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Protesters in Iraq have accused authorities of deliberately cutting internet access before security forces attack and open fire on them to prevent demonstrators sharing footage of abuses online.

An Iraqi rapper has adapted US performer Childish Gambino's politically charged hit "This is America", racking up over half a million views on YouTube in just three weeks.

Hamas supports new Egyptian bid for Palestinian reconciliation deal

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Hamas supports new Egyptian bid for Palestinian reconciliation deal

The office of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said he had spoken with Egypt's intelligence head Abbas Kamel to inform him of his movement's backing for a fresh Egyptian-brokered push.

UAE abuses in Yemen: An extension of domestic authoritarianism

Afrah Nasser

UAE abuses in Yemen: An extension of domestic authoritarianism

Comment: Abu Dhabi is free to support brutal militias and seize key ports in Yemen's south thanks to a total absence of competent governance, ...

Canada father hospitalised after suspected Islamophobic attack

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Canada father hospitalised after suspected Islamophobic attack

A Muslim man remains in intensive care after being attacked by two men who reportedly shouted racial abuse at his family.

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Extremist guilty of plotting 'beheading' of British prime minister

Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, planned to bomb the gates of Downing Street, kill guards and then attack Theresa May.

Derek Davison

Arab views of US low, support for Palestinians high

Comment: Washington continues to be seen as a threat, writes Derek Davison.

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Dutch jail jihadist fighters still missing in action

A Rotterdam court sentenced three men in their absence to up to seven years in jail for joining a "terrorist" organisation in Iraq and ...

Elinor Raikes

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Comment: Migrants should be treated with dignity, and their rights under international law, upheld, writes Elinor Raikes.

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

David Sheen

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

Malia Bouattia

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Comment: The locking up of activists serves as a reminder that the Kingdom is neither interested in women's rights, nor in greater ...

Exonerated Lebanese actor reveals torture details

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Exonerated Lebanese actor reveals torture details

Ziad Itani, a Lebanese actor exonerated over charges of collaborating with Israel, has detailed the torture he faced while in detention.

Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

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Muslims in China's 'Little Mecca' fear eradication of Islam

Chinese authorities have cracked down on Hui Muslims in the western region of Linxia, with locals fearing that the government is deliberately ...

Syria rebels begin evacuating 'cradle' of uprising in Daraa

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Syria rebels begin evacuating 'cradle' of uprising in Daraa

Hundreds of Syrian opposition fighters and their families were evacuated from Daraa in south Syria.

Modesty laws: Israel's female soldiers adhere to 'bra schedule'

The New Arab

Modesty laws: Israel's female soldiers adhere to 'bra schedule'

Female Israeli soldiers have been excluded from their military exercises and are being pressured to adhere to an increase in 'modesty codes'.

The New Arab

Palestinians finally buried after Israel held corpses for months

The corpses of three Palestinian men were returned to their families and put to rest in their hometowns after Israeli authorities confiscated them for months.

Ebti Numari

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights ...

Charlie Faulkner

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Feature: Turkish women in Soma are transforming themselves from housewives to businesswomen and earning a living for the first time in their ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia pardons soldiers over Yemen conflict

At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's civil war, which has displaced two million people, helped spawn a cholera epidemic, and ...

Turkey arrests Muslim televangelist fond of 'dancing girls'

The New Arab

Turkey arrests Muslim televangelist fond of 'dancing girls'

Adnan Oktar is known for his talk shows that blend theological discussion and dancing.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran film on 'evils of dancing online' sparks controversy

Social media users slammed Iranian state television for airing a film showing social media users being upbraided for allegedly promoting dance ...

Expat Exodus: 'fake Saudisation' failing to tackle rampant unemployment

The New Arab

Expat Exodus: 'fake Saudisation' failing to tackle rampant unemployment

The government-engineered 'expat exodus' has failed to bring down unemployment, which instead increased in the kingdom, as locals shun ...

Saudi gym worker sacked after flexing biceps to women

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Saudi gym worker sacked after flexing biceps to women

Saudi authorities have reportedly shut down a gym after images circulated online showing an employee 'displaying his muscles' in front of women.

Israel blocks scientist's committee appointment due to 'anti-occupation stance'

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Israel blocks scientist's committee appointment due to 'anti-occupation stance'

Israel's Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis blocked the appointment of leading Israeli scientist Yael Amitai for her stance against the ...

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