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Tweets on the trending hashtag “no to the naturalization of the children of [female Saudi] citizens” were vehemently against any granting of citizenship to individuals in that situation (Wikimedia)
October 23, 2017 - 11:35 GMT
She marries a foreigner and then makes work for us with her family. Why did you marry him to start with if you didn't like his nationality?
Agriculture in the occupied West Bank has been hit hard by Israeli exploitation of water resources (Wikimedia)
October 22, 2017 - 15:02 GMT
Israeli settlers in the West Bank consume seven times more water per person than Palestinians, according to Palestinian rights group Al Haq. The disparity is so stark, Palestinian rights organizations have described the situation as “water apartheid”.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described the U.S. as “not a civilized country”, after arrest warrants were issued for 13 of his bodyguards (file photo)
October 22, 2017 - 11:14 GMT
The Turkish president also suggested that the U.S. was not democratic in comments signalling an escalation of the ongoing diplomatic row between the NATO partners.
A Saudi hashtag has claimed that
October 21, 2017 - 12:34 GMT
Behind the western-appealing veneer of liberalization what are attitudes towards women in the ultra-conservative kingdom really like?
Qatar's foreign minister has said that the ongoing Gulf crisis has
October 18, 2017 - 11:59 GMT
The Gulf diplomatic crisis has undermined global efforts against ISIS, Qatar’s Foreign Minister has claimed.
A campaign to push Sisi to stand for reelection in the anticipated 2018 presidential elections has taken off online (AFP)
October 17, 2017 - 15:25 GMT
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has guided his nation into deep financial crisis, overseen the unpopular handover of two Red Sea islands and imprisoned thousands without trial. Despite all of this, some Egyptians just cannot get enough of him.
Egyptian women protest harassment in Tahrir Square, 2013 (Wikimedia)
October 17, 2017 - 12:49 GMT
Across the Arab world, women responded with their own hashtag, “Ana Kaman”, a colloquial translation of “me too”, as well as using the English.
The most common types of sexual harassment in Egypt (Harassmap)
October 16, 2017 - 14:21 GMT
On “harmful cultural practices”, which include female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriage, Cairo ranked top.
An Iranian man reads a copy of the daily newspaper 'Omid Javan' bearing a picture of U.S. President Donald Trump with a headline that reads in Persian
October 15, 2017 - 10:36 GMT
On Friday, Trump described the Revolutionary Guards as a "corrupt personal terror force of Iran's leader".
Egypt celebrates beating Congo to qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia next year (Tarek Abdel Hamid/AFP)
October 10, 2017 - 11:03 GMT
With millions of Egyptians living in poverty, their president has found the money to hand out one-and-a-half million Egyptian pounds to each player on the national football team.
“If Qatar no longer hosts the World Cup, the crisis will leave Qatar... because the crisis was created to end it” (Flickr)
October 09, 2017 - 15:22 GMT
“If Qatar no longer hosts the World Cup, the crisis will leave Qatar... because the crisis was created to end it”.
Stephen Paddock visited the Middle East before killing 58 in Las Vegas (AFP)
October 09, 2017 - 10:42 GMT
The fact that the man behind the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history traveled to the U.A.E. and Jordan was revealed on Sunday by police, who continue to search for a motive for his horrific actions.
Thousands of football fans have gathered in London to protest extremism - alongside the founder of far-right racist organization the English Defence League (EDL) (AFP)
October 08, 2017 - 15:27 GMT
“The Football Lads Alliance” had encouraged sports supporters from across the U.K. to gather in the capital on Saturday with the stated purpose of showing concern about the “recent upsurge” in terror attacks.
Sudan's capital Khartoum (Wikipedia)
October 08, 2017 - 13:18 GMT
The U.S. will lift most of its economic and trade sanctions from Sudan after two decades, it was announced Friday.
Al-Ouda was one of several public figures detained by the Saudi authorities in an apparent crackdown on opposition last month (Twitter)
October 07, 2017 - 11:05 GMT
With a Twitter following of 14.3 million, al-Ouda is a dissident figure who has considerable populist appeal.
Lebanon’s “most powerful woman” has lost her job after liking a tweet mocking Saudi women (Twitter)
October 04, 2017 - 13:14 GMT
Major Suzan al-Hajj Hobeiche was dismissed from her position on Monday, al-Arabiya reports, after liking a controversial tweet by controversial Lebanese director and satirist, Charbel Khalil.