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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.
Libya could be the next Dubai, Britain’s foreign secretary says, if they just “clear the dead bodies away” (Wikimedia)
October 04, 2017 - 10:13 GMT
"The only thing they have got to do is clear the dead bodies away," he said, before laughing
People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gun fire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada (David Becker/Getty Images North America/AFP)
October 03, 2017 - 14:48 GMT
When a non-Muslim commits a horrific act of mass violence, discussion inevitably turns to the “t-word” and its usage.
British troops look at Baghdad in 1941 (Wikimedia)
October 03, 2017 - 10:46 GMT
It was on this day in 1932 that Iraq officially became an independent country.
Spanish Guardia Civil guards clash with voters outside a polling station in Sant Julia de Ramis, in the Catalonia region (Raymond Roig/AFP)
October 02, 2017 - 12:01 GMT
Footage of women being dragged by their hair from polling stations, hundreds of injured pictured with bloodied heads and headlines decrying a “violent police crackdown”. These, scenes not from an oppressive dictatorship but rather from the heart of the EU, in “democratic Spain”.