The New Arab
Bean stew causes military raid in southern Baghdad
A domestic quarrel over beans took an unexpected turn when a group of Iraqi army soldiers stormed into a house in the southern Baghdad neighbourhood.
Manufacturing soul: Dubai's emerging cultural capital
Blog: An extravaganza of artistic delights await visitors and residents alike this week as a series of cultural highlights take over the ...
Jordan's King Abdullah channels his inner saltbae on Instagram
A famous Turkish chef who became the saltbae meme has posted a picture of King Abdullah II of Jordan doing his signature flamboyant salt ...
Anne Coulter suggests Middle East refugees are compulsive rapists
American right-wing personality and Trump supporter has suggested Middle Eastern -- i.e. Arab and/or Muslim -- migrants and refugees cannot stop themselves from raping Western women
Elections and equalisers: This week in Middle East football
A titan in African football was felled this week, as Ahmed Ahmed took over the presidency of the African Confederation of Football.
Weaving relationships: Gaza factory produces Kippahs for Israel
Could economic ties between Gaza and Israel pave the way for peace in the Middle East, Arafat asks
Dubai ruler orders cat killers to clean zoo
Three men filmed torturing a cat to death have been ordered to clean Dubai Zoo every day for the next three months as a punishment for their crime.
Turkey government looks to ban dating shows
Turkey's deputy prime minister says he wants to ban popular television dating shows because they are against Turkish culture and customs.
Dubai man arrested for feeding live cat to dogs
Gruesome video posted to social media leads to the arrest of a Dubai resident over the torture and killing of a cat.
Is former Klan leader looking for 'bromance' with Assad?
David Duke is one of most successful white supremacists in the US, and the latest target of his affection is Syria's war criminal leader Bashar al-Assad.
Nazdrovya! Diplomatic three-way in Moscow over Syria
Turkey's President Erdogan will visit Moscow on the same day as Israel's Netanyahu, to discuss 'economic cooperation' - including purchasing a new S-400 missile defence system.
Hundred years after creating Israel, Britain nowhere near remorseful
Queen Elizabeth or her son may be visiting Israel this year to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which created ...
Turkish politician flaunts ring...with his face on it
Turkish political iconography has a thing for a strongman, but wearing a ring with your own face on it remains somewhat unorthodox
Live music makes a comeback in Saudi Arabia
Video: Albeit to an all-male audience, legendary Arab singers Rashed al-Majed and Mohammed Abdu performed live in the Saudi capital on Thursday night in a rare music concert.
Muslim Ban 2.0: a cynical sidestep by Trump's lawyers?
A revised version of new US immigration restrictions against several Muslim-majority countries was unveiled by Donald Trump on Monday, with a few amendments but still ever divisive.
Kurdish faith-healer offers to exorcise 'demon-possessed' Trump
Mali Ala Kalak says his favoured method of treating the controversial president would be to beat him on the soles of his feet to get the 'jinni' out his body
Gaza opens new chapter with its first English library
For those under siege in Gaza, travelling is often limited to the places they discover in books, writes Arafat.
'Do you beat your wife?' lawmaker asks Muslim-American students
Republican state lawmaker's office quizzes Muslim students about views on apostasy and Sharia law ahead of cancelled meeting.
Myriam Klink's raunchy music video banned by Lebanon
Model and sometimes singer Myriam Klink has sparked outrage again in her native Lebanon, following a music video that has sparked legal action from the government.
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Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad joins Twitter, despite ban
Iran's hardline former president Mahmud Ahmadinejad became the latest leader to join Twitter on Sunday, despite having been instrumental in getting the application banned from the country.
The Shabandar Cafe: A symbol of Iraq's spiritual condition
Mutanabbi Street was a bustling, artistic quarter in Baghdad where Iraqi intellectuals would gather, read and converse during some of the country's unhappiest days.
Dubai Prince flaunts 'gold-leaf burger' escapades on Instagram
Images of Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum chowing down on the $63 "Burg Khalifa" appeared on the social media site on Thursday
The half-Palestinian model posed wearing the Muslim headscarf for the cover shoot of Vogue Arabia's Arabic and English first printed editions.
Watch: TV show host Asaf Harel used the closing episode of his show to deliver an impassioned monologue urging Israelis to acknowledge apartheid.
A crocodile at a Tunisian zoo was stoned to death by a group of tourists, authorities in the capital said Wednesday, denouncing the "savage" act.
An Imam in Saudi Arabia has declined a strange request from a man asking for a fatwa allowing him to marry his fiancé off to his friend.
Blog: A city of contradictions keeps drawing Hadani Ditmars back.
While Sunday's Oscar signalled recognition of the rescue organisation's life-saving work, on the ground in Syria it was business as usual in a conflict defined by grotesque suffering and destruction.
Political, ethnic, local and religious rivalries came to the fore in this week's football action, while Syria's national team coach is reportedly attempting to bring about some unity.
A career in quotes: A look at five times that the late British MP Sir Gerald Kaufman blasted Israel or caused controversy during his 47-year parliamentary career.
Ex-Iran president writes sprawling letter to Donald Trump, covering a range of topics.
The kingdom's first Comic-Con pop culture festival sparked controversy among Saudi Twitterati, reflecting the challenge faced by authorities trying to gradually introduce entertainment to the Islamic kingdom.
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