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Comment: Among the strangest realities uncovered by the referendum in Northern Iraq is the Palestinian denial of Kurdish hopes for independence and a state of their own, writes Roger Hercz.

Fairouz has released a highly anticipated album aged 81, with her daughter Reema Rahbani working as produced on the record.

Islamic New Year: Seven fast facts you should know

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Islamic New Year: Seven fast facts you should know

Muslims around the world are observing the Islamic New Year on Thursday, here are seven fast facts you should know about the event.

Iraqi forces begin offensive to retake IS bastion Hawija Iraqi forces begin offensive to retake IS bastion Hawija

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Iraqi forces begin offensive to retake IS bastion Hawija

Iraq has begun an offensive to retake Hawija, one of two remaining bastions of the Islamic State group in the country, Prime Minister Haider ...

The final days of the caliphate in Iraq

Gareth Browne

The final days of the caliphate in Iraq

In-depth: With the military gathering outside Hawija, people who have suffered now have the confidence to fight back, locals tell Gareth Browne.

Austin Bodetti

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

In-depth: Al-Qaeda’s leadership has warned fighters in Syria to avoid Snapchat, which, though popular with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, could allow Western intelligence agencies to spy on them, reports Austin Bodetti.

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'Haram policeman' was offended by a hijabless bitmoji

The 'haram policeman' started by greeting her with an Islamic greeting of peace (salam) before accusing her of being a kaffira, the ...

Diana Alghoul

#TweetDeleted: Israel praises Bahrain king over normalisation rumours

Israel's ministry of foreign affairs broke diplomatic protocol with a tweet backing rumours that Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa ...

The New Arab

Iraqi forces capture area on Syria border from IS

Iraq confirmed it had recaptured a pivotal logistics point from the Islamic State group, just hours after launching the offensive along the ...

Kuwaiti police arrest, abuse 'feminine' Instagram star

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Kuwaiti police arrest, abuse 'feminine' Instagram star

An Instagram celebrity, who receives an array of comments for his controversial posts, claims he was arrested and abused in Kuwait for being too ...

Amal Awad

Is same-sex marriage a big deal for Australia's Arabs?

Comment: Australians are debating same-sex marriage, but for many gay Arabs in the West, finding acceptance in their own religious community ...

Who is Haitham al-Mayahi?

Austin Bodetti

Who is Haitham al-Mayahi?

The Iraqi-American occupies a powerful position in Iraq, serving as a semi-official spokesperson for a notorious Iranian-backed Shia militia, ...

'Release Nubian activists' Amnesty International tells Egypt

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'Release Nubian activists' Amnesty International tells Egypt

Amnesty International has urged Egypt to release 24 Nubian activists who were arrested for holding a protest demanding greater respect from ...

Feminising the Ma'zoon: Morocco allows women to officiate marriages

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Feminising the Ma'zoon: Morocco allows women to officiate marriages

Women in Morocco can soon start authorising marriages, divorces and a number of other legal contracts as well as assist judges, as part of ...

Cloaks and daggers: Saudi Arabia's gifts to Donald Trump

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Cloaks and daggers: Saudi Arabia's gifts to Donald Trump

Saudi Arabia presented Donald Trump during his visit to the kingdom with 83 gifts including swords, daggers, two robes lined with rare fur and ...

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Crossing from Tunisia to Italy - 1980s vs. today

The stories of Tunisia's migrant workers and the difficulties they overcome in a world obsessed by borders and immigration controls.

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Jewish rights group campaigns against 'birthright' trip to Israel

Peace group Jewish Voice for Peace have launched a campaign encouraging Jews to boycott the so-called birthright trip to the occupied ...

Austin Bodetti

How Iraqi militias got hold of American tanks

In-depth: The US has unwittingly armed American-killing Iranian proxies and terrorist organisations with its best tanks, reports Austin Bodetti.

Steven Salaita

'Israeli' hummus is theft, not appropriation

Comment: Referencing Arab defensiveness about traditional dishes without mentioning colonisation or ethnic cleansing is a whitewash, writes ...

Far-right politician pledges to get rid of <em>Arabic</em> numerals

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Far-right politician pledges to get rid of Arabic numerals

A far-right, anti-immigrant German politician made an election promise to get rid of Arabic numerals. There is just one small problem...

Gareth Browne

Hawija: The next battle in Iraq's war against IS

Analysis: After Mosul and Tal Afar, attention is turning to Hawija, a pocket of Iraqi territory long deemed ungovernable and essentially ...

The UK's Islamophobic press grows more damaging every day

Shenaz Bunglawala

The UK's Islamophobic press grows more damaging every day

Comment: This week's story about a foster family in Tower Hamlets has seen a wave of profoundly Islamophobic reporting in the UK press, writes ...

Arab-Kurdish alliance 'seizes Raqqa Old City from IS'

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Arab-Kurdish alliance 'seizes Raqqa Old City from IS'

A US-backed Arab-Kurdish force ousted the Islamic State group from Raqqa's Old City, a spokesman said, bringing them closer than ever to the ...

Refugees facing obstructions to sanctuary following European court ruling

Tajana Tadić

Refugees facing obstructions to sanctuary following European court ruling

Comment: The European Court of Justice has left Croatia responsible for dealing with hundreds of thousands of refugees. And Croatia is rejecting ...

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