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Activists say that Instagram is deleting posts about the forced evictions taking place in Sheikh Jarrah.

As Sherihan’s magical performance in Vodafone Egypt’s Ramadan advertisement evoked feelings of nostalgia throughout the Middle East, Yousra Samir Imran reminisces about what the female icon means to the region.

Kuwait pledges scholarship for 100 Rohingya girls

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait pledges scholarship for 100 Rohingya girls

Kuwait will finance four-year university scholarships for a hundred girls from the Rohingya refugee community in Bangladesh,

Freefalling Lebanon currency hits new low

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Freefalling Lebanon currency hits new low

Lebanon's currency tumbled to a new low against the dollar on the black market on Tuesday

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

William Christou

Hunger and despair wreak misery in Syria's Rukban camp

In-depth: With humanitarian conditions deteriorating, residents face the impossible choice of returning to regime-held territory and facing ...

The New Arab Staff

Detained Saudi rights advocate launches hunger strike

Muhammad al-Qahtani, the co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) organisation, launched a hunger strike in al-Ha'ir Prison.

Alessandra Bajec

UAE plan to 'modernise' checkpoints could entrench Israel's occupation

In-depth: An Israeli-Emirati investment fund could be used to upgrade military checkpoints across the West Bank. Palestinians say it would make ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon reels after government formation efforts collapse

Lebanon is facing a grim and uncertain future after efforts to form a new government under former prime-minister designate Mustafa Adib ...

The New Arab Staff

UK rules alleged IS members can face US trial

A British court has dismissed a challenge by the mother of an alleged IS member, paving the way for a pair of so-called 'Beatles' militants to ...

Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

The New Arab Staff

Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

Egypt has become the epicentre of a resurgent #MeToo movement in the Middle East as growing numbers of women use social media to share accounts ...

Amr Salahi

Egypt and Ethiopia's Nile dam: Waiting for disaster?

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are negotiating over the Grand Renaissance Dam again, but talks are shrouded by opacity and fears of drought and ...

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly ...

Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

Migrant workers in Iraq are stranded without wages by their employers, leaving them at risk.

Detained Kuwaiti transgender woman released after social media backlash

Gasia Ohanes

Detained Kuwaiti transgender woman released after social media backlash

Maha Al-Mutairi, who was detained was released Monday night, according to her legal representative.

Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Danya Hajjaji

Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Social media users rallied around a Kuwaiti transgender woman who surrendered herself to police after she spoke out on her alleged sexual ...

Finbar Anderson

Coronavirus heightens mental health crisis in Lebanon's Palestinian camps

Amid a rapidly deteriorating economy and Covid-19 restrictions, Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon are facing a mental health crisis.

Tara Brian

Stranded by war, Yemenis in Egypt dream of home

Seeking treatment in Egypt is nothing new, but returning home for Yemeni medical travellers has become increasingly untenable as the war ...

Victoria Silva

Learning under lockdown: Jordan's students adapt to coronavirus pandemic

Jordanian students and teachers are rising to the challenge of the coronavirus lockdown, adapting to online learning and providing education for ...

Rakan Abed El-Rahman and Pam Bailey

Israel deprives thousands of Palestinians ID cards

Israel continues to retain control over who receives Palestinian IDs, along with many other aspects of daily life, such as travel.

Saudi who dressed as devil faces five years jail

The New Arab

Saudi who dressed as devil faces five years jail

A Saudi man who shared video of himself dressed up as a devil while driving a car faces up to five years in jail for 'insulting religious ...

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi claims it released citizens arrested last month

An anonymous Saudi official said 11 citizens detained last month have been released and that although they haven't been indicted, charges could ...

Saudi Arabia launches new crackdown on writers, academics

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia launches new crackdown on writers, academics

A campaign group has alleged the ultraconservative kingdom has launched a fresh arrest campaign against suspected dissidents.

Office of Egypt's 'last independent news outlet' raided

The New Arab

Office of Egypt's 'last independent news outlet' raided

The raid came a day after Mada Masr editor Shady Zalat was arrested by Egyptian security forces.

The 2020 Muslim vote

Brooke Anderson

The 2020 Muslim vote

Muslims account for 1.1% of the US population, yet their voter turnout is relatively low, but how important of a voting demographic are Muslims? ...

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