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Feature: How the killing of a Syrian refugee in alleged 'self-defence' at a celebrity couple's home brought Lebanon’s most burning issues to the doorstep of its national treasure.

Look to Israel for a glimpse of future America

Wilson Dizard

Look to Israel for a glimpse of future America

Comment: American politics is starting to look disturbingly like Israeli hasbara-style politics, writes Wilson Dizard.

Sisi reminds Salah who's really King of Egypt

Sam Hamad

Sisi reminds Salah who's really King of Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime's treatment of Salah is designed to take him down a peg or two, and reiterate that he's their property, writes Sam ...

Egypt revives plans for new desert capital

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Egypt revives plans for new desert capital

Plans for a new Egyptian capital were first announced in March 2015 and it has been touted as a solution to overcrowding, pollution and rising ...

Jordan Elgrably

Razzia: Nabil Ayouch's critical homage to Morocco's cultural tapestry

Society: An ensemble cast share a story that reflects the complexity of Moroccan identity. Nabil Ayouch and Maryam Touzani speak to Jordan Elgrably.

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Israeli extremists detained over 'racist' Jewish-Arab marriage prevention campaign

Israeli police detained 15 suspected Jewish extremists following an undercover investigation into a group accused of tracking down and ...

The New Arab

Bashar al-Assad's white supremacist fans in Charlottesville

The Facebook page of a man arrested over a car-ramming attack in Charlottesville, Virginia appear to show his support for Syrian regime head ...

Diana Alghoul

The Palestinian pride behind the sweet journey of knafeh

For Palestinians, in happy occasions, the sugary bonne bouche that is knafeh is rarely out of sight

The <em>Arab</em> world's obsession with reality TV

Loubna Mrie

The Arab world's obsession with reality TV

Society: In the Arab world, reality TV is much more than just entertainment, it's a form of political participation, writes Loubna Mrie.

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#SaltWaterChallenge: Palestinians launch media campaign to support hunger strikers

The challenge, which involves drinking a glass of water mixed with salt, was launched by Marwan Barghouti's son to show solidarity with over ...

Generation president-less: When will Abbas visit Gaza?

Mohammed Arafat

Generation president-less: When will Abbas visit Gaza?

While Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas took care to follow the events of Arab Idol, Gazans wondered when will it be their ...

Bethlehem's finest: Shaheen wins <em>Arab</em> <em>idol</em>, Palestine ululates

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Bethlehem's finest: Shaheen wins Arab idol, Palestine ululates

Palestinians celebrated enthusiastically after Yacoub Shaheen was announced the 2017 victor of the popular TV talent show

Six <em>Arab</em> films that should be at the Oscars

Sarah Khalil

Six Arab films that should be at the Oscars

Every year a few critically acclaimed productions from the MENA region go unnoticed by the Academy, and 2017 is no exception.

Palestinian comeback: Will 2017's <em>Arab</em> <em>Idol</em> be another Assaf? Palestinian comeback: Will 2017's Arab Idol be another Assaf?

Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian comeback: Will 2017's Arab Idol be another Assaf?

Two of the three Arab Idol finalists this year are Palestinians, and there is much excitement in Palestine ahead of Friday's ...

Tanya Goudsouzian and Lara Fatah

Can the sound of music drown Kurdish sorrows?

Blog: Against the backdrop of political uncertainty and economic stagnation, Kurd Idol offers an upbeat diversion for war-weary Kurds.

Uri Levy

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

With the Arab world's footballing superstars in action in AFCON, there was no shortage of league action this week, writes Uri Levy.

Gareth Browne

Mosul after Islamic State: The rubble of Jonah's tomb

Exclusive: Prayer in a mosque with a tomb is considered 'idol-worship' by the Islamic State group. Gareth Browne reports from the ...

Taufiq Wan

Prince loved to provoke, and Islam was one way

Known for his raunchy lyrics and extravagant outfits, Prince's views on 'Islamic countries' and religion reflected his true nature as a cultural ...

Before and after pictures reveal the destruction of Palmyra

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Before and after pictures reveal the destruction of Palmyra

Photographer Joseph Eid's powerful before and after pictures show destruction in Palmyra by IS militants and fighting that preceded its ...

The New Arab

Emirati pop star Ahlam enrages Lebanese calling them 'falafel-peddlers'

The Lebanese are fuming after pop-star Ahlam labelled them as "falafel-sellers" and "beggars", prompting a Twitter hashtag to have her banned ...

<em>Arab</em> <em>Idol</em> Mohammed Assaf sparks debate about women singers

Imogen Lambert

Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf sparks debate about women singers

Gaza-born pop idol Mohammed Assaf has said women singers are going against the 'culture and traditions' of Palestine. Palestinians took ...

Coming soon: Palestine's Got Talent

The New Arab

Coming soon: Palestine's Got Talent

Palestine will soon have its own spin-off of the popular Got Talent TV show, a first for an Arab country.

Syrian regime exploits child talent show contestant

The New Arab

Syrian regime exploits child talent show contestant

The Syrian regime has exploited public sympathy for a 9-year-old Syrian talent show contestant to improve its image and whitewash its crimes ...

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