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With the launch of a new Amnesty International campaign, British film and TV stars have called on the Iranian government to release Anoosheh Ashoori.

French-Algerian actor Bouhlel Brahim and two others have caused outrage in Morocco with disparaging comments about women and children.

Ricky Gervais faces backlash over Prophet Muhammad cartoon comments

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Ricky Gervais faces backlash over Prophet Muhammad cartoon comments

The comedian has joined the row over a schoolteacher who was suspended for showing his class a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad.

Celebrated Turkish actor risks jail over Erdogan 'insult'

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Celebrated Turkish actor risks jail over Erdogan 'insult'

Acclaimed Turkish writer and actor Mujdat Gezen, 77, risks returning to jail on charges of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Barack, Michelle Obama to host Ramadan podcast on Spotify

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Barack, Michelle Obama to host Ramadan podcast on Spotify

The announcement has drawn some less-than-impressed responses from social media users.

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'US Uncancelled' conservative conference cancels anti-Semitic speaker

CPAC has announced that online personality Young Pharaoh will no longer speak at the conservative conference.

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Israel ambassador demands apology over 'anti-Semitic' SNL vaccination joke

Critics have accused Saturday Night Live and comedian Michael Che of anti-Semitism over the reference to Israel's inoculation campaign.

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BBC refuses to apologise over 'Islamophobic' interview

The BBC issued a statement on Friday that did not address complaints about hostility to the Muslim Council of Britain's president.

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Trump names defense lawyers as historic trial looms

Former US president Donald Trump announced he had picked two lawyers to head his defense team days before his historic second impeachment trial.

Tripoli's working class lives matter

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Tripoli's working class lives matter

Comment: Tripoli and its revolutionary youth must resist a reality in which their deaths are seen as an affordable crime by the ruling class, ...

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Democrats win first Georgia runoff, control of Senate close

The Democrats took a huge leap towards seizing control of the US Senate as they won the first of two Georgia run-offs.

Polls close in Georgia vote, US Senate in balance

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Polls close in Georgia vote, US Senate in balance

Polls closed in a pair of critical election runoffs in the US state of Georgia.

2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

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2020: 10 uplifting stories from the Middle East

Marred by the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 has been a challenge for all. Here are some stories that provided glimmers of hope.

MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

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MENA's top films and TV series of 2020

The New Arab's picks for the best of Middle Eastern films and TV series from a difficult year.

Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

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Loujain al-Hathloul: 'Fierce' Saudi women's rights campaigner

Activists see Loujain al-Hathloul as an "incredible fierce and resolute" champion of women's rights who represented the kingdom's modern ...

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'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

Comedians have found plenty of material in the many mishaps of Lebanon, a multi-confessional country still deeply divided after the 1975-1990 civil war.

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Don't dress like Palestinians, Israeli comedian tells Gulf tourists

Noam Shuster has provided visiting Arabs with advice about what to expect when they visit.

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'Tony Blair' musical to be staged in London

A new musical charting the life of former British prime minister Tony Blair will be staged in London, featuring 'special appearances' from ...

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Egypt orders release of rights activists after global pressure

A security and juridical source told AFP that three staff of a high-profile Egyptian rights group were ordered released by the country's public ...

'Emily in Paris' star wishes Egyptian activist happy birthday

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'Emily in Paris' star wishes Egyptian activist happy birthday

'I'm thinking of you,' actor William Abadie said in the video message to jailed human rights advocate Karim Ennarah.

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Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

Filipino bands, a mainstay of nightlife across the Gulf and Asia, face an uncertain fate as the Covid-19 pandemic draws crowds away from clubs.

'Very Nice!': Kazakhstan jumps on Borat slogan

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'Very Nice!': Kazakhstan jumps on Borat slogan

Kazakhstan has reclaimed Borat's catchphrase in a bid to attract tourism.

Pro-Trump figures duped into thanking Satan for supporting Trump

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Pro-Trump figures duped into thanking Satan for supporting Trump

Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar mocked conservative commentators including Tomi Lahren after they were caught up in a prank about the Arabic ...

New Melania Trump photo reignites fake 'double' conspiracy

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New Melania Trump photo reignites fake 'double' conspiracy

A new photo of the First Lady has reignited an internet conspiracy theory about the existence of a double.

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