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Saudis online slammed Ben Tzion's visit to Medina as reflective of an “unprecedented official tendency towards rapprochement with the Zionist entity.” (Twitter/Raf Sanchez)
November 22, 2017 - 15:26 GMT
Saudi Arabia seems to be caught in a balancing act over relations with Israel.
Yemen-based journalists, researchers and humanitarian workers are being targeted by fake accounts in their thousands (Twitter/Hisham Al-Omeisy)
November 22, 2017 - 11:45 GMT
Yemen-based journalists, researchers and humanitarian workers are being targeted by fake accounts in their thousands (Twitter/Hisham Al-Omeisy)
Lebanese troops in Tripoli, 2012 (Wikimedia)
November 21, 2017 - 15:39 GMT
It is not clear what Joseph Aoun’s comments on Tuesday could mean for regional politics, following a turbulent few weeks.
“I is for Intifada, Intifada is Arabic for rising up for what is right, if you are a kid or grownup!” (Twitter)
November 21, 2017 - 13:13 GMT
P is for Palestine, a new children’s book, has caused outrage among some for what they call its incitement to violence and promotion of anti-semitism. But others have countered that those claims display a deliberate misunderstanding of the text and reflect a wider campaign in Israel and further afield to erase Palestinian culture and resistance.
Israelis have been sharing an image of their President Reuven Rivlin wearing the Palestinian Keffiyeh, over his decision not pardon a soldier (Twitter)
November 20, 2017 - 14:26 GMT
Posters bearing similar images had appeared in 1995 prior to the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Turkish authorities have issued an “indefinite” ban on events held by LGBT in Ankara, ostensibly over concerns for “public security” (file photo)
November 20, 2017 - 11:33 GMT
Turkish authorities have issued an “indefinite” ban on events held by LGBT in Ankara, ostensibly over concerns for “public security.” For many, however, the move is yet another restriction on freedoms imposed by an increasingly conservative state.
An airstrike hits West Mosul (AFP)
November 19, 2017 - 15:36 GMT
The U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition killed Iraqi civilians at a rate 31 times greater than it acknowledges, a New York Times investigation has found.
November 19, 2017 - 11:34 GMT
The Gulf has been overwhelmed by sandwich memes after a comment by Qatar’s foreign minister was mistranslated to Arabic.
The newly opened Louvre Abu Dhabi has been accused of displaying looted antiquities (Iraq Museum/Facebook)
November 18, 2017 - 10:55 GMT
An online campaign is calling on the UAE to “return our stolen artifacts,” which it claims were plundered from Iraq.
A tweet that helped spread Islamophobia in the U.K. came from a fake Russian account (Twitter screenshot)
November 15, 2017 - 15:28 GMT
Fake Russian accounts have been responsible for spreading Islamophobia online.
A man rests in the ruins of his home in Kermanshah province following Sunday's deadly earthquake (Atta Kenare/AFP)
November 15, 2017 - 12:16 GMT
On Tuesday, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he had offered aid to Iran and Iraq following the disaster, in a move that seemed to contradict previous insistences that no assistance would be sent.
Has Tesco exploited Islam for sales this Christmas? (Tesco)
November 14, 2017 - 15:26 GMT
Has Tesco exploited Islam for sales this Christmas?
A parade of ISIS fighters in Raqqa (file photo)
November 14, 2017 - 12:58 GMT
Thousands of ISIS fighters and their families were allowed to leave Raqqa with the blessing of the U.S.-led coalition and its Kurdish and Arab allies.
A Hindu village in Bangladesh has been attacked over a Facebook post allegedly insulting the Muslim Prophet Muhammad (Twitter)
November 13, 2017 - 15:14 GMT
But the account might not even have belonged to the villager in question, as the Dhaka Tribune later indicated that Titu Roy's family had claimed he was illiterate.
A Yemeni father carries his child suspected of being infected with cholera, as he waits to be seen at a hospital in the Yemeni coastal city of Hodeidah on November 5, 2017. (Abdo Hyder/AFP)
November 13, 2017 - 11:51 GMT
Millions of Yemenis could die of starvation in the largest famine in decades if Saudi Arabia and its allies do not lift their blockade, the U.N. has warned.
One user in particular, @jrdnrzk, has suggested that Saudi Arabia is establishing fake Twitter accounts to promote the hashtag (Twitter)
November 12, 2017 - 15:31 GMT
The hashtag “Lebanese against Hezbollah” has taken off - but is it what it seems on the surface?