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Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a Russian airbase in Latakia.

American right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, who is no stranger to Islamophobic remarks, had something to say about the Barbie designed to honour US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

The New Arab

A Barbie doll encountered Islamophobia and people aren't happy

American right-wing commentator Ann Coulter, who is no stranger to Islamophobic remarks, had something to say about the Barbie designed to honour US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad.

Israel warns Gaza groups against revenge attack

The New Arab & agencies

Israel warns Gaza groups against revenge attack

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian groups in Gaza against carrying out revenge attacks after Israel's army blew up a ...

'Sisi's balls': Egypt cracks down on popular children's <em>toy</em>

The New Arab

'Sisi's balls': Egypt cracks down on popular children's toy

Egyptian police have launched a crackdown on street vendors selling a popular children's toy which authorities have deemed insulting to ...

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

The New Arab & agencies

Instagram a window to the world for besieged Gazans

Instagram stars in the Gaza Strip are using the social media platform to show the world a different side to the besieged enclave.

Hadani Ditmars

Rationalising the male gaze: Brutalised bunnies and demonised niqabis

Blog: Covered or revealed, the female body is merely an object when it comes to the eyes of the patriarchy, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Diana Alghoul

Video sparks debate on parenting methods in Lebanon

Aida Sabra had mixed reactions to her video talking about whether hitting your child was a good form of discipline in the Arab world.

Clearing Iraq of US, IS explosives could take decades

The New Arab & agencies

Clearing Iraq of US, IS explosives could take decades

The top US commander in Iraq says American troops will assist in the effort to locate unexploded bombs dropped there by the US-led coalition.

Diana Alghoul

Dear Palestinians, play with fidget spinners, not rocks

The inventor of the fidget spinner, Catherine Hettinger claims she invented it during the 1980s when the Palestinian intifada was at its peak, ...

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian after attempted West Bank attack

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Israeli forces shoot Palestinian after attempted West Bank attack

Israeli military forces shot and injured a Palestinian in Hebron on Thursday after he allegedly attempted to stab an Israeli officer manning a ...

Inside Douma: A desperate portrait of life in Syria

Ben Jacobs

Inside Douma: A desperate portrait of life in Syria

Exclusive: A city of amputees, back-street abortions and chemical weapons-massacres is also a city of survivors, and their hope, reports Ben ...

Fighting from above: The air war on IS

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Fighting from above: The air war on IS

An air operation involving a dozen or so members of the US-led coalition has conducted some 16,000 airstrikes against IS militants in Iraq and ...

Syrian '<em>Toy</em> Smuggler' faces fraud accusations in Finland

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Syrian 'Toy Smuggler' faces fraud accusations in Finland

Finnish authorities are to investigate fraud accusations against Rami Adham, a Finnish-Syrian dubbed the "Toy Smuggler" for his ...

The New Arab

Scores dead as truck drives into crowd in France

French authorities have confirmed at least 84 people have been killed after a lorry drove into a crowd along a 2 km stretch of road in Nice on Bastille Day.

The New Arab & agencies

Blaze engulfs shops in Syria's historic Old Damascus

A fire engulfed dozens of shops in the Asruniyeh market of Old Damascus, adjacent to the famed al-Hamidiyeh souk in one of the world's oldest ...

Farhad Mirza

Charlie Hebdo emulates the narrative it claims to oppose

Comment: Framing religious extremism as a spiritual confrontation between European secularists and Muslims is a dangerous, reductive and equally ...

The New Arab & agencies

Christmas in Bethlehem: Praying for peace amid ongoing violence

Christians gathered in the Palestinian town of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, on Christmas eve prayed for peace amid the ongoing violence.

IS plants 'baby doll bombs' on road to Karbala

Paul McLoughlin

IS plants 'baby doll bombs' on road to Karbala

Blog: In a north Baghdad suburb, Iraqi army units have discovered a horrifying series of booby traps - toy dolls rigged with explosives ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Netanyah-boo! Walmart inexplicably sells children's 'Israeli army' Halloween costume

Blog: The US megastore has a track record of poor-taste child outfits, and the latest has left many people puzzled and outraged.

The Iran deal will be concrete, despite Congressional opposition

Said Arikat

The Iran deal will be concrete, despite Congressional opposition

Analysis: The Iran nuclear deal now faces a tough test to win domestic US approval, but the experts are lining up to endorse a victory for ...

Gaza's war-time volunteers

Imogen Lambert

Gaza's war-time volunteers

Feature: Amidst criticism of the international reaction to the Gaza war, young Palestinians stepped in to provide their communities with much ...

Assad regime committed 'horrendous crimes' in Aleppo

AAAJ

Assad regime committed 'horrendous crimes' in Aleppo

Global rights group Amnesty International said Tuesday that Syrian regime forces have committed unspeakable crimes against humanity in Aleppo ...

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