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Social media activists have started a campaign to 'silence' Lamjarred under the hashtags #masaktach ("we will not be silenced") and #LamjarredOut.

Saudi Arabia will be the venue for another, little-known wrestling tournament from the WWE franchise.

Turkish broadcaster fined over 'homosexual' dancing in Pink video

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Turkish broadcaster fined over 'homosexual' dancing in Pink video

A Turkish watchdog has fined a local broadcaster thousands of dollars for showing a music video by pop star Pink which features 'erotic' dancing 'of a homosexual nature'.

World bids goodbye to Algerian superstar Rachid Taha

The New Arab

World bids goodbye to Algerian superstar Rachid Taha

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

Iconic Algerian-French singer Rachid Taha dies aged 59

The New Arab

Iconic Algerian-French singer Rachid Taha dies aged 59

Taha and his group became the standard-bearers for the second generation of the North African community in France.

The New Arab & agencies

Israel music festival rocked by BDS campaign

The BDS movement had called on musicians to shun Israel as a way to press the government to change its treatment of the Palestinians.

Sophia Akram

The West's love affair with Saudi Arabia must end

Comment: The West must stop turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses and take a more harsh approach towards the kingdom, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rockers Of Montreal boycott Israel music festival, denounce 'apartheid'

The indie rock band follows the pop singer Lana Del Rey in leaving the three-day Meteor festival, which opens on Thursday in northern Israel.

The New Arab & agencies

Lana Del Rey cancels Israel show following boycott campaign

The American singer faced pressure to pull out of the Meteor festival after activists said her performance would "cover up gross violations of ...

The lost city of Londonistan

Khaled Diab

The lost city of Londonistan

Comment: Despite reports that London has fallen prey to Islamic conquest, the city of my youth has morphed into an enviably cosmopolitan ...

Diana Alghoul

Bashar Murad: Breaking traditions and resisting Israel with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer Bashar Murad who is using his voice to break stereotypes and advocate individuality.

Young musician strikes a chord with Gaza's instrument store

Rami Almeghari

Young musician strikes a chord with Gaza's instrument store

The New Arab Meets: Raji Aljaru, a 24-year-old Gaza-based musician who has been welcoming customers into his instrument store in the Gaza Strip.

Lana Del Rey, Palestine is always political

Malia Bouattia

Lana Del Rey, Palestine is always political

Comment: It's difficult to imagine a more political action than participating in the normalisation of occupied Palestine, writes Malia Bouattia.

South Africa band cancels Israel show after BDS pressure

The New Arab

South Africa band cancels Israel show after BDS pressure

A South African band have cancelled a performance at a concert in Israel, amid calls from activists for other artists to snub the show.

Lana Del Rey slammed for justifying Israel concert

Diana Alghoul

Lana Del Rey slammed for justifying Israel concert

Singer Lana Del Rey has defended her upcoming concert in Tel Aviv, saying her music will bring about peace by flooding the region with ...

The New Arab

Iran jails journalist who 'insulted' ninth century imam

An Iranian journalist who "insulted" a ninth century Shia imam in a tweet posted on Twitter was sentenced to ten years in prison, according to local reports.

The New Arab & agencies

Jordan court charges 5 with 'terrorism' after deadly raid

Jordan's state security court charged five suspected jihadists with terrorism offences on Wednesday.

The New Arab & agencies

3 Jordan policemen killed in storming of militant hideout

Gunmen killed three members of Jordan's security forces in a shootout on Saturday during a raid on a "terrorist" cell a day after an officer ...

The New Arab

Saudi Prince Alwaleed buys $250m stake in Snapchat

Saudi Arabia's royal tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal announced on Tuesday he had bought a 2.3% stake of tech company Snap, who owns picture ...

Lebanon pop-star Elissa reveals cancer battle in <em>music</em> video

The New Arab

Lebanon pop-star Elissa reveals cancer battle in music video

One of Lebanon's most beloved pop stars has revealed her battle with cancer in a music video released on Tuesday.

CJ Werleman

Apple boss Wozniak gets fingers into Saudi pie

Comment: Tech giant and entrepreneur Steve Wozniak is rubber stamping the Saudi monarchy's efforts to rehabilitate its global reputation, writes ...

Aspiring insurgent turned singer goes viral in Kashmir

Aijaz Nazir

Aspiring insurgent turned singer goes viral in Kashmir

Mohammad Altaf Ahmad Mir has become famous after his song blew up on social media.

Plans to repatriate Syrians are futile while Assad remains

Imad K. Harb

Plans to repatriate Syrians are futile while Assad remains

Comment: Repatriating over 12 million refugees and internally displaced people cannot be done on a whim, writes Imad K. Harb.

Beijing ramped up arrests of Uighur Muslims: report

The New Arab & agencies

Beijing ramped up arrests of Uighur Muslims: report

Twenty-one percent of all arrests in China last year were in Xinjiang province, despite the area making up just 1.5 percent of the country's 1.4 ...

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