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Karim Traboulsi is a staff writer and translator for The New Arab

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Egypt bans 'sexually suggestive' Saturday Night Live

12 February, 2018

Egypt has banned the Arabic version of US comedy 'Saturday Night Live' from television for violating ethical standards, the country's media regulator said, citing its 'sexually suggestive' humour.

His darkest hours: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi 'injured and depressed'

12 February, 2018

Badly injured, depressed and ill, the leader of the largely decimated Islamic State group, once the world's most formidable terror organisation, is reportedly living his final days.

Lebanese to sue Saudi minister, MBS protege Thamer Sabhan

07 February, 2018

In a move sure to escalate tensions between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, a judge in Beirut has accepted a lawsuit against Saudi Minister for Gulf Affairs Thamer Sabhan

Saudi Arabia to criminalise smelling bad in a mosque

29 January, 2018

Dozens of new offences could land citizens in jail for 'anti-social behaviour' as Saudi Arabia's Shura Council eyes up a new 'indecency' law.

Saudi Arabia 'to criminalise wearing underwear in public'

29 January, 2018

Dozens of new offences could land citizens in jail for 'anti-social behaviour' as Saudi Arabia's Shura Council eyes up a new 'indecency' law.

Lebanese comedian grilled over Saudi prince burger insult

26 January, 2018

Sheikh shackles: A Lebanese comedian could face jail time for joking about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's alleged fast-food addiction, power grab, and bloody war in Yemen.

Egypt's regime-sanctioned opposition leader 'set to run against Sisi'

26 January, 2018

A politician has signalled his intention to provide Sisi's guaranteed re-election with a thin veneer of respectability after credible rivals were forced to withdraw.

The Post: Lebanon goes on an embarrassing film-banning spree

15 January, 2018

Without a hint of irony, Lebanon has banned Steven Spielberg's upcoming film The Post, a film about government secrets and... censorship.

Houthis release Yemeni journalist Hisham al-Omeisy after 150 days

15 January, 2018

Yemen's Houthi rebels have released Hisham al-Omeisy, a journalist who was detained by the Iran-backed rebel group in Sanaa last August.

Abu Dhabi holding Qatari royal 'against his will'

14 January, 2018

A controversial member of the Qatari royal-family who had been used by Riyadh and Abu Dhabi to pressure Doha during the crisis is being held against his will in UAE.

Biblical disaster? Prophet Noah had an app for that

08 January, 2018

Need to get a cellphone for your Bronze Age ark? We Noah guy you can ask...

Egypt rails against 'suspiciously funded' NYT over critical reports

08 January, 2018

Cairo lashes out against NYT over embarrassing revelations about Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime, even hinting the paper is being financed by Qatar.

Karim Traboulsi
Karim Traboulsi

Karim Traboulsi is a staff writer and translator for The New Arab

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