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Four awkward Trump moments in Saudi Arabia

Sana Uqba

Four awkward Trump moments in Saudi Arabia

Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia this weekend and, let's just say, some awkward things happened.

A break from the pressure: Trump in Saudi Arabia A break from the pressure: Trump in Saudi Arabia

The New Arab

A break from the pressure: Trump in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia welcomed Donald Trump on Saturday with a lavish reception, but feelings about the visit were mixed elsewhere in the Arab world.

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Assassinated Egyptian scholar 'predicted IS rise' 25 years ago

Egyptian scholar, Farag Foda, allegedly predicted the emergence of the Islamic State group shortly before being assassinated in 1992, reports suggest.

Diana Alghoul

Young Palestinians break hearts with emotional Nakba tribute

Dreams about about knafeh (traditional Palestinian delicacy), laughter and Palestine beyond an occupation.

Diana Alghoul

Dear Palestinians, play with fidget spinners, not rocks

The inventor of the fidget spinner, Catherine Hettinger claims she invented it during the 1980s when the Palestinian intifada was at its peak, as a distraction for Palestinian kids.

Uri Levy

The rebel returns: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Syria's star striker (and rebel supporter) Omar al-Somah returns to the Syrian national squad, while all eyes turn to the Asian Champions League and the AFC Cup.

Fairy Gazamother: Cinderella car makes it to ball

Mohammed Arafat

Fairy Gazamother: Cinderella car makes it to ball

Meet the Cinderella car – Gaza’s innovative answer to the Israeli blockade making weddings increasingly difficult

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Egyptian scholar sparks backlash over 'despicable' Saladin criticism

Bestselling author Youssef Ziedan sparks anger among Egyptian scholars after describing the famed medieval Muslim leader as 'despicable'.

Uber scrambles drivers to feed Beirut's #Janerik fever

Karim Traboulsi

Uber scrambles drivers to feed Beirut's #Janerik fever

Every Levantine person swears by these sour unripe plums consumed usually with salt as a snack. May is janerik season, and Uber has promised to deliver them to craving users.

'Be careful opening those things': Tom Cruise warns Egyptians

The New Arab

'Be careful opening those things': Tom Cruise warns Egyptians

American actor Tom Cruise has warned Egyptians after a team of archaeologists unearthed 17 mummies in catacombs south of Cairo, cheekily promoting his upcoming reboot of The Mummy thriller.

Mosque arson attacks and the normalisation of Islamophobia

Diana Alghoul

Mosque arson attacks and the normalisation of Islamophobia

Veiled Muslim women are particularly put at risk, considering they are “visibly” Muslim and are less likely to defend themselves if attacked.

Just like old times: Blair and Campbell talk Iraq

The New Arab

Just like old times: Blair and Campbell talk Iraq

Three-term Prime Minister Tony Blair sat with his former spin doctor Alistair Campbell to discuss all things Middle East, Corbyn, and Brexit.

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After name ban, China arrests Muslim for 'tweeting Quran'

A Muslim woman in China's troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang has been arrested for posting passages from the Quran and other religious material on social media.

Umar Lateef Misgar

The world's biggest democracy? Kashmiris seek justice from India

India claims to be the world's biggest democracy, but its disproportionate use of force against Kashmiri student protests denies the basic right to political dissent, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

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Ship merchant exposes rampant extortion at Egypt's 'Marlboro Canal'

An Egyptian merchant shipper has exposed rampant corruption and extortion carried out by workers at the country's Suez Canal, which has come to be known as the "Marlboro Canal".

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Sharjah street cleaner's act of kindness goes viral: video

A video appeared earlier this week on Instagram showing a street cleaner in the emirate helping an elderly woman cross the road drawing praise from social media users.