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Arab Cartoons Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in Culture

Cartoons (الكاريكاتير) are a very important feature of Arab newspapers (الصحف) and magazines (المجلات). They appear in each and every issue in a large number of publications. They are not always used for entertainment; instead, they are used to criticize political, economic and social conditions. They include very little or no text, but the meaning is very easy to infer from them. Below are some cartoons taken from recent Arab publications. Can you understand them?

From Al-Dustor Newspaper (Jordan)

From Al-Arab newspaper (Qatar)

From Al-Watan Newspaper (KSA)

From Al-Bayan Newspaper (UAE)

You can see the daily cartoons in most Arab publications on the following website (

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