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The man said during questioning he places his actions "in the context of the republication of cartoons" of the Prophet Mohammed in Charlie Hebdo, according to one source.

Indian and Pakistan traded barbed rebuttals in the assembly hall Friday night.

Paris attack 'clearly act of terrorism': French interior minister

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Paris attack 'clearly act of terrorism': French interior minister

Seven people are being held in connection with the attack outside Charlie Hebdo's former office.

Four injured in knife attack by former Hebdo offices

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Four injured in knife attack by former Hebdo offices

The attack came as the trial was underway for the alleged accomplices of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack.

US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

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US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg dies at 87

Justice Ginsburg was instrumental in championing women's rights issues in the United States.

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and influence even further.

Nour Odeh

Israel normalisation: A rupture between regimes and Arab societies

The pacts with Israel reveal an unbridgeable gulf between Arab societies and the repressive regimes that rule over them.

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Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

With the Taliban only offering vague comments about women's rights so far, the Afghan government's women negotiators know they are facing an ...

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At Afghan peace talks, the hard work begins

Negotiations will be arduous and messy, delegates warned during the opening ceremony, and are starting even as deadly violence continues to grip ...

Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

While many have lauded Zahra Hankir for her boycott, her post sparked substantial backlash.

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UN report says rebels in Yemen recruited teenage girls

The report is based on more than 400 accounts and focuses mainly on a period from July 2019 to June this year.

Habibi Collective: Collating films made by Arab women

Sarah Khalil

Habibi Collective: Collating films made by Arab women

The New Arab speaks to Roisin Tapponi, the founder of the Habibi Collective project, about the digital archiving of films made by women from the ...

Turkey 'will not deport' Iranian anti-hijab activist: officials

Gaia Caramazza

Turkey 'will not deport' Iranian anti-hijab activist: officials

Reports claimed the Turkish government promised it will not deport Shariatmadari, and that her detention was simply due to problems with her ...

Australian women, children 'abducted' from Syria refugee camp: reports

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Australian women, children 'abducted' from Syria refugee camp: reports

A number of Australian women and children were forcibly removed from a Syrian camp housing the families of Islamic State fighters, Australian ...

Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

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Mulan movie boycott calls grow over Xinjiang scenes

Mulan's remake is facing fresh boycott calls after some scenes were filmed in Xinjiang, where Uighur Muslims have been oppressed.

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'No sign of life' in search for Beirut survivor

After three days' work removing piles of masonry, Chilean rescue specialist Francesco Lermanda late Saturday said there was no longer any sign of life under the rubble.

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Iranian musician arrested for collaborating with female artists

An Iranian musician will stand trial for working with female artists, including one who lives in the Netherlands.

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Kuwait swears in first female judges

Eight women judges have been appointed to the Kuwaiti supreme court after a long battle.

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Female activist Kinda Khatib indicted for 'spying for Israel'

A military court in Lebanon has indicted political activist Kinda Khatib on charges of spying for Israel.

Syria's Assad names new government headed by PM Arnous

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Syria's Assad names new government headed by PM Arnous

The decree changes those in charge of 12 cabinet portfolios, including the ministries of finance, energy and public health.

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Lebanon arrests 3 Egyptians over Cairo gang rape case

Three suspects of a gang rape that allegedly took place six years ago were arrested in Lebanon.

Iranian women speak out after alleged rapist arrest

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Iranian women speak out after alleged rapist arrest

Iran's VP has called on the judiciary to"forcefully confront" rapists after an online campaign sparked a wave of women to come forward and share ...

Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

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Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

Egypt has become the epicentre of a resurgent #MeToo movement in the Middle East as growing numbers of women use social media to share accounts ...

Renowned Afghan actress and film director shot in Kabul

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Renowned Afghan actress and film director shot in Kabul

A widely renowned actress and one of the few female directors in Afghanistan, Saba Sahar was shot and hit in the stomach on her way to ...

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