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Saudi Arabia allowed sexually explicit Netflix shows to stream domestically in exchange for the company's removal of a satire show's episode that criticised the kingdom.

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the 'liberated' Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

Garbage collectors angered by Egyptian comedy series

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Garbage collectors angered by Egyptian comedy series

Egypt’s 'Zabbaleen' said they were angered by a series airing this Ramadan about refuse collectors.

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

Hadani Ditmars

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as ...

Saudi writer absurdly accuses Qatar of 'creating coronavirus'

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Saudi writer absurdly accuses Qatar of 'creating coronavirus'

Qatar, which has faced nearly three years of blockade, has been accused of creating the novel coronavirus this week, in absurd claims that ...

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Algerian cartoonist sentenced to three months in prison

The new government appears to be cracking down in dissent and opposition to the new president, after the famed satirist was arrested and given a nine month suspended sentence.

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Outraged Christians and Muslims cancel Netflix over 'gay Jesus'

Christians and Muslims across the world are calling on Netflix to remove a satirical film in which Jesus, an important figure in both religions, ...

Narjas Zatat

9 times the UK's Conservative Party were shockingly Islamophobic

The Conservative party has been haunted by accusations that it has a systemic problem within its ranks. The New Arab has collected some of the ...

Sarah Khalil

Weddings, DJs and Baby Shark: Protesting the Lebanese way

As thousands rallied across the country's major cities, videos emerged showing crowds protesting in a typical Lebanese fashion, with fireworks, ...

Egypt renews detention of YouTuber over <em>satire</em> videos

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Egypt renews detention of YouTuber over satire videos

Shady Abu Zaid has been sentenced to a further 45 days, after spending over 500 days in pre-trial detention over spurious charges of spreading ...

Sam Hamad

Why Rabaa martyrs will forever haunt the Sisi regime

Comment: The world may have never cared about the martyrs of Rabaa massacre, but remembering their sacrifice will preserve the cause of Egyptian ...

Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy

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Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy

The New Arab Meets: Youssef Hussein, host of The Joe Show, one of the most popular satirical television shows today which turns self-deifying ...

Egyptian actress sparks social media outrage with blackface appearance

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Egyptian actress sparks social media outrage with blackface appearance

Comedian Shaimaa Seif appeared on a satirical TV show broadcast by the Saudi-owned MBC network in blackface, behaving in a manner seen as ...

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

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Myanmar's Supreme Court rejects appeal of award-winning Reuters reporters

Myanmar's Supreme Court rejected the latest appeal Tuesday by two Reuters journalists who were jailed for seven years for their coverage of the ...

Israeli politician 'shoots Palestinian MK dead' in campaign video

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Israeli politician 'shoots Palestinian MK dead' in campaign video

Notorious Israeli MK Oren Hazan has released a campaign video where he is shown shooting dead a Palestinian political rival.

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US comedian censored on Saudi Netflix mocks crown prince...again

Hasan Minhaj, an American comedian who hosts Patriot Act on Netflix, launched the second season of his show by mocking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

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Al-Araby TV celebrates fourth anniversary on air

The London-based satellite channel has played a key role in combating the disinformation spread by state broadcasters in a region dominated by ...

Kareem Chehayeb

Therapy through theatre: Meeting Ziad Itani

The New Arab Meets: Prominent writer and actor Ziad Itani to talk more about his latest play, inspired by his own real life story.

Ruqaya Izzidien

Netflix evolves from entertainer to censorship enforcer

A large portion of Minhaj's cutting monologue is aimed squarely at destroying the once-popular narrative of Mohammed bin Salman as a reformist, ...

Netflix drops anti-Saudi <em>satire</em> episode after official complaints

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Netflix drops anti-Saudi satire episode after official complaints

The Financial Times reported that Netflix had taken down the episode of "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" in Saudi Arabia after an official ...

Florence Dixon

Palestine Film Club: Grassroots collective, global vision

The New Arab Meets: The Palestine Film Club to talk more about their vision of reviving youth culture through cultivating an independent ...

Iran jails journalist who 'insulted' ninth century imam

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Iran jails journalist who 'insulted' ninth century imam

An Iranian journalist who "insulted" a ninth century Shia imam in a tweet posted on Twitter was sentenced to ten years in prison, according to ...

Karl ReMarks' <em>satire</em> migrates from twitter to print

Usman Butt

Karl ReMarks' satire migrates from twitter to print

Comment: Usman Butt talks to Twitter satirist and architect Karl Sharro about social media in the Arab Spring, and his upcoming book.

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