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Egyptian pop superstar Amr Diab will be starring in a new Netflix original series.

In what appears to be the biggest gathering since Israel's coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Israelis packed an event billed as a "protest" concert against lockdown measures.

Saudi Arabia enters whole new world with Disney shares

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Saudi Arabia enters whole new world with Disney shares

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) disclosed some $10 billion worth of investments into US corporations on Friday, Reuters reported.

Saudi Arabia buys $500 million stake in Live Nation

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Saudi Arabia buys $500 million stake in Live Nation

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund bought a $500 million stake in entertainment giant Live Nation, as the company struggles with ...

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

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Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

Meet me at the altar? Probably not for now, but maybe Zoom or HouseParty...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Jordan sends aid to the US while easing a lockdown, as Iran's foreign minister meets Assad for mask diplomacy.

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Iranian woman 'faked coronavirus infection' to escape rape

An investigation has been launched in Iran after a man tried to rape a woman who escaped by claiming to have the deadly Covid-19 virus.

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Middle East braces for grim Ramadan amid coronavirus threat

People across the Middle East are looking forward to a bleak Ramadan as social activities, communal prayers, and nightly get-togethers are ...

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US billboard advertises coronavirus advice from Islam's Prophet Muhammad

Advice given more than 1,400 years by Islam's Prophet Muhammad have gone viral in 2020, as the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak.

Islam's Prophet Muhammad's pandemic advice goes viral in 2020

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Islam's Prophet Muhammad's pandemic advice goes viral in 2020

Advice given more than 1,400 years by Islam's Prophet Muhammad has gone viral in 2020, as the world grapples with the coronavirus outbreak.

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Gentrification and grassroots resistance in Amman's oldest district

Residents, shop owners and activists are organising themselves to prevent multinational corporations from taking over one of the oldest ...

Mubarak is dead, but the pharaoh state lives on Mubarak is dead, but the pharaoh state lives on

Sam Hamad

Mubarak is dead, but the pharaoh state lives on

Comment: The pharaoh is dead, but the Egypt of rampant corruption and every day savagery that Mubarak had a definitive hand in creating is ...

Unrest swells in Iraq after killing of protesters

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Unrest swells in Iraq after killing of protesters

Some 15 protesters sustained severe injuries as Iraqi security forces once again initiated a harsh crackdown on Sunday.

Was Selena Gomez 'spotted in a hijab' in Turkey?

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Was Selena Gomez 'spotted in a hijab' in Turkey?

American pop star and actress Selena Gomez has been pictured on a billboard in a small town in central Turkey.

UN agencies in Yemen plagued by corruption scandal

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UN agencies in Yemen plagued by corruption scandal

The UN's inability or unwillingness to address the alleged corruption in its aid programs harms the agency's efforts to help Yemenis affected by ...

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Bizarre Israeli propaganda billboard photoshops Hamas leader in 'mankini'

Ismail Haniyeh was photoshopped in speedos and a Hawaiian lei in a bizzare billboard plastered on a Tel Aviv highway demanding victory for Israel and a tougher stance on Palestinians.

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Palestinians hold strike in Gaza against Bahrain conference

Palestinians in Gaza launched a general strike on Tuesday, with stores and public institutions shuttering in protest of the Trump ...

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'Too big to lose': Inside the battle for Istanbul

In-depth: For the first time in 24 years, Turkey's AKP lost control of Istanbul. Now, the battle is happening all over again.

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Palestinians protest as Israel Eurovision final kicks off

Dozens of demonstrators gathered in Jaffa on Saturday to protest the Israeli Eurovision song contest, as singers from across the world prepared ...

'Globalvision': Palestinians plan Eurovision alternative to protest Israel's occupation

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'Globalvision': Palestinians plan Eurovision alternative to protest Israel's occupation

The alternative to Eurovision, called 'Globalvision', will be held on Saturday, the same day of the song contest's finals in Tel Aviv.

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Israeli NGO highlights occupation of Palestinians ahead of Eurovision

An Israeli anti-occupation NGO has used this year's Eurovision Song Contest to offer foreign visitors tours to see 'the reality' of military ...

BibiTube: Israel’s Netanyahu launches TV station ahead of elections

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BibiTube: Israel’s Netanyahu launches TV station ahead of elections

Netanyahu's Trump-inspired TV show mocks corruption allegations and takes aim at 'fake news' in run-up to general election.

Iran city mayor apologises over <em>billboard</em> showing Israeli troops

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Iran city mayor apologises over billboard showing Israeli troops

An Iranian mayor has apologised for a billboard which mistakenly featured Israeli soldiers although it was meant to mark the Iran-Iraq ...

Agency seeks extras to enact anti-Qatar protest

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Agency seeks extras to enact anti-Qatar protest

An extras agency put up an ad to hire actors for an anti-Qatar protest as the Qatari leader visits London.

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