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Manar Samy has been released on bail, suspending her three-year prison sentence for posting dance videos on TikTok, which led her to be charged with 'spreading debauchery'

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their bodies, writes Sam Hamad.

'Israeli' <em>belly</em> dance festival cancelled in Morocco amid uproar

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'Israeli' belly dance festival cancelled in Morocco amid uproar

A belly dancing festival organised by an Israeli dancer and set to coincide with the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr was cancelled by the Moroccan authorities after popular uproar.

Turks attempt to humiliate US with <em>belly</em>-<em>dancing</em> Trump

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Turks attempt to humiliate US with belly-dancing Trump

Following the bitter spat between Turkey and the US which caused the lira to plummet, Erdogan's supporters got creative with their attacks aimed ...

La Sposa Yemenita: The expression of women in Yemen

Justin Salhani

La Sposa Yemenita: The expression of women in Yemen

A new graphic novel aims to portray a Yemen beyond al-Qaeda, civil war and child marriage. Justin Salhani met its creator, Laura Silvia ...

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Russia belly dancer arrested in Egypt over 'G-string' performance

A Russian belly dancer has been arrested in Egypt on charges of "inciting debauchery" over a racy outfit she wore during a recent performance.

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Egypt singer detained over racy music video

A female Egyptian singer has been detained for four days after a video of her latest song sparked controversy in the country.

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Egyptian singer investigated over 'obscene' song

Another Egyptian singer has been targeted by authorities for alleged 'immorality' with Laila Amer's song Bos Ommak landing her in hot water.

Oumaya Al Baker

What does it mean to be a Muslim-American today?

Despite growing far-right rhetoric, social media provides an opportunity today for Muslim American youth to navigate the murky waters of ...

Egyptian academic accused of 'glorifying Satan' after teaching poem

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Egyptian academic accused of 'glorifying Satan' after teaching poem

Egypt's Suez University suspended a lecturer for allegedly 'glorifying Satan', after receiving complaints that a 17th century poem was taught in ...

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Shake up: Belly dancer heads Iraqi journalists' union branch

Iraqis weren't dancing to Baghdad's tunes after the country's Journalists' Union appointed a belly dancer to head it's US ...

The Cult of Hillary enforcers: Obscene vitriol and hatred

Hadani Ditmars

The Cult of Hillary enforcers: Obscene vitriol and hatred

Comment: Women in the countries bombed with Clinton's support will unlikely think highly of her self-declared 'feminism', notes Hadani Ditmars.

Celebrity cheerleaders and young student tarnish Sisi visit

Alex Wright

Celebrity cheerleaders and young student tarnish Sisi visit

Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi backed by a troop of movie starlets has his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel abruptly ...

Exercise and chain smoking: an evening with Ghalia Benali

Rima Marrouch

Exercise and chain smoking: an evening with Ghalia Benali

Profile: The Tunisian singer opens up about singing, acting, Tunisia, politics and the most important things in life.

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