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Professor Amna Nosseir sparked public outcry after she said there is no text in Islamic law that prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a Christian or Jewish man.

UN urges Egypt to free rights activists
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UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

The UN, Amnesty International and countries including the UK and US have raised concerns over the arrest of EIPR staff.

Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

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Pfizer seeking emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine in US

Pfizer has sought emergency approval for its '95 percent effective' vaccine produced with BioNTech.

Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

UN prepares for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

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UN prepares for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Around 32,000 people have already fled the conflict-stricken Tigray region, the ...

Kuwait plans 'foreigner-free' public oil sector by mid-2021

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Kuwait plans 'foreigner-free' public oil sector by mid-2021

Kuwait is planning to fire all foreigners from its national oil sector by July 2021, although private and foreign companies will be exempt.

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Macron accuses Turkey of promoting anti-French sentiment in Africa

Macron accused Turkey of 'distorting' his words and 'playing on post-colonial resentment' in Africa.

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Jordan to open Western Sahara consulate following UAE move

Jordan will follow the UAE and open a consulate in the Western Sahara region of Morocco.

US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

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US attack risks 'full-fledged war', says adviser to Khamenei

An adviser to Iran's supreme leader has warned that any American attack on the Islamic Republic could set off a "full-fledged war" in the Middle ...

Governor of Iraqi-Kurdish Erbil province dies of coronavirus aged-42

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Governor of Iraqi-Kurdish Erbil province dies of coronavirus aged-42

Firsat Sofi, Erbil's governor died of coronavirus at the age of 42.

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Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political movement.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard launches aircraft-carrying ship

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Iran's Revolutionary Guard launches aircraft-carrying ship

Iran launched a heavy warship Thursday capable of carrying helicopters, drones and missile launchers.

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US to label Israel boycott movement as 'anti-Semitic': Pompeo

The US is set to label the BDS movement as 'anti-Semitic', angering activists

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Pompeo says will make unprecedented visit to Israeli-occupied Golan

The US Secretary of State will be the first top American diplomat to visit Golan Heights.

UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades

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UK to unveil 'largest military investment' in three decades

Boris Johnson is set to announce the largest investment in arms since the Cold ...

Iran admits another breach of 2015 nuclear deal

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Iran admits another breach of 2015 nuclear deal

IAEA inspectors reported that Iran had been feeding uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas feedstock into advanced IR-2m machines.

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Saudi pilot killed in Yemen was trained in UK

The UK has played a key role in arming and training the Saudi air force.

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Ethiopia accuses WHO chief of backing native Tigray's leaders

The Tigray conflict has caused the displacement of some 200,000 people and growing.

G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

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G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

Saudi Arabia, the first Arab state to host a G20 summit, has faced disapproval over its human rights record.