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

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

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 late?

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.

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 the boredom.

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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 ...

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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 ...

Hollywood artist tutors Arabic-speaking kids during pandemic

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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 ...

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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.

Lebanon Ramadan series completes filming despite coronavirus lockdown measures

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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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India hangs four over 2012 Delhi bus gang rape

The brutal attack on Jyoti Singh sparked weeks of demonstrations and shone a spotlight on the alarming rates of sexual violence and the plight of women in India.

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Egypt targets Turkish dramas in anti-Erdogan fatwa

Turkish President Erdogan is trying to revive the Ottoman empire through the power of Turkish television series, the Global Fatwa Index said.

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Yemen in Focus: Yemeni students stranded in 'apocalyptic' Wuhan

This week we focus on the Yemenis who are stranded in the coronavirus epicentre city Wuhan and the United Nation's mercy flights in Sanaa.

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Indian government ends internet blackout in Kashmir

India imposed a communications blackout in early August when it stripped the portion of Kashmir it controls - the country's only Muslim-majority ...

Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance Film Festival

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Khashoggi documentary 'The Dissident' lands at Sundance Film Festival

Bryan Fogel's 'The Dissident' is a searing documentary about Jamal Khashoggi's murder, unveiling a detailed investigation into the Saudi regime ...

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Jordan asks Netflix not to stream provocative 'Messiah' series

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

Outraged Christians and Muslims cancel <em>Netflix</em> over 'gay Jesus'

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Outraged Christians and Muslims cancel Netflix over 'gay Jesus'

Christians and Muslims across the world are calling on Netflix to remove a satirical film in which Jesus, an important figure in both ...

'Dajjal' trends on Twitter ahead of 'Messiah's' 2020 arrival

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'Dajjal' trends on Twitter ahead of 'Messiah's' 2020 arrival

If the antichrist arrived, would it be announced on Twitter? Some Twitter users thought so, causing a rush for the prayer mats...

Mossad turned down offer for Israeli spy remains location

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Mossad turned down offer for Israeli spy remains location

Israeli spy Eli Cohen operated in Syria for many years, before being discovered and executed.

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