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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
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
As Gazans struggle to make ends meet, rising unemployment, soaring prices and social expectations make marriage impossible writes Mohammed ...
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.
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.
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.
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
Morocco struggled to find the net against unlikely winners DR Congo, in a disappointing match for the North African side, which still showed ...
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
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
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
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
Donald Trump on Saturday decided to attack an American civil rights icon who said the president-elect's victory was "illegitimate", and the ...
#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.
#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.
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.
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'
A Syrian refugee who posed for a selfie with Angela Merkel accuses the social networking site of failing to take action against posts falsely ...
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
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
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
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.
A short YouTube video purporting to show a Saudi military officer abandoning Islam has sparked controversy among the Arab twitterati.
Israel and America denounced the deaths of four Israeli soldiers in a Jerusalem truck-ramming incident on Sunday as a 'terrorist attack'. They should look up the definition.
A flight between Muscat and Dubai was grounded Sunday, when cabin crew discovered an unwanted passenger stowed away in the cargo hold.
Iran's Supreme Leader chose not to acknowledge Rafsanjani's status as an Ayatollah during a eulogy, instead referring to the former president using a term designating a lower ranking clerical position.
Jail time and hefty fines will be given to people caught littering in Oman, as the sultanate seeks to retain its reputation as a place of natural beauty.
A story by right-wing website Breitbart claiming a Muslim mob torched a German church has faced a backlash from European media and politicians, as fake news threatens the pre-election climate.
Demonstrations were held across opposition territories in Syria on Friday, with protests seen in Damascus, Idlib, Homs, Deraa, and Aleppo provinces, expressing solidarity with besieged communities in Wadi Barada
Watch Now: Baghdad held its annual parade on Friday, to mark the 96th foundation anniversary of the Iraqi Armed Forces a powerful but diversionary force in the country.
Jenna Jameson, who converted to rabbinical Judaism in Israel in November 2016, has posted a series of offensive tweets against the religion of Islam.
Iraqis weren't dancing to Baghdad's tunes after the country's Journalists' Union appointed a belly dancer to head it's US branch.