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Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the launch of military operations there.

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'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

Nur Turkmani

'The fourth pyramid': Remembering Umm Kulthum 45 years on

This February marks the 45th death anniversary of renowned Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress Umm Kulthum, known as the star of the east.

Saudi woman arrested for dancing at Riyadh concert

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Saudi woman arrested for dancing at Riyadh concert

A young Saudi concert goer was accused of 'disrupting social etiquette' after a viral video showed her dancing in the traditional black abaya ...

Global leaders, tycoons attend Saudi 'Davos in desert'

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Global leaders, tycoons attend Saudi 'Davos in desert'

Some 300 speakers from over 30 countries are attending the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII), nicknamed 'Davos in the desert', in ...

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Saudi Arabia to abolish male guardianship for Umrah pilgrimage

A decision to abolish male guardianship during Umrah pilgrimage has been authorised by Saudi authorities.

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Flamboyant Saudi influencer faces prison 'for wearing leopard-print shorts'

The 23-year old social media was arrested by security forces after posting an image of himself wearing shorts on Twitter.

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Visiting Saudi Arabia? 19 things illegal for tourists

Saudi Arabia said it would issue fines for 19 offences related to public decency, such as immodest dress and public displays of affection.

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Riyadh will allow foreign women tourists to shun headscarf

Female tourists visiting the ultra-conservative kingdom will be allowed to go without wearing the body-shrouding abaya robe that is still ...

Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

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Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

The kingdom will also ease its strict dress code for foreign women, allowing them to go without the body-shrouding abaya robe that is still ...

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'Rebel' Saudi women shun obligatory abaya robe

A small group of Saudi women are mounting a rare protest against the country's ultra-conservative dress code, wearing bright colours, leaving ...

No filters required: It's Not About the Burqa

Sarah Shaffi

No filters required: It's Not About the Burqa

Book Club: This powerful essay collection gives Muslim women the space that they are often denied in public discourse to speak frankly on faith, ...

Trump's funding cuts hold back generations of future leaders

Zahi Khouri

Trump's funding cuts hold back generations of future leaders

Comment: Aid provided by the UNRWA is an anchor for Palestinian refugees. Without it, peace will remain unattainable, writes Zahi Khouri.

Saudi cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

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Saudi cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

A Saudi cleric has warned that women must wear modest clothing while driving a day before the kingdom lifts the world's only ...

I don't need your suhoor makeover, MAC

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.

Sami Rahman

UK retailers cash in on Ramadan and Eid

Ramadan series: Retailers and brands are cashing in on Ramadan, but is enough being done to engage and accommodate the diverse and ever-changing needs to British Muslims, asks Sami Rahman.

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Saudi prince orders all workers to wear 'traditional clothing'

A Saudi prince has ordered that private sector workers must wear traditional clothing to "strengthen national identity", despite a ...

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Abayas not mandatory for women, says Saudi crown prince

Saudi women do not have to wear the traditional abaya gown and hijab headscarf, Riyadh's powerful crown prince has claimed, ahead of a ...

Sophia Akram

Lindsay Lohan boosts 'trend-setting' London Modest Fashion Week

In its second edition, the world's foremost modest fashion event appeals to new audiences beyond modest clothing ...

Saudi Muslim cleric says abayas should not be mandatory

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Saudi Muslim cleric says abayas should not be mandatory

A Saudi cleric has broken with convention by saying the long gown worn by women in the kingdom should not be mandatory so long as dress is ...

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Iranian women arrested for appearing without a headscarf

Iranian women have been accused of public order offences as pictures shared online show women taking off their headscarves in protest at the ...

Arab fashion world devastated at loss of French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia

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Arab fashion world devastated at loss of French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia

French-Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaia has died aged 77, leading to deep sadness in the Arab world at the loss of a fashion legend.

Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' <em>clothing</em> on flights

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Saudia airline bans 'tight' and 'revealing' clothing on flights

Saudia passengers complained of missing flights and having to purchase 'modest' new clothing after being told they could not ...

Omani banker becomes Indian superstar after winning reality show

Paul McLoughlin

Omani banker becomes Indian superstar after winning reality show

An Omani singer has won top prize in a Hindi-language singing competition in India, winning him millions of fans on both sides of the Indian ...

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