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#MeToo: Arab women open up about sexual harassment

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#MeToo: Arab women open up about sexual harassment

Women in the Middle East have shared their experiences with sexual assault and harassment as part of the global #MeToo hashtag to raise awareness of the magnitude of the problem.

Londoners urged to join demonstration marking Balfour centenary

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Londoners urged to join demonstration marking Balfour centenary

Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Stop The War have urged the British public to join a London demonstration marking 100 years since the Balfour ...

Palestinian ambassador rails against TfL for censoring anti-Balfour ads

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Palestinian ambassador rails against TfL for censoring anti-Balfour ads

Advertisements which displayed Palestinian objections to the Balfour declaration ahead of the centenary of the pledge have been banned from ...

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Mauritania and Algeria to open borders

Mauritania is turning to Algeria in a bid to enhance its economic ties with the oil-rich country after years of tension with Morocco, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.

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British expat in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

A British woman living in Kuwait has accused a nursery of demanding her to remove her hijab in order to work for them.

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Catalonia and Kurdistan's contrasting referendums

Blog: Iraqi Kurdistan and Catalonia both held popular independence referendums in recent weeks, but the implications of each remain very different, writes Habibulah Mohamed Lamin.

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon cyber police arrests highlight growing Middle East 'sexual-extortion'

A spate of sexual extortion cases in the Arab region has prompted internet security groups to issue new warnings to netizens to protect their online privacy from intrusion and blackmail.

Indian woman 'tortured, kept as slave' in Saudi Arabia

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Indian woman 'tortured, kept as slave' in Saudi Arabia

A video of an Indian woman working in Saudi Arabia tearfully begging to be rescued from alleged slave labour and abuse has gone viral in her ...

Uri Levy

World Cup qualifying: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Expectation, hope, drama, tears, disappointment and joy - all part of this week's spectacular World Cup week for Arab national teams, writes Uri Levy.

Palestine thrash Bhutan 10-0, in historic football performance

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Palestine thrash Bhutan 10-0, in historic football performance

Palestine played Bhutan in a ten goal thriller near Hebron, which saw all the balls going into the away team's net securing a historic victory.

Blacklisted Egyptian football star responds to fan demands

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Blacklisted Egyptian football star responds to fan demands

A blacklisted Egyptian football star has responded to demands from fans that he makes a comeback after the Pharaohs qualified for the World Cup.

Eminem raps against 'kamikaze' Donald Trump, defends Muslims, immigrants

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Eminem raps against 'kamikaze' Donald Trump, defends Muslims, immigrants

"We hate Donald Trump," declared US rapper Eminem in a new four-minute freestyle no punches pulled video that also waded into the treatment of ...

Saudi groom hits brakes on wedding after 'wife-must-drive' prenup

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Saudi groom hits brakes on wedding after 'wife-must-drive' prenup

A Saudi groom made an emergency stop at his own wedding ceremony after the bride's father imposed a condition of allowing her to drive after the ...

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Saudi man 'puts kidney up for sale on Twitter'

A Saudi man has put one of his kidneys up for sale on social media for half a million riyals ($133,000), highlighting the economic woes of the oil-rich kingdom.

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Photoblog: Rahman Corps destroy Assad tank in Damascus surburbs

The FSA-affiliated Rahman Corps has blown up a tank east of Damascus following days of fighting between Syrian rebel and regime forces.

Yomi Kleinmann

Two dudes embed in Hawija

Blog: An eyewitness account from the frontlines as the Islamic State group's last stronghold in northern Iraq is liberated. Words by Yomi Kleinmann, pictures by Adam McCaw.

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Russia denies involvement in Saudi king's escalator malfunction

In an undiplomatic start to the historic trip, Moscow has blamed the Saudis for leaving the king stuck on his way out of the royal jet.