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Comment: Boris Johnson's ploy to 'save Christmas' sets a dangerous double standard, and sends a clear message to the UK's minority religious communities, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

An Iranian diplomat accused of plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition rally went on trial in Belgium.

Iranians face European trial over alleged bomb plot

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Iranians face European trial over alleged bomb plot

The high profile case is the first time a European court has put an Iranian official on trial.

Iran diplomat refuses to appear at bomb plot trial

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Iran diplomat refuses to appear at bomb plot trial

Assadollah Assadi, 48, refused to appear in the dock, claiming diplomatic immunity, but his accreditation was in Austria and he was arrested in ...

Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

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Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

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Azerbaijan lawmakers urge French removal from Karabakh mediation

The French upper house on Wednesday adopted a non-binding resolution calling on France to recognise the ethnic Armenian enclave of Azerbaijan as an independent state.

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community ...

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Paris train gunman tells trial he targeted US soldiers

The Moroccan gunman being tried for an 2015 attempted terror attack on a Paris-bound train said he targeted American soldiers.

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

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The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa ...

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Lebanese 'drug dealer' arrested in Brazil

Assad Khalil Kiwan is a naturalised Brazilian citizen from Lebanon who was arrested on Monday over drugs charges.

Sweden urges Iran to call off execution of researcher

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Sweden urges Iran to call off execution of researcher

Ahmadreza Djalali, formerly based in Stockholm where he worked at the Karolinska Institute, a medical university, was arrested during a visit to ...

Israeli minister invites Lebanon's Aoun to direct border talks

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Israeli minister invites Lebanon's Aoun to direct border talks

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has been invited to hold direct talks with Israel over the disputed maritime border between the two countries.

France says Turkey's 'soothing declarations' not good enough

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France says Turkey's 'soothing declarations' not good enough

France's Foreign Minister said the EU needs action from Turkey, not Erdogan's declarations.

Turkey reports record daily number of new Covid-19 patients

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Turkey reports record daily number of new Covid-19 patients

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in Turkey, which recorded its highest daily Covid tally on Saturday.

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Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across Europe to Britain.

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Erdogan calls for dialogue with EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reached out to the European Union, while warning the bloc not to be 'manipulated'

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Arsenal's Mesut Ozil calls to 'disarm Islamophobia with kindness'

"Let's disarm Islamophobia with kindness," Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil wrote on Twitter.

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Afghan peace talks 'close' to breaking deadlock: official

Talks began in Doha on September 12, but there were soon issues over agenda disagreements, the basic framework of discussions and religious ...

'Foreigners leave': Mosque in Germany plastered with Islamophobic posters

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'Foreigners leave': Mosque in Germany plastered with Islamophobic posters

Right-wing extremists targeted a mosque in Germany on Friday, reports confirmed, amid heightened Islamophobia in Europe.

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Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in Qatar

Mike Pompeo will meet with Taliban negotiators in Doha as part of the US's strategy for withdrawal.

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.

Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

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Pompeo visits West Bank settlement, Golan Heights

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the first top American diplomat to visit a Jewish settlement in the West Bank and the disputed Golan ...

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 War.

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