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Bean stew causes military raid in southern Baghdad

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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

Hadani Ditmars

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

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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 ...

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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

Uri Levy

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.

Mohammed Arafat

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

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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

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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.

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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?

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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

Robert Cusack

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

Karim Traboulsi

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

Mohammed Arafat

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

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'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.

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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.

Iran's ex-president Ahmadinejad joins Twitter, despite ban

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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

Hadani Ditmars

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

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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

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