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A Saudi girl was filmed while boasting a pistol in plain sight while on the back of a motorbike.

A Kuwaiti patient beat and cut off the tongue of an Egyptian doctor during an ear examination.

Barack Obama to hold first in-person event for Biden

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Barack Obama to hold first in-person event for Biden

Barack Obama will host his first in-person campaign event for Joe Biden on Wednesday.

Popular Kuwaiti actress Haya Al-Shuaibi detained over 'pornographic' post

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Popular Kuwaiti actress Haya Al-Shuaibi detained over 'pornographic' post

Kuwaiti authorities have detained a famous actress for allegedly posting a video of pornographic nature, local media reported.

Prominent Saudi economist sentenced to 15-year imprisonment: report

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Prominent Saudi economist sentenced to 15-year imprisonment: report

Essam Al-Zamil, who once criticised plans to sell Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Aramco oil company, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, reports ...

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Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa auctions infamous glasses for Lebanon

Porn star-turned-activist Mia Khalifa is selling her infamous glasses to raise money for the Lebanese Red Cross.

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Kuwaiti influencer sparks outrage over sex education post

Rawan bin Hussain said sex education should be taught at schools in Kuwait to help stem the spread of sexually transmitted disease.

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Egyptian cashier slapped by Kuwaiti recalls shocking incident

Egyptian cashier, Tarek Ashour made headlines in July after a video showing a Kuwaiti man slapping him went viral. In an emotional post on ...

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Moroccan singer jailed in high-profile cyber blackmail scandal

Popstar Dounia Batma and two others were sentenced to eight months in prison over their involvement in a Moroccan blackmail case known as 'Hamza ...

WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

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WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

A Kuwaiti man slapped an Egyptian cashier at least three times, until security intervened and urged the cashier to not press charges.

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Trump to extend US work visa freeze until year-end

Trump will prolong a ban on US employment permits until the end of 2020, and broaden it to include H-1B visas used widely by tech companies and ...

Saudi influencer under fire for TikTok dancing video

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Saudi influencer under fire for TikTok dancing video

A Saudi model is facing a backlash for defying ultraconservative norms by dancing in a TikTok video.

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

Danya Hajjaji

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

A new social media trend saw famous Arabs wearing blackface in a tone-deaf attempt to take a stand against racism. Instead, it spoke volumes ...

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 ...

<em>Snapchat</em> stops promoting Trump posts for inciting 'racial violence'

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Snapchat stops promoting Trump posts for inciting 'racial violence'

The move to stop promoting President Donald Trump's Snapchat posts comes amid a crackdown on anti-racist protests in the US.

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Kuwaiti influencer launches vile attack on Egyptians

Egyptians in Kuwait were dealt a whopping blow this week after an influencer launched a vile attack against what she described as the 'dirtiest community' in the country.

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TikTok bans Tommy Robinson over hate speech violations

The video app has permanently barred the far-right accounts, saying their promotion of 'hateful ideology' violates its terms and conditions.

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WhatsApp limits forwarding messages over viral coronavirus misinformation

In an effort to crack down on the virality of COVID-19 misinformation, WhatsApp announced restrictions on its forwarding feature.

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Coronavirus pandemic fails to deter aggressive Saudi arrest campaign

Some of those arrested in the latest crackdown were reportedly figures close to the Saudi establishment.

Kuwaiti influencer arrested for promoting fake coronavirus test

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Kuwaiti influencer arrested for promoting fake coronavirus test

A 15-minute coronavirus test kit that was promoted on a popular social media influencer's Snapchat account has led to her arrest in ...

Sadek Hamid

Hashtag Islam: How Cyber-Islamic Environments Are Transforming Religious Authority

Book Club: Gary Bunt's Hashtag Islam provides readers with cutting edge analysis of how technology influences the dissemination of Islamic ...

Saudi lesbian couple sought refuge in UK: report

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Saudi lesbian couple sought refuge in UK: report

A German broadcaster interviewed the couple on Valentine's Day, with a video charting their love story.

Love, lust, heartache: Secret dating lives of young Saudis

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Love, lust, heartache: Secret dating lives of young Saudis

Covert dating operations illustrate how Saudi Arabia's young population is often compelled to lead dual lives in the pursuit of social liberties ...

US-based regime critic says Saudis tried to kidnap him

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US-based regime critic says Saudis tried to kidnap him

Comedian and social media influencer Abdulrahman Almutairi says the Saudi government attempted to kidnap him shortly after the killing of Jamal ...

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