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Hala Bel Khamis is the most annoying thing to reach virality in the Arab world since Despacito, but what is it exactly?

A man who murdered a Syrian mother and daughter in Turkey's Istanbul, has confessed to the murders, reports have said.

Iraq's Kirkuk to take part in Kurdish independence referendum

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq's Kirkuk to take part in Kurdish independence referendum

The disputed region of Kirkuk in northern Iraq voted on Tuesday to take part in next month’s Kurdish independence referendum, councillors said.

Arab-Christian chants embody Middle East's shared cultural heritage

Charlie Hoyle

Arab-Christian chants embody Middle East's shared cultural heritage

A rich thread of sacred musical tradition weaves through ancient Muslim and Christian artistic and cultural heritage, writes Charlie Hoyle.

A generation of Syrian children 'lost to trauma'

The New Arab & agencies

A generation of Syrian children 'lost to trauma'

Air raids and shelling have left Syrian children in a state of terror, as Save the Children release a harrowing and heartbreaking report on the ...

The New Arab

'Unqualified, ill-tempered': former diplomats condemn Trump's Israel ambassador choice

The former ambassadors to Israel questioned David Friedman's 'balance and temperament', saying that his support for an impracticable one-state Israel was a threat to Israel's reputation and future.

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Israeli 'lawfare'? Hasbara group in Canada human rights complaint

A pro-Israel group has claimed it was discriminated against over exclusion from social justice event, but organisers say this could be an ...

The New Arab

Jordan urged to deliver food into border refugee settlement

Tribal leaders representing residents of the Rukban refugee settlement near the Syrian-Jordanian border have appealed to the Jordanian ...

The New Arab

Sirte: From Gaddafi's oppression to the brutality of IS

Feature: Investigating life in the Libyan city of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown, overrun by the Islamic State group and declared an 'Islamic ...

Saudi women complain of restrictive electoral regulations

Fatima al-Hamed

Saudi women complain of restrictive electoral regulations

Despite being able to run for municipal elections for the first time, women in Saudi Arabia say regulations set by the country's electoral ...

Paul McLoughlin

Watching the beautiful game in Islamic State run Raqqa

In an act of defiance, football fans in Islamic State controlled Syrian city of Raqqa braved threats from violent IS extremists to watch ...

Untha: new Jerusalem-based label revives traditional Palestinian fashion

Nada Ramadan

Untha: new Jerusalem-based label revives traditional Palestinian fashion

Up-and-coming Jerusalem-based fashion label seeks to revive traditional Palestinian fashion by combining embroidery with modern styles, adding a ...

Palestinian satellite TV airs despite Israeli intimidation

AAAJ and agencies

Palestinian satellite TV airs despite Israeli intimidation

Now broadcasting live from a West Bank parking lot, a new Palestinian-funded satellite channel for Israel's Palestinian citizens already found ...

Cairo residents determined to rebuild after consulate explosion

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Cairo residents determined to rebuild after consulate explosion

Analysis: The bombing of the Italian consulate left nearby homes shattered, but residents are fighting to stay in the area.

The Muslim Brotherhood and its future prospects

Alain Gresh

The Muslim Brotherhood and its future prospects

Comment: A pair of new books strive to answer questions about the future of the Muslim Brotherhood both in Egypt and the wider Arab world.

Taufiq Wan

Restoring hope for Syria's child refugees

Feature: The Beity orphanage in Turkey's Reyhanli gives Syrian children who have lost everything the chance to recover a little of themselves.

Lamis Anas

US: Palestinian clothing in spotlight on Women’s Day

Feature: The Palestinian American Women’s Association marked International Women’s Day with a display of traditional Palestinian clothing and ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

United by a dream, killed by the state

Egypt's revolutionaries fought tanks with rocks and faced down bullets with banners. Al-Araby-al-Jadeed reviews five people who died standing up ...

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