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Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

Egyptian protesters angry at the potential demolition of unlicensed buildings in their village have overturned a police truck on the first anniversary of last year's demonstrations against presidential corruption.

Riyadh allowed raunchy Netflix 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 episode that criticised the kingdom.

Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

Dubai family hold gender reveal on Burj Khalifa

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Dubai family hold gender reveal on Burj Khalifa

The unborn baby's gender was projected onto the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, prompting thousands of responses on social media.

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HRW calls on YouTube to preserve war crimes evidence

Human Rights Watch is calling for the retrieval of war crimes evidence that have been removed from social media.

Aniqah Choudhri

Disney's Mulan is an insult to Uighurs, Muslims everywhere

Comment: Disney's new Mulan employs lazy and offensive stereotypes of Arabs, and is filmed on the very same lands where China is persecuting ...

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China to help Iran build 'new national internet'

A leaked document allegedly outlines a 25-year strategic partnership between Iran and China, including for China to a national intranet.

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

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

Iran bill seeks to ban all 'foreign messaging apps'

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Iran bill seeks to ban all 'foreign messaging apps'

A bill seeking the replacement of all foreign messaging apps with locally-made alternatives has been submitted in Iran.

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US police mocked African-American’s Muslim faith before killing him

Footage recently released by a US civil rights group shows police killing an African-American Muslim man with a knee on the neck while telling ...

Iranian metal band escape country following 15-year prison term

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Iranian metal band escape country following 15-year prison term

All three members of the Iranian heavy metal band Arsames have managed to escape the country after being sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for ...

HTS detains American journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem in Syria

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HTS detains American journalist Bilal Abdul Kareem in Syria

Bilal Abdul Kareem's arrest is linked to the case of Tauqir Sharif, an aid worker detained by the powerful jihadist group in June.

YouTuber PewDiePie donates $100,000 to Lebanon Red Cross

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YouTuber PewDiePie donates $100,000 to Lebanon Red Cross

The Swedish YouTuber also encouraged his millions of fans to donate to the Lebanese Red Crescent.

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Josh Ruebner

We need to talk about Seth Rogen

Comment: Most Jewish-Americans, like Seth Rogen, are still only awakening to the moral and political ramifications of Israel's settler-colonial ...

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Comedian blasted over joke about Christchurch mosque shooting victims

The comedian joked that 'the saddest thing' about the mosque shooting which killed 51 was a shortage of cab drivers that night.

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'Naughty journalist' sparks diplomatic incident between Kuwait and Egypt

A YouTube prankster called the "Naughty Journalist" has been condemned by the Kuwaiti embassy in Cairo and the Egyptian Foreign ...

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East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, a journalist critical of Haftar, has been jailed on vague terorrism-related charges, sparking outcry from human rights ...

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Egypt's Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

Active and former military staff will only be allowed to run for office with the army's approval, in a bid to bar any of Sisi's rivals from the ...

Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

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Virus fears force animal sellers online for Muslim festival

Faced with deserted markets, Muslim livestock breeders and traders across South Asia have turned to websites, apps and social media to showcase ...

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Activists urge release of Palestinian preacher detained in Sudan

Activists say an image purportedly showing Palestinian preacher Mahmoud al-Hasanat at a pro-Bashir protest was not actually him, as calls for ...

Middle East matchmaking: The rise of online dating

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.

Turkey moving to tighten grip on social media

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey moving to tighten grip on social media

The legislation is expected to pass with the support of the ruling party's nationalist allies.

Arab world react to Drake's new Arabic rap lyrics

Narjas Zatat

Arab world react to Drake's new Arabic rap lyrics

Drake delved into London's music scene once more with a new freestyle track that saw his Arab fans quickly take notice.

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