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US Midterms: Women blaze a trail through American politics

Shams Al-Shakarchi

US Midterms: Women blaze a trail through American politics

It was a night of firsts for gender, race and religion, and a huge leap towards female and Muslim representation at the highest levels of US politics.

Champions Leagues finals: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Champions Leagues finals: This week in Middle East football

Al-Ahly Cairo hold a strong advantage over Esperance de Tunis heading into the final leg, while Persepolis will be hoping their Iranian fans ...

Fans mock statue of Liverpool's Egyptian superstar Mo Salah

The New Arab

Fans mock statue of Liverpool's Egyptian superstar Mo Salah

A new statue of Liverpool and Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah is provoking ridicule on social media.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey withdraws Uganda ambassador over costume 'scandal'

"Urgent investigations" have been launched over the diplomat's fashion faux pas.

The New Arab

American Muslims defy Trump's Islamophobia with #MyMuslimVote

American Muslims are proudly flaunting their participation in the US midterm election using #MyMuslimVote.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump's sweeping Iran sanctions target oil, banks

Washington detailed on Friday specific actions targeting Iran's banking, shipping and energy sectors, and threatened penalties against national and international companies who do business in them.

Uri Levy

Iraq's double triumph: This week in Middle East football

For the first time in almost 30 years, Iraq hosted the AFC Cup final, and topped it off with a well-earned win.

Syrians slam Lena Dunham plans to write refugee screenplay

Florence Dixon

Syrians slam Lena Dunham plans to write refugee screenplay

News that the gaffe-prone writer and actor is to pen the film script of the story of Syrian refugee Doaa al-Zamel was met with ire from Syrians ...

Photoblog: The astonishing story of an armless Kashmiri cricketer

Aasif Shafi

Photoblog: The astonishing story of an armless Kashmiri cricketer

Photoblog: Howzat?! Amir Hussain Lone has refused to be bowled over, overcoming huge odds to pursue his dream of joining the Indian para-cricket team. Photos by Aasif Shafi.

Women attend Tehran football match in historic rights win

Uri Levy

Women attend Tehran football match in historic rights win

Iranian women were allowed to watch a football match on Tuesday for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Persepolis emerge victorious in Middle East football clash

Uri Levy

Persepolis emerge victorious in Middle East football clash

Blog: Tehran's Persepolis drew with Doha's Al-Sadd in the Asian Champions League, sending them through on aggregate to the coveted finals.

An international break: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

An international break: This week in Middle East football

Blog: Middle East players returned to their home nations this week, to represent their countries in warm-up games before next year's big ...

William Greenwood

Seeing stars: astrolabes and the Islamic world

Astrolabes were the computers of the 10th century, mapping the stars and completing complex calculations. Art historian William Greenwood shows us how they work.

The New Arab

Refugees return to east Syria despite security fears

Facing harassment and exploitation at the hands of unscrupulous landlords in the north, some Syrians displaced from Deir az-Zour are returning home.

The New Arab

Reporters without Borders raises alarm over 'deplorable' journalist murders

With reports of two violent murders of journalists in the past week, 2018 is set to be the most dangerous year on record for reporters around the globe

Diana Alghoul

Lana Del Rey slammed for justifying Israel concert

Singer Lana Del Rey has defended her upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, saying her music will bring about peace by flooding the region with positive energetic vibrations.