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Adnan Oktar preached creationism and conservative values while women in revealing outfits danced around him to upbeat music in the TV studio.

Students at Bogazici University have been cheekily blaring Metallica classics at their protests against the appointment of the AKP party-linked rector, who is a fan of the group.

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi released on bail

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Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi released on bail

Palestinian DJ Sama Abdulhadi was released on bail on Sunday.

Assange faces UK court ruling on extradition to US

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Assange faces UK court ruling on extradition to US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a UK court ruling over whether he should be extradited to the United States on espionage charges.

Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

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Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the ...

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

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MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

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Activists call for release of Palestinian techno DJ

A petition calling for the release of Sama Abdulhadi, dubbed Palestine's techno queen, has amassed nearly 6,000 signatures.

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Investigators name Nashville bomber, say he died in blast

Authorities named Anthony Warner, 63, as the sole suspect in the explosion that tore through downtown Nashville on Christmas Day.

Canadian Muslim's 'first Christmas' with housemates goes viral

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Canadian Muslim's 'first Christmas' with housemates goes viral

A Muslim-Canadian has amused Twitter with his Christmas commentary.

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Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

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Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran

Book Club: In Hijab and Red Lipstick, Yousra Imran alchemises her trauma into a semi-autobiographical novel that was hard to put down.

Rare Christmas sales in Saudi Arabia

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Rare Christmas sales in Saudi Arabia

For decades, Christmas sales were largely underground, and Christians from the Philippines, Lebanon and other countries celebrated behind closed ...

TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 2)

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TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 2)

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 1)

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TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 1)

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

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Lebanon's PM refuses further questioning over port blast

Premier Hassan Diab has rejected the charges as "politically targeting" the position of prime minister, accusing the prosecutor leading the probe of violating the constitution.

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Turkey fines social media companies $3.8 million

Facebook, YouTube, TikTok and other major social media companies have failed to comply with Turkish Internet regulations which human rights ...

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Barcelona's Griezmann cuts Huawei links over Uighurs surveillance claims

The World-Cup winning footballer took to Instagram to announce he was "immediately ending" his partnership with the company.

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The facade of women's rights in Saudi Arabia

In-depth: The decision to transfer imprisoned activist Loujain al-Hathloul to a terrorism tribunal is proof that little progress has been made ...

IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

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IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

The IED attacks that have multiplied in the vast, remote and sparsely populated region which authorities have declared off-limits to journalists.

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Far-right French politician proposes 'internment camps for radicalised Muslims'

The bill's author, Guillaume Peltier, is a former member of the far-right party National Front.

Macron attacks 'big lie' that France is eroding freedoms

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Macron attacks 'big lie' that France is eroding freedoms

President Emmanuel Macron denied infringing upon freedoms in France as he faces criticism over "anti-separatism" efforts and a controversial ...

Calligraphies of the Desert by Hassan Massoudy

Yousif Nur

Calligraphies of the Desert by Hassan Massoudy

Book Club: Iraqi calligrapher Hassan Massoudy draws inspiration from the words and wisdom of revered poets and writers who have lost themselves ...

WATCH: UAE hosts first Orthodox Jewish wedding in Dubai

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WATCH: UAE hosts first Orthodox Jewish wedding in Dubai

The wedding reportedly took place at the Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel and featured some 150 guests, Ynet reported, adding that at least half the ...

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