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

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Kuwait scrambles to pre-empt fallout from south Iraq unrest

16 July, 2018

Unrest in southern Iraq has sparked unease across the border in Kuwait, as bloody protests over poor services and corruption in Basra province continue.

Eco-jihadism: Somali terror group al-Shabab ban single-use plastic bags

03 July, 2018

Not the Onion: The announcement was made in a broadcast by Radio Andalus, an official mouthpiece of the militant group.

Ann Coulter: US should shoot border-crossers just like Israel

15 May, 2018

American right-wing commentator and one-time Trump supporter Ann Coulter has praised Israel's massacre of dozens of unarmed Palestinians on Monday

Saudi cleric praises Liverpool's Mohamed Salah for 'representing Islam'

21 March, 2018

A popular Saudi cleric has praised Mohamed Salah, Liverpool FC's Egyptian footballer, for "representing Islam well in England."

Israeli MoD contacted American hackers to make 'zero-day' viruses

05 March, 2018

Israel's ministry of defence made overtures to several US-based hackers, expressing interest in so-called 'zero-day' attacks for possible use in covert operations against its foes.

Manspreaders and cat-callers should face whipping, Iranian women demand

26 February, 2018

Iranian activists are demanding authorities enforce a law that would see men guilty of harassment and manspreading in public receive up to 74 lashes, fines and jail time.

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

06 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.

Karim Traboulsi
Karim Traboulsi

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

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