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Exclusive: Photos from Mosul's battlefront

Matt Cetti-Roberts

Exclusive: Photos from Mosul's battlefront

Photoblog: Matt Cetti-Roberts is on the front lines as Iraqi troops and militias push into Western Mosul to liberate the remainder of the city from the Islamic State group.

We need to talk about Gaza's suicide epidemic

Mohammed Arafat

We need to talk about Gaza's suicide epidemic

As unemployment and poverty rocket in Gaza, mental health issues are becoming more prevalent and manifesting in a horrific way: suicide is on ...

Celebrity no-show: Hollywood stars reject Israel 'PR stunt' trip

The New Arab & agencies

Celebrity no-show: Hollywood stars reject Israel 'PR stunt' trip

Israel's attempt to use Hollywood celebrities to revamp its image has apparently failed, as none have yet visited the state with one of the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Everything you want to know about Trump's new ban*

*But were afraid to ask: Trump's administration has promised a new executive order after a previous travel ban was frozen by the courts. Four key questions address what to expect.

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi 'sin' backlash against first Comic-Con fest

The kingdom's first Comic-Con pop culture festival sparked controversy among Saudi Twitterati, reflecting the challenge faced by authorities trying to gradually introduce entertainment to the Islamic kingdom.

Uri Levy

An Arab renaissance: This week in Middle East football

UAE has topped the football table in Asia, Iraq is looking to have a FIFA ban on hosting international games lifted, while there were some surprises in the Palestine Cup.

Paul McLoughlin

Trump butt of Twitter jokes, again, after 'Sweden massacre'

An invented massacre in Sweden was used by President Trump to justify his controversial Muslim ban as he spoke to supporters on Saturday.

#NotTheEnemy: Twitter reacts to 'dangerous' Trump 'fake news' rhetoric

The New Arab

#NotTheEnemy: Twitter reacts to 'dangerous' Trump 'fake news' rhetoric

Journalists, diplomats, academics, human rights advocates, and opponents of Trump have all taken to Twitter to decry the controversial ...

The New Arab

Just Do It: Nike celebrates Middle-East's female champions

New Middle East campaign by Nike challenges the cultural expectations and criticisms that are levelled against female athletes in the region.

Modern-day Samaritan? Iraqi man returns $160,000 bag of cash

The New Arab

Modern-day Samaritan? Iraqi man returns $160,000 bag of cash

A man in Sulaymaniyah in Iraq Kurdistan chose not to pocket $160,000 lying in an unclaimed bag in a market shop, instead returning the sum to the rightful owner.

Blair: Brexit is bad because...it doesn't stop Muslim immigration

Karim Traboulsi

Blair: Brexit is bad because...it doesn't stop Muslim immigration

Reading between the lines: Tony Blair wants to fight Brexit because, as he suggests, it stops the wrong kind of immigrants and does nothing about the real undesirables.

Top British football referee quits for Saudi job

The New Arab

Top British football referee quits for Saudi job

Mark Clattenburg ends his 12-year association with Premier League to become head of referees in Saudi Arabia.

From one apartheid to another: Israel deports South African

Mohammed Arafat

From one apartheid to another: Israel deports South African

Israel’s tight grip is not limited to the Palestinians, critical activists from around the world are deemed ‘security threats’. Arafat speaks to ...

Tanya Goudsouzian and Lara Fatah

Can the sound of music drown Kurdish sorrows?

Blog: Against the backdrop of political uncertainty and economic stagnation, Kurd Idol offers an upbeat diversion for war-weary Kurds.

Uri Levy

Europa League: Turkish giants Beşiktaş beat Israel's Be'er Sheva

The first leg of the ‘Ottoman Derby’ in the Europa League concluded with an impressive Turkish victory over the Israeli champions from the Negev desert.

The New Arab

Films to look out for at HRW film festival

Human Right Watch film festival showcases 16 award-winning international documentary feature film this year. The New Arab puts together five must-sees.

The New Arab

Top 9 #ArabPickUpLines this Valentine's...

Do you like sheesha? 'Cause you smoking hot... That's right. You want a Valentine's Day date with an Arab, and we've got you covered...

Isn't it funny? Beirut's clown activists tackle serious issues

Karim Traboulsi

Isn't it funny? Beirut's clown activists tackle serious issues

A group of Lebanese performers are using farce to highlight the country's chronic crises - but also to cheer up vulnerable people affected by ...

Refuse Fascism

The righteous joy of shutting down fascists

Refuse Fascism, a group in America opposing fascism, writes on the shut-down of Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley

Playing with fire: Hot trends in Gaza's barber shops

Mohammed Arafat

Playing with fire: Hot trends in Gaza's barber shops

Meet the Palestinian barber in Gaza styling hair with fire - could these fiery haircuts be the way forward?

US-Iranian actress wears powerful message against Trump's Muslim ban

The New Arab

US-Iranian actress wears powerful message against Trump's Muslim ban

A US actress of Iranian origins has used her outfit to deliver a powerful message to US President Donald Trump and his Muslim travel ban.

#OurThreeWinners: Chapel Hill shooting – remembering an American tragedy

Taufiq Wan

#OurThreeWinners: Chapel Hill shooting – remembering an American tragedy

While some may have already forgotten the Chapel Hill shooting of 2015, efforts are underway to preserve the memory of its three victims.

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