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Comment: Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat character is as xenophobic and offensive today as he was in 2005. He should be shunned by Hollywood, write Gia Noortas and Hiba Rahim.

Amnesty has urged F1 drivers to speak out in solidarity with Saudi human rights defenders.

Saudi wounds French consulate guard in Jeddah knife attack

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Saudi wounds French consulate guard in Jeddah knife attack

A Saudi citizen wounded a guard at the French consulate in Jeddah.

MbS 'feared violent reprisal' over a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal

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MbS 'feared violent reprisal' over a Saudi-Israel normalisation deal

Israeli-American billionaire Haim Saban claimed the prince made the remarks after the UAE and Bahrain's deal with Israel.

Disney adds new racism disclaimers to older streaming titles

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Disney adds new racism disclaimers to older streaming titles

Shying away from past racism, Disney is adding disclaimers to classics, including Peter Pan and Aristocrats to warn viewers about derogatory ...

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MBC's Shahid faces backlash over series on Beirut explosion

Lebanese social media users accused MBC-owned Shahid of attempting to profit off the Beirut port explosion tragedy, saying the series is 'too soon'.

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Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

TikTok has come up against backlash in Pakistan.

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

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Turkish pensioner attempts to rescue actress in TV stunt

Muzaffer Parlak, 78, has been hailed by locals in Ordu, Turkey, after attempting to rescue a woman from kidnappers before discovering they were ...

HRW launches campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'

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HRW launches campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'

On the second anniversary of Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Human Rights Watch launches a campaign to counter Saudi 'image laundering'.

Gaia Caramazza

London mayor boycotts G20 in stance against Saudi Arabia

The New Arab learned that the mayor’s office will stray from previous years and rescind the presence of the Greater London Authority to observe ...

Amnesty urges golfers to reconsider Saudi Arabia women's tournament

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Amnesty urges golfers to reconsider Saudi Arabia women's tournament

Amnesty has urged golfers invited to the tournament to 'take a proper look at the human rights situation in the country.'

G20 summit to be held virtually, Saudi Arabia says

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G20 summit to be held virtually, Saudi Arabia says

The annual G20 summit will be held virtually this November, Saudi Arabia said.

Netflix dismisses concerns over adaptation of anti-Uyghur author's work

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Netflix dismisses concerns over adaptation of anti-Uyghur author's work

Netflix says it does not agree with Liu Cixin's comments, but will continue with the series adaptation.

Israel's Netanyahu brings his dirty laundry to White House

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Israel's Netanyahu brings his dirty laundry to White House

The Israeli premier and his wife have reportedly engaged in the strange habit for years.

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Saudi to ease international flight restrictions from September 15

Saudi Arabia will partially lift its suspension on international flights from September 15, the interior ministry said, six months after travel curbs were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Trailer released for The Dissident, the upcoming Khashoggi documentary

Khashoggi documentary, The Dissident, dives into the late journalist's career, how and why he became persona non grata in Saudi Arabia.

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'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

Reporters from the BBC and Sky News have taken to the Channel amid a rise in migrant crossings; critics accuse journalists of treating the risky ...

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

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Netflix mired in Turkey row over LGBTQ+ characters

The Turkish government has been accused of censoring gay characters in two Netflix series, sparking a heated conversation around censorship and ...

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Indonesia jails leaders of Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group

The court said Wijayanto, 56, who took over JI's top job in 2009, recruited Indonesians to fight and train with groups, including an Al-Qaeda ...

Saudi cleric ridiculed after tweeting 'erotic' poem after prayers

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Saudi cleric ridiculed after tweeting 'erotic' poem after prayers

Adil Al-Kalbani, former imam Mecca's Great Mosque, tweeted an 'erotic' poem about a woman biting her lip and eating berries.

Saudi Arabia cancels ‘polytheistic’ children’s show after Twitter outrage

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Saudi Arabia cancels ‘polytheistic’ children’s show after Twitter outrage

The Saudi Broadcasting Authority has cancelled a children’s TV show which encouraged children to present their wishes to a “wishing tree” ...

ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites ‘anti-Semitic’ comments

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ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites ‘anti-Semitic’ comments

ViacomCBS responded to remarks made by Cannon on a podcast discussing racial bias.

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