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IS religious police fired for 'drinking alcohol, visiting prostitutes'

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IS religious police fired for 'drinking alcohol, visiting prostitutes'

Documents belonging to the Islamic State group's police force in Mosul reveal that policemen have been sacked for offences including drinking alcohol and visiting brothels.

Trump on Syria

James Brownsell

Trump on Syria

Blog: A few of The Donald's thoughts on the six-year civil war and world's most significant humanitarian disaster...

Get Me Out of Here: Gaza's marriage crisis

Mohammed Arafat

Get Me Out of Here: Gaza's marriage crisis

As Gazans struggle to make ends meet, rising unemployment, soaring prices and social expectations make marriage impossible writes Mohammed ...

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Egypt lawyer 'gives the finger' amid islands verdict celebrations

Khaled Ali, a former presidential candidate, was photographed and filmed making the ill-mannered gesture following Monday's ruling.

AbdelHalim AbdAllah

Yemen: Going to a warzone is no 'adventure'

AbdelHalim AbdAllah blogs about travelling to MSF's projects in Yemen, where he saw first-hand some of the brutal realities of civil war.

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Football legend's 'terrorism' verdict upsets Egypt performance

Another disappointing display for North African teams in this year's AFCON, but Egypt's performance could have been impacted by the furor over a guilty verdict for a football legend.

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Obama commutes Chelsea Manning's 35-year sentence. Twitter reacts

Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning saw her 35-year prison sentence massively reduced by President Obama sparking fierce debate on social media between supporters and detractors.

AFCON 2017: Morocco shocked by underdogs DR Congo

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Morocco shocked by underdogs DR Congo

Morocco struggled to find the net against unlikely winners DR Congo, in a disappointing match for the North African side, which still showed ...

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Syrian pop stars in verbal punch-up over Assad support

Pop star George Wassouf has lashed out at fellow artist Assala for her support of rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

Hopes and dreams: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Hopes and dreams: This week in Middle East football

Arab football received a massive boost this week, as FIFA announced that the World Cup could be expanded to 48 teams giving countries in the region new hopes of competing.

AFCON 2017: Senegal victorious over helpless Tunisia

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Senegal victorious over helpless Tunisia

Despite strong attempts to rescue an early 2-0 Senegal lead, Tunisia failed to perform in front of goal and ended their AFCON campaign opener in disappointing defeat.

AFCON 2017: Algeria's Riyad Mahrez rescues draw with Zimbabwe

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Algeria's Riyad Mahrez rescues draw with Zimbabwe

Algeria's star player Riyad Mahrez scored twice to prevent a shock defeat for the tournament favourites against Zimbabwe's Warriors in their ...

Trump attacks US civil rights icon on Twitter

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Trump attacks US civil rights icon on Twitter

Donald Trump on Saturday decided to attack an American civil rights icon who said the president-elect's victory was "illegitimate", and the ...

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#Trending: Egypt's 'first single mother' trolled on social media

Egyptians trolls 27-year-old Hadeer Mekawy after publicly sharing her story of having a baby from a secret customary marriage.

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#Trending: Algerian Imazighen celebrate Amazigh new year

Many in Algeria and elsewhere across North Africa took to social media to celebrate the beginning of the year 2967 in the Amazigh calendar.

Gareth Browne

Reporter's diary: Inside Mosul as Islamic State collapses

Exclusive blog: Gareth Browne reports from the front lines of the battle for Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.

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Lindsay Lohan hints at Islam conversion after Instagram purge

"Alaikum salam," was all Lohan left for her more than five million followers on Instagram - the response to the standard greeting among Muslims: As-salam alaikum.

Syrian in Merkel selfie sues Facebook over 'fake news'

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Syrian in Merkel selfie sues Facebook over 'fake news'

A Syrian refugee who posed for a selfie with Angela Merkel accuses the social networking site of failing to take action against posts falsely ...

Mohammed Arafat

Fuse blown: Gaza living on four hours of power

As frustration mounts in the Gaza Strip over constant power cuts, protests break out and politicians warn of an 'explosion of outrage'

It's 2017 and Egypt's still questioning women's employment rights

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It's 2017 and Egypt's still questioning women's employment rights

An Egyptian newspaper conducted a very sexist poll asking men whether they would like their partner to work after marriage – the results were truly shocking.

Strokes of resistance: Redrawing the Palestinian narrative

Mohammed Arafat

Strokes of resistance: Redrawing the Palestinian narrative

There is more to the Gaza Strip than destruction and suffering; Mohammed Arafat talks to a Gazan artist who uses drawings to resist the occupation.

Saudis horrified after father tortures newborn on video

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Saudis horrified after father tortures newborn on video

Social media users in Saudi Arabia have saved a newborn baby from her abusive father after a video of him torturing her went viral in the kingdom.