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In his 59 years of life, Rachid Taha gave the world iconic music, social justice and a taste of his homeland.

Israel wasn't happy at the new Paraguay decision, but everyone else was.

'Happy meal for adults': Lebanese <em>Twitter</em> discuss legalising weed

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'Happy meal for adults': Lebanese Twitter discuss legalising weed

Lebanon's parliamentary speaker announced last week that cannabis could be legalised and people on Twitter couldn't contain their jokes.

Justice Kennedy's replacement, an even greater enemy of Arab-Americans

CJ Werleman

Justice Kennedy's replacement, an even greater enemy of Arab-Americans

Comment: Trump's new hyperconservative Supreme Court is likely to rubber stamp the worst impulses of the far right, writes CJ Werleman

Muslim women defend 'right to not fast' while menstruating

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Muslim women defend 'right to not fast' while menstruating

'No chocolate?' Muslim women hit back at allegations that Islam is sexist because they cannot fast when they are on their period.

Shams Al-Shakarchi

'A self-inflicted disaster': Twitter reacts to Trump's Iran move

Blog: Social media users shared grave warnings over Trump's departure from the Iran deal.

The New Arab

'Screw Lebanon': Racist Lebanese song mocking Syrians infuriates refugees

Calls for a Lebanese TV channel to be shut down spread as a song mocking Syrian refugees goes viral.

Sam Hamad

The problem is Assad, not his weapons

Comment: Assad's genocide, in all its forms, isn't even conceived as being the real problem, writes Sam Hamad.

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Polisario Front leader replaces prime minister

Abdelkader Taleb Omar has been forced out, and Mohamed Alwali Akaik, a close ally of the president, has been sworn in, as alliances and ...

Netanyahu's crimes come to light as #ShalomBollywood selfie backfires

Diana Alghoul

Netanyahu's crimes come to light as #ShalomBollywood selfie backfires

Many were angry at Bollywood's normalisation of the Israeli government, which has been accused of carrying out apartheid policies, breaking ...

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'Defiance': an outpour of solidarity with Ahd Tamimi

Palestinian teen Ahd al-Tamimi was hailed for her courage after confronting an Israeli soldier who shot her cousin, which ultimately led to her ...

World <em>reacts</em> to Trump's Jerusalem move decision

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World reacts to Trump's Jerusalem move decision

There have been many mixed reactions to Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

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A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

American right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, who is no stranger to Islamophobic remarks, had something to say about the Barbie designed to ...

A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

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A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

American right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, who is no stranger to Islamophobic remarks, had something to say about the Barbie designed to ...

Egyptians discuss divorce in 'controversial' hashtag

Diana Alghoul

Egyptians discuss divorce in 'controversial' hashtag

The Arabic hashtag 'Why is Divorce Widespread' circulated on Twitter, sparking questions on compatibility and means of getting married.

Diana Alghoul

'Have sex with illegitimate daughters,' says Egyptian cleric

According to this cleric's logic, there is an interpretation of al-Shafi'is work saying if a man impregnates a woman who is not his wife, the child is not technically his.

Diana Alghoul

Twitter reacts to 'My Week as a Muslim' show

Many found the show unnecessary and being guilty of erasing the Muslim voice, notes Diana Alghoul.

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Is an independent Kurdistan emerging?

Analysis: The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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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 Arabic word ...

Ragheb Alama fell... and the internet fell with him

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Ragheb Alama fell... and the internet fell with him

Though some of his fans refused to believe Ragheb Alama could actually fall over. It had to have been a moonwalk, right?

The New Arab

Muslims on Twitter show anger over #RohingyaGenocide

Nearly 90,000 Rohingya have flooded into Bangladesh over the past 11 days as they continue to flee violence and persecution

Anger as Saudi psychologist shares son's animal abuse

The New Arab

Anger as Saudi psychologist shares son's animal abuse

'The butcher training him should have prepared him with a sharper knife,' said parent.

Saudi imam encourages polygamy as 'women expire, unlike men'

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Saudi imam encourages polygamy as 'women expire, unlike men'

Twitters users were outraged after a Saudi man claiming to be an imam suggested women "expired" as a reason for encouraging polygamous ...

These Arab artists are spreading their talent with <em>Twitter</em>

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These Arab artists are spreading their talent with Twitter

Using the Twitter hashtag #ArabArtists, a new generation of Arab artists, photographers and filmmakers are using social media to ...

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