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The decades-old film was initially banned in most of the region but will now become the first Arabic title to screen in Saudi Arabia since 1983.

Pakistan's army said it had checked every intelligence agency to see whether the activist had been detained by them, maintaining it had no involvement in her disappearance.

US sanctions Iran groups for 'rights abuses'

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US sanctions Iran groups for 'rights abuses'

The US Treasury placed several Iranian state groups on its sanctions blacklist on Wednesday, accusing them of serious human rights abuses and censorship.

UAE activist sentenced to 10 years for online posts

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UAE activist sentenced to 10 years for online posts

Leading Emirati rights activist Ahmed Mansoor has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined one million dirhams by an appeals court in Abu ...

Why Israel wants to ban filming Israeli soldiers

CJ Werleman

Why Israel wants to ban filming Israeli soldiers

Comment: Israeli lawmakers' attempts to muzzle citizen journalists and the press shows the power of their narratives, writes CJ Werleman.

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Egypt bans YouTube for one month over anti-Islam video

A top Egyptian court ruled that YouTube be blocked for one month over a video published years ago that attacked Islam's Prophet Mohammad.

Florence Massena

Despite Beirut Pride cancellation, the show must go on

In-depth: Lebanon's gay pride may have been cancelled, but activists vow to continue their fight to have their rights heard in front of ...

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Singapore to order media blackouts during terror attacks

Singapore can shut down communications and punish journalists reporting from the scene of a terror attack, according to planned laws.

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Lebanon's gay pride organiser detained, week's events cancelled

The Arab country's only Pride week was shut down just days after it began following organiser Hadi Damien's detention at the hands of ...

Scrapping nuclear deal 'weakens moderates, emboldens hardliners' in Iran

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Scrapping nuclear deal 'weakens moderates, emboldens hardliners' in Iran

Iran's President Rouhani staked his legacy on efforts to end decades of tension with the West. With the landmark nuclear deal unravelling, what ...

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Iran's Rouhani criticises his government's ban of Telegram app

Iran's reformist president made remarks suggesting those "at the highest level" in Iran imposed the ban on the hugely popular messaging app.

Literary world rages as Palestinian poet convicted of incitement

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Literary world rages as Palestinian poet convicted of incitement

Dareen Tatour has been charged with incitement to violence for posting a poem online calling Palestinians to 'resist', in a case that has ...

'Fake news': A growing new threat to press freedom

Thalif Deen

'Fake news': A growing new threat to press freedom

Comment: The lack of a strong US voice promoting the basic value of press freedom has emboldened governments from China to Pakistan, writes ...

<em>Censorship</em>, threats, death: Palestinian journalism under triple threat

Florence Dixon

Censorship, threats, death: Palestinian journalism under triple threat

The killing of two Palestinian journalists during Gaza's Great Return Marches sheds light on the three-fold danger facing truthful Palestinian ...

HRW slams Iran's banning of Telegram as 'unjustifiable'

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HRW slams Iran's banning of Telegram as 'unjustifiable'

Iran's decision to ban the Telegram messaging app was condemned as an "unjustifiable restriction on freedom of expression" by Human Rights ...

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EU, US police cripple Islamic State media mouthpieces

EU and US police forces have crippled the main mouthpieces of the Islamic State group in a coordinated transatlantic takedown across several countries, the European police agency said on Friday.

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Iran bans use of encrypted Telegram messaging app

Government workers can no longer use Telegram and experts say all foreign messaging services could soon be banned as Iran clamps down on ...

Sheeffah Shiraz

No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

Report: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social ...

The New Arab

Iran flags-up US star spangled banner cyber attack

Hundreds of thousands of router switches across the world have been affected by a cyber attack, that left the images if the US flag on computers.

Saudi Arabia's first new cinema to open April 18

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Saudi Arabia's first new cinema to open April 18

Hundreds of planned movie theatres could generate up to $1 billion in box office sales in the kingdom.

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Trump urges Saudi Arabia to restore ties with Qatar

US President Donald Trump urged both Riyadh and Doha to end the Qatar crisis months after Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt imposed a siege ...

Erdogan ally set to buy top Turkey media group

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Erdogan ally set to buy top Turkey media group

A Turkish magnate with close ties to President Erdogan is to buy Turkey's largest media company, stoking fears for press freedom in the country.

Egypt bans prominent director's play from Cairo arts festival

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Egypt bans prominent director's play from Cairo arts festival

Egyptian drama 'Before the Revolution' was cancelled just hours before its premiere at Cairo's arts festival, after authorities heavily censored ...

Banksy unveils mural in support of jailed Turkish artist

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Banksy unveils mural in support of jailed Turkish artist

A new mural emblazoned on a Manhattan wall highlights the plight of Kurdish artist Zehra Dogan, serving a prison sentence for one of her ...

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