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Saudi-national Khaled bin Omar Batarfi, the newly-appointed leader of AQAP, vowed to make the organisation a nightmare to Americans.

The New Arab Meets: Iraqi-Indian poet Amani Saeed whose poetry celebrates Muslim womanhood and intersection of faith and feminine power, while confronting the fallback caused by patriarchy and the West.

Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

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Yemen in Focus: Houthis introduce martyrdom lectures at school

Students in Saada are made to watch daily video broadcasts from the Houthi rebel leader, who lectures them on the merits of martyrdom and fighting on the frontlines.

Yemen's Al-Qaeda confirm death of leader in US operation

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Yemen's Al-Qaeda confirm death of leader in US operation

AQAP has appointed a new leader following the death of Qassim Al-Rimi at the hands of US forces.

Macron defends French teenager threatened over anti-Islam rant

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Macron defends French teenager threatened over anti-Islam rant

French President Emmanuel Macron defended the French teenager who broadcasted an expletive-laden Instagram rant against Islam.

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One killed in Paris stabbing attack, assailant shot dead

The man had attacked 'several people' in the suburb of Villejuif before he was shot dead by police.

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Al-Qaeda ordered Saudi theatre stabbing

A 33-year-old Yemeni national, who stabbed two men and a woman during a theatre performance at a Riyadh festival, confessed his ties to Al-Qaeda ...

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Court rules Alabama-born IS bride not a US citizen

Hoda Muthana has pleaded with the US government to allow her to return to the country with her son.

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US-born IS bride pleads to return home from Syria

Despite carrying a US passport, Washington has so far refused to repatriate Hoda Muthana and her son from Syria despite her expression of regret ...

Four police officers killed in Paris stabbing attack

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Four police officers killed in Paris stabbing attack

A knife-wielding man stabbed and killed four police officers in central Paris before being shot dead.

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Al-Qaeda is still a deadly threat in Yemen

Comment: As long as the UAE and Saudi Arabia keep up their support for the war in Yemen, Al-Qaeda will continue to thrive, writes Jonathan ...

Brother of French jihadist killer sentenced to 30 years

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Brother of French jihadist killer sentenced to 30 years

A Paris appeal court handed a 30-year jail term to Abdelkader Merah, brother of a French jihadist who shot dead seven people, finding him guilty ...

French jihadist charged over 2011 kidnapping in Yemen

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French jihadist charged over 2011 kidnapping in Yemen

French authorities arrested Peter Cherif three months ago when he was caught in Djibouti after arriving from Yemen carrying fake ID documents.

Al-Qaeda thrives in Yemen despite US counterterrorism campaign

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Al-Qaeda thrives in Yemen despite US counterterrorism campaign

America's battle against al-Qaeda in Yemen is contradictory if its coalition allies foster and aid the faction, writes Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

French Muslim rapper calls off shows at Bataclan

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French Muslim rapper calls off shows at Bataclan

Medine, a French-born singer of Algerian descent, had drawn fire from right-wing politicians as well as some of the victims' families after ...

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Algeria to retry militant attackers' 'mentor' expelled from France

A radical preacher, described as a mentor to militants, will be retried in France.

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Turkey investigates actress for 'record rape in Medina' tweet

A Turkish actress has come under fire for tweeting against the return of death penalty to Turkey alluding to the 'record rape' in Saudi holy ...

Malia Bouattia

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Comment: Pougetoux represents so-far elusive popular alliance that could transform politics in France for the better, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Muslims face 'systematic hostile environment' in Europe, say students

Leading Muslim student groups slam 'systematic hostile environment' created against students as French ministers criticise student union leader ...

France urges global cooperation to block funds to extremists

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France urges global cooperation to block funds to extremists

French President Emmanuel Macron called for more cooperation to deny jihadist movements the financing they need to carry out attacks.

Hassina Mechai

Using and abusing the state of emergency

Comment: The amorphous concept of 'terrorism' has created the opportunity for both foreign and domestic wars, writes Hassina Mechai.

Gunman in French hostage-taking killed by police Gunman in French hostage-taking killed by police

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Gunman in French hostage-taking killed by police

French security officials have identified the Trebes hostage-taking suspect as a Moroccan man who had been flagged as a potential extremist.

Two dead in suspected IS hostage-taking in France

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Two dead in suspected IS hostage-taking in France

A security source said the two were killed in the attack at a Super U store in the town of Trebes on Friday.

Al-Qaeda calls for 'attacks on Jews, Americans' over Jerusalem

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Al-Qaeda calls for 'attacks on Jews, Americans' over Jerusalem

In a video released on Monday, Khalid Batarfi said Trump's decision was "a declaration of a new Jewish-Crusader war" and every Muslim had a duty ...

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