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Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to sing.

Tidal failed to comply with new internet regulations, the Turkish government said.

TNA Voice Podcast: Macron alienates France's Muslims

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TNA Voice Podcast: Macron alienates France's Muslims

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

Armenians at a crossroads as out of Karabakh

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Armenians at a crossroads as out of Karabakh

For Armenians still reeling from defeat in recent fighting with Azerbaijan, the peacekeepers who deployed under a Moscow-brokered peace deal are ...

Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

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Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

Mohamed Ramadan denied knowing Omer Adam was Israeli after he received backlash for taking a photo with the singer, and said that 'Palestine is ...

Sumaiyya Naseem

Against the Loveless World by Susan Abulhawa

Book Club: Susan Abulhawa's award-winning third novel is a compelling and emotive contemplation of the Palestinian struggle.

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Egypt court to examine Mohammed Ramadan over "normalisation" photos

An Egyptian court is to hear a case against prominent singer and actor Mohamed Ramadan after photos emerged of him posing with Israeli ...

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

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TNA Voice Podcast: How Arab Americans helped beat Trump

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

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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.

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System of a Down releases comeback single 'for Armenia'

Award-winning metal band System of a Down say they are grateful for an outpour of support after they released their first single in 15 years for ...

Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

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Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

Since 2014, a series of projects financed by the European Union has changed the face of a small section of the sprawling necropolis.

Tunisian actress sparks debate after announcing out-of-marriage pregnancy

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Tunisian actress sparks debate after announcing out-of-marriage pregnancy

Aicha Attia shared an image of her baby bump on Instagram and confirmed she was four months into a pregnancy, triggering a media frenzy.

Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

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Amman's unique jazz festival improvises with virtual celebrations

This year's Amman Jazz Festival is forgoing international performers and showcasing local talent in a variety of genres, with festivities taking ...

Biden supporters in cheerful mood outside White House

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Biden supporters in cheerful mood outside White House

Some had travelled from far and wide to be in the US capital on election day.

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TNA Voice Podcast: Who will Arab Americans vote for?

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

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Egypt starts voting in first stage of parliament elections

Polling stations opened in Egypt for parliamentary elections in which there was little doubt of a sweeping victory for supporters of hardline ...

Sahar Esfandiari

Diaspora in Bloom: Spotlighting contemporary Assyrian art and identity

A virtual but intimate exhibition aims to showcase modern-day Assyrian art created by the ancient community's widespread diaspora, exploring the ...

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As US vote looms, Gulf powers count Trump blessings

Donald Trump's Middle Eastern policy has emboldened many Gulf Arab monarchies.

'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

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'Hello you': Controversial Israeli-UAE duet song a 'YouTube hit'

A catchy Emirati-Israeli duet song has recently become popular, but the comments section shows many are visiting the link to express disapproval.

Victoria Schneider

The Lebanese board game fighting corruption with humour

'Wasta', a new board game inspired by anti-government protests, takes aim at Lebanon's broken political system.

Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

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Israel to ban much-loved singer from entering Palestinian territories

An Israeli MP has said that a permit allowing 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf to enter the West Bank will be withdrawn.

Egypt singer adds modern touch to Islamic chanting

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Egypt singer adds modern touch to Islamic chanting

Mahmoud al-Tohamy talks about his Islamic chanting, Sufism and Islamic plurality.

Twitter outraged by UK government's 'Fatima' job campaign

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Twitter outraged by UK government's 'Fatima' job campaign

The UK government has told people like ballet dancer 'Fatima' to find alternative jobs in tech amid a 'war on the arts'.

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