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Saudi Arabia's humanitarian chief claims Riyadh 'never attacked Yemen'

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Saudi Arabia's humanitarian chief claims Riyadh 'never attacked Yemen'

The head of Saudi Arabia's official humanitarian aid organisation has defended Riyadh's military intervention despite the growing death toll from Gulf-led air strikes.

Iraqi violinist brings music back to Mosul's streets

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Iraqi violinist brings music back to Mosul's streets

After being forced into hiding by IS due to his love for music, Ameen Mukkad returned to Mosul and filled the city's streets with the sound of ...

Long weekend: Iraqis 'worked just six months' in 2016

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Long weekend: Iraqis 'worked just six months' in 2016

Iraqi government workers enjoyed over half a year's worth of public holidays last year, but the lax working hours are causing a serious strain ...

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How Syrians came together to rescue evacuee massacre survivors

Images have emerged of pro-rebel journalists and aid workers helping rescue survivors of Saturday's deadly blast that targeted civilians evacuees from two loyalist villages.

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#Saltbae casts his #Votebae in Turkey’s referendum

Turkey's "Salt bae" has posted a picture of himself voting in the country's historic referendum.

Diana Alghoul

Saudi Snapchatter targets and terrifies 'black magic' housemaids

Blog: The 'interrogator' is called in when a domestic worker is suspected to have placed a curse on the household...

Is over-population in Gaza an act of resistance?

Mohammed Arafat

Is over-population in Gaza an act of resistance?

With rising rates of unemployment and poverty, the 'demographic threat' of Gaza's population may be more of a hindrance than anything else, ...

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Egyptian TV host receives suspended sentence over privacy breach

A Cairo court sentenced on Wednesday TV host Ahmed Moussa to a six-month suspended prison term for illegally airing private phone calls on his TV show.

Egypt 'counter-terrorist' ally detains British man over 'headphone amplifier'

Diana Alghoul

Egypt 'counter-terrorist' ally detains British man over 'headphone amplifier'

Even when putting the fact that Egyptian forces mistook a music device for a bomb, the international community is supporting Sisi on the basis of myths and logical fallacies

Salary cuts: A new suffering added to Gaza

Mohammed Arafat

Salary cuts: A new suffering added to Gaza

What else should the Gaza Strip tolerate, asks Mohammed Arafat, as anger erupts over the Palestinian Authority's decision to cut civil servant salaries.

IS ends silence on 'idiot' president Trump

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IS ends silence on 'idiot' president Trump

Amid its continued territorial losses in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State group has found the time to tell America that it's 'run by an idiot'.

Social media profiles turn yellow over Syria chemical attack

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Social media profiles turn yellow over Syria chemical attack

Images of the aftermath of the attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun circulated widely on social media, prompting many to take action ...

Diana Alghoul

May's refusal to wear a hijab is not feminism

Peddling the narrative that the Saudi government is forcing Western politicians to adhere to cultural dress codes is erroneous and irresponsible, argues Diana Alghoul.

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#Trending: Saudi TV pulls women's rights campaign after backlash

What was meant to be an inspirational online campaign to encourage women to be empowered has seriously backfired for a Saudi-funded TV channel.

Diana Alghoul

UN whitewashes Assad's attacks on Syria's agriculture

While Assad continues his brutal offensive on Syria's farming provinces, hopes that the vulnerable agricultural industry may be spared continue to diminish.

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Tunisia nightclub closed after Muslim call to prayer remix

The night club manager has been detained after footage of a DJ remixing the Muslim call to prayer sparked controversy on social media.

7 things you must try in Marrakesh

Shaima Al Tamimi

7 things you must try in Marrakesh

Love exploring the world? Don't miss out on any of these must-dos in Morocco by travel blogger Shaima Al Tamimi

Uri Levy

Balls and brawls: This week in Middle East football

Blog: A return to club football after the international break brings Al-Ahli's first trophy of the season, and chaos in Amman, writes Uri Levy.

Generation president-less: When will Abbas visit Gaza?

Mohammed Arafat

Generation president-less: When will Abbas visit Gaza?

While Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas took care to follow the events of Arab Idol, Gazans wondered when will it be their turn to be followed, writes Mohammed Arafat.

Sudan-Egypt spat: My pyramids are bigger than yours

Gehad Quisay

Sudan-Egypt spat: My pyramids are bigger than yours

Sudanese social media takes on Egyptian talk shows over the pyramids of Marowe, but is there more to the animosity?

Activist attempts to arrest Saudi general for 'Yemen crimes'

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Activist attempts to arrest Saudi general for 'Yemen crimes'

The Saudi-led Arab coalition military spokesman gives protesters the middle finger after avoiding an attempted citizen's arrest in London.

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