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These Arab artists are spreading their talent with Twitter

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These Arab artists are spreading their talent with Twitter

Using the Twitter hashtag #ArabArtists, a new generation of Arab artists, photographers and filmmakers are using social media to promote their talent.

Bidding wars: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Bidding wars: This week in Middle East football

Morocco has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2026 World Cup, but face a challenge from a US-Canada-Mexico super-bloc who want to bring ...

British cyclists complete London-Medina cycle ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

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British cyclists complete London-Medina cycle ahead of Hajj pilgrimage

Group of eight British-Muslims become the first Britons to cycle to Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage from northern Europe.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Syria open for business? We're not buying it

Blog: The return of the once-popular Damascus International Fair after a five-year hiatus is being peddled by regime media as proof Syria is returning to "calm and stability".

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Politics and garbage: Lebanese troubles trend on Twitter

The Lebanese twitterati took to the social networking site to share their problems with the trending hashtag #WhatAreLebaneseProblems.

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Trump blames 'both sides' for Charlottesville: Twitter reacts

After bowing to pressure to condemn white supremacists involved in Saturday's violent Charlottesville clashes, Trump then reverted to his initial reaction and blamed "both sides" for the unrest.

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This interfaith Lebanese wedding has caused quite a stir

Images of the church wedding involving a hijab-wearing Muslim woman to a Christian man in southern Lebanon has sparked controversy in the multi-religious Middle East state.

World Championships 2017: Qatar's Barshim takes high jump gold

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World Championships 2017: Qatar's Barshim takes high jump gold

The Arab world's top athletes had a successful fortnight at this year's World Athletics Championships held in London, ending with a gold medal ...

Diana Alghoul

Saudi women hit back at sexist 'spinsterhood cure' hashtag

It's not a disease and we don't need your treatment: Saudi women fight back as a sexist hashtag calling for men to marry more women to 'cure spinsterhood' circulates online.

Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' clothing on flights

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Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' clothing on flights

Saudia passengers complained of missing flights and having to purchase 'modest' new clothing after being told they could not fly in their 'revealing' attire.

More than $90,000 raised after Minnesota mosque 'terror' bombing

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More than $90,000 raised after Minnesota mosque 'terror' bombing

The director of a US mosque that was targeted with a bomb during morning prayers early on Saturday has applauded the local community for their response to the attack.

A clothing company's attempt to 'rebrand' swastika unsurprisingly backfires

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A clothing company's attempt to 'rebrand' swastika unsurprisingly backfires

Europe-based KA design has come under fire for trying to "rebrand" the swastika as an LGBT symbol meaning peace and love.

Chaos and cups: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Chaos and cups: This week in Middle East football

Blog: A tempestuous end to the Arab Club Championship, Iranian players facing social media enmity over playing Israelis and the Palestine Cup ...

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West Bank barrier graffiti mocks Trump's love of walls

Two murals have appeared on the wall between Bethlehem and Israel depicting Donald Trump hugging the barriers and tell one, "I'm going to build you a brother"

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How the Islamic State ends: scrambling for Deir al-Zour

The 'caliphate' is collapsing and IS leaders are forced to install conscription in Deir al-Zour - an unprecedented move on this scale.

Hadani Ditmars

Iraq's pyrrhic victories: Triumphalist narratives and deja vu

Blog: Military hubris prevents lessons being learned about the re-emergence of armed extremist groups, notes Hadani Ditmars.

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Palestinians wanting to pray at al-Aqsa storm Twitter

Mesmerising photos of al-Aqsa were shared as tweeters expressed their nostalgia for the landmark that some of them have never even seen.

A (relatively) good week for Middle East women's rights

Shams Al-Shakarchi

A (relatively) good week for Middle East women's rights

The struggle for women's rights in the Middle East is by no means over, but the passionate and dedicated fight for equality and protection is ...

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Saudi 'serial cat killer' captured after online outrage

Saudi authorities arrest a suspected cat killer, whose alleged feline killing spree has drawn the outrage of tens of thousands of the kingdom's social media users.

#GameOver: Netanyahu axes rumble between Jordanian and Israeli MP

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#GameOver: Netanyahu axes rumble between Jordanian and Israeli MP

Jordanian MP Yehiya al-Saoud called on controversial Israeli MK Oren Hazan to a confrontation at the Israeli border.

Bikini-clad women in Saudi Arabia? Yes, really...

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Bikini-clad women in Saudi Arabia? Yes, really...

The new project to develop part of Saudi Arabia's coastline into a luxury tourism resort will be regulated by laws of 'international standard', possibly leading to a more liberal atmosphere.

New Saudi resort to allow relaxed approach to Speedos

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New Saudi resort to allow relaxed approach to Speedos

The new project to develop part of Saudi Arabia's coastline into a luxury tourism resort will be regulated by laws of 'international standard', possibly leading to a more liberal atmosphere.