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The following unverified video, which has not been authenticated, purports to display the situation in Eastern Ghouta as the U.N. resolution was being passed. /Twitter
February 25, 2018 - 14:22 GMT
The scene last night, as the United Nations passed a resolution demanding a 30-Day ceasefire in Syria.
When an Egyptian news site requested responses to a poll about the upcoming election they could little have anticipated the flood of food-related replies they would receive (Wikimedia Commons)
January 31, 2018 - 15:23 GMT
When an Egyptian news site requested responses to a poll about the upcoming election they could little have anticipated the flood of food-related replies they would receive.
Twitter has been flooded with images of Iranian women (and men) repeating the hijab-waving protest of Movahed across the country (Twitter)
January 31, 2018 - 12:50 GMT
Many in the West have enthusiastically praised a recent wave of protests against Iran’s compulsory wearing of the hijab.
Screenshots of the cover photo apparently from Mousa Mostafa Mousa’s Facebook page have been circulated widely by Egyptians satirizing the lack of real choice in the upcoming presidential elections (Twitter)
January 30, 2018 - 15:07 GMT
Screenshots of the cover photo apparently from Mousa Mostafa Mousa’s Facebook page have been circulated widely by Egyptians satirizing the lack of real choice in the upcoming presidential elections.
“You know I’m vegan, correct?” Saudi Prince Alwaleed told a Reuters journalist on Saturday (Albawaba/Rami Khoury)
January 30, 2018 - 13:10 GMT
“You know I’m vegan, correct?” he said, while showing an interviewer his suite at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Riyadh, where most of those detained were held.
Relatives of a Kurdish herder mourn outside the hospital in Afrin on January 28, 2018, after he was killed in a Turkish airstrike on their village near the Kurdish enclave (Delil Souleiman/AFP)
January 29, 2018 - 15:58 GMT
It is the world’s most prolific jailer of journalists, and recently detained over 300 people for social media posts. Nonetheless, it has been suggested, Turkey has been chosen as the base for many journalists writing about Ankara’s “Operation Olive Branch” in Syria.
Pictures of Iranian activist Vida Movahed, who defied compulsory hijab, with her toddler have been widely shared on Twitter (Twitter)
January 29, 2018 - 10:57 GMT
An Iranian activist whose defiant protest and subsequent detention drew worldwide interest has reportedly been freed.
Reportedly one of the many Jews of Iraqi heritage living abroad, Daoud Jibril was filmed waiting for soccer players arriving from Iraq for a match in Australia last year (Facebook)
January 28, 2018 - 15:22 GMT
An Iraqi Jewish man has captured hearts in the country of his birth after a video of him “crying tears of joy” over seeing his national team reemerged.
Iraqi journalist Steven Nabil shared the following commentary on
January 28, 2018 - 10:25 GMT
Amid an atmosphere of intimidation, many Egyptians have kept light-hearted about what has been branded their presidential “selection.”
This cartoon of Paris Hilton and controversial cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi was widely shared on social media during the American socialite's visit to Qatar (Twitter)
January 27, 2018 - 13:11 GMT
Paris Hilton has become the unlikely new ammunition in the online mud-slinging match between Saudis and Qataris - but what does Ivanka Trump have to do with it?
A restaurant in Egypt has been forced to apologize after images of hookah seeming to contain live fish went viral (Albawaba/Rami Khoury)
January 24, 2018 - 15:00 GMT
A restaurant in Egypt has been forced to apologize after images of shisha hookah seeming to contain live fish went viral.
Miki Zohar proclaiming
January 24, 2018 - 12:02 GMT
An Israeli MP has insisted that his nation should “be run only by Jews” in comments that undermine both Israel’s claims to espouse democracy and proposals of a just “one state solution.”
This image of drugs seized by the Iraqi police was shared widely on social media (Facebook)
January 23, 2018 - 15:40 GMT
On Sunday, social media was flooded with reports that Jawad Louay al-Yasari, son of the governor of Najaf province, had been detained for smuggling cannabis and pills.
Beauty vlogger Khan apologized on Monday for social media posts made about Israeli attacks on Gaza in 2014, saying she would “step down” from her role at L’Oreal (Instagram - Albawaba/Rami Khoury)
January 23, 2018 - 12:44 GMT
Just days ago her “game-changing” participation in a L’Oreal hair campaign was widely praised in the media. Now she has been forced to pull out over three-year-old tweets.
Moroccans chant slogans in Casablanca on August 23, 2017, during a protest against sexual harrasment following the sexual assault of a woman on a bus (AFP)
January 22, 2018 - 12:17 GMT
It is all part of an attention-grabbing video campaign against sexual harassment launched in Morocco.
Turkey's 'Olive Branch' for Syria's Kurds (Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP)
January 22, 2018 - 07:04 GMT
“What a name for a military operation,” tweeted Al Jazeera correspondent Stefanie Dekker.