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Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Friday weighed in on the ongoing anti-police brutality protests in the United States by quoting a Tupac song, though he failed to censor the N-word.

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and prisoners of conscience in the region.

Ex-rapper, notorious Islamic State suspect arrested in Spain

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Ex-rapper, notorious Islamic State suspect arrested in Spain

Former rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, turned IS suspect has been arrested in Spain.

In Algeria, Hirak protest movement continues with 'Coronavirus Radio'

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In Algeria, Hirak protest movement continues with 'Coronavirus Radio'

With people forced to socially isolate in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, one radio host has found a novel way to keep the Hirak protest ...

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

Tahmina Begum

Riz Ahmed's Islamophobia film is a call to action 

In the wake of Brexit and the rising toll of Islamophobia in the UK, Riz Ahmed’s debut short film is a call to action, writes Tahmina Begum.

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Influential Moroccan rapper tackles domestic violence with new song

Domestic violence was the topic of a new song by a popular Moroccan rapper that was released on this year's International Women's Day.

Alainna Liloia

Backlash to Saudi rapper exposes kingdom's superficial gender reform

Comment: As long as men preside over decisions on gender reform, women's rights in Saudi Arabia will never go beyond a PR move, writes Alainna ...

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Riyadh creates new tourism, sports, investment ministries

Saudi Arabia now has separate ministries for tourism, sports and investment, authorities confirmed on Tuesday, as the kingdom attempts to ...

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Amnesty slams 'hypocritical' Saudi Arabia for arresting rapper

A YouTube rap video from Saudi Arabia garnered more than 1.6 million views in a week before it was taken down.

Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music video

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Saudi rapper faces arrest, racism over music video

The music video, meant to empower women from Mecca, resulted in racist backlash and arrest orders.

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Russian rapper releases song in solidarity with Syria’s Idlib

Russian rapper Mari Marisol has released a new track entitled 'From Russia with Love and Bombs' protesting her government’s deadly assault on ...

Lil Wayne 'never going back to Riyadh' after concert

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Lil Wayne 'never going back to Riyadh' after concert

The hip-hop giant proclaimed he is 'never going back to Riyadh' after headlining a show in the Saudi capital on November 30.

Five reasons why Lebanon's protests are a 'millennial revolution'

Areti Jaber

Five reasons why Lebanon's protests are a 'millennial revolution'

Millennials are in the front line of protests demanding the overhaul of the political establishment and economic reform in this small ...

Lebanon organises protest concert after Mashrou' Leila 'blasphemy' ban

Karim Safieddine

Lebanon organises protest concert after Mashrou' Leila 'blasphemy' ban

In response to the cancellation of Mashrou' Leila's Byblos concert, independent activist groups organised a free gig entitled 'The Sound of ...

Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr to rematch in Saudi

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Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr to rematch in Saudi

British champion boxer Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will face off in Saudi Arabia in December for a rematch.

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Rapper 50 Cent to perform at controversial Saudi concert

The Jeddah World Fest has announced that 50 Cent will perform in Saudi Arabia, just a week after superstar Nicki Minaj pulled out of another concert in the kingdom.

Sophia Akram

Escaping reality through music: Meeting Moody Kablawi

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian musician and producer Moody Kablawi from Haifa, who has been performing and touring internationally since he was ...

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Nicki Minaj scraps Saudi concert over rights abuses

Following pressure from human rights organisations and activists, US rap star Nicki Minaj has cancelled a concert in Saudi Arabia, ...

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Berlin Jewish Museum director quits after pro-BDS tweet uproar

The director of Europe's largest Jewish museum quit this week after facing censure over a pro-BDS tweet.

Palestinian rapper urges Arabs to vote and beat fascists

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Palestinian rapper urges Arabs to vote and beat fascists

Palestinian rapper and co-founder of popular group DAM Tamer Nafar has released a song urging Palestinian citizens of Israel to vote, using it ...

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Turkish rapper detained for 'cocaine possession' at 'herb festival'

Prominent Turkish rapper Gazipizm was arrested at the tenth annual 'Alacati Herb Festival' for drug possession, but was later released.

London celebrates its biggest Palestine Festival to date

Yousif Nur

London celebrates its biggest Palestine Festival to date

From dabke to debates, the two-day family-friendly event drew in thousands of people showing solidarity with Palestine and Palestinians, writes ...

'Music to feed the soul': The land of N3rdistan

Yousif Nur

'Music to feed the soul': The land of N3rdistan

The New Arab Meets: Moroccan band N3rdistan whose fusion of electronic, rap and Arabic poetry are making waves from North Africa to ...

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Sadek Hamid

How British Muslim women are taking back their narrative

Comment: A new generation of British Muslim women is shaping profound changes within Muslim communities and challenging lazy assumptions in ...

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