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Qatar's former prime minister has said the powerful Saudi crown prince has been badly advised by his close ally the UAE, leading to dangerous decision-making.

An array of flamboyant, vibrant and beautifully crafted outfits by Arab designers showcased at the Stories from Arabia event as part of London Fashion Week.

Photoblog: Idlib's residents protest in final act of defiance

Aaref Watad

Photoblog: Idlib's residents protest in final act of defiance

In pictures: As the prospect of a bloodbath looms in Syria's last opposition-held region, thousands march in Idlib's towns and cities to celebrate the revolution. Photos by Aaref Watad.

Muslim student becomes first hijabi in Miss England final

The New Arab

Muslim student becomes first hijabi in Miss England final

Sara Iftekhar will compete against 49 other candidates to represent England at the Miss World contest in China.

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

CJ Werleman

It's time Australia faced up to its shameful Islamophobia

Comment: In today's Australia, Islamophobia and anti-immigrant hysteria are increasingly mainstream attitudes, writes CJ Werleman.

The New Arab

Egypt 'sexual harasser' becomes viral sensation while victim blamed

An Egyptian man has become a local sensation after he appeared in a controversial video flirting with a woman that has sparked heated debate on ...

CJ Werleman

Erik Prince's plan to privatise the war in Afghanistan

Comment: Former Blackwater chief Erik Prince is back, and trying convince Trump to privatise military operations in Afghanistan, writes CJ ...

Ruby Hamad

Silencing Arab and Muslim women

Comment: When you are an Arab woman in the public eye, almost anything you say can and likely will be used against you, writes Ruby Hamad.

Radical tactics help abused migrant workers in Lebanon

Imogen Lambert

Radical tactics help abused migrant workers in Lebanon

A new social media group names and shames abusive employers to fight for justice for domestic workers in Lebanon, and to draw attention to the ...

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Oman FM in Washington 'trying to reduce Iran-US tensions'

Oman's foreign affairs head met with the US defence secretary in Washington with the intention of de-escalating tensions between the US and ...

Park cleaner slapping video outrages Saudi netizens

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Park cleaner slapping video outrages Saudi netizens

A video being shared on twitter of a man slapping a park cleaner has caused outrage on social media.

Migrants land in Malta as EU nations reach deal

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Migrants land in Malta as EU nations reach deal

A ship carrying hundreds of rescued migrants has finally been allowed to dock in Malta as eight EU countries agree to take them in.

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

James J. Zogby

Trump's border policy: Lasting damage to 'idea of America'

Comment: How, in light of the atrocities at the US border, can the idea of America still stand up? asks James J Zogby.

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Hilal Kaplan

Women's r-evolution in Turkey under Erdogan's AKP

Comment: Women's rights and freedoms under Erdogan's government have improved significantly, writes Hilal Kaplan.

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Fashion retailer Benetton blasted for controversial ad picturing migrants

The Italian clothing giant has over the years often provoked controversy to generate publicity.

Khadija Mahamud

Islam's historic feminists have something to teach us

Comment: Women must be given the chance to shape their religious institutions, and Islam's historic feminist figures provide ample inspiration, ...

The New Arab

Alleged 'FBI torturer' invited to UK parliament

A Britain-based advocacy group has slammed an invitation extended to an alleged FBI torturer to speak in the House of Lords.

The New Arab

Yemen draft peace plan revealed to 'unite country'

A peace plan to end fighting in Yemen has been revealed by Reuters news agency, which could see the Houthis take part in a unified government.

Saudi Arabia's model-less 'ghost <em>fashion</em> show' ridiculed online

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia's model-less 'ghost fashion show' ridiculed online

Who needs models when you've got... drones? Model-less Saudi fashion show causes an online stir for replacing female flesh with flying ...

Amal Awad

Listen to Arab women: They know what they're doing

Comment: The voices of women from ethnic minorities are not trusted as authorities in their own lives. Arab women can - and do - speak for ...

Vogue slammed for false celebration of Saudi 'reforms'

The New Arab

Vogue slammed for false celebration of Saudi 'reforms'

Saudi women have taken to Twitter to slam Vogue for featuring a glamorous princess on its cover, but ignoring Riyadh's recent jailing of a ...

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Malia Bouattia

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Comment: Pougetoux represents so-far elusive popular alliance that could transform politics in France for the better, writes Malia Bouattia.

Indonesian designer jailed over multi-billion dollar hajj tour fraud

The New Arab & agencies

Indonesian designer jailed over multi-billion dollar hajj tour fraud

Anniesa Hasibuan has been jailed for 18 years after being convicted of cheating customers who booked packages to travel to the Muslim holy city ...

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