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Using the Twitter hashtag #ArabArtists, a new generation of Arab artists, photographers and filmmakers are using social media to promote their talent.

Morocco has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2026 World Cup, but face a challenge from a US-Canada-Mexico super-bloc who want to bring football back to America.

Hamas slams Palestinian Authority for its 'violations against journalists'

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Hamas slams Palestinian Authority for its 'violations against journalists'

Gaza-based Hamas have accused the Palestinian Authority (PA) security services of 'waging war against journalists, in the West Bank.

Did Saudi Arabia threaten to shoot down Qatari airliners?

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Did Saudi Arabia threaten to shoot down Qatari airliners?

A Saudi video simulating Saudi warplanes shooting down Qatari civilian airplanes is causing international uproar.

Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

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Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of IS militants

Lebanon’s US-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants, who gained a foothold along ...

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Outrage after Moroccan song promotes domestic violence

Outrage was triggered across Morocco's online community after a new song promoted the idea of physical abuse against women being a sign of love.

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Steve Bannon's eerie obsession with the Muslim world

The New Arab has put together some of the major statements made on Islam by the now ex-chief strategist of the White House, Steve ...

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Egypt blocks website of media watchdog Reporters Without Borders

Egypt has blocked access to the website of international media watchdog Reporters without Borders, as part of ongoing censorship ...

Mat Nashed

Death and life on the Turkish border

In-depth: Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugees than any other country, but its sealing of borders has led to danger for people fleeing 'safe ...

Israel's president 'alarmed' by Nazi resurgence in US

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Israel's president 'alarmed' by Nazi resurgence in US

While President Donald Trump faces continued criticism for his response to white supremacist rallied in the US, Israel's president has warned of ...

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 ...

Palestine's <em>new</em> electronic crime law 'suppresses freedom of expression'

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Palestine's new electronic crime law 'suppresses freedom of expression'

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been criticised by rights groups for introducing an electronic crime law which punishes anyone seen to ...

Efforts to smother BDS are only empowering it

Usaid Siddiqui

Efforts to smother BDS are only empowering it

Comment: With endorsement from the Democratic Socialists of America, BDS continues to gain momentum, despite unfounded accusations of ...

Trump on Charlottesville was too little too late

Dan Arel

Trump on Charlottesville was too little too late

Comment: Even with empty gestures condemning white supremacy, these groups feel emboldened. For Muslims and other minorities, the damage has ...

Our 'Muslim Problem' is not what Kavanagh might think

Shenaz Bunglawala

Our 'Muslim Problem' is not what Kavanagh might think

Comment: Twenty years after 'Islamophobia' became a common term, we're just as far from overcoming it as ever, writes Shenaz Bunglawala.

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Saudi Twitter users summoned for 'harming public order'

Saudi Arabia has summoned a group of Twitter users for online posts allegedly threatening the "safety and moderate ideology of society", as the kingdom aims to curb dissent and sectarianism.

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Turkey policeman stabbed to death by IS suspect

A suspected member of the Islamic State group stabbed a Turkish officer to death near a police station in Istanbul on Sunday, officials ...

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Riyadh moves to silence cleric for insulting deceased actor

Saudi authorities have moved to silence a cleric who issued a fatwa banning Muslims from commemorating the death of Kuwait's most prominent ...

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UN expresses 'deep concern' over Gaza energy blockade

The UN has condemned the joint Israeli-Palestinian Authority energy blockade of Gaza, as Ramallah attempts to extend its authority over the ...

Video of 'bikini-clad Muslim woman' praying sparks religious debate

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Video of 'bikini-clad Muslim woman' praying sparks religious debate

A video has emerged on Turkish social media of a bikini-clad woman praying on the seaside, sparking debate over her unorthodox act of ...

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SDF fighters linkup from east, west in Raqqa assault

US-backed Syrian fighters advancing on Islamic State militants from the eastern and western parts of Raqqa have linked up for the first time ...

Abbas threatens press freedom with blanket ban on criticism

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Abbas threatens press freedom with blanket ban on criticism

Human rights defenders say the new edict is too general and threatens social media users with prison.

Egypt comes one step closer to total military control

Gehad Quisay

Egypt comes one step closer to total military control

Comment: Sixty-three years after Nasser passed the reins of the state to his fellow military officers, Sisi seeks to expand on that legacy, but ...

Islamic State's <em>new</em> propaganda video reveals a changing strategy

Gemma Fox

Islamic State's new propaganda video reveals a changing strategy

Comment: As the Islamic State group rapidly loses ground, it's doing what it does best - reinventing itself for new battlefields, both ...

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