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Jordan is worried the series could be interpreted as 'infringing on the sanctity of religion'.

Israa Ghrayeb: Three arrested in relation to 'honour killing'

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Israa Ghrayeb: Three arrested in relation to 'honour killing'

Three people have been arrested in connection with the suspected 'honour killing' of 21-year-old Israa Ghrayeb.

Israa Ghrayeb's family deny 'honour killing', claim demonic possession

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Israa Ghrayeb's family deny 'honour killing', claim demonic possession

Israa Ghrayeb's family have denied murdering her, claiming she was possessed by a jinn, or evil spirit, before she died.

Libya's warlord Haftar ‘uses black magic’ to hypnotise soldiers

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Libya's warlord Haftar ‘uses black magic’ to hypnotise soldiers

Dissident officer and former spokesman for Haftar’s forces, Mohammed al-Hijazi, said the rogue general paid a magician “half a million” to make ...

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Saudi city 'takes down posters' for TV Jinn series

Saudi authorities have reportedly taken down posters for a television series set in Jordan that has proven controversial for its racy scenes.

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Jordanians spooked by sweary, sexy Netflix original 'Jinn'

Jordanians were excited to watch the locally produced Netflix original - but many were wildly disappointed when 'Jinn' became available ...

Diana Alghoul

Growing up Muslim with abuse, depression and spiritual trauma

Just because mental health isn't widely discussed in Arab and Muslim communities, it doesn't mean it's not there. The New Arab interviews ...

Usman Butt

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Book review: Doostdar explores Iran's new spiritual environment, and the widely held assumptions about rationality, and the relationship between ...

Hundreds of refugees 'return' to Syria from Lebanon

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Hundreds of refugees 'return' to Syria from Lebanon

Men, women and children loaded their possessions onto dozens of buses early on Wednesday for the journey back to Syria via the Masnaa border ...

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First Netflix original Arabic series 'Jinn' to hit screens

With a cast and crew of up-and-coming Middle Eastern cast and crew, the first Netflix original series in Arabic is set to take jinn ...

Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

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Oman's foggy cool monsoon season and festival draws tourists

A 60-day festival in Oman draw hundreds of thousands of visitors in celebration of Oman’s cultural diversity of Arab, African, and Asian roots ...

Giant bones, strange creatures: Meet Iraq's 'Youtube Indiana Jones'

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Giant bones, strange creatures: Meet Iraq's 'Youtube Indiana Jones'

Amateur adventurer Mohammed Darwish and his crew film themselves 'raiding' archaeological sites in southern Iraq to document what they say is ...

Kurdish faith-healer offers to exorcise 'demon-possessed' Trump

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Kurdish faith-healer offers to exorcise 'demon-possessed' Trump

Mali Ala Kalak says his favoured method of treating the controversial president would be to beat him on the soles of his feet to get the 'jinni' ...

Intense battles between opposition and regime forces in Daraa

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Intense battles between opposition and regime forces in Daraa

Intense battles took place between Syrian opposition and regime forces in Daraa, Idlib and the outskirts of Damascus on Tuesday.

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Iraq's 'witches and wizards' crowd out doctors and psychiatrists

The traditional practice of faith healing is on the rise in Iraq, despite a government crackdown to eliminate "black magic" from the country.

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Saudi and Emirati military commanders killed in Yemen

The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting rebels in Yemen has announced the death of two senior officers during military operations in Yemen's ...

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Culture clash: The artists joining the Islamic State group

Blog: Despite the perceived cultural dissonance, artists of both Western and Arab backgrounds are joining up with the Islamic State group to ...

Hassan al-Ashraf

The dark world of Morocco's treasure hunters

Feature: Prepare yourself for a tale of charlatans, sorcerers and child snatchers - and, of course, hidden loot.

Quacks and charlatans: The scammers targeting Gaza's vulnerable patients

Marah Elwadia

Quacks and charlatans: The scammers targeting Gaza's vulnerable patients

Feature: Faith healers in the Gaza Strip are using bogus treatments for a range of problems, often causing physical harm to their patients.

Khalil al-Anani

Egypt's book execution committee

Comment: Egypt has regressed to the Dark Ages, burning books it says were "inciting terrorism" - and yet most of those destroyed did nothing of ...

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