Saudi Arabia's labour ministry announced plans to prioritise Saudi citizens for job vacancies at malls across the kingdom on Thursday, in the latest attempt to boost employment rates among locals.
In Pakistan, the brutal mob lynching of a liberal student accused of blasphemy has triggered shock, outrage and fear across the country.
Saudi Arabia needs 'million new school places' by 2020
Libyan town blames teen suicides on 'satanic internet game'
The New Arab
Egyptian MP demands 'castration' as penalty for sexual harassment
Egyptian MP Zeinab Salem is proposing a bill to introduce "castration" as a tougher punishment for men convicted of sexual harassment more than once.
Egypt's Copts mark Good Friday in wake of tragedy
Egypt's Coptic Pope Tawadros II led Good Friday mass at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo days after twin church bombings that killed 46 ...
Syrian family reunion bittersweet amid Canadian red tape
Society: Canada's latest arrivals are being welcomed into the country, but ...
Country music without borders
Country & Western gives way to Country & Eastern in this melting pot of music raising money for Syria's refugees in Turkey.
Born on the run: Mosul's mothers-to-be having roadside births
Young pregnant Iraqi women are facing dangerous situations as they flee violence in Mosul, with some being forced to give birth on the streets.
The war on love and marriage in war-torn Yemen
Hopes of finding love have quickly shattered in Yemen, as more young adults than ever before are now unable to afford to get married.
The New Arab & agencies
Creating power with cow dung in Palestine
Kamal al-Jebrini's family have been recycling waste from cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants - and even ...
HRW urges Lebanon to pass bill ending child marriage
Human Rights Watch called on the Lebanese government to quickly pass a law to end child marriage in the country through introducing a minimum ...
Preventable diseases claiming lives in Taiz amid Houthi siege
Large areas of the city, which has a population of over 2.8 million, have been besieged by Houthi militants for over a year.
Money refugees send home a ‘critical lifeline’ for millions
One in seven people globally is directly impacted by migrants who are sending money back home to family, says the head of the UN's agricultural development agency.
Asian migrants 'exploited' looking for work in the Gulf
A Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights study found that Asian migrants workers face exploitation trying to get a job in the multi-billion dollar construction industry in Arab Gulf.
Mosul zoo lion and bear flown out of Iraq
A group of veterinarians from the Four Paws International charity took the animals out of war-battered Mosul and finally managed to fly them out to Jordan from Iraq's Erbil.
Victims and heroes of Egypt's Palm Sunday massacre
At least 44 men, women and children were killed in Islamic State attacks on two ...
First Palm Sunday since IS in Iraqi Christian town
Members of Iraq's Christian minority celebrated Palm Sunday in the country's main Christian town of Qaraqosh for the first time since it was retaken from IS.
Children are being used to smuggle drugs into UAE
Smugglers attempting to transport drugs into the United Arab Emirates are exploiting young people, in a growing trend attempting to bypass custom officials.
Tom Hardy drama on Islamophobia in US gets director
A Tom Hardy starred drama based on the story of a Muslim immigrant in the US will be directed by Oscar-nominated Pablo Larrain.
Egypt professor faces dismissal over Facebook bellydancing video
The English literature professor at Suez University fears she may lose her job after posting a video of herself bellydancing on Facebook.
A changed man? Syrians reassess 'villain' Trump's moral fibre
Syrians warmly welcomed a series of US missiles strikes on a Syrian base said to be responsible for a chemical attack on an opposition town, but ...
Fun and games in Saudi with planned 'entertainment city'
Looking for fun in Saudi Arabia? Riyadh's plans to build an 'entertainment city' outside the capital could offer some respite for citizens starved of merriment.
Outrage after Topshop 'appropriates' Palestinian keffiyah
Topshop has come under fire on social media for releasing a playsuit that appropriates the pattern of the Palestinian keffiyah.
UN chief selects Malala Yousafzai as messenger of peace
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has selected Malala Yousafzai to be a UN messenger of peace, the highest honor bestowed by the UN chief on a global citizen.
Survivors recall horror of Egypt church blast
Witnesses and survivors of twin bombings that killed 44 people at Tanta and Alexandria churches as worshipers marked Palm Sunday speak of horrific scenes and security failure.
Hundreds of thousands of young Yemenis have been forced out of school since fighting escalated with a Saudi-led intervention against Houthi rebels two years ago.
New regulations on issuing travel documents for Syrians abroad will make the Syrian passport the world's most expensive, costing up to $800.
The remains of an Egyptian pyramid built around 3,700 years ago have been discovered near the well-known "bent pyramid" of King Snefru.
The half-Palestinian model opens up about her Islamic faith and her father's experience as a refugee in an interview with Porter magazine.
The March airstrike in Mosul which left more than 100 people dead was a devastating one for Mahmoud Salem Ismail who lost 14 family members, including his sister.
An Egyptian Salafi preacher has said a teenager who was mobbed by hundreds of men was to blame for the brutal sexual assault because she was wearing 'provocative clothing'.
Thousands of children are learning to deal with the mind-destroying horrors seen in war-zones in safe spaces created by aid agencies.
Egyptian police detained one teenager and released five suspects arrested over a mob sexual harassment incident in the northern city of Zagazig.
Iran has been thrust into another sporting scandal after authorities barred several women snooker players from representing the country in an tournament in China for 'violations of Islamic code'.
The rise is sharper than expected, after a tentative recovery in the value of the Turkish lira following heavy losses earlier this year.
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