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Expatriates in Dubai are failing to find love, with some put off by ostentatious displays of wealth.

Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus halted Algeria's protests - will they now resume?

While the mass demonstrations in the North African nation may be on hold, the anger remains.

Pakistan bans dating apps <em>Tinder</em>, Grindr over ‘immoral’ content

The New Arab Staff

Pakistan bans dating apps Tinder, Grindr over ‘immoral’ content

Pakistan has blocked access to the popular dating apps, prompting outrage.

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Virus adds to despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

The pandemic has plunged millions of young people in the Middle East into the kind of deep uncertainty and despair they had hoped to leave ...

Austin Bodetti

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

With online dating growing in popularity, entrepreneurs in the Middle East are taking advantage by creating a range of digital apps.

Diana Alghoul

How Muslim millennials are taking charge of their matchmaking

Apps are becoming increasingly popular for Muslims to find their significant other, but they're also becoming a tool for social evolution and a ...

Areti Jaber

Five reasons why Lebanon's protests are a 'millennial revolution'

Millennials are in the front line of protests demanding the overhaul of the political establishment and economic reform in this small ...

The New Arab

Iran 'should spend its money on Tinder', says Israel

Israel's army chastised Iran for allegedly providing hundreds of millions of dollars to Lebanese movement Hizballah, saying the funds could have ...

German weatherman dons traditional Egyptian galabeya amid heatwave

The New Arab

German weatherman dons traditional Egyptian galabeya amid heatwave

A German weatherman has worn a traditional Egyptian farmer's robe during a broadcast, as a scorching heatwave grips Europe from the ...

Ruqaya Izzidien

I don't need your suhoor makeover, MAC

Comment: MAC's 'glamorous suhoor' makeup advert exposes its complete lack of understanding of Muslims and Ramadan, writes Ruqaya Izzidien.

The spark that triggered Iran's Revolution 40 years ago The spark that triggered Iran's Revolution 40 years ago

The New Arab & agencies

The spark that triggered Iran's Revolution 40 years ago

Forty years on, Iranians look back on the moment that sparked Iran's historic 1979 revolution.

Abadi's capture of Kirkuk might just save Iraq

Gareth Browne

Abadi's capture of Kirkuk might just save Iraq

Comment: Abadi's recapture of Kirkuk doesn't render him an enemy of the Kurdish cause, but he and the Kurds need each other to avoid a vicious ...

Executions stoke unrest in Bahrain as fears grow

Daniel Wickham

Executions stoke unrest in Bahrain as fears grow

Convicts condemned to death by confessions obtained under torture have little chance of reprieve, though further executions could ignite ...

Israeli military video warns soldiers of Hamas honeypot hackers

The New Arab

Israeli military video warns soldiers of Hamas honeypot hackers

The Israeli military has released a public service announcement warning soldiers to be vigilant of Hamas intelligence services pretending to be ...

The New Arab

Hamas on Tinder? Israeli soldiers duped in honey-trap plot

The smartphones of dozens of Israeli soldiers were hacked by Hamas militants pretending to be attractive young women online, Israeli military officials said on Wednesday.

The New Arab & agencies

Foreign planes combat Israel wildfires as arrests made

Foreign firefighting planes on Friday helped Israel tackle a wave of wildfires that have forced tens of thousands to flee their homes, as police ...

Karim Traboulsi

Instahigh: Saudi Arabia arrests 'social media drug dealers'

Eight suspected drug dealers using fake female profiles on platforms like Twitter and Snapchat to lure youths have been nabbed in Saudi Arabia ...

Vijay Prashad

From Roboski to Sultanahmet: Turkey as dry as tinder

As a new bombing plunges Turkey into further instability, Vijay Prashad argues unaccountable Turkish massacres against Kurds, assassinations of ...

Druze leader's death brings home ghosts of Syria's war

Paul McLoughlin

Druze leader's death brings home ghosts of Syria's war

Analysis: Sheikh Wahed Balous fought to protect his community from Syria's war. After he was killed in a suspected regime bomb on Friday, ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Matchmaking the Middle Eastern way

Blog: Three friends in Lebanon decided it was time to ditch the American-inspired ways of online dating and create their own "culturally aware" ...

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