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Comment: It's a slippery slope between appreciation and appropriation, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

Saudi Arabia has welcomed FIFA's move towards legal action in the country over pirate broadcasters illegally showing World Cup matches, alleging the kingdom has been victim of a smear campaign.

Iranian man flogged for drinking alcohol as a child

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Iranian man flogged for drinking alcohol as a child

Amnesty International says Iran's use of corporal punishment shows "a shocking disregard for basic humanity".

Media activists fear for their lives in southwestern Syria

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Media activists fear for their lives in southwestern Syria

Since July 19, government forces have captured most of southwestern Daraa province and control much of the border with Jordan

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes ...

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EU parliament head in Libya urges trafficker 'blacklist'

As the EU grapples with the issue of migration from Africa and the Middle East, European Parliament chief in Libya called for a 'blacklist' of people smugglers.

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Dozens missing following new Mediterranean migrant shipwreck

More than a thousand people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, according to International Organisation for ...

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EU agency hails migrant accord as 'end of naivety'

EU's Frontex border agency applauded an agreement to consider setting up asylum processing centres outside the bloc in a bid to discourage ...

Vicki Squire

Asylum processing centres would merely mask EU migration failings

Comment: So long as the testimonies of people on the move are ignored, the EU will continue to struggle with a crisis of its own making, writes ...

How America's wars fund inequality at home

Stephanie Savell

How America's wars fund inequality at home

Comment: The invisible impact of war funding will have a huge impact on the US economy, writes Stephanie Savell.

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Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia 'considering joint World Cup 2030 bid'

A Maghrebi Mondial in 2030? Algeria's sports minister hints at a shared World Cup with North African neighbours Tunisia and Morocco

Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

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Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

Merkel, now barely 100 days into her fourth term, faced a backlash from the conservative CSU after allowing more than one million asylum-seekers ...

Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response

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Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response

The EU deal has caused mixed reaction with hardliners welcoming the move and NGOs slamming the decision as 'demonising' rescuers.

Morocco rejects EU moves for it to host migrants

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Morocco rejects EU moves for it to host migrants

Morocco's foreign minister has rejected the idea of hosting reception centres for refugees in his country.

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Nicholas Frakes

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Society: Demonstrators marched in Lebanon calling for the protection of rights for domestic workers, who face increasing abuse by employers and ...

The New Arab

World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v Panama

Don't miss a moment in Russia2018 asTunisia and Panama battle it out in Group G. Keep refreshing this page for updates.

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FIFA fines Egypt for players snubbing Qatar's BeIN

FIFA has fined the Egyptian football team $100 thousand after the squad's players refused to speak to Qatar's beIN sports channel during games ...

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Saudi 'pirate channel' accused of stealing World Cup broadcasts

Saudi Arabia's attempt to sidestep the Qatar blockade by stealing content from Doha-based sports channel beIn has been condemned by football ...

Quentin Müller

Can the Sadrist movement transcend sectarianism in Iraq?

Interview: Quentin Muller speaks to Moqtada al-Sadr's chief of staff, Dhia al-Asadi, about the Iraqi cleric's vision for Iraq.

Syrian refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

Nicholas Frakes

Syrian refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

Feature: Amina, a Syrian refugee living in Beirut fled her war-torn home to keep her children safe, but life has not been easy since. Nicholas ...

Moha Ennaji

Love, violence and daily survival: Inside Morocco's LGBTIQ community

Comment: Morocco's combination of established public morality and religious values means that gay rights are unlikely to improve in the near ...

Media world mourns Yemeni journalist tortured by Houthis

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Media world mourns Yemeni journalist tortured by Houthis

Press freedom watchdogs have decried the death of Yemeni journalist Anwar al-Rakan, who was subject to torture and starvation at the hands of ...

Tourism beats terrorism: Holidaymakers return to Tunisia

Alessandra Bajec

Tourism beats terrorism: Holidaymakers return to Tunisia

Feature: Three years after deadly terrorist attacks, tourism is making a positive return in Tunisia, signalling the start of a real recovery, ...

Iran hangs Sufi over alleged killing of 3 policemen

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Iran hangs Sufi over alleged killing of 3 policemen

Rights groups criticised the execution and death penalty, noting Iran's courts declined to hear eyewitnesses that could have exonerated Mohammad ...

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