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The streaming giant is massively expanding its roster of Turkish original TV series and films.

Middle Eastern queer cinema has yet to achieve a commercial blockbuster, but its ideas are being embraced, writes Jad Salfiti in this preview of the Soura film festival

<em>Netflix</em> dismisses concerns over adaptation of anti-Uyghur author's work

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Netflix dismisses concerns over adaptation of anti-Uyghur author's work

Netflix says it does not agree with Liu Cixin's comments, but will continue with the series adaptation.

Riyadh allowed raunchy <em>Netflix</em> shows for anti-Saudi episode's removal

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Riyadh allowed raunchy Netflix shows for anti-Saudi episode's removal

Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows to stream domestically in exchange for the company's removal of a satire show's ...

<em>Netflix</em> removes French film in Turkey after official complaint

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Netflix removes French film in Turkey after official complaint

Ankara requested the streaming giant take down 'Cuties', a French film accused of sexualising young girls.

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Egyptian superstar Amr Diab to appear in Netflix series

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

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Israel's latest spy drama 'Tehran' explores nuclear tensions

The conservative press in Iran -- a country which strongly denies that its nuclear programme is for anything other than civilian use -- has ...

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Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The Turkish government has been accused of censoring gay characters in two Netflix series, sparking a heated conversation around ...

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TED group to launch talks in Arabic

A prestigious TED group dedicated to "ideas worth spreading" on Monday set out to provide a global stage for Arabic speaking thinkers, artists ...

Erdogan vows social media 'control' after family insulted

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Erdogan vows social media 'control' after family insulted

Soon after his comments, the hashtag in Turkish meaning "don't touch my social media" was trending on Twitter.

Nobel winner Malala graduates from Oxford University

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, who campaigned for girls' education in Pakistan and survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, has ...

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Netflix releases nostalgic Arabic films for Eid under lockdown, Turkey declares 'mission accomplished' in the battle against ...

<em>Netflix</em> is bringing you your Arabic nostalgic faves

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Netflix is bringing you your Arabic nostalgic faves

Staying at home for Eid doesn't seem as bad with Netflix releasing a series of old Arabic films on their playlist.

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

Narjas Zatat

Five Middle East series to watch under lockdown

With many countries still under lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, being stuck at home can take its toll. Here are some shows to alleviate ...

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Tunisian actress Hend Sabry lands 'female-focused' Netflix show deal

Sabry will execultively produce and star in the Arabic-language Netflix original series, described as a female-focused drama-comedy filmed in Egypt.

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Popular Saudi Ramadan series 'defends homosexuality'

Saudi Twitter users were left outraged this week after a popular Ramadan drama series 'defended homosexuality'.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egyptian workers stranded in Kuwait riot demanding to return home, mosques reopen in Iran, Lebanon eases lockdown measures and Dubai Expo 2020 ...

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Hollywood artist tutors Arabic-speaking kids during pandemic

Ali Adeeb, a Syrian-born animation artist who works at Warner Bros. Entertainment, and her sister Sandi, a university lecturer, set up ...

Popular Saudi soap attacks 'ungrateful' Palestinians, normalises Israel relations

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Popular Saudi soap attacks 'ungrateful' Palestinians, normalises Israel relations

A popular Saudi series being broadcast during the peak Ramadan period has promoted relations with Israel and attacked 'ungrateful' Palestinians.

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Lebanon Ramadan series completes filming despite coronavirus lockdown measures

A Lebanese Ramadan television series successfully wrapped up filming amid an industry plagued by coronavirus-era interruptions

Controversial Israeli show 'Fauda' focuses on 'innocents' in conflict

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Controversial Israeli show 'Fauda' focuses on 'innocents' in conflict

Israeli TV show Fauda has come back for a third season, but this time it is focusing on punishing toll paid by "innocents".

Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

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Cut! Coronavirus pegs back Ramadan soaps

Many countries in the Middle East have imposed tough restrictions to curb the spread of the pandemic, forcing studios to shut down temporarily ...

A whole new world: Disney+ launches in Middle East

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A whole new world: Disney+ launches in Middle East

A whole new world of content will be available to streamers in the Middle East, after regional network signed an agreement, granting it Disney+ ...

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