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Israel feels threatened by incendiary balloons floated over Gaza's border fence and has retaliated with lethal force, reports Rami Almeghari.

This Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift the world's only ban on women driving, a milestone for women who have had to rely on drivers, male relatives, taxis to get around.

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, writes Amar Diwakar.

'Next time in Jerusalem': Israel's Eurovision win sparks backlash

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'Next time in Jerusalem': Israel's Eurovision win sparks backlash

While Netta Barzilai's victory sparked celebration in Israel, both her costume and references to Jerusalem caused controversy online.

Saudi Arabia bans unauthorised drone use after palace breach

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Saudi Arabia bans unauthorised drone use after palace breach

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry has banned the use of drones in the kingdom, after a security breach at a royal palace sparked fears of a coup ...

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Toy drone near royal palace causes panic in Riyadh

Saudi forces on Saturday shot down an unidentified toy drone that hovered over a Riyadh neighbourhood home to royal palaces, prompting a security alarm in the capital.

Nael M. Shama

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Comment: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman is using the kingdom's vast wealth to back dictators, toy with the fates of other ...

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President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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>

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'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 ...

'Me Too' in MENA

Hadani Ditmars

'Me Too' in MENA

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

Instagram a window to the world for besieged Gazans

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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.

Rationalising the male gaze: Brutalised bunnies and demonised niqabis

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.

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, ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Scores dead as truck drives into crowd in France Scores dead as truck drives into crowd in France

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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 ...

Blaze engulfs shops in Syria's historic Old Damascus

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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 ...

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