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Living with Muscular Dystrophy under siege in Gaza, Mohamed Dalo is fighting through his art, reports Raya al-Jadir.

In-depth: Two families, their lives devastated by war, are among millions facing rising tensions in Turkey, the country of their refuge, and the provider of their hope, writes Charlie Faulkner.

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Malia Bouattia

France: Free speech is fine, just don't mention Palestine

Comment: For the French establishment, The Voice contestant Mennel was the perfect example of an 'integrated Muslim', until her pro-Palestine stance came into view, writes Malia Bouattia.

Saudi women to start own businesses without male permission

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Saudi women to start own businesses without male permission

Saudi authorities announced a further loosening of its stringent guardianship regulations that will see women entrepreneurs able to open their ...

Countries pledge billions for Iraq at Kuwait donors' conference Countries pledge billions for Iraq at Kuwait donors' conference

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Countries pledge billions for Iraq at Kuwait donors' conference

Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the countries to have pledged to help Iraq in loans and investments to rebuild the country following ...

David Powell

Why we should support Britain's new counter-extremism chief

Comment: Criticism of Sara Khan's appointment as head of the Commission for Countering Extremism is misguided, and distracting from the task at hand, writes David Powell.

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian Journeys: archiving the struggle and continuing the resistance

Documenting Palestinian history since the Ottoman Empire, highlighting Palestine's trademark 'sumoud', or persistence, Palestinian Journeys is a ...

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Oscar-nominated Syrian film screened in rebel-held Idlib

Last Men in Aleppo, an Oscar-nominated documentary, screened at the campus of Idlib university.

Karim Traboulsi

Egypt bans 'sexually suggestive' Saturday Night Live

Egypt has banned the Arabic version of US comedy 'Saturday Night Live' from television for violating ethical standards, the country's ...

Lebanon judge orders Quran memorisation in insulting Christianity case

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Lebanon judge orders Quran memorisation in insulting Christianity case

A Lebanese judge has been hailed for handing down an ingenuitive punishment to three young Muslim men who were on trial for contempt for ...

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Egypt: Jailed presidential hopeful Sami Anan threatens military blackmail

Imprisoned former Egyptian presidential hopeful has threatened to divulge military secrets should he be mistreated in detention, as a leading ...

Syria allows intersex person to register new gender status

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Syria allows intersex person to register new gender status

Syrian authorities have for the first time allowed an intersex person to register their new gender status with the government.

Egypt's struggle for freedom goes online

Laura Cappon

Egypt's struggle for freedom goes online

Egypt's clampdown on activists has moved from the streets to online, where following the wrong group on social media could land you in serious ...

Critical Egypt journalist gets five-year sentence for 'cannabis possession'

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Critical Egypt journalist gets five-year sentence for 'cannabis possession'

ِAn Egyptian court has sentenced a journalist to a five-year jail sentence for 'cannabis possession' after she was arrested last year for ...

Algeria lawmaker under fire over attack on Berber language

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Algeria lawmaker under fire over attack on Berber language

An Algerian member of parliament has come under fire after she attacked the language of the country's Berber minority in comments that have been ...

The New Arab

Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

The New Arab spoke to renowned Egyptian artist Hamza Namira, an icon in the Arab World whose song, "Issmy masr", My name is Egypt, was a national hit.

The New Arab

IS puts women on front line, propaganda video shows

In the Islamic State group's latest propaganda video, women are seen for the first time on the front lines in battle.

Usman Butt

Trump: The president who wasn't meant to be

Book review: Understanding the Trump doctrine requires moving the spotlight away from the theatrics of the man himself, writes Usman Butt.

Marta Bellingreri

Italy tries Eritrean refugee as world's most dangerous trafficker

In-depth: A man on trial in Italy as one of the world's most notorious people-smugglers may be a simple Eritrean migrant mis-identified by Sudan ...

Muslims 'unfairly targeted' by Boston police online surveillance bots

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Muslims 'unfairly targeted' by Boston police online surveillance bots

Boston Police Department have used a surveillance tool to scan the internet and identify potential threats to security. A recent report suggests ...

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The Iraq Report: IS 'caliph' excluded from 'most-wanted' list

This week in Iraq: The government releases a list of its most-wanted fugitives, while Iraq’s southern city of Basra becomes a hub for organised ...

Orient TV 'working with Israel to improve public opinion'

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Orient TV 'working with Israel to improve public opinion'

An investigation by The New Arab's sister publication found links between anti-Assad Orient TV and Israeli army officials in its 'Good ...

Russia belly dancer arrested in Egypt over 'G-string' performance

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Russia belly dancer arrested in Egypt over 'G-string' performance

A Russian belly dancer has been arrested in Egypt on charges of "inciting debauchery" over a racy outfit she wore during a recent performance.

'My documentary has evidence of Assad's crimes in Syria'

Nino Orto

'My documentary has evidence of Assad's crimes in Syria'

Film is important to document what is happening at a turbulent part of history, especially when providing evidence of war crimes, Firas Fayyad ...

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