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When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but not without its flaws.

Saudi Arabia's finance minister said the kingdom will triple its Value Added Tax and halt monthly handout payments to citizens in new austerity measures amid record low oil prices.

Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

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Rare Saudi resistance hits futuristic megacity project

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's dream project hit a new roadblock when a member of the local Huwaitat tribe was gunned down after he protested.

Lebanon police forced to apologise after violent crackdown

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanon police forced to apologise after violent crackdown

Protesters say that police came from nowhere and started firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

Other Words for Home: Starting a new life

Sumaiyya Naseem

Other Words for Home: Starting a new life

Book Club: Jasmine Warga’s latest young adult novel traces the experiences of a young Syrian refugee starting a new life in America.

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Lebanon's Hariri tells Aoun to find another prime minister

Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned two weeks into Lebanon's anti-government protest movement, said he will not head the next government.

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UN warns against violence after Hezbollah attacks Lebanon protests

Protesters remained defiant Monday after supporters of main Shia groups Hezbollah and Amal attacked demonstrators overnight, sparking a UN call ...

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Hezbollah supporters attack Lebanon protesters

Supporters of the Hezbollah and Amal movements attacked Lebanese anti-government protesters in Beirut on Monday, with army reinforcements ...

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Pro-government violence threatens Lebanon’s mourning protesters demanding activist’s release

Despite increasing violence from armed pro-government supporters, Lebanon’s protesters filled streets in Beirut and Baabda to mourn Alaa Abou ...

Violent scuffles mar peaceful protests in Beirut

Alessandra Bajec

Violent scuffles mar peaceful protests in Beirut

Last Friday saw violent scuffles at Riad al-Solh Square, in central Beirut, after a group of Hezbollah supporters attacked protesters chanting ...

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Lebanon army remove protester roadblocks as anti-government demonstrations continue

Lebanese security forces removed protester roadblocks as the country's anti-government protests continued into their tenth day.

Lebanese protesters block roads as anti-corruption movement continues

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Lebanese protesters block roads as anti-corruption movement continues

The largely peaceful protests are paralysing the country by blocking roads and highways, with demonstrators pledging they will remain on the ...

Demonstrators comfort crying soldiers on Lebanon protest frontlines

Florence Dixon

Demonstrators comfort crying soldiers on Lebanon protest frontlines

Videos of soldiers overcome by emotion in the face of Lebanon's anti-government protests have gone viral, reflecting the conflicting allegiances ...

The future of Egypt and uniting the youth

Karsen Breanne

The future of Egypt and uniting the youth

Egypt's youth should find a way to put aside their differences in favour of becoming a unified front in the face of oppression, writes Karsen ...

Will Republican goading galvanise Democratic support for BDS?

Josh Ruebner

Will Republican goading galvanise Democratic support for BDS?

Comment: The Republicans' spurious claims about current Democratic support for BDS may turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy, writes Josh ...

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Palestinians finally buried after Israel held corpses for months

The corpses of three Palestinian men were returned to their families and put to rest in their hometowns after Israeli authorities confiscated them for months.

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IS suicide car bomber kills six rivals in Syria

A suicide car bomber from the Islamic State group killed at least six rival jihadists at a roadblock in Syria's northwestern province ...

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Woman killed in IS attack on Libya police station

The area surrounding Ajdabiya, a city 160 kilometres east of Benghazi, is often hit by IS targeting forces from strongman Khalifa Haftar's ...

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Haftar militia targeted by suicide bomber in eastern Libya

At least two fighters loyal to former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar have been killed, following a suicide bombing in eastern Libya.

Israel to confiscate Palestinian land in Nablus

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Israel to confiscate Palestinian land in Nablus

The Israeli army has notified Palestinians that it will be confiscating privately owned Palestinian land in Nablus to benefit illegal ...

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Video: Israeli soldier rejoices after shooting Palestinian protester

Israeli soldiers were caught laughing as they shot at Palestinian civilians in the occupied West Bank as they tried to move a roadblock ...

Libya’s Haftar bombed Chad rebels, general’s forces say

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Libya’s Haftar bombed Chad rebels, general’s forces say

The armed forces of Libyan powerful commander Khalifa Haftar said on Thursday that their warplanes had attacked Chadian rebels in the country’s ...

IS attacks kill 25 civilians, troops in northern Iraq

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IS attacks kill 25 civilians, troops in northern Iraq

Islamic State group fighters in Iraq continue to claim lives, despite the country's government declaring victory over the militants last year.

'Men to blame' for female unemployment in Arab world

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'Men to blame' for female unemployment in Arab world

About 16 percent of women in Arab states are unemployed, compared to a global average of 6 percent, the UN’s International Labour Organisation ...

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