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Saudi minister blames 'wrong mind-sets' for housing crisis

08 November, 2015

Blog: Saudis must fix the way they think if they want to have affordable housing, the country's housing minister has said, prompting an angry online backlash.

#Trending: Saudis hail decision to withdraw from Palestine qualifier

04 November, 2015

Blog: Saudi Twitter users have cheered the decision by the kingdom's football federation not to play a World Cup qualifier on occupied Palestinian land.

'Slut-shaming' Egyptian female anchor quits following online campaign

30 October, 2015

Egyptian host, Reham Saeed, has resigned after social media users rallied to have her fired for invading the privacy of an attack victim, blaming her clothes for the sexual assault.

Egyptian Twitter users slam 'slut-shaming' TV host

29 October, 2015

Egyptian Twitterati have severely criticised TV anchorwoman Reham Saeed for 'slut-shaming' a woman who was attacked by a sexual harasser and airing intimate photographs of her.

#BoycottMcDonald's: Saudis avoid Mickey-D's after insect defamation threat

29 October, 2015

Saudi Twitter users have called for a boycott of McDonald's, after the burger giant filed a lawsuit against a man who claimed to have found a bug in his drink.

#ItWillNotBeDivided: Palestinians launch campaign against division of al-Aqsa mosque

23 September, 2015

Blog: Activists are spreading awareness through social media about possible Israeli plans to divide Jerusalem’s flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque.

Egypt Judo champ now playing the date game

23 September, 2015

Blog: Mohammad Ramadan sells fruit in the street after receiving no government support for his sport or livelihood.

Russian company begins oil prospecting off Syrian coast

22 September, 2015

Russian state-controlled energy group SoyuzNefteGaz has started operations off the Syrian coast amid a rapid military build-up by Moscow in the war-torn country.

Former Jordan PM drops Facebook case against satirist

17 September, 2015

Omar Zorba, a well known satirist who was arrested after being sued for defamation by a former Jordanian PM, was to be released Thursday after the lawsuit was dropped.

Tone-deaf 'praying' crane poem creates Saudi Twitterstorm

16 September, 2015

Blog: An inconsiderate and strange piece of poetry about last week's tragedy in Mecca has gotten a Saudi poet into hot water.

Egyptian doctors up in arms over governor's 'rudeness'

16 September, 2015

Blog: Egypt's medical community is once again fuming after a government official humiliated one of their own in a video that has gone viral.

ElBaradei calls for boycott of Egypt's parliamentary elections

11 September, 2015

Mohamed ElBaradei, a leading Egyptian opposition figure, has hinted at a boycott of upcoming elections scheduled to begin in October.

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