
US releases $450 million in frozen Iran funds
Blame the media before the guns
#April13: How can we not forget?
Rethinking Arab media: Our past can help us mobilise for the future
Egypt pulls Lebanese star's "adults only" movie
Not so secret salsa nights in Tehran
Palestine welcomes British jazz legend
Libyan oil back on global markets - after blockade that cost $14 billion
Iran says would be reliable gas supplier for Europe
Kuwait signs $12 billion oil contracts
Syrian refugee children plan for green cities and schools
Grassroots movement without ideology challenges Bouteflika
A Kurdish win could change Syria forever
Creative Marrakech is still at the top of its game
They flew to Jordan to jump out of a plane. It looks pretty awesome.
Outdoor adventures beyond the city – how to make the most of UAE this spring