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Social media users slammed the perceived exclusion of Black Muslim beauty bloggers at this year's Dubai-based Modest Fashion Week.

Saudi filmmakers have fought legal restrictions and taboos surrounding cinema to produce some of the most exciting movies in the region. None, however, could be screened at home.

Mosul Eye: <em>Blogger</em> who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

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Mosul Eye: Blogger who exposed IS atrocities reveals identity

When the city went dark under Islamic State's rule, Mosul Eye bravely documented its atrocities. Now, the blogger has ended his anonymity with the story of his double life.

Can Tunisia eliminate violence against women?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Can Tunisia eliminate violence against women?

In-depth: In probably the most progressive Arab nation for women's rights, officials are making efforts to end gender-based violence. But ...

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia: Targeting scholars from Malaysia to Tunisia

Comment: Saudi Arabia's decision to ban the Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars has sparked political controversy in Malaysia, ...

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Saudi Arabia 'bans selfies' in Makkah and Medina

Saudi authorities have reportedly issued new rules that allow for the confiscation of photos and cameras at Islam's two holiest sites.

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'There is no Palestine, no occupation,' says Kuwaiti writer

A Kuwaiti writer sparked outrage after claiming there is no such thing as Palestine, or an occupying entity and that Israelis are "a people ...

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Israeli blogger posts selfies from Prophet's Mosque in Medina

An Israeli blogger, known as Ben Tzion, posted this week images of himself taken inside the Mosque of the Prophet in Saudi Arabia, ...

Noor El-Terk

Egypt: ‘Not a single journalist imprisoned’

Egypt's head of the media council claims that there are no journalists imprisoned because of their profession. Its track record says otherwise.

Mauritania anti-slavery <em>blogger</em> facing execution released on appeal

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Mauritania anti-slavery blogger facing execution released on appeal

Mauritanian blogger Cheikh Ould Mohamed Ould Mkheitir accused of blasphemy had his death penalty reduced to two years, after a case ...

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Media freedom 'stamped out' as Bahrain jails more journalists

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has sounded the alarm on the restriction of free speech in Bahrain after the arbitrary conviction of a ...

Egypt top appeals court upholds 5-years prison for activist

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Egypt top appeals court upholds 5-years prison for activist

Abdel-Fattah now has around a year-and-a-half remaining in his sentence, although he also faces another sentencing in December over accusations ...

Literally whitewashing: Dove slammed for 'racist' ad

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Literally whitewashing: Dove slammed for 'racist' ad

Cosmetics giant Dove has been slammed for a racist Facebook campaign advertisement showing a black woman turning white after using the brand's ...

The Assad regime is exploiting reconstruction to gain legitimacy

James Snell

The Assad regime is exploiting reconstruction to gain legitimacy

Comment: The Assad regime's network of corrupt patronage must not be allowed to use the guise of reconstruction to gain legitimacy, writes James ...

Twenty-five days to stand with Egypt's Alaa Abd El-Fattah

Jo Schietti

Twenty-five days to stand with Egypt's Alaa Abd El-Fattah

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah has been in-and-out of jail for the past four years. Campaigners are rallying around him and asking the ...

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'Rain begins with a single drop': Saudi women celebrate

The Saudi women who jeopardised their freedom and safety in campaigning for the right to drive in the ultra-conservative kingdom have reacted to the news the ban has been lifted.

Sana Uqba

Dina Tokio perfectly shuts down anti-Muslim trolls

Video: Dozens of YouTube viewers who left hateful comments on Dina Tokio's channel have come in for a whooping this week, and we are loving it.

James Snell

The world is wrong to let 'mass-murderer' Assad remain

Comment: The world's major powers have agreed to allow Assad to remain, but this agreement is short-sighted, unsustainable and wrong, writes ...

Diana Alghoul

Hijabi models and inclusive shades: Rihanna's makeup embraces all

The advertising campaign was diverse, there was a wide range of makeup shades. The products we tried did not disappoint either

America first, everywhere else second, Afghanistan last

James Snell

America first, everywhere else second, Afghanistan last

Comment: The White House has finally announced a strategy in Afghanistan, but the risk of an outsourced, mercenary approach is not off the ...

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Teenagers arrested after Morocco bus sex-attack video goes viral

Moroccan police confirmed the arrest of six teenagers for their suspected involvement in an attempted gang-rape of a mentally ill girl on a ...

Why Nazis love Bashar al-Assad

James Snell

Why Nazis love Bashar al-Assad

Comment: Assad's message of him holding back hordes of enemies and killing 'undesirables' falls on receptive ears in the US' fascist, white ...

Saudi government behind 'kidnapping, disappearance' of dissident princes

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Saudi government behind 'kidnapping, disappearance' of dissident princes

A recent BBC Arabic documentary presents new evidence on the alleged abduction and disappearance of princes from the House of Saud who have ...

Bashar al-Assad's white supremacist fans in Charlottesville

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Bashar al-Assad's white supremacist fans in Charlottesville

The Facebook page of a man arrested over a car-ramming attack in Charlottesville, Virginia appear to show his support for Syrian regime head ...

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