Over 40 societies and 150 academics wrote an official letter urging the administration to stop the event, urging the management to respect the democratic will of SOAS not to provide a platform for representatives of Israeli institutions. (File/Apartheidoffcampus)
April 30, 2017 - 16:53 GMT
Hundreds of students and activists at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London gather to protest presence of Israeli ambassador to the UK Mark Regev.
Over 50 refugees have been trapped in the desert between Morocco and Algeria without shelter. (Twitter)
April 30, 2017 - 08:47 GMT
The baby was delivered in the middle of a sandstorm without shelter.
The week-old bike lane in Beirut is already getting trampled on by drivers who think it's a parking space. (Twitter/The961)
April 30, 2017 - 08:24 GMT
Old habits die hard as efforts to make Beirut bicycle-friendly get off to a rocky start.
Website shut downs are common in Turkey, especially after attacks. (Shutterstock)
April 30, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
In the past Turkish authorities have denied blocking internet sites, blaming technical problems instead.
Egyptian student Shaden Mohamed was killed in a hit-and-run car crash in Germany. (Facebook)
April 29, 2017 - 15:48 GMT
Shaden Mohamed died after being struck by a car while crossing the street.
Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, an Egyptian believed to be the world’s heaviest woman, aged 36 and weighing around 500 kilograms. (File photo)
April 29, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Eman Abdul Atti, purportedly once the world’s heaviest woman, will be medically evacuated to VPS Healthcare’s Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, for further treatment.
A Muslim maid from the Philippines waits to break her Ramadan fast at a shelter managed by Labour and Welfare officers after fleeing her employer's home due to mistreatment, August 13, 2010, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AFP)
April 28, 2017 - 12:00 GMT
The Sharjah First Instance Court has found two housemaids guilty of running away from their employer’s house and ordered them to pay their employer the recruitment fees including visa and medical test charges.
Qatar Airways would be one of the airlines affected. (Shutterstock)
April 28, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Flights on Emirates and Qatar Airways from majority Muslim countries would be affected by the proposed measures.
The interior of St. George's church in Cairo, Egypt. (Shutterstock)
April 27, 2017 - 16:38 GMT
Self-taught painter Ayman William has painted murals in churches as far away as Kuwait and California.
French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen attends a ceremony honouring the policeman killed by a jihadist in an attack on the Champs Elysees, on April 25, 2017 at the Paris prefecture building. (AFP/Bertrand Guay)
April 27, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
The far-right mayor was fined for inciting hatred and discrimination against Muslims.
A map showing Western Sahara. (Shutterstock)
April 27, 2017 - 09:00 GMT
She didn't call the country by its politically palatable name.
Mohamed Zaree (Euromed Rights)
April 27, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Human rights lawyer Mohamed Zaree, a researcher with the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Martin Ennals award.
Cannabis (AFP)
April 26, 2017 - 15:21 GMT
Following its oil revenues loss in Nineveh, Daesh "ISIS" is resorting to drug dealing to increase its funds, according to a top intelligence official.
Alwan described the work as
April 26, 2017 - 08:00 GMT
A Saudi novelist has picked up one of the Arab world's most prestigious literary prizes, with the historical novel 'A Small Death.'
Lebanon's much-reproduced Mediterranean diet sees an abundant use of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and fresh fish, with olive oil religiously replacing animal fat. (Shutterstock)
April 26, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
The Lebanese have good reason to be food snobs.
A picture shows a view of the Moria camp for migrants and refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos on March 20, 2016. (AFP/Stringer)
April 25, 2017 - 15:44 GMT
They have been denied permits to travel to mainland Greece and were advised to return to Turkey.